Indians Lager | Sun King Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Sun King Brewing Company
Indiana, United States
sunkingbrewing.com

Style: Vienna Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
When summer days have got you beat, reach for a Rally Can of Indians Lager. Brewed in the Vienna Style, Indians Lager features a balanced malt flavor that finishes crisp, thanks to the addition of German Noble hops.

Added by aasher on 04-13-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
67
Reviews:
13
Avg:
3.7
pDev:
11.35%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
16
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 67 |  Reviews: 13
Photo of heerboth
3.93/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Brutaltruth
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed from the can in a snifter via a friend from work---Thanks Justin!
This nice lager pours a clear ruby tinged amber with a moderate head of white foam that subsides to a thin ring, thin layer, and very light lacing. Nose of lightly toasted malts, subtle breaded notes, and light caramel and grain notes. Flavors follow the nose with a decent grain bill in support of lightly toasted malts with a touch of light herbal hops note. Decent mouth feel finishes clean, lightly crisp, and mildly sweet. Overall a decent brew.

Cheers

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Photo of AleMan66
3.85/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had a friend pick this up for me at Sun King. I poured it from a 16 oz. can into a clear teardrop glass. It pours s nice golden with a pale head. I really like this lager!

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Photo of crownrl28
3.92/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Photo of bwood06
3.84/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap into a pint glass

A - The beer is a slightly amber, almost copper color and is clear with light carbonation visible in the form of small bubbles rising slowly towards the surface. There is a thin white head that dissipates very quickly to a thin lacing. 3.75/5

S - The aroma is chiefly of caramel and a very sweet maltiness along with dark stone fruit. The aroma reminds me of Grape Nut O's cereal. Herbal and noble hops seem to be present with a very clean aroma profile overall. 4/5

T - Malty and caramel sweetness pervade throughout the first 2/3 of the flavor profile with medium toasted white bread, Grape Nut O's and caramel being the specific flavors. There is a light smoke and pepper that come out once the sweetness has died down a little along with a bit of rye and coriander. A light grassiness and it accompanying bitterness make themselves known right before the finish with a light lingering bitterness that hangs around briefly before disappearing. 3.75/5

M - Smooth and creamy with a light to medium body. Wet and coats the tongue nicely from front to back with just a light carbonation tickle. 4/5

O - Straightforward and well executed Vienna Lager that has a nice sweetness but it is a bitter more bitter than expected. Moderately complex flavor profile allows those appreciative of the simple to be placated while those who appreciate complexity can be satisfied as well. 3.75/5

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Photo of NoYouDidnt
4.42/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a dark Amber brown one finger head. Smells of some grassy and herby hops. Banana and pear. Almost a Brett's yeasty quality to the aromatics. Taste is really clean and invites drinking. Bit of the hops. Bit of Apple. Bit of grapes like a white wine. And then that's it, doesn't linger a ton. It just begs to be drunk. Refreshing mouthfeel/carbonation level. Overall, you'd think a lager marketed to be drunk at a baseball event may skimp on flavor and aromatics. I don't think that is going on here. This is a very good beer. Props again Sun King.

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Photo of pezhead_79
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This may seem like nothing special, but for a local AAA team's beer selection, it is far and away the best option. This beer always hits the spot on a nice warm day at Indian's Field.

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Photo of AD17
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LJWalker
3.15/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Drank
3.31/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Looks like a Vienna lager, but taste seems to be directed to the Bud Light crowd. Disappointing for a Sun King offering. I expected something much better.

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Photo of jmryan8
3.51/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of egrace84
3.92/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Chris585
4.15/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dreadnaughtzombie
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Tsar_Riga
3.94/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - A dark brown, mostly transparent brew, with a small, light head and not much lacing. Looks right.

S - Like many Sun King brews, the nose is quiet, not revealing much. A subtle malty sweetness seems right.

T - Tastes right. A nice, full malty caramel hit, with decent but subtle bittering in the close.

M - Clean and refreshing, as one would hope for a beer themed on a day out at the ballpark.

O - Delicious Vienna with great caramel flavors. Glad I tried this. The cans are a touch pricey for my regular rotation, but on tap at Symphony on the Prairie was a welcome option.

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Photo of torrch
3.9/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of zachpaschal
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wasted_Youth
3.53/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bingja18
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tempest
3.67/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Fairly clean malty lager with a big caramel malt flavor and a hint of fruit esters. I dont pick up any distinct hop flavor, but the beer's well balanced and very drinkable. Lovely summer option.

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Photo of FlussigkeitMut
3.8/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Powersma
3.21/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of robwestcott
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of Piga88
5/5  rDev +35.1%

Photo of Jho3325
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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Indians Lager from Sun King Brewing Company
3.7 out of 5 based on 67 ratings.
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