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Zigzag River Lager | Portland Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Portland Brewing Company
Oregon, United States
macsbeer.com

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-13-1998

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
32
pDev:
16.77%
Bros Score:
3.22
 
 
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Ratings: 32 |  Reviews: 10
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3.25/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jpuetz
3.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Donkster46
2.65/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of TwoTrees
3/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Philabeerphia
2.93/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

Nice honey color I like to see that for the style. Short foam cap and minimal lacing. Nose is exactly what you would expect for the style. Light Corn and Burnt sugar mostly. Too sweet on the tongue, and the low carbonation isn't providing redemption.

Okay beer but doesn't entice me to drink more than one which is what this style is all about.

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Photo of Andrew24
3.8/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Fatehunter
3.37/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Pours a finger of head on a clear golden body.
The aroma is dry grain, on the mild side.
The taste starts with a mild dry bitterness, then a touch of sweet, finishes with an odd bitter flavor.
The texture is crisp.

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3.25/5  rDev +0.9%

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1.5/5  rDev -53.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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1.75/5  rDev -45.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +16.5%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.52/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

a decent vienna type lager, a bit thick in body, and a bit sweet, even for the style, but a pretty good first brew for me from these guys. portland brewing has produced a caramel colored rich textured lager here, that has a nice white head and a pleasant sweet malt nose that shows some heavier crystal malt, some maris otter type, and a desserty vibe, despite the clean lager yeast finish. a slight buttery flavor on the front end, but the beer is clean and crispy, even with its sweetness i find it somewhat refreshing. for a lager, its a big enough companion to coffee rubbed grilled pork tenderloin, which i appreciate. its lager beer for when the standard yellow swill wont cut it. this has a lot more heft to it in terms of body and flavor, and the more roasted grain gives it an autumnal flair. i like it quite a bit, but vienna lagers arent really my thing. that said, this definitely has a role to play in the beer spectrum, particularly with food. thanks to drlovemd87 for sharing this unique bottle with me.

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3.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.25/5  rDev +0.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +16.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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3/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of Wasatch
3.29/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a very slightly cloudy golden yellow color, some carbonation, with a quick fizzy white head, some sticky lacing left behind. The nose is malty and a little bready. The taste is slightly sweet, and malty. Medium body. Overall a nice little brew, and a thirst quencher.

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3.25/5  rDev +0.9%

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3/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of ssimpson89
3.75/5  rDev +16.5%

Photo of shelby415
3/5  rDev -6.8%

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3/5  rDev -6.8%

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Zigzag River Lager from Portland Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.22 out of 5 with 32 ratings
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