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 #33,902
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 illpass78:
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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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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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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
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kinggimp from Wisconsin

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

Nov 15, 2016
Tarnation Maine Lager from Baxter Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 35 ratings