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Indians Lager | Sun King Brewing Company

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Indians LagerIndians Lager

Brewed by:
Sun King Brewing Company
Indiana, United States | website

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

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Reviews: 13 | Ratings: 68
Reviews by dpasotti:
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3.04/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Clear shiny light gold color with oversized head that is ridiculously creamy and drops a surprising amount of lace for a Helles. Clean malt nose with slight toasty and soapy notes. A little fresh hop accent as well.

Flavor is very much the same. Smooth light malt and not too much else. Good balance. I can't find the slightly sweet and deeper malt character I was expecting. It comes off as closer to an all-malt American premium lager than a Helles. Likely there is more domestic malt here than I'm used to in the style. The German character is there; unfortunately it's a detail rather than the focus.

The mouthfeel is excellent -- by far the best aspect of the beer. It's almost medium in body with perfect carbonation. The result is a smooth, hearty satisfying feel. Overall a decent beer, but not one of Sun King's best. I fully intend to buy this many times at "ballpark prices" this summer, but won't be picking up any more $12 four-packs in the near future.

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

Photo of qcbrewer
3/5  rDev -18.9%

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

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.


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Photo of bkonk10
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

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

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

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 jmarsh123
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of rlee1390
3.84/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A-Clear as day, light amber, not much carbonation, one finger head.

S-Very malty, caramel, molasses, grass and malt.

T-Nice and malty, sweet, bread, caramel and nice balance.

M-Light to medium bodied, some carbonation.

O-I don't know what it is with Sun King and their lagers, but they are really good. This and the Oktoberfest I was worried about both greatly exceed my expectations.

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Photo of indy351
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

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3/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of HumanParaquat
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of aasher
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer just arrived on shelves today and is brewed for the Indianapolis Indians.

It pours a light bodied clear and bright copper with a soft and creamy two finger bright white head. The nose consists of pale malt, light Munich malt, slightly candied malt and has a general creaminess, ala their Oktoberfest. The flavors are light and fresh, featuring pale malt with lager yeast and a mild bitterness, on point for the style. It's definitely built for outside, and summer especially. It's light in body and easy to drink, both refreshing and flavorful. This is a nice representation of the style. I like it.

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Photo of lilsmizzul1225
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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

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3/5  rDev -18.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of DezDee1
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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Indians Lager from Sun King Brewing Company
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