Ybor Gold Amber Lager | Florida Beer Company

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77
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Ybor Gold Amber LagerYbor Gold Amber Lager
BEER INFO

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

Style: Vienna Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by grdahl on 06-22-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
130
Reviews:
67
Avg:
3.27
pDev:
14.37%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
13
For Trade:
0
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1.34/5  rDev -59%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 2

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1.75/5  rDev -46.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -23.5%

Photo of mobrockman
2.5/5  rDev -23.5%

Photo of apclark
2.5/5  rDev -23.5%

Photo of manitouman84
2.53/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours a golden amber with a 1 finger head that dissipates quickly. Aroma of some malt and yeast, a hint of grass to it. Tastes grainy and one dimensional, no sweetness or hop flavor. Overly carbonated, harsh, and watered down. Not impressed with this.

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Photo of PhillyStyle
2.58/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle:

A: Poured a clear light golden color with a slightly less than two finger white head that dissipated rapidly. The head was moderately thick and left some decent lacing. Slight carbonation could be seen rising to the top of the glass.

S: Not much of an aroma, a little hops, that is really it.

T: Taste is average at best, if that. It had a light hoppy flavor, but it was somewhat watered down.

M/D: The beer had a medium body with maybe a little too much carbonation. Overall, the beer is really not that good and I did not finish the second one that I ordered.

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Photo of AaronRed
2.68/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I have got to say that I wasn't that impressed with this beer. Looked OK, and a nice malty aroma was a good start, but I did not like the taste. Sort of thin and sour tasting. Maybe this was a bad bottle, but it did taste fresh and was just shipped to me. Didn't really have much of a pleasent body either.

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Photo of Spica66
2.71/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Clear amber color. Decent head formation and some lacing.

S: Not a lot going on here. Lightly malty/bready. No hops at all.

T: Mild flavor. Pretty bland on the tongue with a slightly tangy finish.

M: Slightly watery. Medium-dry finish. Medium carbonation.

D: Easy to drink, but the overall lack of flavor does not lead me to want another one.

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2.73/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Ybor Gold Amber Lager pours a light copper color with a thin white head from a brown twelve ounce bottle. I can smell a touch of malt in the aroma but that's about it. Flavorwise, I'm most struck by the caramel malt of this beer, there are some hops, but this is just a mediocre beer, it's not well balanced and not very enjoyable.

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2.75/5  rDev -15.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -15.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -15.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -15.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -15.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Says review optional. It is not

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Photo of BeerAdvocate
2.77/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Beer review from BA Mag Nov 2007.

This brand is part of the 2005 acquisition of Ybor City Brewing, and they tout it as a classic example of a German lager. Pretty vague marketing babble. Let's see if this beer has any life to it.

Shiny clear light-brassy color, some good stickage to the lace that seems to stay around for a good while. Hint of feed grain, grassy, bit of caramel, apple skin and a faint taffy aroma. Good smoothness with a light crispness and light slickness in the mouth. Dried grass grain flavor throughout, a kiss of caramel sweetness middle to end. Hops are spicy and balancing with minimal flavor. Touch of cooked veggies and husk stick to the taste buds. Finishes on the dry side.

Not too clean for a lager, the DMS (cooked veggies) comes out a bit too long. Subpar compared to their counterparts whom they are trying to emulate. There are far better import and craft lagers out there to even think about bothering with this one.

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Photo of Gusler
2.8/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On the pour a clear gold with the head modest in size and a frothy white color after its evaporation, the resultant lace a thin curtain to drape the glass. Nose is malt laden and sweet, fresh and crisp with the start sweet with a fair grain profile, the top light. Finish adequately hopped and minimally acidic with a dry aftertaste, just a tad to sweet overall for me.

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2.8/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Color is a lighter glowing gold of yellowness, silk thin white head, minimal drippy lace. Smell is clean with a musty malt overtone, lightly sweet and crisp of citrus. Taste is light and crisp of malts, quick sharp little bite then ends with a slight uneven hoppy light bitterness. Uneven lighter medium body with many spots of emptyness and a grainy textured middle, unpleasant and plain.

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Photo of smcolw
2.81/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Crystal clear; only a shade darker than straw. Okay head for a lager, with a good lace ring.

Neutral malt aroma that is inviting but uninvigorating. Very little hop.

Relatively light flavor. This is a dry beer with a touch of hop bitterness. Good body for a lager; high carbonation. A step up from the lawn-mower crowd; great for a hot day.

Overall, an easy beer to consume. Not really a top notch offering--something of a mix between the macrobrewed and the microbrewed. This is a great stepping stone for the Bud and Miller drinkers who think microbeers are too strong.

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Photo of jdhilt
2.85/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Golden color, not much head and some bitterness. After taste is slightly hoppy, the malt and hops are a much better mix as it warms up. Hops are stronger when temperature is 40 or so.

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2.89/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of garymuchow
2.9/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

The aroma really doesn't have much of a presence. Hints of malt with a touch of graininess and sweetness and no definitive hop quality. As warms the malt dominates.
Dark gold pushing amber with a very short lived shallow head that eventually just leaves a ring.
Malt really doesn't make much of a presence at first, but in time it shows a slight sweetness. Then as it warms it takes on a heaviness of a not so pleasing flavor. Other flavor comes from the bitterness that appears in middle with a strengthening through the finish. Dryness matches the bitterness, except at th end in which it is much longer and really rather dry.
Fullness from carbonation makes it a bit filling. Somewhat soft, otherwise on the light side.
This beer leaves me wanting. I'm just not a fan of the balancing. My first bottle the bitterness was excessive. The second time that wasn't so, but the malt had a grainy flavor that I didn't like.

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Photo of Sammy
2.93/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Passable beer for a long flight delay. Yellow colour, foamy head. Cheese aroma head. Smooth drinking, very light toasty malts, average mouthfeel. Subdued sweetness with mild bitterness in finish. Carbonation is above average buty not obtrusive.
Delta lounge, Tampa airport.

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Photo of jhartley
2.93/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Looks like an amber lager; orange and amber colored, thin white head that hangs around for a sort period of time.
Smells like an older IPA, degraded hop presence and a syrupy sweet aroma, slight wet cardboard. Might be an old bottle?
Tastes just like the smell; sweet, with bready malts and a little lemony aftertaste.
Feel is dry, not much carbonation; needs more in my opinion. It is thirst quenching though.
Overall, to my this is just another run of the mill lager; sweet and dry. Happy I only bought one in a mix-a-six.

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Ybor Gold Amber Lager from Florida Beer Company
3.27 out of 5 based on 130 ratings.
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