Muddy Creek Lager | The Defiant Brewing Company

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

Style: American Amber / Red Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by ArrogantB on 03-27-2007

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Reviews: 24 | Ratings: 80
Reviews by madmanjf:
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3.92/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Mine came tapped from the storage tank and was nicely chilled, but not too cold.

The beer poured a medium to dark brown, fairly clear, with a subtle head. The aroma was that of toasted malt and the flavor matched the aroma as well. Additionally, there was not much of a hop presence which I felt was OK.

This beer was definately drinkable and I wouldn't mind pouring a second glass for myself.

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Photo of JC333
4/5  rDev +13.6%

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

Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of qcbrewer
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of tempest
3.68/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had a pint at the Hop Devil Grill in NYC for $6.50. It appeared clear light brown with a short off-white head. This beer immediately reminded me of Sam Adam's Boston Lager, but it's a bit lighter. There's a mix of herbal and citrus hop flavors while the malts bring a mild chocolate cookie taste. All in all, it's a pretty tasty session beer. I wouldn't mind having a few.

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Photo of zillo043068
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of patburke36
4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

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 Matt73
3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of njmoons
3.47/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Nice clean and hoppy American lager. Easy drinking if you like your lager on the hoppy side. Nothing special, but solid

A: Odd brownish and kind of like a muddy creek. Light head which dissipated quickly.

S: Nice mix of malt and hops

T: A little hoppy for me, but a nice amber lager favor. Crisp not too complex.

M: Appropriate to style

D: The hoppiness keeps this from being a session beer for me.

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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 krisbee
4/5  rDev +13.6%

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

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

Photo of rkmuser
4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

Photo of Skibum211
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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3/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of Chugs13
4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of metter98
3.31/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: The beer is clear amber in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high dense white head that died down yet never completely faded away, also leaving thick rings of bubbles down the edges of the glass.
S: There are faint aromas of caramel and grainy malts in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell but is stronger and has notes of caramel malts and a light amount of bitterness. Flavors from the hops are much stronger compared to those from the malts.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied, slightly smooth and clean on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The beer isn’t overly difficult to drink, but could use more malts and hops to create stronger aromas and flavors.

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Photo of plaid75
4.23/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On draft at the brewery.

Poured a light amber hue with a half finger foamy white head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell featured a moderate herbal hop and light grainy malt.

The taste consisted of a vibrant herbal and citric hop atop a clean graininess. Seamless integration of both properties. Strong residual citrus bitterness and soft doughiness.

The mouthfeel was toward the cleaner side of the style.

Overall a very tasty and well balanced lager. Very quaffable.

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Photo of Tim27
4/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of devinoconnor
3.9/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This is a great classic lager with a little twist on the American style.

Pours a dirty brown color.

Smell is amber lager typical with hints of earthy undertones.

Taste is very smooth, a little hoppy and some cinnamon notes. Really smooth taste.

Goes down easy, but certainly a heavy lager than say a Yuengling. A little tougher drinking than other lagers, but worth it. Great lager.

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Muddy Creek Lager from The Defiant Brewing Company
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