Lawnmower Lager | Caldera Brewing Company

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123 Ratings
Lawnmower LagerLawnmower Lager
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Caldera Brewing Company
Oregon, United States
calderabrewing.com

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by freed on 12-22-2004

BEER STATS
Ratings:
123
Reviews:
34
Avg:
3.41
pDev:
19.06%
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
25
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 123 |  Reviews: 34
Photo of rarigney
3.48/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of prost2hefeweizen
3.39/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of woodchipper
2.96/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a can "best by 02/06/17" to a Pilsner glass.
Foam Monster! Even pouring down the side of the glass, it foamed over with like a 4" head. It eventually laced the glass, but then dropped to a sad whisker-thin ring of white bubbles.
Sweet buttery hell, there is mild diacetyl in this, not a lot, but present in the nose. Of Course some may be due to the malt (only listed as two row). Hops are Willamette.
Taste is even sweeter and more buttery. Drinkable, but not something to buy again.

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Photo of stevoj
2.88/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Very disappointing. A decent lager at best, but it’s supposed to be a premium lager. Cereal in aroma and taste, looks and feels like a mass market lager. Was hoping for something special.

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Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.66/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bruschuk
3.98/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Perfect for the Beach!

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Photo of ricke49
3.93/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

3.9 abv was never more satisfying. Great as a good quencher, before moving onto something with a bit more heft and character. Classified as adjunct but only lists malted barley, hops, yeast and water as ingredients. Good malt base. Priced right.

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Photo of hozersr
3.4/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of hophugger
3.16/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Neckhide
4/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Buttered biscuit with honey flavor courtesy of pale malts and diacetyl. Corny and rubbery on the nose, sour notes of lager yeast below. A spritz of piney/earthy NW hops parenthesize the grainy finish.

Inexpensive, enjoyable, poundable, sessionable, refreshing. All the marks were hit for a lawnmower/bbq beer. More craft breweries should make a basic lager, whether it be adjunct based or reinheitsgebot. Caldera showed some finesse at a time when most microbreweries are throwing haymakers. Well done.

: best by 10/17/16

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Photo of alexrichman
2.44/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

A nice looking beer but it's a diacetyl bomb. Nothing worse than a buttery beer :( Bottle ID LAWN/993.

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Photo of devilmakesthree
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of datalager
3.3/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of sd123
3.31/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Devehf
3.88/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Makes me feel like I've earned something when I'm done mowing the lawn.

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Photo of flagmantho
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz can into a clear mug.

Appearance: clear light-yellow hue with a moderate effervescence and a two-finger head of frothy white foam. The head doesn't stick around too long, although some lace is left on the glass. Looks like an AAL, that's for sure.

Smell: a light sweetness and a light graininess without a whole lot else to recommend it. There is a faint aroma of hops, perhaps noble in nature. Decent for the style, but not a lot going on.

Taste: grainy with a bit of sweetness, plus a light hop character and bitterness. Maybe not the best thing in the world, but really quite good for the style.

Mouthfeel: medium-light body with a big carbonation and evanescent creaminess.

Overall: again, this beer is darn good for the style, and really can't be beat for drinkability.

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Photo of WheelsRule
3.28/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MadeInOregon
4.71/5  rDev +38.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

adjunct lagers are usually cheap excuses for beer but this is just fantastic. could go head to head with any of the malty German or Czech pilsners.

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Photo of Hydrophobic
4.34/5  rDev +27.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured a clear golden hinged yellow with a puffy cloud of white head out of a can into a tulip. Lines of small uniform carbonation march up the sides of the glass while larger, lazier bubbles meander through the middle. fantastic

grass, lemon, fresh grains and honey are on the nose.

Tasted like a good balance of flavors following the nose with an understated hop kick.

In the mouth an initial liveliness descends into a calm retirement, yet stays interesting. This is smooth but things are going on, good.

Overall, I could drink half a case of these in succession but still feel like I was maintaining certain beer quaffing sensibilities. A wonderful lager, good presentation, design, playful packaging and excellently crafted through and through.

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Photo of warpedrevolution
3.25/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of J_Snax
4.36/5  rDev +27.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

a really nice session beer for a hot day!!!good news...they are supposedly going to start canning their version of Kolsch!!cheers!

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Photo of PVMT
3.37/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Zekenyce
3.56/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of zeff80
3.48/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tucquan
3.71/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Had this on 2015-05-17 in Gallatin, TN from a 12 oz can

A - Clear yellow with a 1.5 finger head that drops quickly leaving very little lace.

S - Cracker, yeast, grass, flowery. Quite nice.

T - Bread, grass, light lemon and some residual bitterness but less than a Pils.

M - Light body and medium carbonation. Sparkly and dry.

O - I enjoyed this. Very thirst quenching after a 10-mile hike this morning. Doesn't taste like an adjunct beer. Very sessionable.

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Lawnmower Lager from Caldera Brewing Company
3.41 out of 5 based on 123 ratings.
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