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1900 Amber Lager - The Fort Collins Brewery

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1900 Amber Lager1900 Amber Lager

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121 Ratings
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Ratings: 121
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 3.29
pDev: 13.07%
Wants: 2
Gots: 3 | 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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3/5  rDev -8.8%

05-14-2012 19:26:43 | More by SonOfOdin
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3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

04-22-2012 23:48:15 | More by DrFunkenstein
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South Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

04-16-2012 01:33:17 | More by buckyp
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New York

3/5  rDev -8.8%

04-15-2012 11:12:45 | More by dgeebs07
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3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

03-19-2012 00:40:04 | More by schoon
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South Carolina

3/5  rDev -8.8%

03-12-2012 01:05:28 | More by UltimateLivewire
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3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

03-10-2012 19:42:48 | More by LJWalker
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4/5  rDev +21.6%

02-17-2012 22:49:03 | More by jjholt
Photo of allforbetterbeer


3.18/5  rDev -3.3%

Poured into a snifter.

Pours with one finger of fizzy head that falls to a thin layer after a few minutes in the glass. The body is crystal clear and is nearly the exact color of a clean penny.

Smells of sweet lightly roasted malts (vienna, crystal, munich, maybe?) and some light floral notes from conservative hop additions. Has a light "lager yeast" touch.

On the palate this beer shows light bitterness and slightly higher than normal sweetness with a slightly oily (but light) bitter/astringency in the aftertaste. The malts make a good showing and are paired with some lightly grassy floral hops. Flavors of whole grain crackers and sweet grass come to mind.

The mouthfeel has a light hop-oil feel that sets this apart from the mass-produced variants of the style. The bubbles are large and this detracts, but overall the feel is pretty good.

Conclusion: This is an alright version of this style of beer. It tastes good and only has slightly detectable flaws. It reminds me of Boston Lager in style, but doesn't have the depth of malt flavors achieved in said beer. It does however have a better mouthfeel, with more texture.

02-15-2012 20:10:42 | More by allforbetterbeer
Photo of hopfacebrew


3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Poured from brown 12oz bottle to pint glass.

A - The beer pours a clear amber with a half finger creamy white head with extremely little retention and lacing.

S - An average blend of sweet biscuit caramel and crystal flavored malts. A slight bread character.

T - The beer is a nice clean glavor with a decent mix of mild earthy hops and malt character.

M - Smooth with mmoderate carbonation and light body.

D - Pretty average.

Overall 1900 was a fair beer. Better than average and a decent beer though I think the style is represented better.

Note: This review was a re-post from my former account, jmkratt, which was hacked and I lost all my reviews...sorry for the redundancy.

Serving type: bottle

Reviewed on: 02-13-2011 04:27:14

01-27-2012 15:07:13 | More by hopfacebrew
Photo of litheum94


2.63/5  rDev -20.1%

Bright, amber body. Small light brown head. Leaves a very faint cover.

Carmel Malta with a little corniness. Some metallic smelling hops. Earthy yeast.

Caramel and toasted malts with some cream soda sweetness. Light floral hopping with honey sweetness on the finish.

01-05-2012 04:58:23 | More by litheum94
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3/5  rDev -8.8%

01-04-2012 20:02:13 | More by IPAylor
Photo of BEERchitect


3/5  rDev -8.8%

Likely the target of Vienna style lager, this American version does fairly well while using a lot of American brewing ingredients and techniques into the picture. The result misses the target on true Vienna Lagers, but achieves tasty status nevertheless.

Pouring as much of a deep golden as an Amber Ale, the beer shows bright clarity and a faltering head character. Through building a froathy white head to start, the foam disapates without lace as quickly as it forms.

Malty with notes of freshly baked breads and bread crust but with a grainy note here and there, the nose is mostly sweet and with a soft herbal and floral hop blend.

Flavor is equally as simple- leading with a mosty malt, but partly grain sweetness of light caramel, French breads, and the savory crust flavor of breads most of all. No esters, no phenols, the clean lager taste comes through in quite refreshing attitude. Tea-like herbal flavor turns to earthy bitterness as the beer approaches finish for a slightly bitter and fleeting malt taste late.

Medium bodied, the beer's mild maltiness and ample carbonation keeps the beer lightly creamy through mid palate before turning minty and slightly warm in finish. Lightly grainy with bite and bitterness, the finish doesn't provide the clean mouthfeel or flavor that's expected but passable.

It seems that more caramel malts and less Munich or Vienna malt flavor and feel leaves me wanting more elegance and firmness; and then with a clean malty-dry closure that would have helped this beer compete with Negra Modelo and Eliot Ness perhaps.

12-20-2011 05:54:50 | More by BEERchitect
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3.48/5  rDev +5.8%

Nice, clean beer...

1900 Amber Lager is amber...no kidding... with a fair amount of head that keeps some lacing. Smell is faint, but interesting — some citrus, but something slightly toasty.

The taste was refreshing, I'll give it that, but it felt a little empty, almost watered down. It did have a slight hoppy character at the end.

Nice, drinkable beer.

12-06-2011 02:21:52 | More by Dmart1223
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3.13/5  rDev -4.9%

Pours a very clear amber color with a nice white head that films rather quickly. The smell reminds me of Dial soap. Uh-oh. Maybe some fruits in the back though malt does shine through. Malty taste with more malt on the swallow. Slight caramel on the swallow with some peppery aspects. Overall this beer did not impress too much. Low alcohol is nice for a change but a little more character and heartiness would have been nice.

09-15-2011 01:43:41 | More by kaseydad
Photo of flexabull


3.28/5  rDev -0.3%

Pours a light amber color, tons of bubbles, and a tiny white head.

Aromas are bready, sweet, and tea like.

Taste is dry, with light tea, bread dough, and some creamy sweetness. Finish is also dry, with slight mineral hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel is pretty good. Nice body and well carbonation.

Overall, this is a pretty average beer. But it's at least drinkable and thirst quenching,

09-03-2011 19:36:18 | More by flexabull
Photo of UCLABrewN84


3.28/5  rDev -0.3%

Part of the Brewer's Lunchbox mixed pack.

Pours a clear light copper orange with a 1 inch off-white head that fades to an oily film. Random streaks of lace form on the glass on the drink down. Smell is of light malt and citrus aromas. Taste is of biscuit-like malt, citrus zest, and a slight soapy flavor. Little hop bitterness on the palate after each sip. A pretty good level of carbonation with a crisp and clean mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good amber lager but nothing exciting going on here.

08-25-2011 01:57:04 | More by UCLABrewN84
Photo of JayS2629


4.08/5  rDev +24%

Poured an amber color with copper tones, nice clarity and a thick white head that fades slowly and leaves rings of lace.

The aroma has toated malt, caramel, a touch of chocolate and earthy elements.

The taste follows the nose with toasted, bready backbone, earthy hops balancing things out and a tiny bit of cocoa.

Overall a nicely balanced, sessionable and easy drinking amber ale.

08-21-2011 04:39:17 | More by JayS2629
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3.33/5  rDev +1.2%


A - Light amber/brown, 1/4 finger white frothy head and no lacing

S - tons of malts, earth, sugar, slight floral hops, caramel, wheat, toffee and some slight yeast

T - Lots of sweet malts, wood, soil, a very slight hops, some flowers, wheat and a bit of yeast

M - No body, well balanced, low complexity, low acidity and medium minus finish

D - If you like easy drinking beers, pick this one up. Very easy to drink and decent taste

Final thought - Not bad.

08-15-2011 22:17:53 | More by whatthehull
Photo of MrDonQuixote


2.38/5  rDev -27.7%

Served on tap at Fort Collins Brewery:

A- amber color, quite light, light head

S- Intense malty smell; slight smell of grain

T- extremely grainy taste, definitely a bit bland

M- A bit watery, but nice carbonation

O- Nothing special, quite bland when there are so many good amber ales out there

08-14-2011 05:20:25 | More by MrDonQuixote
Photo of DarthKostrizer


3/5  rDev -8.8%

Look: Amber in color with a 1/8 inch head and no retention

Smell: Caramel and bready notes

Taste: Caramel and a bit of toffee not much else

Mouthfeel: Watery with medium carbonation

Overall: Your basic amber lager. Nothing at all special about this beer

08-13-2011 00:32:32 | More by DarthKostrizer
Photo of Halcyondays


2.58/5  rDev -21.6%

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.

08-03-2011 03:35:28 | More by Halcyondays
Photo of DesMoinesMike


3.48/5  rDev +5.8%

In the build a sixer section at Cork and Bottle in Monument

I grabbed this one randomly because Ft Collins has a decent lineup. It's a nice copper color with low carbonation making for head that disappeared in seconds to make a horseshoe-shaped cap. The aroma was light with a pleasing amount of hops. The taste is VERY good for a lager. It has a good crispness and I actually enjoy the taste, unlike many lagers I've tried. This is one I could have several of. It's great for the style and, well, just nice.

07-06-2011 22:26:45 | More by DesMoinesMike
Photo of emmasdad


3.3/5  rDev +0.3%

We tried this one with friends Saturday afternoon up at the brewery in Fort Collins. Pours a clean amber color with a smallish off-white head. Aromas of caramel, toasted grains and sweet malt. On the palate, light bodied and crisp, with flavors of biscuit, caramel and earthy hops.

06-19-2011 19:55:11 | More by emmasdad
Photo of Knapp85


3.55/5  rDev +7.9%

The beer pours out as a decent looking amber color with a nice creamy looking head. The smell was of biscuit malts and some hops in there. The taste has a light citrusy flavor mixed with a caramel aftertaste. The mouthfeel was decent found it to be very drinkable. Overall I'd say give it a try.

06-05-2011 17:39:40 | More by Knapp85
1900 Amber Lager from The Fort Collins Brewery
76 out of 100 based on 121 ratings.