Kidd Lager - The Fort Collins Brewery
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Reviews by mmmbeer:
3.88/5 rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12 oz. bottle with no freshness date; brewed with chocolate and smoked malt, hopped with Tettnang. This brew is crystal-clear, light black to ruby, with medium bead, and two fingers of tan head that imparts nice lacing. Smoke and chocolate in the nose, with a few esters, perhaps some grapey Munich malt, a hint of hops, and a light vinous character. It has a complex malt flavor, with sweet smoked malt, chocolate, some darker crystals, a mild roasted malt astringency, a subtle noble hop note, and perhaps some green apple. Medium to light on the palate, with medium carbonation and a dry, roasty/smoky finish. This is quite the tasty lager - complex, delicious and easy to drink. Well-worth a try.
Serving type: bottle
04-15-2009 22:26:51 | More by mmmbeer
More User Reviews:
3.98/5 rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
I picked up a bottle of Fort Collins Brewing's Kidd Lager a few weeks ago for $1.72 at Toskey Sands Market. I've never seen this beer before and I needed another beer for mixed six pack and I decided to take a chance on it, so lets see how it goes. No visible bottling date. Poured from a brown 12oz bottle into an imperial pint glass.
A- The label looks ok, it's a little cheesy looking but other than that it doesn't look bad. It poured a dark brown color that took on some ruby highlights when held to the light with a finger and a half worth of tan head that died down to a thin ring that stayed till the end and it left some spotty lacing behind. This is a nice looking beer, the head could be a little better but other than that it looked fine.
S- The aroma starts off with a medium amount of sweetness that had a slight molasses like aroma to it and it was followed by loads of malts that impart a nice roasted, caramel and grainy aroma with some nice chocolate aromas sticking out the most. I also get a slightly smokey aroma. This beer has a pretty good aroma with lots of nice chocolate aromas coming through.
T- The taste seems to be pretty similar and it starts off with a medium amount of sweetness followed by lots of roasted malt flavors that impart a roasty, grainy, and slight caramel like flavor with the chocolate aspect still sticking out the most. Up next comes a pretty light smokey flavor with a little more sweetness and a lower amount of bitterness with a grainy, roasted malt and chocolate like aftertaste. This is a pretty good tasting beer that was very true to style.
M- Smooth, crisp, clean, on the thicker side of being light bodied with a slightly higher amount of medium carbonation. The mouthfeel was pretty good and it worked well with this beer.
Overall I thought this was a good beer and pretty good example of the style, it had all the aspects that I look for in the style with a nice and roasted flavor while still maintaining a light and drinkable body. This beer had good drinkability, it was smooth, clean, not filling and the taste did a good job at holding my attention, I could drink a few of these and it makes for a nice and sessionable beer to enjoy in the wintertime. What I liked the most about this beer was how true to style it was, from the taste to the aroma to the mouthfeel this was just what I would expect from a good Schwarzbier. What I liked the least about this beer was the appearance, it wasn't bad looking, but I thought the head could have been a little better. I would buy this beer again when looking for a Schwarzbier and I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys the style. All in all I was happy with this beer, I was looking for a good Schwarzbier and this beer delivered. Good job guys, this was a good example of the style and I enjoyed drinking it, keep up the good work.
Serving type: bottle
11-13-2013 04:38:54 | More by StoutHunter
Kidd Lager from The Fort Collins Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 303 ratings.