Ybor Gold Amber Lager | Florida Beer Company

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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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Ratings: 130 |  Reviews: 67
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 djrn2
3/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of BEERchitect
3.32/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A pretty good bee considering the style. Pours a nice clear golden-copper color with a little more carbonation than expected. Somewhat fizzy head that faded to a film. Holds nice aromas of barley malt, caramel, apples, bread, and a pleasant yeast souring. Tastes are similar, throw in sweet wort-like flavors with a nice dosage of bittering and flavoring hops (the American way). Feels light to medium on the palate, waters a bit in the finish leaving an abrupt hop residual flavor. A pretty good beer, although a but raw or green.

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Photo of brentk56
3.15/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a clear medium amber color with a rather modest head that neither retains nor laces very well

Smell: A hint of crackery malt

Taste: Cracker malt up front, that turns slightly grainy both mid-palate and after the swallow; lager twang on the finish

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with moderate carbonation

Drinkability: Easy to drink, I guess, if this is your thing, but very forgetable

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Photo of Boone757
3.59/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chinchill
3.23/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12 bottle fresh from the brewery store.

Hazy medium amber body with a good head.
Hop dominated aroma with an earthy and spicy nature.


Flavor: more like an APA than a amber ale, this brew is more hoppy than malty.

Overall: just OK

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Photo of nickfl
3/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of russpowell
3.29/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Review based on notes. Picked this up in Orlando while on vacation:

Pours an effervescent amber with 1 finger of ivory colored head. Zero head retention & lacing

S: Cereal notes & that's it

T: A bit of caramel, wet cereal & herbal hop up front. Dryness with more cereal as this warms, plus some honey malt & grainyness. Finishes grainy & sweet with slight metallic hop notes

MF: Light/medium bodied with okay balance & fairly on style carbonation

Drinks okay, but nothing to write home about

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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 Jason
3.65/5  rDev +11.6%
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 MarkyMOD
3.5/5  rDev +7%

Photo of jwc215
3.15/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Has a freshness label, but nothing marked.

Poured light orangish gold with a very quickly disappearing white head that became a thin patchy foam.

Some grassiness was present - somewhat similar to a pilsener aroma.

The taste was of thin grassiness and a touch of mild hops. Some malt present, but more could be used to lend it more balance and body, imo. A slight metallic touch was noticeable.

It was pretty watery, fairly refreshing and smooth for the most part. The water did mask some of the mild flavors.

Not a great example of the style. But, not bad as a quick thirst-quencher on a hot day or to wash down some food with.

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Photo of feloniousmonk
3.27/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Gold is the name, gold is the color, with a short, tight ring of white head atop.
Aroma is clean, dry, simple, with a little touch of honey and floral essence.
Taste is lackluster, non-commital, indifferent, but in no way bad. Just kind of lays there, like any ordinary lager should. A little blitz of bitterness greets you initially, then fades back. Unmotivated finish, but my memories of the flavor, however meek and indistinct, are pleasant.
I was motivated to toss back a brew a little earlier in the day than usual for me, at this torrid time, and it's doing the job just fine. Must come in quite handy in Florida, where they face this heat year-round.
Thanks to JohnnyDuvel!

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Photo of beernads
2.75/5  rDev -15.9%

Photo of tommy5
3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of bigred89
3/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Gueuzedude
3.38/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a brilliantly clear copper color and is topped by a thin pale cream colored head. The aroma has a nice toasted biscuit malt note, a bit of sweetness that seems a bit fruity (which is atypical of a lager), in fact it smells a bit like grapes in the finish. The taste has a light malty sweetness to it up front, which continues through to the finish and is in fact the dominant note of this beer. There is a nice light bitterness in the finish as well that lingers for a bit. The beer also has a nice toasted malt taste to it and a bit of thin astringency to it. This is a really easy drinking, light and simplistic.

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Photo of Haybeerman
3.45/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Deep gold color. Poured a finger stark white head that dissipated. Minimal lacing. Decanted continually.

S: Cut hay and grass. Light green apple, crackers. A hint of bittering hops.

T: Bready malts came through bigger in the flavor. Noticeable hop bitter in the finish.

M: Light body. Medium carbonation that was a nice balance. Dry and tart.

D: Light, but fairly flavorful. Very easy going down.

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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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Photo of cjgator3
3.27/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Bought from a mix pack of Ybor Gold brews and this was one of the 5 beers featured. Pours a slightly hazy pale orange color with a quickly dissapearing white head. Aroma is malt, biscuits, grass and hops. Taste is light and crisp with malt dominating the taste followed by a quick hop bitterness towards the end. Just not too much going on here. Will not be purchasing this again unless I find it on tap somewhere.

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Photo of Donkster46
3.75/5  rDev +14.7%

Photo of BMMillsy
3.06/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle at Columbiana on the waterside in Tampa. Pours golden with small white head. Corn, straw, honey, light plae malt aroma. Flavor is light corn, sweet honey, straw, slightly dirty finish. Light bodied, medium carbonation. Overall not bad but pretty standard. Nothing amber about this though. Really more of a Helles style.

Had this at a Cuban restaurant and it went nicely with some salty sweet plantain chips. Definitely worth pairing with something, as on its own it was a little harsh and dirty. But the salt contrast made this plenty OK.

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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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Photo of Gatordaddy
3.15/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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