Tarnation Maine Lager
Baxter Brewing Co.

Tarnation Maine LagerTarnation Maine Lager
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Style:
Lager - American
Ranked #140
ABV:
5.3%
Score:
83
Ranked #33,942
Avg:
3.71 | pDev: 9.16%
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
35
From:
Baxter Brewing Co.
 
Maine, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  1
Gots
  11
SCORE
83
Good
Tarnation Maine LagerTarnation Maine Lager
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Reviews by KTCamm:
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KTCamm from New Jersey

3.24/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

11/23/19...pours amber clear, fast heavy white foam with large bubbles. Faint grain nose, cereals and breads. Faint malty taste, very clean. Some corn. Light bodied and lightly sweet. So so.

Mar 28, 2020
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Admiraldinty from Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

So darned refreshing, but that may have been because I had it after 6 hours of yard work. And I’m Not even a big lager fan. Crisp, medium-bodied, spicy, with a little earthy bitterness. If I can find more of this, it might become my official summer beer.

May 07, 2018
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puboflyons from New Hampshire

3.72/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From the 1 fl. oz. can. Sampled on January 18, 2019.

The appearance is an attractive looking honey-amber color with a modest cream colored head and decent clarity.

Aroma of sweet caramel malts, butterscotch, earth, and grass.

The body is smooth and medium.

Sweet taste for sure with a malt forward character followed by a more slightly lingering bitterness. Overall, a balanced Pale Lager.

Jan 18, 2019
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seedyone from New York

4.29/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at attle n Hum, NYC. Not much head but a very nice easy copper tone.Pleasant toasty aroma with s smart balance of hops. Not too much of anything except enjoyment.

May 10, 2016
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djrn2 from New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nov 11, 2017
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BEERMILER12 from Maine

4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jan 31, 2017
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Act25 from New Jersey

3.79/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Maine Lager, should be refreshing and it is. Happy with this brewer and to be the 4th review here.
A) The surprise is the dark red-copper body, which sports only as slim head and modest lace.
S) Too faint but clean caramel malt first, with earthy, spicy hops.
T) Well balanced; begins caramel malty then builds to a spicey, earth hoppiness, cleansing with moderate bitterness on the finish.
F) Thin-to-medium bodied; mild bitterness, reasonably clean finish.
O) Great food and session beer.

Jan 30, 2017
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bluehende from Delaware

3.27/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

May 09, 2016
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DrewSnyc667 from Massachusetts

4.11/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Oct 09, 2016
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williahd from Maine

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Jul 16, 2016
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MAUEX_MFA from Alaska

3.36/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Jul 06, 2017
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briandaube from Delaware

3.63/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Aug 08, 2016
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Rick5150 from New Hampshire

3.94/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can taste the malt more than anything, but I like malty beers. Very smooth and a decent summer lager.

Aug 12, 2016
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illpass78 from Maine

3.79/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pint on draft at Taco Trio in South Portland, Maine.

Appearance: Clear amber with a short eggshell head.

Aroma: Clean but faint. Some grass, some crusty bread, whiff of smoke.

Taste: Crisp lager with caramel and smoke notes. Tasty. Some bread crust, too.

Mouthfeel: Very drinkable.

Overall: I’m pretty sure this is the same thing as Tarnation. Still good stuff.

Sep 08, 2018
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Davepoolesque from Massachusetts

3.72/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Toasted and caramel malt, tea leaves, some orange zest and bittering hops. Smooth and crisp. Lighter bodied and carbed. Decent lager that I wouldn't mind reaching for in the summer months or on the golf course.

Apr 20, 2016
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GFD400 from New York

3.53/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Aug 07, 2016
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byronic from Canada

3.03/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Dec 30, 2016
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chiefbender from Georgia

3.71/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Sep 20, 2016
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ArtZan from New Jersey

3/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Oct 28, 2016
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brewme from Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had a can on July 2nd at The Dory in Kennebunkport, ME for about six dollars. I asked the bartender what type of beer it was, & was told an IPA. Oh well. Decent brew, just not a big lager guy. Baxter does make solid beer.

Jul 04, 2018
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CTHomer from Connecticut

3.53/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: crystal clear; copper colored; 1 finger ivory head that receded to a wispy cap; nice lacing;

S: caramel, earthy;

T: nicely balanced; starts out malty - more caramel than anything else; a little nitty; hoppier toward the end; mild to moderate bitterness on the finish;

M: medium bodied; mild to moderate bitterness;

O: matches really well with food;

Jul 27, 2016
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Kayakguy from Massachusetts

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

Dec 07, 2017
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ContentmentDIPA from Vermont

4.25/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Aug 13, 2017
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Fitzy01 from Maine

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

Mar 27, 2017
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LucilleToo from Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sep 09, 2017
Tarnation Maine Lager from Baxter Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 35 ratings