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1900 Amber Lager - The Fort Collins Brewery

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1900 Amber Lager1900 Amber Lager

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BA SCORE
76
okay

126 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 126
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 3.28
pDev: 12.8%
Wants: 2
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
The Fort Collins Brewery visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Lager |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Bitterbill on 06-28-2009)
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Reviews by Halcyondays:
Photo of Halcyondays
2.58/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

12 oz. bottle, glad to see Fort Collins in the Southland,

A: Pours an exceptionally clear light amber with a fizzy but long lasting white head, no lace.

S: Light biscuity malt, some sugar.

T: Some sweet crystal style malt, no real hop playing, light notes of carbonic acid. Mild flavour.

M: Light-bodied, flabby feel, the carbonation isn't crisp and refreshing as it should be.

O: OK, not the best first impression, but I was starting with the lightest in the pack. Hopefully things will go up from here. No off flavours, fairly clean, just nothing interesting.

Halcyondays, Aug 03, 2011
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3/5  rDev -8.5%

iemailjack, Jan 08, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Cynic-ale, Aug 22, 2013
Photo of WVbeergeek
3.68/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appears a pale copper amber hue with a bright white head, nice scattered bands of lacing form retention is really nice. Aroma is pretty tame here subtle toasted malts bring out mild caramel and biscuit tones. A light herbal hop background going on this is a pre pro amber lage. Flavor is light as well with nice cereal grains more biscuit, caramel malts flowing with a touch of herbal hops for balance tame and delicate well brewed amber lager. A nice nutty finish in there as well. Mouthfeel is light body carried well by natural carbonation, straight forward crisp amber lager. Drinkability is nice I could see this being a nice crossover brew has more flavor without overpowering any senses.

WVbeergeek, Apr 26, 2010
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3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

schoon, Mar 19, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

JMS1512, Apr 11, 2013
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3/5  rDev -8.5%

IPAylor, Jan 04, 2012
Photo of GilGarp
3/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

It looks like FCB is releaseing it's "flagship" after years of making a variety of unique beers. Interesting strategy as most companies start with something great and build from there. Not that there's anything wrong with doing things differently!

Served cold in a pint glass. It has a great redish amber color, as it should, with a thin layer of head that slowly fades to sticky lace.

Aroma is malty and biscuity with a little bit of eartiness and apples.

Flavor is very familiar. It's a dead ringer for Fat Tire. If someone handed this to me in a bar, I wouldn't hesitate for a second in thinking it's NB's old standby. The same in every respect.

Mouthfeel and drinkability are fine.

I don't know what to say. It's almost like beer plagerism. Did they actually think this was unique? I give this a straight "average" score because it's all been done before.

GilGarp, Aug 16, 2009
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3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Rymish, Jun 01, 2012
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3/5  rDev -8.5%

Larrydoherty, Jan 08, 2013
Photo of bashiba
3.18/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured a clean amber with a light sticky off white head.

The smell is all biscuit malt.

The flavor follows the nose, tons of biscuit malt, lightly crackery, just a touch of earthy hops.

The mouthfeel is light and very dry.

A very one dimensional amber, drinkable with no big flaws, but not something I would seek out. Perfect for the biscuit lover.

bashiba, Dec 23, 2012
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4/5  rDev +22%

wilfonzo, Jun 17, 2012
Photo of KTCamm
3.65/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Pours medium dark amber, mostly see through. Touches of foam remains after fast fizzy carbonation. Bready caramel nose jumps out of the glass. Taste is a sweet caramel. Sweetness hangs around. Pretty good amber.

KTCamm, Jun 30, 2013
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3/5  rDev -8.5%

GRG1313, Oct 14, 2014
Photo of EagleTalon
3.31/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours out to a limp head but with decent lacing weirdly enough. Color on the light side of style. Aroma is caramel malt, yeast and faint hops. Flavor is doughy, biscuity, buttery and malty with a hint of cheesy hops in the finish. Mouthfeel is crunchy and co2 is ok. Overall, kind of weird and not what I was expecting. Of course this sample may be past it's prime.

EagleTalon, Sep 17, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

jaredtp, Sep 24, 2014
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3/5  rDev -8.5%

dgeebs07, Apr 15, 2012
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2.81/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

A: A strong glass filled effervesce shows a tawny orange coloring with a slight ghost hazing. A weak and washy head, butterscotch in color, is dismal and disappointing visually, short lived and provided no window dressing.

S: Autumn leaves for aroma, light orange, some moist grains really light in strength, really light in complexity.

T: Flavor was sweet at the start, buttery-orange, lightly toasted dry cereal grains, with some nobel flowery hops that was warming and fresh. A light yeatiness factor with a bit of a sour twang finish with some stale malt and wildflower hints.

M: starts crisp and has a pretty good malt depth per style, slippery texture with a bit of alkaline nature to it.Doesnt particularly hold well on the tongue or finish well.

O: Overall the flavor (malt and hop character) doesn't show me enough to make this a revist or worthy of a recommendation. Some sour flowery off taste and stale malt leaves much to be desired and not enought to keep you drinking after one.

beerthulhu, Apr 25, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

stampfler07, Jun 19, 2012
Photo of jsh420
2.25/5  rDev -31.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

pours clear gold with a 1 finger white head that faded fast and left no lacing

smells of watery biscuit malts and some lemon

taste was not any better then the nose - not much flavor besides sour lemons and light grains in the after taste

mouthfeel - after the nose i thought this would be watery but it was surprisingly pretty full bodied for the style and decent carboantion

overall - if the flavor is not there why bother - i will never buy this beer again - yet another fort collins beer that fails

jsh420, May 01, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

LJWalker, Mar 10, 2012
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3.83/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The first of my sample pack from the Gettysburg Beer Mart on York Rd. (Always fun to see what you can get in PA that you can't find locally.) Nice orange color in the glass with decent tan foam that laced a bit going down. Spritzy carbonation and a somewhat fresh (bright?) scent in the nose--almost a fruity hops. Taste was very slightly sweet malt with a decidedly "Colorado" style (thanks, N, for the use of that term--it fits) hops profile that is both recognizable and very pleasant. Refreshing, slight bitter aftertaste (a good thing) and downright good to drink. Can't wait to try the rest of the pack.

tugdriver7, Nov 08, 2010
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3/5  rDev -8.5%

jaydoc, Nov 16, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

enelson, Mar 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

tommy5, Jul 07, 2014
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1900 Amber Lager from The Fort Collins Brewery
76 out of 100 based on 126 ratings.