Dismiss Notice
Extreme Beer Fest:Los Angeles

Join us December 9th in Los Angeles for the ultimate throwdown of craft beer creativity!

Learn more...
Dismiss Notice
Introducing: Project Extreme Brewing (a Dogfish Head + BeerAdvocate project)

Lawnmower Lager | Caldera Brewing Company

Your Rating: None

Want it   Got it 
Lawnmower LagerLawnmower Lager
BA SCORE
3.33/5
Okay
128 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
Ranking:
#42,510
Reviews:
38
Ratings:
128
pDev:
19.22%
Bros Score:
4
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
27
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 128 |  Reviews: 38
Photo of Lingenbrau
3.73/5  rDev +12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours clear light yellow with little head and no lacing. Smells a bit champagne like with some earthy and spicy hop notes. Flavor has more of that champagne presence, a touch of corn like sweetness, and a bit of butter. Feel is light, mild carbonation, but smooth. Overall, exactly what you'd expect from a 3.9 beer called Lawnmower. Cheers!

 346 characters

Photo of Isoruku
2.53/5  rDev -24%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A remarkably undistinguished "lager" with a rather sour undertaste. Unpleasant, unrewarding to drink, and not deserving of your attention. Why bother?

 150 characters

Photo of bankboy66
2.56/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Decent but unmemorable. Wouldn't buy again.

44 characters

Photo of utopiajane
3.75/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Two row, pilsner malt, rice, flaked barley, willamette hops. Very pale. Just gold . Like the twinkle in the sunrise. Malty rice scent is mostly neutral. Grass and biscuity. Drinks softly and creamy with a light malt. There is diacetyl. It's on the margin if it is too much. Buttery rice if it's too much. Soft biscuity flavor and the grass makes it just herbal. Light bubble. Very light in both texture and flavors. it tastes white not golden although it does have breaddiness or grainy texture.
As it warms shy hop pepper and a little bitterness to just tingle on the tongue. You can taste the rice prominently and it does not leave with any sour after taste. There is sulfur. I would say well done. Perhaps the rice is favorable to lighter beers in general. The only brewers I know of that have tried to use rice in a different style is a saison from stillwater and a tripel from the bruery. I like the idea of the rice saison.
The other thing rice does is it flattens so it favors the noble hop and its herbal. Two row is breaddy like pils malt but softer. Rice is neutral, a touch sweet and imo stemmy. Pils malt is crisp dry and has more breaddy or toasty quality than the other two. Flaked barley ( instead of oats - oats have been tried in the IPA to lighten body) as the specialty grain for head retention, gives grainy texture, creamy and used in dry stouts. This was not a corn AAL. It's the rice that had to agree to a slight bitterness or else you would bring out more flavors from it.

 1,497 characters

Photo of NotAlcoholicJustAHobby
3.44/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rarigney
3.48/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of prost2hefeweizen
3.39/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of woodchipper
2.96/5  rDev -11.1%
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.

 497 characters

Photo of stevoj
2.88/5  rDev -13.5%
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.

 189 characters

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.66/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bruschuk
3.98/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Perfect for the Beach!

22 characters

Photo of ricke49
3.93/5  rDev +18%
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.

 249 characters

Photo of hozersr
3.4/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of hophugger
3.16/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Neckhide
4/5  rDev +20.1%
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

 523 characters

Photo of alexrichman
2.44/5  rDev -26.7%
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.

104 characters

Photo of devilmakesthree
3.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of datalager
3.3/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of sd123
3.31/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Devehf
3.88/5  rDev +16.5%
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.

71 characters

Photo of flagmantho
3.5/5  rDev +5.1%
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.

 805 characters

Photo of WheelsRule
3.28/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MadeInOregon
4.71/5  rDev +41.4%
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.

147 characters

Photo of Hydrophobic
4.34/5  rDev +30.3%
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.

 759 characters

Photo of warpedrevolution
3.25/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Lawnmower Lager from Caldera Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.33 out of 5 with 128 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.