Lawnmower Lager
Caldera Brewing Company

Lawnmower LagerLawnmower Lager
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Caldera Brewing Company
Oregon, United States
American Adjunct Lager
3.34 | pDev: 18.86%
Mar 20, 2021
Dec 22, 2004
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Reviewed by DrMullet from Florida

3.81/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pours a clear medium yellow with a minimal head that lingers.
Smell is grass and lemon with some malt sweetness.
Taste is grain and corn. Faint grape taste in the finish.
Mar 20, 2021
Rated: 3.48 by Barleycorn from Pennsylvania

Jul 03, 2020
Rated: 3.29 by MobBarley from Oregon

Mar 26, 2020
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Reviewed by Lone_Freighter from Vermont

3.54/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Poured into a lager glass.
The appearance was a fairly copper/bronzed yellow color with a thin sheet of white foamy head. This fell off fairly quick to barely leave any lace.
The aroma had some sweet corn and grassy hop content rolling into some crushed rice particles.
The flavor definitely leaned towards the sweet side. Rice to corn to grassy and then a touch of earthy dry character. Mild aftertaste of earthy character and sweet corn.
The mouthfeel was between light and medium bodied with a pretty good sessionability about it. Good carbonation. Fairly smooth along my tongue. Mild finish of sticky sweet corn and earthy grassiness.
Overall, odd AAL, or at least to me, I can't say anything is "off" but I am left a bit perplexed on that finish. Maybe again.
Aug 05, 2019
Rated: 3.25 by adam36 from Illinois

Jul 22, 2019
Rated: 3.48 by GuitarIPA from Connecticut

Apr 13, 2019
Rated: 2.88 by Seamck333 from Oregon

Dec 19, 2018
Rated: 3.31 by warrenc from Oregon

Aug 27, 2018
Rated: 3.05 by Justinprintz from New Jersey

Feb 10, 2018
Rated: 3.87 by cdub70085 from Connecticut

Dec 07, 2017
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Reviewed by Lingenbrau from Oregon

3.73/5  rDev +11.7%
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!
Aug 18, 2017
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Reviewed by Isoruku from Illinois

2.53/5  rDev -24.3%
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?
Jul 29, 2017
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Rated by bankboy66 from New Jersey

2.56/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
Decent but unmemorable. Wouldn't buy again.
Jul 08, 2017
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Reviewed by utopiajane from New York

3.75/5  rDev +12.3%
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.
Jun 14, 2017
Rated: 3.44 by NotAlcoholicJustAHobby from Vermont

Jun 04, 2017
Rated: 3.48 by rarigney from Washington

May 25, 2017
Rated: 3.39 by prost2hefeweizen from Oklahoma

May 22, 2017
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Reviewed by woodchipper from Connecticut

2.96/5  rDev -11.4%
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.
Dec 11, 2016
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Reviewed by stevoj from Idaho

2.88/5  rDev -13.8%
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.
Sep 20, 2016
Rated: 3.66 by westcoastbeerlvr from California

Sep 16, 2016
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