Jenny Lake Lager | Snake River Brewing Company & Brewpub

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Snake River Brewing Company & Brewpub
Wyoming, United States
snakeriverbrewing.com

Style: Vienna Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-10-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#26,806
Reviews:
96
Ratings:
169
pDev:
10.43%
Bros Score:
3.71
 
 
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Reviews by BeerBeing:
Photo of BeerBeing
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Presentation: 12oz brown glass stubby generic bottle, multicolored label

Appearance: hazy amber color, small off-white head, minor but sticky lacing

Smell: malt and hops

Taste: medium body, smooth mouth feel, VERY malty, sweet and fruity, minor hops in background

Notes: nothing special

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More User Reviews:
Photo of OompaMentor
3.87/5  rDev +3.5%
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!

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Photo of WoodBrew
3.79/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

My superior was kind enough to bring a Snake River Lager back with him from a vacation out in the J'Hole. The beer poured a very nice clear copper with thin white head that is leaving a spot lace. The scent and taste is powered by malts. There is a nice caramel sweetness that keeps one wanting more. the mouthfeel is lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall this is a great session ale and wish I had more than just one.

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Photo of Treyliff
3.74/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz can, best by 7/29/15, poured into a pint glass

A- pours a clear and deep amber color with a two finger creamy & foamy white head that retains long after the pour

S- toasted malt and cereal grain, earthy yeast and light grassy hop

T- bready and cracker malt with some caramel undertones, light grassy hops, nutty and yeast dry finish

M- medium body with low carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel that continues into a crisp dry finish

O- a well made Vienna that is super drinkable

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Photo of metter98
3.79/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is clear amber orange in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high off white head that quickly died down, leaving some bubbles covering the surface and a thin collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of sweet caramel and toasted malts are present in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and has a moderate amount of malty sweetness along with hints of toffee. Slight hints of earthly hops are detectable.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I liked this beer because it was dominated by sweet malty flavors but wasn't that difficult to drink because the mouthfeel wasn't too heavy.

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Photo of Tone
4.3/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours a clear, copper color. One inch head of an off-white color. Good retention and great lacing. Smells of yeast, pale malt, sweet malt, slight hops, hint of caramel malt, and slight dough. Mouth feel is sharp and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of pale malt, sweet malt, hint of dough, hint of hops, yeast, and a hint of caramel malt. Overall, simple yet hardy. Good body, blend, and feel; refreshing.

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Photo of LilTobyRuby
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a beautiful orange. Light tan head with delicate lacing on the glass. Strong Vienna malt aroma and flavor with a bit of malty sweetness. Low hop presence in the flavor and aroma. Clean yeast profile and finish.

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Photo of Darkmagus82
3.97/5  rDev +6.1%
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 % .

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Photo of argock
3.84/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Served on-tap at Snake River Brewing (Jackson Hole, WY). Reviewed from notes.

A: Pleasing clear amber with short cap of pillowy, off-white head with a nice rim of lacing.

S: Bready, light caramel malty aroma, a little cracker and toast too, with a subtle herbal, earthy hops note

T: The flavor is excellent with bold bready, cracker, and light toast notes, a moderate caramel malt kick, and a subdued, mild hop bitterness that keeps the potential sweetness in check. No yeast esters -- a well made Vienna lager.

M: Very smooth with a good balance of carbonation for the light-medium body.

O: Just a great example of a craft brewery doing a good-to-great job with all their beers. This one is nudging great -- highly drinkable with a wonderful malty, bready presence and just the right amount of caramel sweetness. Good work on this one Snake River. Fresh from the brewery doesn't hurt either.

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Photo of MDDMD
3.87/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A-amber color with hints of orange, nice white head and good lacing

S-toasted malt, lemon, hint of sweetness

T-toasted malt, lemon, herbal, slight brown sugar sweetness, decent bitter finish

F-light to medium body with lively carbonation, crisp and clean

O-really good lager, liked the style and would drink more of this

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Photo of MadScientist
3.61/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: A medium copper with excellent clarity. The rocky, off-white head is long lasting and leaves some lacing on the glass.

S: A medium aroma that gives the impression of Munich malt and a light earthy hops aroma. The malt bring a light toasty character. Maybe a slight raisin like aroma from the malt like that in an old ale otherwise pretty clean.

T: A fair amount of German malt flavor with a light bit of malt sweetness. There is an almost equal hops bitterness and medium-light earth hops flavor. The balance is about even. The finish is medium with a grainy, malty aftertaste.

M: Smooth and moderately creamy with a medium-light body and medium-low level of carbonation.

O: A flavorful lager with a good balance of flavor and a creamy body. It a good beer.

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Photo of SkiBum22
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.2/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine June 2007.

The world needs more lagers, like this Vienna Lager brewed with Tettnang and Saaz hops, along with Pale, Vienna, Munich and Caramel malts.

A rich honey-amber offering that displays plenty of active carbonation, and a creamy white-ringed lace above and good retention throughout. Aroma is pretty mel- low and clean, with notes of caramel and brown breads. Lively bite, followed by some herbal and lemon flavors from Noble hops. Smooth on the palate. Nice medium body that's round, malty and consistent. Tons of toasty and bready notes, with an embedded caramel sweetness. Tea-like at times. Crackery toward the finish, which has some coarse dry grain to it. Bready linger.

Man, this is one toasty beer! Perhaps a bit too much. After a while, the toasty flavors tend to dominate and overwhelm each sip. A bit less would allow the hops to shine through, cleaning things up and providing some more balance. That said, this is a Lager worth seeking out and trying.

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Photo of Jason
4.21/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: 22 oz brown bomber with a best enjoyed before date clearly printed.

Appearance: Orange amber with frothy tiny-bubbled lace. Great head retention.

Smell: Malty with hints of toasted malt and faint caramel, clean to the nose.

Taste: Moderate carbonation, medium bodied and very malty. The mouth feel is extraordinarily smooth as the substantial large toasted malt character creeps all around the taste buds. Subdued hop profile with only a touch of bitterness, this leaves the malt to shine through. A faint fruitiness and some residual sweetness reside in the end.

Notes: On the sweet and malty side. Fresh, flavorful and lively pack in a tight and clean palate. A beer I will unquestionably regard as one of the best in its style.

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Photo of rhinonau
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of williamjbauer
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of chinchill
3.14/5  rDev -16%
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.

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Photo of Schlafly33
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of richkrull
3.73/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Got this one out of a mixed 6pack from Brennan's in Oconomowoc, WI.

Poured a deep amber color, not much head at all. Smells a bit of caramel. Good scent, not too strong. Rich caramel flavor throughout. This is a pretty good beer. I could drink a few more of these. Not my favorite beer, but definitely worth a try.

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Photo of LXIXME
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of CRoBB21
4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

Photo of beerbrains
3.41/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Received this in mixed 6 pk sampler. It pours a pleasant amber with a crisp white head that left a sticky lace in the glass long after the beer was gone. It smells slightly sweet, caramel malts.

The flavors follows the nose; slightly sweet and malty with a little hops to balance things out. Very smooth drinking. Overall a very good example of the style.... Macro producers of this style should be taking notes.

Drank this one on it's no food.

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Photo of cokes
4.18/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Simply a top-notch vienna lager. Well rounded and lovely to drink.
Pours a great-looking dark peach with a dense, creamy head.
Big, sweet malts on the nose and in the taste. Fruit sweetness and carmel manifest themselves here. Some toasty note are evident as well. This is balanced by a touch of hop bitterness. Maybe I would prefer just a little more, but it is very difficult to argue with the balance and results of this bier.
Pretty robust, with a delightfully smooth mouthfeel.
Stellar brew all around. Highly recommended.

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Photo of socon67
3.04/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of fthegiants
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Jenny Lake Lager from Snake River Brewing Company & Brewpub
Beer rating: 3.74 out of 5 with 169 ratings