Muddy Creek Lager | The Defiant Brewing Company

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81
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80 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Defiant Brewing Company
New York, United States
defiantbrewing.com

Style: American Amber / Red Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by ArrogantB on 03-27-2007

BEER STATS
Ratings:
80
Reviews:
24
Avg:
3.52
pDev:
13.64%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
15
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 80 |  Reviews: 24
Photo of mikr
3/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of bigred89
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Walleybeer
3.99/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of EdgarGerik
2.64/5  rDev -25%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of paulish
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of farrago
3.3/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Thin half a finger head of light tan hue, very airy and sizzles down to the surface in little time, wispy lacing, close to nonexistent. The liquid is quite clear and spotless, a handsome amber red to mahogany brown, the bubbles are loose, no beads, but large and active. Sweet nose of cocoa, molasses, roasted nuts, offset slightly by citrus and pine notes, peach and yellow apple fruit scents, does not seem to be striving for complexity but rather agreeability, narrowly avoids getting funky as it warms. Medium-bodied, the lack of carbonation makes it feel flat and sluggish. Here a metallic bitterness does pervade, leeches sweetness from the caramel, molasses, scone and pie crust base. On the fruity side with apricot, peach, pear flavors. The pine appears but the citrus takes a few steps back into the shadows. Finishes with a roasty, nutty nature. It’s serviceable but that’s about it, too heavy to session and lacks freshness. Yet, by the same token, not overtly flawed.

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Photo of KTCamm
3.73/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

6/27...on tap, pours brownish copper, with heavy foam. Pine nose. Nutty bready flavor. Caramel. Sweet. Smooth mouthfeel, high carbonation, little bitters. Very good.

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Photo of pjvie
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of edificio5
3/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of tappangordo
3.44/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BlackHawk89
2.5/5  rDev -29%

Photo of gwiedman1
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of sanitarium16
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of Belittle
3/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of malfunxion
2.75/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of rgirl
4.5/5  rDev +27.8%

Photo of Will_Rivera
3/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of atr2605
3.03/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A-pours an clear amber color with an off white head with average retention
S-caramel, biscuit, and a faint hop aroma in the background
T-more caramel and biscuit followed by a slight resin bitterness on the finish
M-medium bodied with average carbonation
O-pretty solid lager that is easy drinking and has nice flavor

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Photo of JoeMans
3/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of Cath
3/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of puboflyons
3.34/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. Sampled on July 6, 2014.

The pour is a handsome chestnut or mahogany brown with a tremendous off-white head that stays around. Nice clarity.

The nose is full of toasted malts or a more apt description would be burnt malts. Sweetness. Molasses maybe.

Medium to full body.

The malts are the big part of the taste too with a low nearly invisible bitterness balancing things out at the finish. Sweet throughout.

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Photo of hiker1701a
5/5  rDev +42%

Photo of kevinm2342
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of Michael-Poppe
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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Muddy Creek Lager from The Defiant Brewing Company
3.52 out of 5 based on 80 ratings.
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