Ybor Gold Amber Lager | Florida Beer Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Florida Beer Company
Florida, United States
floridabeer.com

Style: Vienna Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.60%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by grdahl on 06-22-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#43,797
Reviews:
67
Ratings:
130
pDev:
14.46%
Bros Score:
3.21
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
13
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Ratings: 130 |  Reviews: 67
Photo of ericwilson54
4.5/5  rDev +38.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +38.5%

Photo of HardcoreKeith
4.08/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Gold color with small dissipating head. Smells faintly of hops and malt. The taste was quite excellent, reminding me highly of Sam Adams. Crisp and delicious with noticible hop bitterness. I'm very glad that at least one really good brew is coming out of Florida.

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Photo of Bhutch138
4.04/5  rDev +24.3%

Photo of ktrillionaire
4.03/5  rDev +24%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I think this beer may have been defunct for a while; maybe not, but I haven't seen it around in a few years. The brew pours a rich brassy golden hue and is capped with an inch of moderate-lived white head that settles to a covering film. Spotty lace is deposited. The nose doesn't do much except avoid offense and comply with style norms; there is not a tremendous amount of character expressed int the aroma. The flavor, however, is explosive by comparison; it is also very tasty. This bottle must be fairly fresh because it has a good deal of sublime and dynamic hoppiness; herbal and grassy notes are initially observed on the palate but they turn to piney and cannabis-like on the finish. The malt is very pale and mineral-y at first (AKA @ ~55°F) despite the relatively rich hue; as it warms and airs out notes of caramel and ripe fruit come through. The feel is light and refreshing, offering soft carbonation and medium-light body. Overall, I am stunned by this brew, as I did not expect it to be anything better than mediocre at best based on my recollection. It is pretty close to everything I would want from a straightforward lager, excepting the vagueness of the aroma, and it is definitely a case of the whole being better than the sum of its parts.

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Photo of Plankster01
4/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great Amber Beer, I enjoyed it.

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4/5  rDev +23.1%

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4/5  rDev +23.1%

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4/5  rDev +23.1%

Photo of Backer2004
3.99/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Received this in a Beer of the Month club and enjoyed every one fully. Interesting story about the history of the brewery, its transformation from Cuban cigar factory, and its storied past. Great label that includes a chart of its color, taste, and body (considered above average in darkness, maltiness, and body). A bit lighter for a nut brown. Would definitely be interested in trying more Florida Beer Company brews.

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Photo of Byeast
3.94/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

This american amber poured just that , a golden amber/orange hue with a small and quickly dissipating white head. Smell is mainly of the malts, toasty ,vienna/munich malt and also a fair amount of hop scent , quite nice. Taste is also malty. Some distinct hop bitterness to balance. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a slight crispness to the carbonation. I found this to be very tasty and drinkable american amber lager , brewed in the german lager style. I'll have to try and get a keg from the brewery here in FL!

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Photo of Portertime
3.92/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This os the Florida Beer Company's flagship brew. I used visit Ybor city for concerts and "guava-ween", their version of MArdi Gras. I had this one nicely chilled in a pub glass. Poured exactly what it says on the bottle: a gold amber color. Smell was malty and a little citrus hops. Tastes was farily well balanced with mild malt and hop character. Fizzy on the tongue but has a crisp, clean finish.

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Photo of grdahl
3.9/5  rDev +20%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

An excellent lager. Crisp and very refreshing. The brewery is an old cigar factory that I pass every day to work in Tampa

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Photo of Joey7F
3.85/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Solid lager. It is flavorful but for some reason feels a little empty on the finish. I would prefer Yuengling or other amber lagers to this one, but it is certainly worth trying. The mouthfeel / drinkability discrepancy doesn't register with this beer. Recommended, but I suggest their brown ale more :)

--Joey

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Photo of SkeeterHawk
3.85/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance. Pours really clear with a small head of tight white bubbles that fell pretty quickly. The beer itself is a golden orange color that is very still after the head falls

Aroma. This beer smells sweet and clean with a caramel apple aroma that dominates. There is also a defined vanilla aroma here that enhances its dessert like sweetness.

Taste. The flavor is clean and doesn't have the vanilla that I got in the nose. The sweetness is the key player here with a pretty generous helping of hops to give the finish and balance of the flavor a floral component. This enhances the honey like sweetness to make it seem more heavy nodied than it is.

Opinion. This is a pretty decent beer. I think that the malt is a bit too in charge and that the additions were too little too late. Other than this, the lagering gave the beer a clean palate. I would drink this again, but I hope that it would be a bit more...flavorful I guess.

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Photo of John
3.84/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Good light lager with an assertive hop character.

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Photo of ElGordo
3.75/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I've never had a beer from Florida, so I figured I'd give one a try. Poured from the 12oz bottle into a stange. Body is a pretty golden color, topped by a small, fizzy white head. Aroma of pilsner malt and lightly spicy hops (a hint of Saaz?).
Palate is sweet malt up front, with a touch of honey and the faintest hint of butter Ritz cracker(?). A flash of mild bitterness from the hops emerges mid-palate, disappearing into the background again amid the light malty sweetness, which actually dries out on the finish.
Body is light and airy, very refreshing and fitting for a warm-weather beer. I have to say, even in December, this is a nice, refreshing, thirst-quenching ale that's perfect for the Florida climate.

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Photo of RomaniIteDomum
3.75/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a ncie golden color. Nice head that doesn't last too long with no real lacing.

Smells sweet with a little bit of bitterness. Not bad.

The taste is pretty good. Sweet and refreshing.

In the mouth is it fairly well-balanced with some nice carbonation.

Fairly drinkable. It's not fantastic, but it could find a place in my line up.

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3.75/5  rDev +15.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +15.4%

Photo of Shaw
3.75/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A pretty golden color with a very light head that vanishes in my glass. The smell is of malt and a teeny bit of hops. The taste is well balanced. It is crisp with just a hint of bitterness in the aftertaste. There is plenty of flavor in this beer.

The body is good with just the right amount of substance.

I have usually discounted Ybor beers, even though they are just about the only "local" craft beer available here. This is a great alternative to macro lagers and a good session beer for drinking on a hot, humid Florida day. Give this beer to beer drinkers who only drink BMC products. I bet they'll like it.

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Photo of Davit
3.75/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jason
3.65/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: 12 oz long neck with pic of the brewery on the label, no freshness date.

Appearance: Deep semi tawny gold with a healthy bone white lace.

Smell: Hoppy and crisp with lots of fresh grain and herbal hop.

Taste: Medium bodied, lots of slick hop oil and a malty smooth texture aim for drinkability. Hops rise above a little with a sharp bitterness and the sweet grain rides its tide. As the grain comes around it leaves a trail of vaguely nutty sweetness.

Notes: Good quaffing micro brewed lager. A little over the top for the hop flavour ... hell that is what micros are for.

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Photo of chickenflea
3.64/5  rDev +12%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A - Clear golden color, frothy white head.

S - Aroma is bread, dark berries, and sweet malts.

T - Taste is bready with some honey sweetness. Some grassy hops are also evident. Flat cardboard finish.

M - Soft carbonation. Light body and clean watery texture.

D - Very drinkable. Better than most.

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Photo of wallaceandvomit
3.6/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

a- pours a nice soda-like clear amber brown with a finger of head that didnt stick around for long with a small ring of lacing
s- mild caramel malt scented
t- nice blend of caramel malt and slight nutty/chocolatey notes, a pretty balanced beer, nothing amazing but nothing to really complain about
m- medium mouthfeel, slightly creamy/oily
d- easy to put these down, good beer for kicking back and in the fall, gets the amber lager idea across without being too malty for certain people's tastes

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Ybor Gold Amber Lager from Florida Beer Company
Beer rating: 3.25 out of 5 with 130 ratings
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