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Z Lager - The Fort Collins Brewery

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BA SCORE
80
good

312 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 312
Reviews: 215
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 17.28%
Wants: 11
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
The Fort Collins Brewery visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Rauchbier |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Crosling on 12-06-2003)
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Reviews by OWSLEY069:
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OWSLEY069

Pennsylvania

3.85/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pors a orange-ish/ copper color with a small white head. Aromas of a smoked malt, kind of like beef jerky. In the taste, malty and a small smoke flavor. A smooth malty mouthfeel and a smokey aftertaste. Nice smoke aroma also not to big in the taste, lighter but good.

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2007 15:42:46 | More by OWSLEY069
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4.88/5  rDev +38.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Smells like a great smoked meat!

Color: Amber body with an off-white head, moderate carbonation--head fades to a glimmer with little lacing in about a minute.

Mouthfeel: perfect and smooth

taste: Astringent with a fluffy, smoky finish that teases and lingers.

Overall, this is a brilliant beer! I want one in the summer and spring when I'm grilling--why don't I have some brats with me right now?

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02-11-2014 04:28:13 | More by BierStein711
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3/5  rDev -15%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

12-14-2013 18:46:58 | More by PittBeerGirl
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North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

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Pours up to a moderate foam head and leaves bits of foam down the glass. Hazy amber color. Aroma is roasted nuts, biscuit and Munich malts. Flavor is more of the same, although intensity-wise this is reportedly weak for the style. Mouthfeel is light and refreshing, which is also on the low end of style. Overall, I give the beer a 4.5 because here is where I can say screw the style guidelines, I really like this beer.

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Very fetching burnt amber color that shows the intent of this smoked lager. The head was thick and complete but collared a little too quickly.

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There's a soft smokiness, watery roastiness and touches of malt and nut.The taste is not rich enough, not robust enough for the style. It's still good and tasty but seems to miss the mark.

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A: The beer is crystal clear amber in color and has a moderate amount of carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high beige colored head that died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface, a thin collar and some lacing down the sides of the glass.
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Z Lager from The Fort Collins Brewery
80 out of 100 based on 312 ratings.