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Iron Range Amber Lager - James Page Brewing Company

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63 Ratings

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Ratings: 63
Reviews: 54
rAvg: 3.32
pDev: 12.95%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
James Page Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Vienna Lager |  4.48% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-03-1999)
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3.75/5  rDev +13%

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3.58/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A small off white to light tan head settles into a nice lacing above a clear amber copper colored beer.

A lightly roasted caramel malt aroma with hints of toffee.

Sweet lightly roasted caramel malt taste with a tad bit of hops coming through.

A light slight dry aftertaste with hints of sweet caramel malts hanging around on this light to medium light bodied beer.

A decent light tasting amber.

LXIXME, Nov 13, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +13%

dmilewsk, Jun 20, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -17.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

fuzzcherry, Apr 09, 2012
Photo of doucmehu
3.65/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured into 16oz. pint glass. Golden straw color, lot of light pass through, about 1 finger off white head that sticks around. decent lacing.

S: Decent lager with a touch of malt. Not to sound technical, but it "smells like beer."

T: Crisp malt and light hops, a touch of Pilsner to it. Even a touch of sourness in the finish, which i enjoy.

M: A bit of tartness, good carbonation and fairly solid brew. A bit thin, but this is to be expected from the style.

O: I enjoy this brew as a laid back session beer. Low ABV, solid flavor, doesn't really get old. This is a go to for a classic American beer. Drink it while listening to a little Dylan on a warm summer night, and you might just appreciate it.

doucmehu, Mar 17, 2011
Photo of zeff80
3.65/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured out a clear, reddish amber color with a very bubbly appearance. It had a small, short-lived head of white foam that left no lace.

S - Aroma is malty sweet with some grassy hops. Not a lot going on here.

T - It tasted very good. Bready, biscuity malt with nice caramel undertones. There was just a touch of grassy bitter hops to mellow out the sweet.

M - It was crisp, sharp and snappy. A light bodied lager with a dry finish.

D - As far as Vienna Lagers go, this one is pretty tasty. Appearance and aroma were not impressive but this is a good sessionable lager at a good price.

zeff80, Apr 27, 2010
Photo of bsp77
2.5/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into a tall glass.

Appearance: Clear amber with thin off-white head; no lacing.

Smell: Sweet caramel and bready malts. That's it.

Taste: Where is the taste? Light bready malts with the slightest touch of noble hops.

Feel: Moderately high carbonation, very thin, watery body.

Drinkability: I have a hard time believing this is a Vienna. Nothing offensive here, but certainly nothing worth returning to either.

bsp77, Feb 19, 2010
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3.63/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into pilsener glass. A little more than an inch of head goes up to the rim of the glass, daring to go over the edge. Color is a clear copper/amber. Tons of carbonation bubbles cling to the inside wall of the glass. Speckles of lacing here and there.

Smell has a dry grain husk base with a hint of hops. Taste is cracker crisp with a mild malty sweetness. Very grain forward.

Mouthfeel is light and crisp. Finishes clean. This would be easy to session and an ideal alternative to a standard American lager.

bort11, Jan 07, 2010
Photo of Tone
3.45/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear, golden/amber color. 1/6 inch head of a white color. Decent retention and poor lacing. Smells of yeast, pale malt, and slight hops. Fits the style of a Vienna Lager. Mouth feel is smooth and crisp with an average carbonation level. Tastes of yeast, pale hops, sweet malt, and slight citrus. Overall, nothing special, but a rather decent vienna.

Tone, Dec 31, 2009
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3.28/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

pours a clear amber color with some lacing..it has a bready malty smell with some spice..the taste is thin with some hop/spice and malt a little grassy taste but not memorable. the mouth feel is thin and light .this is not one ill buy but one to try i guess

gatornation, Nov 14, 2009
Photo of ThickestHead
3.48/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a chilled pint glass.
It's a clear, medium amber with a frothy head that has decent retention and lacing.
Expected more on the nose from a lager.
Smell and taste are mild, mild, mild....sweet malts, a touch grainy, with minimal hops.
Lighter body and not overly bitting, underwhelming but passable.
A boring brew for me but I know alot of people that would enjoy the hell out of this style.

ThickestHead, Aug 05, 2009
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3.43/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass.

A-Pristine dark amber beer. Light tan head, medium off the pour, retains OK.

S-Toasty malts, hints of nuttiness with a spicy dark bread aroma.

T-Toasty malt with cracker flavors, followed by an easy spiciness, perhaps somewhat herbal. Hop bitterness helps provide a smooth balance. Sweet malt, toffee with a hint of butterscotchiness, all emerging near the end.

M-High carbonation, detracting from the flavor, but also making this beer quite refreshing on the palate. Medium-light body.

D-A pleasant, easy-drinking brew. A lighter body than one may expect, considering the rather hearty aroma. Very sessionable.

CHSLBrew, Jul 17, 2009
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3.98/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to stonequarrywest for the bottle.

A: Pours a nice rich mahogany/amber color that produces a tiny 1/2 finger head that dissipates quickly.

S: The nose is a light bready malt-backbone flavor that has hints of artificial cherry and a few other fruits.

T: The flavor profile is malty, sweet, and slightly dark-fruity. Very refreshing (especially in 94 degree, 100% humidity days in FL). A metallic note lingers thru the finish.

MF/D: Nice carbonation, med-light in body for a Vienna, and exceptionally drinkable for its style.

scottyshades, Jun 28, 2009
Photo of Strand
3.73/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I had James Page on tap at a hotel in St. Paul, MN. That's the only place I've ever seen it (I'm in ND) or even heard about it. But I tell you what, it's an excellent beer. It's a darker lager, with a bit of a sweet taste. I like dark beers, and I really like James Page Amber Lager. If you get a chance to try it out, do it.

Strand, Mar 11, 2009
Photo of morimech
3.68/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear amber color with a large white head that had decent retention. Moderate amount of lacing is left on the glass. Mild hop aroma but it is evident with earthy and spice hints. I detect a hint of diactyl. Nice malt base is the strong point in the flavor. The hops I was expecting from the aroma kind of fall away in the taste. Just hints of noble hops in the finish. Again I detect a little diactyl. Light body and moderately carbonated. Nice texture to this lighter bodied beer. Probably the best James Page beer and is very sessionable. One of the better Vienna Lagers I have sampled.

morimech, Dec 27, 2008
Photo of colts9016
3.33/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Amber red hue thin white head and some carbonation.
Nose Caramelized burnt malt smell wheat and a hint of yeast
Taste: Flat hints of bread wheat yeast and malty with hints of citrus and esters.
Overall not to bad but not great. The mouth feel is kinda mouth coating but slightly powdery.

colts9016, Dec 12, 2008
Photo of dnichols
3.35/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I poured a 12 ounce bottle into a pint glass.

A: It poured a clear amber body with a moderate one finger off-white white head that receded fast.

S: It had a smooth and refreshing odor of lightly toasted malts with hints of nuts, smoke and apples.

T: It had a sweet and smoky front with hints of nuts and apples and pears. It hid the alcohol well.

M: It was light bodied with plenty of carbonation and a clean finish.

D: It is a good session beer with a low ABV, light body and balanced and non-obtrusive flavors.

dnichols, Nov 12, 2008
Photo of Chugmonkey
3.05/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

I've had this in cans, bottles, and on tap. Nice orange color, light off white head. Always seems a fuzz low on the carbonation. It has a slight sweetness where the maltiness should be. Could use more hop bitterness to balance the malt and whatever that sweetness is. I like ambers to be more hoppy in flavor also. Drinkable, you can knock back quite a few, a little filling from that sweetness.
Overall just an average Amber.

Chugmonkey, Jun 26, 2008
Photo of happygnome
3/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

a: pours a nice copper orage color with about a qaurter inch of head that dissapears fast leaving a slight hint of lacing around the edge of the glass
s: caramely malts, biscuity with nice piny floral hops
t: biscuity caramely flavor nice piny hop bitterness
m: medium to light bodied beer with a little carbonation

overall, i dont know if ill buy this again but its not too bad

happygnome, Mar 24, 2008
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Iron Range Amber Lager from James Page Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 63 ratings.