Highland Lager - Rohrbach Brewing Company (Brewpub)
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3.55/5 rDev -0.3%
On tap at the Growler station at Consumer Bev. in Orchard Park,poured into a .5 liter stein a deep bronze with thinner off white head there was good clarity to the pour.Lightly roasted malt with some caramel and chocolate tones in the nose with not much noticable hop presence to be had,a little watery mouthfeel it takes away from the caramel and chocolate flavors also a bit of a grainy feel.Lightly hopped caramel accented lager not bad but its basic and on the thinner side.
11-15-2007 12:41:55 | More by oberon
2.93/5 rDev -17.7%
Their most popular, according to brewmaster Jim McDermott. Malt,a bove average carbonation, thin mouthfeel. Lace in glass, light copper colour. No aroma to speak of. Quaffable at the end of a hot summer night. Clean, unoffensive - give it to the macro drinker.
08-31-2005 02:33:17 | More by Sammy
3.83/5 rDev +7.6%
Had a good amber flavor and color. It was definely nothing to right home about, but the fact i was able to get it in a growler for 7 dollars, made it well worth it.
In the end the price was great for a pretty good ambler, could have paid more for a less tasting amber lager.
It was a great party hit as well was able to buy two growlers for the night and just hung out and watched football games
It was pretty smooth drinking so you can't go wrong with this choice. So i say if you see this amber lager in a growler pick it up and enjoy
12-18-2008 16:57:21 | More by doctchad
3.28/5 rDev -7.9%
Appearance- It has a deep red color mildly orange hue depending on the light. I was drinking outside. It had a very nice thick white head and lace.
Smell- You can smell the sweetness of this beer. It has a full toffee and caramel aroma.
Taste- I thought it had a great roasted flavor and was somewhat beany.
Mouthfeel- Full bodied but has very smooth feeling.
Drinkability- Nice easy drinker.
08-16-2008 12:30:18 | More by MTNboy
2.4/5 rDev -32.6%
As a big beer drinker, and expecting that from a microbrew, I go almost none of it from Rohrbach in any beer. This one in particular was one off the weakest and most disappointing. It seems to me that if you are going to claim to be an all-grain brewery, the logical step is to release heaty all-grain beer. i tried 5 (small glasses over many hours) and was disappointed. This one looked good, a nice amber. The head was ok, but easily subsided. There didn't seem enough of a scent. the carbonation was nice, even, and fitting...yet i would not have another...in fact I kept looking for a better brew on their taps.
06-22-2004 04:45:36 | More by motleybrew
3.73/5 rDev +4.8%
Served in a pint glass at Mario's Via Abruzzi.
A- Clear amber color. A little bit of sediment at the bottom. Not much for head.
S- Malty, balanced with hops and a little sweetness.
T- A well balanced red. Nothing great, but definitely very smooth and tasty.
M- Smooth. Flows well, makes you want to keep sipping.
D- I don't think it's very strong so, yeah, drink it up.
10-22-2006 16:03:05 | More by Rudgers73
3.88/5 rDev +9%
Perhaps I got a different beer than the rest of the reviews, but the label on the keg clearly stated Highland Amber and the person who purchased it assured me that it was infact the Highland Amber. This had a darker appearence than I expected with a creamy off-white head. The smell was sweet and malty with a nice wheat like profile deep in the nose. The taste was refreshing, but had a good deal of malty summer wheat characteristics, sweet molasses and brown sugar and just a little alcohol bite. Not too heavy and almost like a lightish brown ale and not at all like any lager I have tasted. Perplexing....
08-18-2003 18:43:31 | More by GreatPondBrewer
3.9/5 rDev +9.6%
Rohrbach Highland Lager...on tap at the Inn on the Lake Lounge in Canandaigua, NY
Appearance-a mild red glass out of the tap, medium sized head but it leaves quickly.
Smell-roasted malt with a sweet back end, mixes with light hops. Notably sweet.
Taste/Mouthfeel- Heavy malted taste, hint of nuts in the forefront, residual sweetness. Another layer of hops on the way down, very smooth, finishes bitter. Light mouthfeel.
Drinkability- Light but flavorful.
Overall- an enjoyable beer, a lot of flavor in a light mouthfeel. Would have it again.
10-24-2010 15:56:11 | More by TheDeuce
3.23/5 rDev -9.3%
Picked up a 1/4 Keg and Beers of the World for about $65 for a little end of the college school year celebration...
Appearance is a deep blazing orange topped off with a frothy, light, slightly tan tinged head.
Smell is all amber malt all the time. Sort of gives you a heads up for what you're in for in the rest of the beer.
With that being said, it tastes like amber malt. Sorta seems logical for an amber lager. Pretty thin in flavor up front with a dry/stale/grainy touch on the tongue that really doesn't scream "amber" or "lager" but more like "water." Further into the taste you get hit with the same flavor as the aroma- nicely toasted amber malt well balanced with a little hop bite- I definitely enjoyed this combination. Finishes fairly clean- I can detect maybe a little diacetyl if any but I don't think it's very important considering the darker grains used. My only real criticism is that for the first 40% of the gulp you feel like you're drinking seltzer water.
Mouthfeel is very light, with a little bit of body towards the center of the mouth. Makes for a very drinkable beer considering the dominant "aftertaste" and generally light feel to the beer. I probably sat down and had 25 of these over the course of about 36 hours. Needless to say, I think I'll try something else now out of pure, amber exhaustion but I think it was a good purchase and something that will please a variety of guests at BBQ's or other springtime social events.
04-28-2008 11:24:37 | More by wiseguy142
3.85/5 rDev +8.1%
got this at a local Chilli's across the street from my house ; pours a clear amber-brown color w/ a fat white head leaving a decent amount of lacing even in the big 'ol frozen mug they gave me ; not a strong smell, a dark crystal malt and darker fruit was all i detected ; as it warmed i taste a definite full on munich and deep british-type crystal malt w/ some floral hops, a faint nut & raison undertone ; a crisp, light body, well carbonated but then again their full moon stuff was foaming out of control, creamy but light ; a very good beer, my first rohrbach's on tap, i def. look forward to more of their beers...
edit : i believe this brews ABV is 5.8%
04-21-2008 03:09:40 | More by animal69
Highland Lager from Rohrbach Brewing Company (Brewpub)
81 out of 100 based on 45 ratings.