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Loose Caboose Lager | Depot Street Brewing

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3.62/5
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52 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Depot Street Brewing
Tennessee, United States
depotstreetbrewing.com

Style: Dortmunder / Export Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A Dortmunder style German Lager with a malty taste and balanced hop content. Appreciated by beer connoisseurs and lovers of domestic styles alike.

Added by veech on 10-18-2006

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#33,352
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
52
pDev:
12.43%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
6
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Photo of ordybill
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass.

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Photo of firkingroovin
3.77/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
3.53/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From the tap, it pours a clear golden with a small head. Scent is mild, flavor is mild, do not drink this after having something a bit heavier in wither flavor or scent! Good for a summers day...

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Herbigula
4.05/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Great on tap but 6 pack tasted funky

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Photo of MPSTARR
3.42/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of abastias
3.66/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: Moderately hazy, translucent blonde straw color. Crisp white, voluminous, short-lived foam fed with many streams of medium sized bubble fountains.
S: Apricot, sour, caramel, golden raisins.
T: Moderately sweet, grapes, wheat bread.
M: Slick, sparkling. Medium body
O: Scales are balanced to over sweet on this one. Refreshing, and not overly complex and certainly not heavy. Good drink with a meal.

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Photo of HamdenHector
3.28/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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3/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.98/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of smcolw
3.36/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Small hop that settles to rim bubbles. No head. Gold color and nearly clear.

Slightly sour with a bit of hop.

Comes across like a cream ale, a bit sour, a bit hoppy with decent malt. Highly carbonated with a neutral body.

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Genx
4/5  rDev +10.5%

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of damndirtyape
3.14/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

On tap at the Chop House in Kingsport, TN. Served in a shaker pint glass.

Appearance: Very cloudy yellow-towards brown color. Thin white head with some occasional dots of lacing.

Smell: Odd....a bit on the sweet side with a hint of German noble hops but they are faint.

Taste: If this is dortmunder lager then I've been misled on what a dortmunder lager is. There is a definite lager taste, but it is very sweet for a lager. Grainy with a sweet and spiced finish. There are some citrus, noble hops, and I swear hints of cinnamon and some vanilla notes at the end. It's like I was served a blended lager with some sweet spiced ale. I'm wondering if someone at this place hasn't cleaned their lines or swapped out a keg and didn't purge the line. This has some aspects of a lager, but it is definitely not a dortmunder.

Mouthfeel: A bit watery.

Overall / Drinkability: Not knowing what this style was exactly when it was served in the restaurant I looked it up during the meal (thank you BA App!). When I saw it was a dortmunder after having drank about 1/3 of the glass I thought something must be wrong or someone thought if you combine a hefe, a lager, and some spices that this would be a dortmunder. I'm going to assume the brewer knew what they were doing and the odd flavors I got was due to poor service at the restaurant. But whatever the case, this is not a beer I want again and I found it a bit of a disappointment.

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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Loose Caboose Lager from Depot Street Brewing
Beer rating: 3.62 out of 5 with 52 ratings
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