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Steam Engine Lager - Steamworks Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
77
okay

114 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 114
Reviews: 91
rAvg: 3.35
pDev: 16.12%
Wants: 5
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Steamworks Brewing Co. visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
California Common / Steam Beer |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: pezoids on 07-29-2005)
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Reviews by dwpiercetx:
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dwpiercetx

Texas

2.68/5  rDev -20%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I'm not a big lager fan, so this could be a little skewed. Nice coloring for a steam beer. Light reddish-brown. Decent foam with good lacing. Again, not a lager fan, so taste was a bit BMC-ish. I would definitely recommend it to lagerites. Having it in a can was kinda cool too.

Serving type: can

02-03-2009 14:58:41 | More by dwpiercetx
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Steam Engine – Amber Lager (5.5%) - Steamworks Brewing Co. (Colorado)
☆☆½

App: Pours a resilient copper with a tight two-finger head of small bubbles. Head dissipates fairly quickly, but doesn't totally evaporate. Lacing is loose, but present. Slightly hazy.

Smell: Malt totally dominates nose with a severe husk-like graininess. Smells unfermented, with a distinct cereal aroma. Hop bitterness faint, but not totally absent. Like having your head in a grain bag.

Taste: Tastes slightly over boiled. Husky astringency noticeable on the first sip. Not a whole lot of character. Malt body is light, slightly sweet, and very grainy. Was expecting more caramelized notes based on the color. Overall, this beer is fairly clean on the palate, but it does have some lingering grain astringency that's a little off putting. That being said, the pale malt character that dominates this brew is nice if you like that flavor. Hops bitterness is minimal, with no discernible taste. Cracker like toastiness, slightly sweet, and somewhat astringent. Reminiscent of Kentucky Common without the esters.

Mouth: Light bodied, right for style. Less carbonation that your typical lager. No lingering sensation, save a slight, lifting bitterness long after the swallow.

Home tasting, 12oz can into Tulip Glass. 5/3/14.

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amber lager, the can says something like "quite possibly the best american amber lager in the world", which is a rather bold statement, but maybe they arent that far off. its richer than most, rust colored and heady, with a nose of copper and nuts and clean lager yeast, exceptionally nutty really, with more going on than most. the flavor too is quite robust. malty as heck but not sweet in the slightest, frothy expansive feel makes it seem big for a lager, and the finish is clean. properties of a nut brown in here, protein heavy and a little chocolate malt maybe, but its powered by big amber malt that hasnt left much sugar behind. sessionable because of its cleanness, and its not boring. a well made beer from steamworks, maybe its time i revisit some of their brands. its been awhile and this was pretty solid for what it is.

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Steam Engine Lager from Steamworks Brewing Co.
77 out of 100 based on 114 ratings.