Ybor Gold Amber Lager | Florida Beer Company

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Ybor Gold Amber LagerYbor Gold Amber Lager

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Florida Beer Company
Florida, United States

Style: Vienna Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.60%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by grdahl on 06-22-2001

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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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Photo of AtLagerHeads
3.35/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From a 12 ounce bottle: The body is a tawney golden color with a supple off-white head. There is a hint of grain and herbal hops in the aroma. The taste follows through with plenty of grain sense along with the herbal hop notes that were present in the scent. The feel is medium with decent crispness in the finish. Good drinkability.

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Photo of OldFrothingSlosh
3.35/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz. amber bottle courtesy of AKSmokedPorter.

Upon pouring, you wouldn't think it's an amber. Very light in color, bordering on being yellow. Thin layer of white head leaves little chunks of clumpy head atop the beer. Aromas are mostly maly sweetness with some grassy bitterness as well. Ditto for the flavor. Nicely balanced. Lingering hop bitterness. An OK amber.

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Photo of Ellbert
3.48/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: orange/golden color, darker than other Pale Lagers I have had. There was a nice sized white head on top that left nice lace on the glass. The appearance was also very clean and clear.

Smell: A sweet smell of unfermented malts. Hops put a small presence in the aroma.

Taste: A bit sweet to begin. Almost too sweet then it came in with a bite of hop to balance it out. Not bad.

The mouthfeel was of average quality.

Overall a decent beer that I will have again when in Florida since that is the only place I have seen it.

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Photo of Joey7F
3.85/5  rDev +17.7%
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 :)


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

12oz brown bottle. Taken from last year's notes (found in suitcase).
It pours an actual gold color with a snow-white head and some trailing and sticky lace.
The main aroma is grainy cut hay-like malt with a faint hop nose.
A sweet grassy malt taste makes me think of a "mowing the lawn on a hot summer day" beer.
The hops are lightly citrusy and a bit metallic. The finish is lightly sweet and fairly dry and clean.

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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 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 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 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 bmills1608
3.6/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Golden yellow color. Nose smelled strongly of adjunct and a sharp light malt.

Taste was a bit sweet-sour, clean, crisp and light. Toasted malt taste was vague. Hop bitterness was low end but about right for this beer. Tasted a lot like an American macro with a little more umph. A fine beer if you like a lighter style and just want to kill a few without really thinking to much about it.

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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 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 marc77
3.45/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Crystal clear dark golden, topped by a thick large bubbled head that settles readily. Loose lace is left. Soft bready malt and lightly toasted grain along with a mildly herbal and floral noble hop nose. A snap of moderate hop bitterness quickly yields to mellow grainy sweetness and a persistent toasted malt note. An herbal hop flavor then emerges and provides contrast. Lightly bodied, but just full enough in mouthfeel to prevent overall weakness. Finishes clean, w/ just a hint of light caramel malt. Ybor Gold is a no frills brew with more than sufficient overall character to facilitate excellent drinkability. Very quaffable.

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Photo of Myk
3.48/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

great session beer, light and crisp, like a lager should be. poured with minimal head which disappeared almost immediately. beautiful golden, clear color. unusual hoppy, but not unwelcome. malt character is there in the beginning but fads fast to leave nothing but hop after. reading about it, says there is a "malt spiciness" but i dont see it, the thing i get from it is the hoppiness flavor and no bite.

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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 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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Ybor Gold Amber Lager from Florida Beer Company
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