Una Mas Amber Lager
Left Coast Brewing Company

Una Mas Amber LagerUna Mas Amber Lager
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Style:
Lager - Vienna
Ranked #172
ABV:
5.8%
Score:
79
Ranked #46,893
Avg:
3.47 | pDev: 13.54%
Reviews:
19
Ratings:
101
From:
Left Coast Brewing Company
 
California, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
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Gots
  24
SCORE
79
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Reviews by SkeeterHawk:
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SkeeterHawk from Texas

3.83/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The note on this site says that it is 5.3%ABV, but the bottle says that it is 6.4%, so that is notable. I don't recall where I picked this one up, but it doesn't really matter for me to review it. Let's give it a shot.

Appearance: Pours a clear amber color with a large 2" head that was maintained by tons of bubbles rising. The head was a light tan with more density at the bottom due to the bubbles rising. There is quite a bit of lacing left on the glass after drinking and the head finally starts to fade a bit.

Aroma: The aroma initially was clean with a subtle American hop profile and some very noticeable crystal malt. Second sniff gives a little bit of graininess, but it doesn't seem "off" or anything.

Taste: The flavor is very malty for an Amber, and the graininess isn't really there in the flavor. With all of the carbonation, the beer comes across the palate pretty quickly and leaves a little bit of creaminess and some sweetness, but the hops are reserved in this beer the whole time. They are there in the finish to provide some balance, but overall this beer swings firmly toward the malt. The alcohol isn't noticeable.

Opinion: Overall this is a pretty decent beer. I personally like the malty balance, but they may have over-done it a bit for this style. I like the high carbonation, and it definitely keeps the beer from getting boring. If you are a big fan of the Amber style, I would definitely recommend that you pick this one up to recalibrate yourself toward the malty side of this style as it is still probably within the guidelines, but it is a bit of a loner for a brewery on the West coast.

Sep 16, 2011
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crobinso from Colorado

3/5  rDev -13.5%

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BoodahMoogle from Arkansas

3.18/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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UltimateLivewire from South Carolina

3/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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BDeibs from Colorado

3.44/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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funkel81 from Colorado

4/5  rDev +15.3%

Apr 23, 2012
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grahuba from Connecticut

3.53/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

May 04, 2016
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NerveStorm from California

3.36/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Not a bad beer, for a hot day, but not too complex. Lacking any strong hop flavor so the finish is a little flat, but a wholly drinkable beer that is a step up from the mass market stuff.That said it is priced with premium beers that are more interesting. I would use this as a good beer to introduce craft beer to someone, as a step up from factory beer.

Jul 04, 2011
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

as amber lagers go, this is a great one, pairs well with fresh street tacos too! luscious white head, lacy and robust, several inches tall and long lasting. medium amber color, clear but leaning dark, smells like lager yeast more than grains, but dry red malt is ahead of sweeter caramel malts on the nose at least. a little sweeter in the flavor, even brown sugar notes here, but everything is so relaxed, its just sort of a refreshing nondescript all day drinker for me. nobody would ever know this is over 6% abv, feels barely like 5%. clean as lagers are, but this one is super down easy, even washes away Serrano pepper heat rather effectively. better than many ive had from lost coast, a real crowd pleaser here, with a medium but refreshing body, happy carbonation, and enough hops to balance out a slightly more elaborate grain bill. it works for me, especially with Mexican food, and I suspect it would work for anyone in that context. beyond that, maybe a little boring, but a tasty brew overall that looks superb and overall does the trick.

Oct 12, 2013
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sansho from California

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

Aug 17, 2014
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javiernano from California

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Mar 06, 2012
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ThisWangsChung from Maryland

3.07/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle into a mug.

Appearance: Pours a dark, almost murky copper color. The murkiness is a bit off-putting for a lager. The head is less than a finger high, and off-white in shade. With pathetic retention and no lacing left on the glass, this is not an attractive beer. (2.5)

Smell: Very strong malts - caramel, brown sugar, toast, toffee, dark fruit, and even chocolaty hints pop up. I wish it was hoppier, but it's not turning me off, either. (3)

Taste: It starts off with a caramel-laden sweetness, before transitioning into toasty finish. The back end also seems a little 'tart' - hardly like a sour ale, but maybe invoking some lemon/lime flavor, or a distant hoppiness. Pretty simplistic, like the nose suggested. Still, it works. (3.25)

Mouthfeel: While it's very malty, it's not oppressively heavy on the tongue. While it stops short of being really refreshing, it does go down easily. I don't seem to notice a lot of carbonation. (3)

Overall: The bottle invokes a "Mexican lager" vibe to it - and indeed, this brew would pair well with a good burrito, or tacos, or other things that made me wish I had a nearby street vendor selling the best Mexican food ever (oh well Californians, I have crabs). Would work well on a beach, too. Pretty average all told, but decent at doing those things I said. (3)

3.07/5: No está mal

Feb 13, 2015
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4/5  rDev +15.3%

May 25, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

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Taphouse_Traveler from Florida

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

Jul 08, 2014
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Cramerican from North Dakota

3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

Jun 01, 2013
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TheStoutHound from Wisconsin

2.5/5  rDev -28%

May 25, 2014
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Beermazter310 from Nevada

4/5  rDev +15.3%

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Abe_Froman from Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

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JohnBender from Texas

3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

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Robloc303 from Colorado

3/5  rDev -13.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

May 25, 2012
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Zach136 from Georgia

4.14/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance: Crystal clear amber and solid off white cap, OK lacing.

Aroma: Big caramel malt sweetness probably more intense than any other amber lager i've had.

Flavor: Medium+ notes of caramel sweetness, some bready malt flavor as well.

Mouthfeel: Medium- body and fairly crisp finish.

Overall: A great, for my tastes, amber lager. It seems to be they brewed an Amber Ale with Lager yeast, rather than a lager with some specialty malts. I'm not positive I can slam it back like some easier drinking amber lagers, but the first one sure does go down better.

Oct 14, 2014
Una Mas Amber Lager from Left Coast Brewing Company
Beer rating: 79 out of 100 with 101 ratings