Zombie Apocalypse Red Lager
Amber's Brewing Co.

Zombie Apocalypse Red LagerZombie Apocalypse Red Lager
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Lager - Vienna
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3.02 | pDev: 30.79%
Amber's Brewing Co.
Alberta, Canada
Retired (no longer brewed)
Zombie Apocalypse Red LagerZombie Apocalypse Red Lager
Notes: A straight forward Viennese style red lager. Five different malts, three Hops and a month in a conditioning tank. Beautiful in color and flavor. Fresh, local and delicious.
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BigBry from Canada

3.47/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Amber's Seasonal offering, sampled at Beer Revolution in Calgary.

Slightly hazy, orange copper color with a thin skin of foam on top of the liquid. No retention or lace. Smell is more on the sweet side, some bready malt and leafy hops.
The beer board (and waitress) described it as an Imperial Red Ale, so I was searching for more hoppiness. I just felt that it was missing too many elements. After looking it up here, and seeing it as a Vienna Lager, it made way more sense.
As mentioned in prior reviews, the flavor is difficult to figure out. Some malty sweetness, caramel or burnt sugar. A bit of fruity hops, slight aftertaste of wet grass.
Medium bodied and mouthfeel, smooth and easy to drink.
Flavorful enough, but difficult to relate to one aspect, "muddy" is a good descriptor.

Nov 01, 2012
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andrenaline from Canada

3.67/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Amber's Seasonal on tap at Craft in Calgary.

A - Pours a slightly hazy copper colour with a reddish hue, film of head remaining following its delivery so unable to comment on retention, and some sporadic lacing.

S - Sweet maple and caramel, some grassy hop notes and some bready malt undertones.

T - An odd flavour which was difficult to decipher. There was a sweetness that was reminiscent of caramel, but a fruitiness that muddled the flavour. The bready malts linger on the tongue alongside a touch of grassy hops.

M - Medium bodied, smooth and wet.

O - A tasty offering from Amber's and easily drinkable. Refreshing and worth a try, but certainly unique and may not appeal to the masses.

Jul 29, 2011
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biboergosum from Canada

3.56/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The latest release from Amber's, an unfiltered red lager, available currently only on draft at a few locations around the city - a 20oz pint sampled at Wunderbar.

This beer appears a hazy, muddy medium copper amber hue, with one finger of tightly foamy and somewhat creamy beige head, which leaves a low wall of filmy lace around the glass as it quickly abates.

It smells mildly of fruity, biscuity caramel malt, a bit of aged lemon sweetness, and soft earthy, leafy, and weedy hops. The taste is moist sourdough, and more biscuity caramel malt up front, a faint menthol astringency, ethereal earthy yeast, and fairly tame leafy, floral hops.

The carbonation is quite sedate, just a low-fi frothiness throughout, the body a solid medium weight, and decidedly smooth, with a touch of airy creaminess. It finishes off-dry, and kind of edgy, with some acerbic fruit and weird floral hops.

Any intended red hues in the beer's color get lost in the mire, but overall this is a nice, flavourful, and generally balanced malt-oriented lager. Just maybe a bit too heavy for a sun (and passing sundress) facing patio in the mid-summer.

Jun 24, 2011
Zombie Apocalypse Red Lager from Amber's Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.02 out of 5 with 6 ratings