Patagonia Amber Lager | Cerveceria Patagonia Primitiva S.A.

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Cerveceria Patagonia Primitiva S.A.

Style: American Amber / Red Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by indiapaleale on 04-12-2010

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Ratings: 18 |  Reviews: 7
Reviews by JRed:
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4.07/5  rDev +26%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours deep orange in body with big marshmallow head. Aroma of citrus, grass, and a bit of elephant peanuts. Tastes of light citrus, grass with dew, light crystal malt cereal notes, and some papaya. Light in body with light carbonation. Very very good.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Fuzzycuffs
2.71/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of biboergosum
3.52/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

740cc (a new beer bottle measuring metric for this camper) bottle, and an apparently local liquor store chain (cough, MONOPOLY) offering here in Alberta.

This beer pours a clear, bright medium copper amber colour, with two fingers of puffy, loosely foamy, and generally fizzy dirty white head, which leaves a bit of late-arriving pool splash lace around the glass as it quickly sinks away.

It smells of grainy, lightly crackery caramel malt, a gritty yeastiness, oily bar-top nuts, muddled dark orchard fruit juice, and faint earthy, leafy, and weedy hop bitters. The taste is bready, doughy caramel malt, a lessened biscuity and bready sweetness, candy-bar ready nuts, still hard to pin down garden-fresh fruity notes, and more earthy, floral, and faintly musty hoppiness.

The bubbles are good and ready to expand into the near-far regions of my palate with their zingy frothiness, the body an adequate middleweight, and generally smooth, the hops looking like they might be interested in taking back the Falklands, or something, but better sense prevails. It finishes off-dry, the lingering malt starting to show some serious cracks, while the other ancillary players start to consider where their next meal is coming from.

Looking back at the dreck that I just wrote confirms my overall impression of this amber lager - meh. Not bad, but not particularly good, either, so my interest wanes much faster than it would otherwise. I suppose that I should state that this is leagues better than any other Argentinian, let alone Patagonian brew that I've ever had, which should be taken with the intended sense of backhandedness.

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Photo of Momon
2.87/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of wilsonbaron
3.44/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Noelito76
3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of tommy93
4/5  rDev +23.8%

Photo of philmen
3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of dandy14
3.27/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of patagoniabeerwant
3.51/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I would like to purchase Patagonia Amber Lager and the likes but I have not found where it is sold in the USA. Anybody know where I can purchase? Thanks!

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Photo of KitoUY
3.27/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DoubleJ
3.33/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Here's something I didn't expect to taste, but one of the guy's at Empório São Patrício was generous enough to purchase and share a bottle. I forget the bottle size, but it was an usual size I'm not used to seeing. On to the beer:

A lighter amber colored beer with patches of orange mixed in and a reasonable foamy head on top. Retention is fine, lacing provided is very little. The nose is light, and in it are ittle esters and some tasted malt.

While the taste may be subtle, it has an agreeable mix of flavors; toasty, bready, a little caramel. The body is light, maybe a little too light, as it seems a tad watery at times.

A solid little beer to come out of Argentina. I don't know how much a bottle sells in Argentina, but thanks to Brazil's fetish for atrocious inport taxes, a bottle in Brazil sells for R$30!

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Photo of biegaman
3.58/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Patagonia Amber Lager looks just as it should: like crystallized amber. It is both clear and glowing and has a kind of warmth to it despite the deeper copper-like sheen. Its head is healthy, if a little undersized, and leaves modest tracks of lacing along the glass.

The aroma has the splendid scent of toasted nuts; flavours of pecan and hazelnut meld with crunchy caramel and toffee biscuits. While it is reminiscent of English confections it really can't pass as a dessert beer; there's enough underling hoppiness to keep sweetness in check.

There's little 'wow' factor on the palate, but the taste is solid and malty. The brewery suggests serving it at 8 to 10 degrees but this grain bill has the flavour and cleanliness to hold up to warmth; the toasty and caramelized breadcrumb notes are better appreciated that way anyhow.

Its brewer also suggests pairing Pataognia Amber with grilled red meat, which I can imagine may suit it (especially with some sauteed mushrooms and onion on the side). The other recommended pairing, pasta in spicy sauce, I'm not so sure about. Then again, you never know until you try it!

Patagonia Amber Lager isn't likely to either really impress or disappoint. It's a very well-made example of a fairly unexciting, straightforward style. It's an easily enjoyed lager and indicative of an Argentinian beer scene with higher standards than many of its Latin American counterparts.

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Photo of FLima
2.58/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Amber color with a fluffy head with short retention.
Aroma of Lager yeast, minerals and biscuit malt.
Flavor with notes of caramels, sweet malt, apple juice, faint toasted malts, corn, mild lime, cardboard, grains and some herbal and earthy hops. Dry and bitter aftertaste.
Not awful Amber Lager, I just didn't like the predominant oxidized feeling or the Argentinean hops profile. Elegant label, though.

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Photo of cgmjr_bsb
3.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of indiapaleale
2.63/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Bought this at the supermercado across from my hotel in Buenos Aires. I heard it was decent stuff compared to Quilmes which dominates.

Pours pretty thin and dark orange in color, not all that exciting with a thin soda like head.

Smell is some sweet malt but that is about it, this is very non-aromatic.

Taste is some light caramel sweetness and maybe a hint of lemon. Its really not that exciting without much flavor or depth. It reminds me of killians light or something. I don't really care for it but it is better than Quilmes Crystal, however I'd rather drink Quilmes Bock or Stout as they have more body and flavor.

Meh. The label is cool, as is the little booklet that comes with the beer.

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Photo of Marcos_Graziano001
3.05/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of 3uh0
2.25/5  rDev -30.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3

Un poco dulce. Se siente áspera en boca

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Patagonia Amber Lager from Cerveceria Patagonia Primitiva S.A.
Beer rating: 3.23 out of 5 with 18 ratings