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 | website

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
Reviews:
67
Ratings:
129
Avg:
3.27
pDev:
19.88%
 
 
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Reviews: 67 | Ratings: 129
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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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Photo of RoyalT
3.47/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance – Extremely clear orange in color with a nice head.

Smell – The citrus hops are predominant in the nose. They are supported by a stiff malt backbone and, surprisingly, some strong spicing.

Taste – The citrus hops and slightly-sugared malts mix very well together here. The coriander and white pepper are reminiscent of a BSPA and play well with these flavors.

Mouthfeel – This has good, medium carbonation and is a little heavier than light in the body.

Drinkability – This was a funny mix but it all worked out well.

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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 FosterJM
3.03/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

1146th Review on BA
Bottle to Chalice
12 oz

Work event for Master Pools in Tampa

App- Rich amber with some browns and golds. Bubbles float up and have a small called white head. Some decent cling.

Smell- Very malty and earthy and a bit of granular notes. Wasn't much here.

Taste- Stricky a average beer. Along the lines of SA lager or a Bud American Ale. Malty and lacking a punch.

Mouth- Medium body and medium carbonation. Little bitter, little earthy.

Drink- Just an average beer, nice to try a local but wouldn't seek this out.

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Photo of Brent
3.01/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured a bright gold (well, that is quite a surprise). Aroma was slightly phenolic with a touch of metal, not off to a great start. Started off with some grainy sweetness that I thought was going to devolve into a corn-adjunct flavor, but the beer managed to keep it together and sailed through to a moderately bittersweet finish. The middle was noteworthy for some rather tart dryness, and the finish was fairly clean. Pleasant, and easy drinking.

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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 beerguy101
3/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Medium gold color, small head that fades very quickly. A middle of the road lager. Lighter tasting. Mild malts and hops, but well balanced. Has some flavor to it, but nothing special with this beer. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

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Photo of ktrillionaire
4.03/5  rDev +23.2%
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 babaracas
3.5/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear amber with one finger white head. Smell: grassy hops, musty husky grain. Taste: wheat cracker, grassy, with a crisp mildly sour note, sweet toasted malt. Mouthfeel: light to medium bodied, active carbonation mixes well with a spicy bitterness. Works alright...

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Photo of Globetrotter
3.33/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I stumbled upon this in a St. Petersburg, FL, grocery store - one of only three microbrewed beers I could find in the area. Bud is the undisputed king in these parts. Sad. The bottle looked like the picture, and contained very little information about the beer or the brewery.

Pours a clear, slightly copper golden hue under a 3/4 finger off white head with decent retention and a touch of lace. The nose is mild and slightly grainy, with a sweet undertone and a hint of bread. The mouth is very prickly and quite light. The taste opens with lots of barley, slightly sweet. A touch of slightly metallic hops emerges in the finish, getting stronger as the liquid warms. The aftertaste is sweet grain with just a touch of hoppy bitterness. An unimaginative but drinkable brew.

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