Lizzy's Lager | Orlison Brewing Co.

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Lizzy's LagerLizzy's Lager

Brewed by:
Orlison Brewing Co.
Washington, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by RJLarse on 07-18-2009

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Ratings: 24 |  Reviews: 10
Reviews by woemad:
Photo of woemad
3.59/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

16oz can purchased at Huckleberry’s in Spokane for $2.39. No freshness date, but Orlison hasn’t been canning for more than a couple of months, so it can’t be very old. I have had this before, on draught when it was first introduced a number of years ago by Golden Hills, as Orlison was then called.

Poured a rubyish shade of amber, with a tight yet creamy looking beige colored head. Said head receeded after a few minutes to a skiff, leaving a moderate amount of lace.

Malty, with traces of nuttiness in the aroma. Smells like a Vienna lager to me.

Mostly malty in the flavor, with a bit of nutty flavor not unlike an English Nut Brown Ale. What hop flavor there is tends toward the medicinal, herbal end of the spectrum and is rather muted. Finishes cleanly, as one would expect from a lager.

Medium bodied, seems a little bit too heavy in the body, really, but not to a dealbreaking degree.

A decent lager alternative to the plethora of amber ales out there. Not something that really blows me away, but it’s a decently made, local choice if otherwise faced with Mac & Jack’s African Amber.

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Photo of chinchill
2.7/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.5

Undated pint can at $2.49USD.

Pours with a clear copper colored body that has good clarity and that is covered by a foamy, light beige head. Plenty of lacing.
Clearly off aroma and some undesirable flavors indicate a bad batch. While the can is undated, this was a recent arrival at my local beer store, so I'll blame the brewer. The malts are almost completely masked in the nose and largely masked in the taste.

Smooth, medium+ body with medium carbonation.

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Photo of acurtis
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of seanthornton152
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of socon67
3.51/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DOCRW
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of jellikit
3.59/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Served from can.

A: Amber. Crystal clear. Thick, tan, foamy, clumpy head. Nice thick, sticky lacing.
S: not much for aroma.
T: malty, bready, lightly roasted, Light, citrusy hop finish.
M: medium carbonation. Medium body. Crisp. Sweet.
O: decent lager. Well balanced. Clean. Would buy again.

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Photo of LiquidAmber
3.77/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a medium to dark bronze amber with a half finger off-white head that dissipates to patches and good lacing. Aroma of grainy, mildly caramel malt, apple juice, slight grassy hops. Flavor is nutty biscuit malt, tea, hints of toasted malt; finishes with grassy hops and tea bitterness. Medium bodied with light carbonation. An amber ale that starts with a mild nutty maltiness, but finishes with an odd tea like astringent bitterness that has little herbal hop flavor to it. Nothing exciting, but a decent mildly hopped amber ale. Nice looking.

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Photo of warpedrevolution
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of KingOfBeers13
4.92/5  rDev +35.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I have not forgotten this beer and I only had 2 when I was in Washington. Such a great Amber.

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Photo of Reidrover
3.48/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

16 oz can bought from "Lifesource" in Salem OR $2.49 Called Lizzy’s Red Craft Lager here. Pours a pale copper colour with a large boisterous creamy off white head. Smells like an English ale.tobacco,leaves,bit of nuttiness..nice . Taste has a bit more hop bite but its the same as the aroma..slight sourness and a dry earthy finish. Palate is fine..lowish carbonation and medium mouth feel. Nice beer but if I had this and not seen the can I would have thought it a old style English ESB/strong bitter!!

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Photo of ygtbsm94
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of M477
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of Donkster46
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of mactrail
3.08/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Handsome coppery color in the tall Stella goblet with a fine pile of foam. Spritzy in the mouth with long-lasting suds, lacing even. The smell is faintly acidic.

Sugary and thin at first sip. Quite a bitter aftertaste after the malty pleasure. Rather winey. This seems like a flat sweet taste with hints of cardoard, followed by a rather medicinal bitterness with no real hop aromatics. It's the sweet and bitter routine.

This is very pretty stuff, and pleasantly sudsy, but I get tired of these bitterish, sweetish, dishwatery nondescript amber beers. Oh, well-- goes down easy enough. From the 16 oz can purchased at Wine World and Spirits in north Seattle.

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Photo of flagmantho
3.58/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 16oz tall can into a pint glass.

Appearance: crystal-clear medium-amber hue with a strong effervescence and a thin finger of frothy tan foam. Not as much head as I'd like, but the color is great.

Smell: caramelly and sweet, with a touch of biscuit; hops are basically not present. Not too bad, but a bit one-note.

Taste: similar to the aroma, but with more biscuit character and an added fruitiness. There's definitely a little banana character here, which I like and which offsets the biscuit a little.

Mouthfeel: medium-light body with with a good carbonation and a satisfying creaminess. I like it.

Overall: a drinkable and tasty-enough red lager. Definitely worth a shot if you're into the style.

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Photo of mtbeer3649
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of nathanmiller
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RJLarse
3.36/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at The Swamp. Served in a pint glass.

Appearance is a brown/red/amber color and clear. The beer is well carbonated with a good foamy head and nice retention.

Smell is faint, a roasted grain aromew mostly.

Taste is a dark toast flavor with a little caramel flavor and a mild bitterness.

Mouthfeel is clean and medium bodied.

A nice drinkable dark lager. Amer bordering on dark.

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Photo of LoveStout
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of Bitterbill
3.99/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

16 ounce can served room temp.

Pours a clear copper, 2 finger head of foam, minor lacing.

Caramel malt and grain in the smell...definitely leans towards the sweetish side. A mild butterscotch note or 2. No discernible bitterness to me.

Caramel malty taste with some notes of bread and grain, quite sweet overall as there's little of a bitter factor here. Okay, right at the end of the finish, I get some sort of orange like flavour. More sips and that orange does permeate nearly every step of the session. Nice.

Almost medium bodied with adequate carbonation.

This is getting old. Yet another tasty Lager from Orlison. lol.

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Photo of beertunes
3.18/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in straight pint glass. Poured a clean, clear reddish-amber color with less than a quarter-inch of just off-white head that had low retention but OK lacing.

The aroma was mostly benign, grainy malts with just a trace of hops soft, gentle hops in the background. The flavor profile was pretty similar, sweetish malts occupied most of tongue, but there was a bit a tangy hops kicking in on the finish.

The was light, but still reasonably full, without being heavy or sticky. Drinkability was decent, I might have a couple of these if I were in the right mood. Overall, a decent little brew from a brewery I'd never heard of. Worth a shot if you see it.

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Photo of Satan70
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of gizmo99360
4.52/5  rDev +24.2%

Lizzy's Lager from Orlison Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.64 out of 5 with 24 ratings