Jenny Lake Lager | Snake River Brewing Company & Brewpub

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169 Ratings
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Jenny Lake LagerJenny Lake Lager
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
Ratings:
169
Reviews:
96
Avg:
3.75
pDev:
10.4%
 
 
Wants:
23
Gots:
14
For Trade:
0
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Photo of dhannes
3.68/5  rDev -1.9%
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.

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Photo of chinchill
3.14/5  rDev -16.3%
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 socon67
3.04/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Dirk_Chappelle
3.59/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of aaronyoung01
2.6/5  rDev -30.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of chubenzino
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Quesophresco
3.99/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WillisTalkinBout
2.75/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of CPAles
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Squire123
3.59/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.97/5  rDev +5.9%
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 ColSanders123
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GRFounder
3.55/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DrAnnaNemis
3.77/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OompaMentor
3.87/5  rDev +3.2%
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 fthegiants
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MFMB
3.84/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of stevoj
3.44/5  rDev -8.3%
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

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Photo of MarkyMOD
4.1/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of mflamar
3.85/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of a77cj7
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Oidmoe
3.44/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Treyliff
3.74/5  rDev -0.3%
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 Tone
4.3/5  rDev +14.7%
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 +6.7%
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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Jenny Lake Lager from Snake River Brewing Company & Brewpub
3.75 out of 5 based on 169 ratings.
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