Dockside Amber Lager - Wagner Valley Brewery
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3.3/5 rDev -0.3%
Pours a clear dark brown. Candy nose. Flavor brings a bit too much of the same. Too much cotton candy sweetness. Too much tang. No balance. None of the earthy character I would hope would be delivered. Feel is slick and smooth on liquid. Carbonation is middle of the road, but what's there nips at the mouth. Too sweet. Too tangy. Pass.
03-10-2009 05:03:21 | More by RblWthACoz
3.73/5 rDev +12.7%
The beer pours a dark amber color with a thick frothy off-white head. The aroma is good. It has a dry toasted aroma with a malty scent created with the use of pale, crystal, and vienna malts. The taste is decent. It has a bitter, dry, and toasted flavor that goes down easy, but leaves a grainy aftertaste. It has a nice malty core and suttle hop flavor. The mouthfeel is good. It is a medium bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a good drinker lager. It has a strange taste, but it's growing on me. It has a bit of an unsavory metal flavor.
06-11-2004 23:41:19 | More by WesWes
3.53/5 rDev +6.6%
Pours dark amber to light brown with a creamy head than settles to a thin, lasting creamy cover. Some thin lines of lacing stick.
The smell is of mild caramel with just a touch of woody, slightly spicy hops.
The taste is of sweet caramel with grainy, slightly nutty notes. A mild hop touch is enough to balance sweetness, leading to a semi-dry, somewhat abrupt, finish.
The body is light-to-medium, with carbonation on aggressive side, though maintaining a creamy smoothness.
A straight-forward, malty, easy drinking Vienna Lager.
02-11-2010 17:00:06 | More by jwc215
3.25/5 rDev -1.8%
Appearance: pours a copper color with a two finger head that slowly falls. Some nice lacing develops during the session.
Smell: light caramel is all that is detectable.
Taste: thin malt profile. Caramel, hints of brown sugar, mild earthiness, and a mild bitterness.
Mouthfeel: lightly crisp at the start, smoother and a touch dry at the end. Lighter side of a medium bodied beer.
Drinkability: so-so as this is a bit thin. Low alcohol gives this a bit higher nod, but overall this is a bit dull.
10-12-2008 16:23:50 | More by Gavage
3.93/5 rDev +18.7%
Explodes out of bottle with a 5+ finger light brown head but fades quickly leaving only traces of lace. Murky brown/amber with a ton of chunky bits, ugliest beer I've seen in a while. Light-medium carbonation and medium bodied. Nose is raisin and yeast. Starts with sweet raisin & plum, there is a hint of yeast in the background, finishes smooth and is actually very drinkable. $1.00 for a 12 oz bottle from Hoosick Street Discount Bev. Troy, NY.
01-11-2005 00:04:36 | More by jdhilt
3.13/5 rDev -5.4%
12oz bottle obtained via trade with Shippos. Thanks for the opportunity...
Poured in an imperial pint glass, forms a 1/2" creamy light tan head, which laces ok. A copper hued brew, with a prevailing aroma of slightly nutty malts. Taste is follows the nose, but just seems to be lacking in the flavor department. Mouthfeel is thin, and drinkability is okay. Not bad for a session, hanging-around-with-the-guys-watching-football brew, if that's what you're looking for.
09-04-2004 21:48:00 | More by ppoitras
1.53/5 rDev -53.8%
This is one charged up beer. Carbonation is huge. Must have been a mistake in QC or something. My pint glass has more head than beer. Smells of solvent and soap. Mouthfeel is so gaseous it's almost hard to swallow. Inevitably a burp follows every sip. This is not enjoyable. Let me rephrase....this is just plain bad. Only faint hints of malt flavor emerge through the solvent and soap. I will not finish this one.....and that is a rarity indeed.
Thanks to Davo for the sample.
02-03-2003 20:24:11 | More by Bighuge
3.5/5 rDev +5.7%
The beer after dislodging itself from the 12-ounce brown bottle sets in the glass an amber color with a modest off white head that is frothy in texture as it dissolves the lace forms a fine curtain to drape the glass. Nose has a sweet malted grain aroma, crisp and fresh to the senses with the start lightly sweet and pleasingly malted, the top is middling in its feel to the palate. Finish is middle0of-th-road as far as acidity goes, the hops delectable in their spicy bite, the aftertaste dry, and a nice change of pace.
08-19-2004 13:00:56 | More by Gusler
2.68/5 rDev -19%
Reviewed on 8/11/09. Bottle. Pours a dark, clear brown with a small light tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, bready malt, toffee, and caramel. Flavor of cola, sweet bready malt, some vegetal notes as the beer warms. Thin, watery, grainy body. The aroma/flavor composition are more like a doppelbock than a vienna to me. The flavor gets worse as you drink it. Not a fan.
12-18-2009 22:50:48 | More by LilBeerDoctor
2.58/5 rDev -22.1%
For a Vienna style, this had a rather faint, roasted malt with a rather odd, smokey aspect. Perhaps it is the yeast strain being used here, but the beer had an off flavor that threw the beer out of balance. Not bad, but I do not find myself wanting another.
01-01-2003 15:54:40 | More by Brent
3.53/5 rDev +6.6%
Vienna malt roasted nutty qualities lightly hopped aroma. This beer is a mildly aeromatic, but very pleasant to smell. Subtle and understated, but very nice. Its a dark, nearly ruby, reddish-brown color. The hue is more deep than what Id call amber. It has no appreciable head. Moderately sweet up front with a nice bitter and lingering hoppiness by the finish. Enjoyable and average local brew.
09-12-2004 03:19:33 | More by Suds
3.83/5 rDev +15.7%
Poured a crystal clear medium copper color with virtually no head.
Smell is very light with some faint caramel notes to be found.
Taste Is strongly malty with caramel and much dark fruit essences to be found.
Finishes light, sweet and very refreshing.
An all around enjoayble beer. Very middle of the road.
12-15-2006 00:55:58 | More by tgbljb
3.33/5 rDev +0.6%
12 oz. bottle: Yes, it is amber in color, just like the name. It pours pretty clear, with a little head. The aroma is malty sweet, with some caramel. The taste contains some roastiness to balance the sweetness. Some hops there in the background. Not too bad. It gets better with each sip.
02-11-2004 21:43:09 | More by Boto
3.18/5 rDev -3.9%
Out of a bottle this beer was a clear copper color with two fingers of head that quickly faded. The aroma was of caramel malt and nuts. The flavors were of caramel malt, sweet malt and a bit of nuts. It was very simple and though not bad it wasn’t much to talk about. The mouthfeel was average, the body medium and the carbonation a bit high.
11-04-2011 12:55:54 | More by thekevlarkid
3.33/5 rDev +0.6%
A - Poured a amber color with a thin off white head
S - Is mostly of sweet malt
T - Much like the smell sweet malt with some caramel
M - Has light carbonation pretty smooth
D - his is a pretty easy to drink beer good taste and is smooth could session this beer
01-07-2008 21:11:31 | More by armock
3.13/5 rDev -5.4%
A: Pours a dark amber color with a small tan head that fades quickly and no lacing.
S: Mostly a grain aroma with a hint of sweet malt.
T: A mild sweet malt & caramel taste. A very light bitterness with a mild sticky sweetness for an aftertaste.
F: Fairly light body, quite smooth.
D: Decent drinker, but a tad sweet to have more than 1-2. A nice unoffensive brew. Got as a 6-pack mixer.
10-08-2010 00:46:39 | More by soju6
3.5/5 rDev +5.7%
A - Deep amber color with about one and a half fingers of tain head that dissipate quickly leaving isolated specks of lacing behind.
S - Grassy hops mostly, a bit of sweet malt and lillies. It's pretty nice.
T - Sweet caramel malt and grassy hops, The aftertaste is a dryer maltiness paired with a grassy flavor that has no bitterness in it. The flavor doesn't impress me a lot, but it has nothing to complain about.
M - A light, smooth beer with low carbonation. Very refreshing.
D - I finished this before I realized it. It is an ideal session beer. Great with food. It other characteristics are average for the most part, but it is the sort of beer you will drink five of before realize it.
08-27-2006 01:17:12 | More by mrasskicktastic
Dockside Amber Lager from Wagner Valley Brewery
77 out of 100 based on 63 ratings.