Lawnmower Lager
Caldera Brewing Company

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From:
Caldera Brewing Company
 
Oregon, United States
Style:
Lager - Adjunct
Ranked #54
ABV:
3.9%
Score:
77
Ranked #29,555
Avg:
3.34 | pDev: 18.86%
Ratings:
138
Status:
Active
Rated:
Mar 20, 2021
Added:
Dec 22, 2004
Wants:
  15
Gots:
  29
SCORE
77
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Photo of DrMullet
3.81/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by DrMullet from Florida

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
 
3.48 by Barleycorn from Pennsylvania on Jul 03, 2020
 
3.29 by MobBarley from Oregon on Mar 26, 2020
Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.54/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by Lone_Freighter from Vermont

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
 
3.25 by adam36 from Illinois on Jul 22, 2019
 
3.48 by GuitarIPA from Connecticut on Apr 13, 2019
 
2.88 by Seamck333 from Oregon on Dec 19, 2018
 
3.31 by warrenc from Oregon on Aug 27, 2018
 
3.05 by Justinprintz from New Jersey on Feb 10, 2018
 
3.87 by cdub70085 from Connecticut on Dec 07, 2017
Photo of Lingenbrau
3.73/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by Lingenbrau from Oregon

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
Photo of Isoruku
2.53/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
by Isoruku from Illinois

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

Jul 29, 2017
Photo of bankboy66
2.56/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
by bankboy66 from New Jersey

Decent but unmemorable. Wouldn't buy again.

Jul 08, 2017
Photo of utopiajane
3.75/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by utopiajane from New York

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
 
3.44 by NotAlcoholicJustAHobby from Vermont on Jun 04, 2017
 
3.48 by rarigney from Washington on May 25, 2017
 
3.39 by prost2hefeweizen from Oklahoma on May 22, 2017
Photo of woodchipper
2.96/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by woodchipper from Connecticut

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
Photo of stevoj
2.88/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3
by stevoj from Idaho

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
 
3.66 by westcoastbeerlvr from California on Sep 16, 2016
Photo of Bruschuk
3.98/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Bruschuk from Connecticut

Perfect for the Beach!

Sep 07, 2016
Photo of ricke49
3.93/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by ricke49 from Oregon

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.

Aug 03, 2016
 
3.4 by hozersr from Pennsylvania on Jul 26, 2016
 
3.16 by hophugger from Virginia on Jun 16, 2016
Photo of Neckhide
4/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Neckhide from California

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

May 24, 2016
Photo of alexrichman
2.44/5  rDev -26.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25
by alexrichman from Oregon

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

Apr 14, 2016
 
3.5 by devilmakesthree from Oregon on Apr 03, 2016
 
3.3 by datalager from Connecticut on Jan 11, 2016
 
3.31 by sd123 from Georgia on Dec 23, 2015
Photo of Devehf
3.88/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5
by Devehf from Idaho

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

Oct 10, 2015
Photo of flagmantho
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4
by flagmantho from Washington

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.

Aug 26, 2015
 
3.28 by WheelsRule from Oregon on Jun 27, 2015
Photo of MadeInOregon
4.71/5  rDev +41%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by MadeInOregon from California

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.

Jun 25, 2015
Photo of Hydrophobic
4.34/5  rDev +29.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Hydrophobic from Oregon

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.

Jun 13, 2015
 
3.25 by warpedrevolution from Illinois on Jun 13, 2015
Photo of J_Snax
4.36/5  rDev +30.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by J_Snax from Washington

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

Jun 11, 2015
 
3.37 by PVMT from New York on Jun 11, 2015
 
3.56 by Zekenyce from New Jersey on Jun 10, 2015
Photo of zeff80
3.54/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by zeff80 from Missouri

Poured out a clear, golden-yellow color with a small, fizzy, white head of foam. It smelled of toasted caramel and fresh cut grass. Sweet caramel with a biscuity maltiness. Mild bitterness.

May 19, 2015
Photo of Tucquan
3.71/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by Tucquan from Pennsylvania

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.

May 17, 2015
Lawnmower Lager from Caldera Brewing Company
Beer rating: 77 out of 100 with 138 ratings