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Kidd Lager - The Fort Collins Brewery

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Ratings: 307
Reviews: 192
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 13.48%
Wants: 9
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
The Fort Collins Brewery visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Schwarzbier |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
"A hint of smoked malt compliments the chocolate malt in this surprisingly light bodied Schwarzbier. Experience Kidd's intriguing aroma and complex flavor as you enjoy this remarkable style of beer."

(Beer added by: RoBotGod on 03-27-2005)
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

CarolinaKev, Oct 22, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

RblWthACoz, Oct 21, 2012
Photo of BeerCon5
3.95/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep, dark amber color with a small amount of tan head that doesn't last long.

The scent is of roasted caramel malt, some notes of chocolate.

The taste is predominantly of roasted malt, some notes of caramel, some notes of herbal hops, chocolate and molasses are also apparent.

Medium body, quite smooth, with moderate carbonation.

This was an overall pretty good beer, the flavors weren't especially balanced due to the overwhelming malt flavor, but it was still quite tasty.

BeerCon5, Oct 19, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

bzach, Oct 16, 2012
Photo of hosehead83
3.83/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a standard pint glass.
Dark brown/black in color, with a moderate head of tan foam.
Aroma-Roasted malt, chocolate notes
Taste-Roasty, smoky, chocolate notes-a lot of flavor for a schwarrzbier, almost porter-like. An excellent match for a burger or burrito. Tasty flavor and well-balanced.

hosehead83, Oct 14, 2012
Photo of magine
3.85/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass.

Pours a dark nutty brown, lots of carbonation and a fizzy patched light tan layer sits atop the brew. A lively looking brew. Brew leaves minimal lace and a patch for the head. Average looks.

Brew smells of good roasted malts, smokey nutty tones as well. Good malty cocoa and smokiness. Very good nose.

Brew is crisp and mellows out to a smooth finish. Roasted malts; cocoa, nuttiness fill the palate. Thin feel and has a good smoke to the flavor as well. Good session brew here that has good flavors.

A solid brew here that has low abv and would be a great brew to introduce someone to malts. Thin enough to keep a 'new to craft beer drinker' unoffended. And enough flavor to keep a seasoned craft beer drinker interested. A good session brew for get togethers. Good.

magine, Oct 12, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

PoppyRobison, Sep 14, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

bluckbeyes, Sep 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

smalenberg, Sep 08, 2012
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3/5  rDev -19.1%

CWhite, Sep 07, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

stampfler07, Sep 06, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

kelvarnsen, Aug 29, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

CCRaise, Aug 25, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

js155306, Aug 23, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

bernardo06, Aug 23, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

The_1084, Aug 17, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

PaulMc, Aug 17, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

enelson, Aug 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

jkermitj, Aug 08, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

dmilewsk, Jul 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

mrbill57, Jun 21, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

wilfonzo, Jun 17, 2012
Photo of barczar
3.6/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours an opaque deep cola brown with amber highlights and a quarter inch tan head that quickly dissipates, leaving no lacing.

Roast malt, with hints of caramel and chocolate and a tobacco finish comprise the aroma. Notes of soy emerge as it warms.

Flavor is dominated by roast malt throughout, with heavily toasted, burnt breadcrust, a touch of molasses sweetness, and an herbal hop finish adding complexity. There's a touch of bitterness at the finish. Notes of coffee grounds and chocolate surface late.

Body is moderate, with moderate carbonation and a bit if of astringency at the finish.

Overall, one of the more characterful beers I've tried from Fort Collins. The roast burnt flavor is a bit overwhelming, though.

barczar, Jun 15, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

abcramer, Jun 02, 2012
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3/5  rDev -19.1%

Ispeakforthetrees, May 30, 2012
Kidd Lager from The Fort Collins Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 307 ratings.