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Z Lager - The Fort Collins Brewery

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BA SCORE
80
good

317 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 317
Reviews: 215
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 16.71%
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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Ratings: 317 | Reviews: 215 | Display Reviews Only:
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Tjvan2

Iowa

2.25/5  rDev -36.3%

02-28-2013 02:46:25 | More by Tjvan2
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jonathaniler

Florida

3/5  rDev -15%

02-19-2013 01:45:29 | More by jonathaniler
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beersvh23

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

02-10-2013 03:29:01 | More by beersvh23
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LibrariansLoveBEER

South Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

Poured into a pint glass from a 12 oz bottle.

Appearance: Pours an orange/rust color. A one finger head which quickly diminishes, minimal lacing.

Smell: Smells like a lager, hard to detect the smoky notes that are supposed to distinguish this style.

Taste: Tastes like a typical lager. I was expecting more of a smoky taste. I was halfway dreading what I thought might be an overpowering smoky, sooty taste. Not at all, in fact I was mildly disappointed with the lack of distinctiveness.

Mouthfeel: Mild carbonation, brisk, tingly.

Overall: A decent beer. I will not try this beer again, but I intend to try some of the other offerings from Fort Collins. I have a double chocolate stout chilling in the beer frig.
Serving type: bottle

02-09-2013 18:38:10 | More by LibrariansLoveBEER
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elchingen

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

02-08-2013 16:31:58 | More by elchingen
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crobinso

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

01-12-2013 02:32:40 | More by crobinso
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iemailjack

Florida

3/5  rDev -15%

01-08-2013 03:11:33 | More by iemailjack
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Tozac

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

01-05-2013 09:53:28 | More by Tozac
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ScorpyX

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

12-27-2012 07:56:37 | More by ScorpyX
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schoolboy

Ohio

3.7/5  rDev +4.8%

It seems that some of the smoked beers I've had the last few days here in Colorado were flirting with being a rauchbier, and I think some of the were closer to it than this. I think it really should simply be classified as it is labled, a smoked amber lager, not a rauchbier.

As a rachbier, it falls flat as it is not nearly aromatic enough, but if not constrained to that style, it is quite good.

It's very pretty in the glass. The aroma is not that of a rauchbier, so a huge ding. But the taste is great, and the mouthfeel is too. Another great Colorado beer.

12-13-2012 03:48:38 | More by schoolboy
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Stwinchy

Colorado

3/5  rDev -15%

12-11-2012 01:06:22 | More by Stwinchy
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kb2250

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +34.6%

12-02-2012 18:59:56 | More by kb2250
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ironwill54


2.25/5  rDev -36.3%

11-28-2012 21:52:58 | More by ironwill54
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andrewkgray91

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

11-25-2012 03:09:33 | More by andrewkgray91
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t0rin0

California

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

11-19-2012 02:31:21 | More by t0rin0
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vipergtsr171


4/5  rDev +13.3%

11-13-2012 03:27:48 | More by vipergtsr171
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IPAchris

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -22.1%

11-12-2012 23:50:22 | More by IPAchris
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tbone1384

Wyoming

4.5/5  rDev +27.5%

11-09-2012 14:59:12 | More by tbone1384
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MichaelProcton

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

11-04-2012 03:57:26 | More by MichaelProcton
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chasmandocharles

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +13.3%

11-02-2012 21:43:56 | More by chasmandocharles
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WDJersey

Colorado

4/5  rDev +13.3%

10-27-2012 20:49:10 | More by WDJersey
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tjk0207

North Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -29.2%

10-23-2012 00:06:59 | More by tjk0207
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BeerCon5

Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev +10.5%

Pours a clear amber color with maybe one finger of fluffy off-white head that leaves decent retention.

The scent is that of smokey malts, caramel, and some spice notes.

The taste is of slight sweet, smokey malt, some notes of earthy hops, and some caramel.

Light bodied, smooth and crisp, moderate carbonation.

I thought this was a nice, more mild version of the style, the smokiness isn't so dominant that you don't have a difficult time tasting what else is here.

10-19-2012 18:43:01 | More by BeerCon5
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bzach

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

10-16-2012 09:03:00 | More by bzach
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jmo2k1


4.5/5  rDev +27.5%

10-14-2012 19:08:45 | More by jmo2k1
Z Lager from The Fort Collins Brewery
80 out of 100 based on 317 ratings.