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Amigo Lager | Port Brewing

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Amigo LagerAmigo Lager
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Amigo LagerAmigo Lager

Brewed by:
Port Brewing
California, United States

Style: American Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.30%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by beerguy101 on 09-15-2003

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Ratings: 36 |  Reviews: 20
Photo of Hacksaw99
3.66/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of malfunxion
3.4/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Photo of afsdan
3.75/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of XmnwildX12
3.5/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Raziel313
1.25/5  rDev -60.2%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

If you want corona, bud light, insert crap beer here, then this is for you

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Photo of BucannonXC5
3.78/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Type: Draft
Glass: 16-oz. pint glass
From: Underbelly in North Park (San Diego), Calif.
Price: $2.75 with Happy Hour ($5.50 regular)
Purchased: July 3, 2015
Consumed: July 3, 2015
Misc.: N/A

Poured an orange, slightly murky color with two fingers of fluffy, white head when I got it. Lots of bubble streams coming up from the bottom of the glass. Very good amount of layered spiderweb foamy lacing on the sides of the glass. Above average retention. A nice looking beer. (Sight - 4.25)

Smelled slight apple, cereal, corn, stale booze, faint vomit, light nuances of peach and apricot. (Smell - 3.75)

Taste follows the nose. Got corn cereal, spoiled fruit, peach, apricot, grass and apple. (Taste - 3.75)

Light body. Oily-to-creamy texture. Average carbonation. Long, grassy finish. (Feel - 3.75)

This was pretty good for the style. I’d have it again for sure. (Overall - 3.75)

3.78 | 85 | B+

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Photo of Furlinator
3.11/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A lighter, American version of Dos Equis.

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Photo of mrcraft
3.38/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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3/5  rDev -4.5%

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3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

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3/5  rDev -4.5%

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3/5  rDev -4.5%

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3/5  rDev -4.5%

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1.75/5  rDev -44.3%

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4/5  rDev +27.4%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.68/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Verdugo Bar in Los Angeles, CA.

Pours a murky yellow with a foamy beige head that settles to a film on top of the beer. A foamy curtain of lace coats the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, and grassy aromas. Taste is much the same with a fruity flavor on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that tastes better than it smells in my opinion.

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Photo of t0rin0
3/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of beerpadawan
3.25/5  rDev +3.5%

Photo of Viggo
3.43/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had a pint of this to start off at Lost Abbey, the bartender was not impressed.

Pours a clear yellowish gold, on the darker end for the style, nice cap of white foam, drops some decent lacing and retention is good. Smell is clean, light and malty, touch of floral honey, not bad. Taste is similar, nice malt, biscuit, floral and honey, touch of grass in the finish, balanced and goes down easy. Mouthfeel is light bodied with medium carbonation. Very good for the style I think, higher class macro lager with enough going on to make me want another one when its hot. If its good enough to top up Lost Abbey barrels, its good enough for me!

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Photo of francisweizen
3/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle at city beer store. Notes scrawled on napkin do not contain enough characters for a review here. I bascially said "smoother, cleaner, corona!" I agree with that assesment still. Light fizzy gold, decent head and retention unlike most macros in the style. Aroma is faint bread with a whiff of lemon, and some slight hops in teh very back palate. Mouthfeel is light and bubbly, drinkability is good when you are working outside on a hot day. Certainly not bad within the style, but not amazing either. As close to an all 3 beer as the Lost Abbey and Pizza Port will probably ever get.

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Photo of charlzm
3.48/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On draft at Pizza Port San Clemente, 02/25/08.

Clear, honey-colored brew. Thin skin of foam.

Subtle grassy aroma.

Just as a bit of sweet malt appears on palate, piney hops appear and take over. Unexpected and welcome! Finish is fairly clean with some hop bitterness lingering.


Just a note: this was called Amiga Amber Lager when I was at Pizza Port, and I think that would make it more like a Vienna Lager than an "American macro".

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Photo of Overlord
2.85/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

My "hit or miss" experience with Lost Abbey continues. Along with the phenomenal Red Poppy, I tried this today.

Pours a lemony yellow color. A surprising lack of head.

Smells faintly of hops. Not much going on with the flavor. There's a breadiness to it that I don't like. The hops give it some life, but there just isn't much to say about it. A decent lager, but with a few offputting notes.

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Photo of Floydster
2.63/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Pint from Bad Dog Ale House in El Segundo

Pour looked promising with a medium brown head and a thick silky head

Smell was pretty weak, almost like a Coors or Miller to be honest

Tasted like nothing, went down real easy, but nothing to it

Could drink a whole lot of these because of the lightness

Easily my least favorite beer from Pizza Port

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Photo of Halcyondays
3.63/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at the Beachwood BBQ in Seal Beach, CA,

A: Deep golden, amber, with an orange tint, low amount of head, which really doesn't last.

S: Minimal, some faint bread malt and hops.

T: Quite tasty and smooth, quite malty with snappy, floral hops, very easy to drink.

M: Smooth, light, dry, and crisp, a good feel for a lager.

D: Easy to drink, a good summer, hot day beer, not as good and awe-inspiring as some of Port's other brews, but still a solid, drinkable, summer beer. I enjoyed the experience and would have again.

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Photo of Gueuzedude
3.68/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Sampled May 2007
Last impressions first, this is a poor example of a Mexican Lager; at least I was expecting something close to water, with overtones of corn, and perhaps even some authentic skunk. This beer did not come close. Instead I found a nicely hoppy beer that had a solid backdrop of clean, cereal grain, malt character. It did hit the crispness of a Mexican Lager, but the crispness was contributed by a solid hop biting bitterness in the finish that is quite atypical of it's namesake beers. The body was also not light and watery enought; it was still light, yet had a nice malty fullness that just kisses the palate enough to let the clean malt character linger on a bit. The hop character leans towards grassy herbal notes, but does seem to have a hint of lemon grass to it as well.

All in all a failure from the cloning of a Mexican Lager aspect. Thank goodness though, because instead we have a nice, easy drinking, hot-weather refresher. I would definitely forgo the recommendation for a lime, this beer has enough malt and hop character to stand on its own two feet.

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