Colorado Native Amber Lager | AC Golden Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
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:
#36,901
Reviews:
65
Ratings:
232
pDev:
14.05%
Bros Score:
4.2
 
 
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16
Gots:
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of erk0607
3.91/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RyanK252
3.65/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle poured into a BarrelHouse Brewing Co pint glass

A: Pours copper amber with a frothy tan head that settles to a nice layer and laces very well.

S: Bready toasty roasty malt, fruity notes, a bit yeasty and a little pine.

T: Toasty roasty malt, earthy, a little coffee, pine, and faint fruity notes.

M: A bit on the fuller side of medium body, moderate carbonation.

O: Surprisingly flavorful amber lager. I think it could use a little more sweetness to counter the hop and roasted malt bitterness, but still pretty nice.

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Photo of Tlloyd417
3.37/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TheHopsman
3.51/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of zaraspook
3.27/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.72/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BryantForestry
3.44/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sporklift87
3.93/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JetFeather22
1.09/5  rDev -70%
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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Photo of ASirahSyrah
3.84/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of dbarny76
3.76/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Jcarter1221
3.7/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of benloho
3.86/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KLHBB
3.31/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

I want so much to love this beer (as a Colorado transplant myself), but there's no magic for me. Maybe once I become a more sophisticated reviewer, I'll be able to articulate the disconnect. It's a nice brown color, big head, it smells of wet dog, and tastes like it came from a can. Not terrible, certainly, but I don't need to taste this again. Hooray for "build your own six packs."

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Photo of dclange
4.25/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of toronadotornado
3.35/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Coors Brewery Tour - Golden, CO - draft

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Photo of jpwobbles
3.69/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of costanzo_mike
3.65/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rossracing
3.73/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of kleintime99
3.3/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of timweaver9
2.01/5  rDev -44.6%
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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Colorado Native Amber Lager from AC Golden Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.63 out of 5 with 232 ratings