Jenny Lake Lager
Snake River Brewing Company & Brewpub

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From:
Snake River Brewing Company & Brewpub
 
Wyoming, United States
Style:
Vienna Lager
Ranked #45
ABV:
4.8%
Score:
85
Ranked #22,585
Avg:
3.76 | pDev: 10.11%
Reviews:
99
Ratings:
90
Status:
Active
Rated:
Aug 15, 2022
Added:
Apr 10, 2002
Wants:
  26
Gots:
  21
SCORE
85
Very Good
Jenny Lake LagerJenny Lake Lager
Notes: Formerly Snake River Lager

Snake River Lager is our most popular beer. This is an amber colored Vienna style lager. The rich, caramel flavor is balanced with the use of several hop varieties for a subtle hop note. An authentic German lager yeast strain adds to the true flavor of this beer. The malt forward profile of Snake River Lager makes it a fine complement to pizzas and red meat.
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Rated: 3.75 by bpfrush from Wisconsin

Aug 15, 2022
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Reviewed by Singlefinpin from North Carolina

4.1/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Drinking this at home.
Poured from a twelve ounce can into a pint glass.
Looks amber, with a nice foamy white head that dropped quickly to a thin cap.
Smells lightly bready, spicy, floral.
Taste follows the nose nicely with plenty of floral hoppiness.
Mouth feel is medium plus for the style.
Overall a very nice Vienna style Lager that I would definitely order again.
Love to try this on tap.
Cheers!
Aug 28, 2021
 
Rated: 3.65 by evergreen_machine from Washington

Jul 07, 2021
 
Rated: 3.62 by jchanley from Illinois

Aug 29, 2020
 
Rated: 4.04 by Jcreek from Illinois

Aug 29, 2020
 
Rated: 3.73 by 22Blue from Kansas

Aug 26, 2020
 
Rated: 4.07 by Wisconsin_IPA_Lover from Wisconsin

Jan 20, 2020
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Rated by Rub_This_BBQ from Massachusetts

4.14/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Clear and toffee like color nice figure head taste is clean crisp with some nice malt sweetness great beer
Jan 03, 2020
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Reviewed by Fullsend from Montana

4.5/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
My go to beer in Wyoming along with Melvin killer beers. Goes down smooth, great flavor and decent can design. I can drink a whole 6 pack in an hour no problem.
Dec 25, 2019
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Rated by Jamesg1188 from Colorado

3.98/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Well done Vienna style lager.
Sep 17, 2019
 
Rated: 3.54 by einman from Minnesota

Sep 15, 2019
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Rated by rclangk from West Virginia

3.83/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
9/2019 Grand Teton NP
Sep 05, 2019
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Rated by Sludgeman from District of Columbia

3.54/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
A fine tasting beer but in my opinion not close enough to style.
Aug 05, 2019
 
Rated: 3.75 by Kolb from Montana

Jul 11, 2019
 
Rated: 3.5 by Rifugium from North Dakota

Jul 10, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by bdlusa from Texas

Jun 25, 2019
 
Rated: 3.58 by Superheatnsubcool from Washington

Jun 06, 2019
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

3.59/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
i generally am not a huge fan of vienna lager, i like all the grain flavor, but the body and sweetness it often adds makes a heavier drinker out of a lager, kills its refreshment value most of time time, and slows me way down, but that really isnt the case with this one, which isnt as deep amber as many of them, kind of just a brassy hue to it, nice clarity from the can and sporting a tall white head. the maltiness is there, a touch of honey sweetness but not a big sturdy baked complexion, not hearty and warming and all that, lightly nutty, with the mineral profile of the water still in place and a bit of the lager yeast coming through the grain as well. its not overly complex, which lends to drinkability, and overall it tastes kind of old school to me, when just about all craft beer had a crystal malt complexion to it. they have done a nice job keeping this lighter than many, and there is nice balance. kind of a more moderate take on the style all up, but another well made beer from snake river, and i liked it better than i usually like vienna lager types...
May 13, 2019
 
Rated: 4.32 by Dalbeast from Wyoming

May 12, 2019
 
Rated: 3.69 by WDJersey from Colorado

Oct 14, 2018
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Reviewed by dhannes from Wisconsin

3.68/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
Poured from a can into a Perfect Pint lager glass:
Look=Rich, brownish red with nice eggshell head that lasted throughout.
Smell=Bread with malt...maybe a hint of raisins. Appealing but not obvious.
Taste=Baked bread...part rye, part pretzel. Less tasty than a Boston Lager.
Feel=Here is where this beer falls apart. I gather it was meant to be more of a session beer than Boston Lager, as it has a fairly light body, with muted carbonation. The result is a watered down version of Boston Lager.
Overall=If you like Boston Lager, but think it is too strong or robust, then give this one a try...the can says that a portion of the proceeds go to the Grand Teton National Park Foundation, so it has that going for it. Overall--I would drink again but I would probably not buy again unless I could get it at a phenomenal price.
Jul 18, 2017
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Reviewed by chinchill from South Carolina

3.14/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
On tap at the brewpub in Jackson WY.
Copper body with high clarity and a thin but semi-durable white head.
Aroma: honey and baked bread
Sweet and malty flavor for style but some obvious hops.
Smooth medium body.
Jun 13, 2017
 
Rated: 3.04 by socon67 from New York

Jun 08, 2017
 
Rated: 3.59 by Dirk_Chappelle from New Hampshire

Jun 03, 2017
 
Rated: 2.6 by aaronyoung01 from New Mexico

May 07, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by chubenzino from California

Dec 21, 2016
 
Rated: 3.99 by Quesophresco from Oregon

Dec 09, 2016
 
Rated: 2.75 by WillisTalkinBout from Wyoming

Sep 25, 2016
 
Rated: 3.5 by CPAles from Illinois

May 25, 2016
 
Rated: 3.59 by Squire from Mississippi

May 23, 2016
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Reviewed by Darkmagus82 from Texas

3.97/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from can into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a clear copper-amber color with a two finger head of white foam. The head fades moderately fast leaving a bit of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the brew is strongest of a bready smell mixed with a strong showing of caramel. Along with these smells comes some smells of hay and grass and a hint of harvest fruit.

Taste – The taste begins with a nice caramel and lightly toasted bready flavor mixed with a little bit of harvest fruit. While strong upfront, the caramel gets even more potent as the taste moves forward, bringing on more and more sweetness. A bit of an herbal and molasses taste come at the very end, leaving one with a sweet, but smooth bready taste on the tongue.

Mouthfeel-The body of the beer is slightly thicker then I was anticipating for a brew of only 4.8 % abv. (although not too thick) with a carbonation level that was rather average. For the mix of bready and sweet, with the light roasted tastes, the feel is fantastic and makes for a flavorful brew.

Overall – I rather enjoyed this beer. It was flavorful and easy drinking all with a very modest abv. of 4.8 % .
May 19, 2016
 
Rated: 3.75 by ColSanders123 from Georgia

Mar 15, 2016
 
Rated: 3.55 by GRFounder from Michigan

Mar 03, 2016
 
Rated: 3.77 by DrAnnaNemis from Illinois

Jan 26, 2016
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Reviewed by OompaMentor from Georgia

3.87/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
On tap in pint at Snake River Brewing.
A- copper color with slight carbonation and great head
S- Easy on nose with roasted malt
T- nice roasted malt flavor
F- full malty flavor with creamy feel

An easy, enjoyable beer!
Jan 10, 2016
 
Rated: 3.5 by fthegiants from California

Dec 30, 2015
 
Rated: 3.84 by MFMB from Idaho

Nov 14, 2015
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Reviewed by stevoj from Idaho

3.44/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Huge foamy head on pour, Medium amber body, malt, caramel aroma. taste brings more sweet malt, toffee and caramel. Silky smooth body, mostly malt , abrupt finish. Re-rate 11/6/2015 bumping this up a bit for the style, nice caramel sweet malt body, but still finishes a bit flat
Nov 07, 2015
 
Rated: 4.1 by MarkyMOD from Colorado

Sep 19, 2015
 
Rated: 3.85 by mflamar from New York

Aug 27, 2015
Jenny Lake Lager from Snake River Brewing Company & Brewpub
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 189 ratings