Colorado Native Amber Lager | AC Golden Brewing Company

Colorado Native Amber LagerColorado Native Amber Lager
BA SCORE
3.62/5
228 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:
#35,276
Reviews:
64
Ratings:
228
pDev:
14.36%
Bros Score:
4.2
 
 
Wants:
16
Gots:
64
Trade:
0
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Photo of JetFeather22
1.09/5  rDev -69.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

This beer is not how an american amber lager is supposed to taste.. It is hoppy as hell, Amber lagers are supposed to be about the malts, I honestly can't taste much malt with all the hops in the way...

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1.75/5  rDev -51.7%

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2/5  rDev -44.8%

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2/5  rDev -44.8%

Photo of timweaver9
2.01/5  rDev -44.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.75

Not on the top of my list, kind of a disappointment.

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Photo of BMMillsy
2.27/5  rDev -37.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Photo of kbutler1
2.41/5  rDev -33.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle. Pours a reddish amber color with a slightly tan head. More red in appearance than I would have expected. I haven't had a lager in a while so this should be interesing. The aroma immediatly reminded me of walking through the Coors brewery when I was younger. Strong aroma of sweet malt and sweet corn. A slight hoppiness in the beginning followed by a subtle sweetness. The aroma is really the downfall on this one to me. Medium/light mouthfeel. Lingering bitterness. It's not terrible but it's not good either.

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Photo of emsroth
2.42/5  rDev -33.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

12 oz bottle

App: frothy off-white head. Nice amber with hues of ruby

Smell: a touch of bready malt but dominated by dank, Fruity hops. Perhaps cascade? Because I smell grapefruit.

Taste: similar to the smell. Decent bready and biscuity malt with a touch if honey. Fades into some grapefruit rind bitterness.

Medium body with decent carbonation.

Tastes like the second runnings of sam Adams BL.

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Photo of SassyBootblack
2.49/5  rDev -31.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Amber color, plesant amount of bubbles.

Smell: Not much to mention.

Taste: Mostly a sweet corn flavor. The color suggests a maltiness that this beer doesn't deliver.

Mouthfeel: A good, crisp lager.

Drinkability: Goes down smooth, but there's not much interesting going on here.

A perfectly fine American style lager gussied-up with a little roasted malt for color, is my guess. Anyone expecting the likes of a Märzen or Vienna lager will be dissapointed.

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2.5/5  rDev -30.9%

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2.64/5  rDev -27.1%

Photo of kojevergas
2.67/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Bottle into real pint glass in high altitude Denver, Colorado.

A: Pours a clear rosy-gold/copper with a three finger head of moderate thickness lacking in cream. Generally appealing but nothing special. Head retention is poor.

Sm: Notes of fresh barley, hints of citrus, maybe some estery hops, no yeast.

T: Slick open fades to double note body of light barley and some hops with an off-crisp finish. Poorly built for an amber. Not bold.

Mf: Too smooth, too wet - until the finish, which is slightly more refined but still lackluster.

Dr: At this price range, better beers can be had - especially in the Colorado microbrew scene. Save yourself the money and buy a better beer.

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2.75/5  rDev -24%

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2.75/5  rDev -24%

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2.75/5  rDev -24%

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2.75/5  rDev -24%

Photo of StonedTrippin
2.86/5  rDev -21%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

this is not a craft brew, and it doesnt taste like one. pours slightly darker than the industry standard corn beers, a little breck red to it, decent white head. smells a bit metallic or something, malts in the nose, no hops to speak of, on the edge of stale even when its fresh. taste is pretty weak, cerealy a bit, with a slight metallic tinge. not as bad as a silver bullet, thats for sure, but a poor attempt to capture the craft beer drinker by a big company. still, when next to bud light at the hockey rink for the same price, ill get a native every time. credit for all colorado ingredients, but this just doesnt taste real good.

edit: the difference between package and draft on this one is significant. the bottles never seem to taste very good at all, but the above review is harsh for the draft, its quite a bit better. more hops come out especially in the finish, and its better carbonated too. going to bump up a couple of scores to reflect my preference for the draft version over the bottles.

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2.97/5  rDev -18%

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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Colorado Native Amber Lager from AC Golden Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.62 out of 5 with 228 ratings
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