Z Lager - The Fort Collins Brewery
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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
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
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
Z Lager from The Fort Collins Brewery
80 out of 100 based on 317 ratings.