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Kidd Lager - The Fort Collins Brewery

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BA SCORE
84
good

303 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 303
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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Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

08-22-2013 21:53:13 | More by Mattsk1
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rabbitguy

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

08-17-2013 21:28:50 | More by rabbitguy
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tmcarter23

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

08-16-2013 23:04:17 | More by tmcarter23
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remops

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

08-15-2013 00:36:30 | More by remops
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DavoleBomb

Ohio

4.03/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a stange.

4.0 A: Black color. Two fingers of frothy tan head. Retention is good and plenty of lacing is left.

4.25 S: Decidedly grainy - this reminds me of gathering up the grains needed for my RIS. There's also a ton of chocolate, which reminds me of the mash of that same brew. Plenty of roastiness as well. Caramel and molasses to round this off.

4.0 T: Roasty foremost, but chocolatety enough to balance it out. Grainy with layers of caramel and the slightest hint of ash. Very tasty and every sip is as good as the last.

3.75 M: Lighter medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Lightly creamy and super smooth.

4.0 D: Really good beer. Solid all around. Pick it up.

Serving type: bottle

08-06-2013 23:16:09 | More by DavoleBomb
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

07-23-2013 05:01:15 | More by Rhettroactive
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harpus

Alabama

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

07-22-2013 20:02:07 | More by harpus
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BlackBeerDown

Arkansas

3/5  rDev -19.1%

07-03-2013 18:59:28 | More by BlackBeerDown
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -19.1%

06-29-2013 13:17:34 | More by ejimhof
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redleg411

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -19.1%

06-28-2013 21:05:27 | More by redleg411
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petermethot

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

06-26-2013 16:07:53 | More by petermethot
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kingmaker

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

06-23-2013 17:14:42 | More by kingmaker
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EagleTalon

Oklahoma

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This is a smoked schwarzbier, so it really is a rauchbier. Pours to a beige head that lasts, not much lacing. Aroma is smoky, roasty and malty. Nos fruity esters to get in the way because it is a clean, steely lager. Flavor is a delicious blend of smoke, coffee, chocolate and a spicy, smoky bitter finish. Mouthfeel is light-medium with a warming sensation. Overall, a very tasty but lightly smoked rauchbier. Not really a schwarz. But damn good!

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2013 00:02:28 | More by EagleTalon
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Darkmagus82

Virginia

3.59/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance- The beer pours a dark brown color with a two finger brown colored head. The head fades rather fast to leave a lighter level of lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell-The aroma is sweet of caramel and has a nice backbone of roasted malt and a touch of smoke.

Taste- The taste begins with some roasted malt and some sweet caramel upfront. As the flavors advance, some flavors of coffee and a bit more roastedness come to the tongue with the dwindling of some of the caramel. A toffee like sweetness replaces the caramel though, maintaining the sweetness of the brew. In the end a light smokiness comes to the tongue leaving a pleasant sweet and roasted flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel- The body of the beer is average to light with a carbonation level that is on the average side. A slightly thicker body may have been better for the roasted flavors of the brew, although the carbonation level was rather fitting for the drinkability and strength of the beer.

Overall- A rather decent black lager with a decent flavor and mix between sweet and malt. Rather easy drinking overall.

Serving type: bottle

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Mississippi

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Kentucky

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Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

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Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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Colorado

4/5  rDev +7.8%

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Kentucky

3/5  rDev -19.1%

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Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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Tennessee

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Kidd Lager from The Fort Collins Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 303 ratings.