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Steam Engine Lager - Steamworks Brewing Co.

Steam Engine LagerSteam Engine Lager

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BA SCORE
78
okay

109 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 109
Reviews: 90
rAvg: 3.37
pDev: 15.73%


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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 109 | Reviews: 90 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by searsclone:
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searsclone

Arizona

2.95/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz can into a 16oz pint glass.

No head to speak of, or smell for that matter. I tried and tried but I couldn't really get any smell. Maybe a little perfume or floral, but nothing stood out. It reminded me of a Smithwicks. I personally feel like they both have the same taste and smell as a glass of water. The mouthfeel is similar to a macro brew, fizzy and smooth. For all of these reasons, as I am drinking and typing, I find it to have a high drinkability. Maybe it's because I am searching for a smell or flavor and not paying attention to the amount I'm consuming, but it is almost gone. For that, I gave it a high drinkability. Not a beer I will go out of my way to try again. Almost gone now, maybe a little malt and hops???

FYI: the can is marked 6 04 04A 1 B A and it is now 01/21/2008

Serving type: can

01-22-2008 00:14:51 | More by searsclone
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shadowofthereaper_666

New Mexico

3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

01-26-2014 10:57:48 | More by shadowofthereaper_666
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.64/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: can

01-15-2014 16:32:48 | More by StonedTrippin
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ctwybeerguy

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

01-02-2014 02:58:53 | More by ctwybeerguy
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BillRoth

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

12-29-2013 05:12:24 | More by BillRoth
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javlin624

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

12-19-2013 06:42:32 | More by javlin624
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Todd

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

09-09-2013 16:50:32 | More by Todd
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williamjbauer

West Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

09-07-2013 19:30:19 | More by williamjbauer
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beerbtl

California

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

07-26-2013 01:51:36 | More by beerbtl
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beergoot

Colorado

3.4/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear, copper-colored body with an initially thick, white head that gradually fades to a thin foamy layer. Light roasted grain scent with a touch of mown grass. Light malt character with a corresponding balance of hop bitterness. Medium-light body, smooth feel, crisp and dry finish.

A decent lager with a good balance of malt and hop characteristics. Nothing earth-shattering but an overall likable thirst quencher.

Serving type: can

05-18-2013 19:52:56 | More by beergoot
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t0rin0

California

3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

02-20-2013 03:25:52 | More by t0rin0
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stampfler07

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

01-13-2013 21:45:27 | More by stampfler07
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quadhog

New Mexico

4.25/5  rDev +26.1%

10-13-2012 22:48:14 | More by quadhog
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LXIXME

New Mexico

3.38/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Small light tan head settles into a thin but decent lacing above a crystal clear bright copper colored lager.

Light aroma consisting of citrus to piney hops and a bready to caramel malts.

The taste is on the lighter side with light roasted caramel malts with just a hint of the citruspine hops coming through.

A light dryish aftertaste with just a hint of malts sticking around on this light to medium bodied drink.

A light taste, not bad but not a lot there either, I think I'll look for something with a little more snap to it.

Serving type: nitro-can

10-02-2012 20:39:42 | More by LXIXME
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bluckbeyes

Oregon

3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

08-27-2012 17:38:01 | More by bluckbeyes
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hiphopj5

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

08-19-2012 22:24:25 | More by hiphopj5
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crobinso

Colorado

3/5  rDev -11%

07-13-2012 02:22:37 | More by crobinso
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carteravebrew

Colorado

2.5/5  rDev -25.8%

06-18-2012 20:27:04 | More by carteravebrew
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Ispeakforthetrees

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

05-18-2012 23:46:01 | More by Ispeakforthetrees
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binx

Colorado

4/5  rDev +18.7%

05-15-2012 16:10:29 | More by binx
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KansasBeerLover

Kansas

4/5  rDev +18.7%

02-26-2012 02:32:07 | More by KansasBeerLover
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poppyjohn

Colorado

3/5  rDev -11%

02-20-2012 17:33:14 | More by poppyjohn
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kojevergas

Texas

2.85/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Served on draught into a pilsner glass in high altitude Fort Collins, Colorado. Reviewed from notes.

A: Pours a three finger head of slight cream, fair thickness, and pretty decent retention. Colour is a semitransparent copper-amber.

Sm: Slight hops, caramel, and light cream. A mild strength aroma.

T: Pleasant malt, slight cream, and light hops. Decently balanced, if simple. I like the build for what it is. The caramel is well-handled.

Mf: Smooth and wet, sort of suiting the style.

Dr: A decent beer for the style. Okay quality, but largely unremarkable.

Serving type: on-tap

12-24-2011 00:35:11 | More by kojevergas
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TheSquire23

Colorado

4/5  rDev +18.7%

11-28-2011 01:21:34 | More by TheSquire23
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indiapaleale

Massachusetts

3.55/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pour - dark auburn in appearance with some lighter shades of orange and yellow being struck by the light. Rather thin head that fades to a ring of white inside the glass.

Aroma - sweet and malty. Sort of reminds me of visiting a brewery on brew day and smelling all those grains being steeped. Also some hints of bread dough and a little bit of lemon or lime zest.

Taste - one sip and it's clear this is a solid lager. Very crisp and balanced. Flavors like honey and caramel stand out on the tongue along with some biscuity flavors. Some faint hop characteristics come into play in the finish.

Overall - well put together lager. Everything seems to be in order and from beginning to end it works well. Very drinkable and quite tasty. Is it possibly the "best American-style Amber Lager in the world?" I don't think we're qualified to make that call but it's certainly a beer worth trying.

Would I buy more of it? - I'd like to try this fresh from the tap at the brewpub out in Durango! Perhaps I'll pick up some cans to go.

Serving type: can

06-11-2011 23:38:22 | More by indiapaleale
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Steam Engine Lager from Steamworks Brewing Co.
78 out of 100 based on 109 ratings.