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Fall Lager - Yazoo Brewing Company

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Ratings: 21
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.21
pDev: 16.2%

Brewed by:
Yazoo Brewing Company visit their website
Tennessee, United States

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  ABV ?

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
From the Yazoo newsletter:

Fall has officially arrived, the season and Yazoo Fall Lager. In years past the Yazoo Fall has been a ale but we decided to change it up this year and use a lager yeast. This gives the beer more of a even bodied mouth feel that has a full robust malty flavor. One sip and you will instantly think of the season.

(Beer added by: TheGordianKnot on 10-02-2011)
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Photo of rangerred


3.09/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a clear light copper with a thin white head. Somewhat poor head retention with no lacing at all.

Aroma has a metallic quality to it that is a bit off-putting. A touch of caramel along with some floral notes.

The flavor is heavy on the caramel and toffee with a nice little floral/fruity think goin on. Some floral hops come rushing in with a bitterness that is a bit over the top. I enjoy bitter beers but like them to be balance with some malt and this just does not deliver. At least the mouthfeel is pretty good with a dry finish.

Overall, a very lacking Oktoberfest. Too much bitterness and not a good balance at all. Oh well glad I could try it.

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2013 00:53:57 | More by rangerred
Photo of Misfit138


3.45/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle into pint glass

A- Burnt orange in color with a white head that quickly dissolved into nothing.

S- Mostly bread notes with caramel malts followed by a tart floral end

T- Similar to the nose only the malt is way more prominent, hints of hops at the end.

M- Medium in body with light carbonation

O- This beer would be perfect for Octoberfest type events. That said, it's really just OK. I'm a big fan of Yazoo, but this one is pretty average.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2012 03:32:13 | More by Misfit138
Photo of compass40204


3.08/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a nice honey color with a decent finger of off-white foam on top. Lacing is scant and doesn't last long. The aroma is more malt than anything else, slightly grainy but mild. The body is unsurprisingly light, but given the near absence of lacing I expected that. The flavor has some light toasty malty notes, but not much else that hits me. Frankly this beer is ok, but boring. It's a beer well suited for quaffing liberally, both for its overall mellow characteristics and for its lack of specialness. I'm not sure why the 4-pack carrier (4? really?) bears the words "brewmaster's reserve", considering the relatively pedestrian nature of this beer, but at least its only $5.

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2011 06:36:37 | More by compass40204
Photo of titosupertramp


3.4/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a crystal clear light golden color. Solid finger of white head...decent retention. Filmy cap with good lacing.

S: Sweet, biscuity malts with grassy hops. Not terribly complex, but good.

T: Toasted, biscuit malts with the grassy hops from the smell. There's also a slightly citrus finish lingering along with the biscuit.

M: On the thin side of medium, but that's not out of the ordinary for a smaller beer of this style. Good carbonation creates a tingling effect.

O: Highly drinkable and pretty enjoyable, Fall Lager isn't the best marzen I've had, but not the worst. Won't buy again, but wouldn't turn it down.

Serving type: bottle

12-08-2011 00:36:03 | More by titosupertramp
Photo of John1985


3.08/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Beers pours a light golden with a white head half inch head. Aroma of sweet malt and grassy hops. Flavor was pleasant malts with some hops in the back for balance. Very light, almost bland and un-Octoberfest-like for my tastes. I think someone got the summer lager recipe mixed up with the fall recipe.

Seriously, this would be very tasty in Nashville during July & August when it is 100 degrees but not in the cool October/November.

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2011 15:32:13 | More by John1985
Photo of sommersb


3.35/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Tasted On: 10-02-2011
Freshness: Unknown
Packaging: Growler
Glassware: Mug
Purchased: Filled at Yazoo Taproom, Nashville

Pours a clear, bright amber in my mug, with little to no carbonation seen in the way of bubbles. The head is white and a modest 1 finger high and fades fairly quickly, leaving only a little lacing.

Aromas are not strong, highlighted by some floral hop notes with maybe some citrus. There's also some secondary, soft caramel malt smells.

The taste, as in the smell, seems to have the hop bitterness overshadowing the malt sweetness, in a style that should feature more malt character.

The mouthfeel is crisp, with a light body and moderate amount of carbonation. Finishes well, with a somewhat bitter aftertaste.

Overall this is an OK entry for a fall lager, but I think it comes up short in the malts to feel like an Oktoberfest.

Serving type: growler

10-03-2011 04:35:40 | More by sommersb
Photo of TheGordianKnot


3.23/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This doesn't exactly fit the profile of an Oktoberfest, but its probably the closest. This is the new seasonal Yazoo did, moving away from the Fall Ale. Served on tap at 8th Anniversary party.

A- Rusty bronze color, small head that goes quickly. Fairly basic.

S- Bready with hints of diacetyl. Some hazelnut and grassy hops that come and go with subtlety. Overall low aroma profile, but fitting for fall.

T/M- Toasted bready malt upfront. Finishes with a slight citrus and grassy pop. Slight perception of sulfur; overall this beer is smooth and drinkable; I was hoping for something with more oomph. A little thin with a watery component and medium carbonation helps perpetuate the drinkability.

O- This was decent, but nothing to get excited about. Considering they already have the Gerst beer and Hap & Harry's, I don't think this added anything unique to their lineup. Would have liked a more traditional Oktoberfest or more preferably a pumpkin beer! Drinkable and sessionable (not sure on abv) and i'm sure i'll get it next time i'm there, but come winter time this beer will be forgotten i'm afraid...

Serving type: on-tap

10-02-2011 20:39:48 | More by TheGordianKnot
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