Colorado Native Amber Lager | AC Golden Brewing Company

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3.63/5
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232 Ratings
Colorado Native Amber LagerColorado Native Amber Lager
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
AC Golden Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
coloradonative.com

Style: American Amber / Red Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Colorado Native is a hand crafted lager made with all Colorado ingredients that celebrates the joys of life in Colorado.

Hold up a pint of Colorado Native and drink in its amber lager color, brought to life with pale and caramel malts from our famous Moravian 2-row barley. We painstakingly balanced its malt character against select Chinook, Centennial and Cascade hops to create a perfectly balanced, full-flavored beer. A lager yeast fermentation gives Colorado Native a slight fruitiness, complementing a citrus aroma note from a late kettle hop addition. Everything then comes together to deliver a clean taste and dry finish that is very drinkable by itself, or paired with your favorite foods.

Added by Domingo on 04-05-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#37,262
Reviews:
65
Ratings:
232
pDev:
14.05%
Bros Score:
4.2
 
 
Wants:
16
Gots:
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Photo of nodttiurp
4.04/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dandabard
4.36/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer represents everything I love about Colorado. Amber Is my favorite sweet beer and the microbrewery capital of america does not dissappoint when it comes to this amazing Gem. Not a beer to be taken lightly, smooth to go down, strong feel after. A bold beer crafted after only beautiful colorado local ingrediants. If you want to picture yourself in the Rocky mountains and taste the sweetness of the beautiful flowers that grow wild here while enjoying the crispness of fresh snowmelt then this is the beer for you.

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Photo of TheBrewsky
3.54/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of daem3384
3.41/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of KTCamm
3.6/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

6/25/17...off the Coors brewery tour. Pours medium copper with a light head of clingy white foam. Light caramel sweet nose. Smooth semi sweet taste. Amber caramel. Light bite, enough to balance the sweetness. Chewy finish. Tasty.

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Photo of ccozzi
3.49/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sellen
3.84/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of John1985
3.67/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Beer pours a dark amber with frothy inch & half head. Aroma was basic malts, flavor was good flavored malt, biscuity flavors with a balanced dry finish. Reminded me of a stronger Coors Extra Gold or maybe Winterfest. Good solid amber and best beer I've had from Coors in a while.

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Photo of breardon1776
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of netshark
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CanadianGinge
3.29/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.67/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of evanwoertz
4.16/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BMMillsy
2.27/5  rDev -37.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Photo of The_Atom
3.97/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Very true to the style of an Amber Lager, well balanced, simple, and very refreshing. My first Colorado-based beer and I'll definitely purchase again.

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Photo of Kahlerbock
3.4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jewellrunner
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ATH0818
4.32/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Foyle
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served from 12 oz bottle in pilsner glass.
2" cream colored head drops slowly with plenty of lacing. Color is clear amber with abundant streaming carbonation. Aroma of toasted malt and grassy hops. Mouthfeel is medium and creamy with a fairly crisp finish. Flavors of toasted bread and cracker with a nice grassy hop bite. Overall Nicely done to the style, enjoyed this one.

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Photo of njbusa
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bschmidt_37
3.89/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of EdgarGerik
3.78/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bwood06
3.77/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This beer sounded interesting since it is one of Coor's entrants into the craft beer category. I had this one tap at the Coor's brewery in Golden, CO so it was nice, fresh, and cold. This beer is clear and a true amber in color with moderate carbonation easily visible. The head of the beer is off white with a slightly orange hue and frothy in appearance. The head dissipates very slowly to a thin lacing. 4/5 The aroma is very much a layered aroma with notes of fresh cut grass, herbal hops, citrus peel, grapefruit, and oranges. Outside of the hop aromas, which are rather prevalent here, sweet notes of dark caramel and whole wheat bread come out and provide a balance to the hops. 3.75/5 As with the aroma, the flavor is very layered and features a richness of notes. The taste starts out with a bit of light caramel and rye bread before quickly moving into a coriander spiciness, grapefruit & orange peel, and pine resin. The flavor is fairly hoppy but is balanced out by the caramel and breadiness. Bitterness is moderate and lingers, but not too long. 3.75/5 The body is light to medium in nature and the dryness is quite substantial with lingering dryness that lasts for quite some time. Carbonation is not as high as expected, rather being only a light tickle up front. 3.75/5 I am really quite impressed, especially due to this being a Coors product. Most macros, in my experience, do not do craft styles very well, or at least water them down. This is not watered down in the slightest, and is really rather flavorful. 3.75/5

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Photo of DeadeyeOTDO
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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Colorado Native Amber Lager from AC Golden Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.63 out of 5 with 232 ratings