Barnburner Lager | Lager Heads Smokehouse & Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Lager Heads Smokehouse & Brewing Co.
Ohio, United States

Style: European Export / Dortmunder

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by hustlesworth on 04-18-2011

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Photo of Coho11
3/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Zanico
3.17/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of WoodBrew
3.65/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I bought the Barnburner at the Drug Mart in Williard, Ohio. It poured a golden clear with white head that dissipates quickly and no lace. The scent has some biscuit tones. The taste is evenly balanced and easy to drink. There is a bread base that make it tasty. The mouthfeel is lighter in body with decent carbonation. Overall it decent and would have this one again.

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Photo of djchrismac
3.69/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rye_Fly
3.84/5  rDev +15%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Typical German feel but with an American twist. Needs a bite

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Photo of Beef_Curtains
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JSBuckeye
3.84/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great lager, real crisp flavor

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Photo of nicholas2121
3.8/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Barnburner Lager brewed by Lagerheads Smokehouse & Brewing Co. This brew has an ABV of 6.0% The lager pours out a nice deep amber color with a nice white head. Barnburner Lager has nice sweet, grain smell to it. You pick up a hit of malts in the smell of this brew. The taste of Barnburner Lager is nice and smooth. You pick up on grains and malts, in the taste. There could be more to the taste of this brew. The mouthfeel is nice and clean, and relishing. There is nothing overpowering in this brew. Lagerheads Smokehouse & Brewing Co., did a nice job with this brew. I would buy this brew again. Overall I'.m giving this brew a solid 4 out 5.

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Photo of Caveworm
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Barnburner Lager - Lagerheads Smokehouse & Brewing Co. Poured from the bottle into a glass mug, two fingers thick off-white head, spottier lacing, and a clear golden body.

The scent I'm picking up with this beer is rich grains and malts. No hop bitterness in this beer.

I can taste very hearty grains maybe even some oats in there.

Mouthfeel is crisp and clean, nothing lingers with this brew.

I'll give Barnburner Lager - Lagerheads Smokehouse & Brewing Co. an overall 3.25. I probably will never buy this beer again.

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Photo of Radiohannibal
3.64/5  rDev +9%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of Jasoncolliver
4/5  rDev +19.8%

Photo of Ezra-Poundit
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of DavidGross
3/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of jtennyson99
3/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of DES8888
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of jmw4437
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

Photo of DrDemento456
3.53/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A - Well it's pretty hazy amber brown with just a 1/4 inch of head which surprisingly has some sticky opaque head. Very dirty look for a lager.
S - Has a sort of sour dough smell, typical lager yeast and some caramel malts.
T - Ignoring the hard water finish it does have the biscuit malt and hop taste on par with the style yet kind of skunky. Has a sort of sweet finish.
M - Medium, kind of chewy, not what I want in my lagers.
Overall it's a pretty good beer but it seems like a home brew take on a Altbier but that's kind of far from the labeled style so minus points.

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Photo of RblWthACoz
2.32/5  rDev -30.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

So is this lager supposed to be amber/brown? Interesting beer, but oddly malty with a touch of hop influence. Feel is smooth. An easy drinker, but frankly, this strikes me mostly as an odd homebrew as opposed to a finely executed version of the style.

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Photo of raznug
3.16/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: It pours a slightly hazy golden color and is topped with way too much head.
Smell: It smells of malts and a small amount of hops, it has a small sweet aroma in the background.
Taste: This is a rather clean tasting brew that is easy on the palate and has a rather sweet finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-light bodied with a rather sweet finish good beer but no where it should be.

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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of schoolboy
3.46/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This had the makings of a great dortmunder. A great local brewery, nice color, and a cool label. In the end, though it's pretty average. The aroma is lacking - it is inoffensive, but not where it should be. The taste is somewhat hoppy but not nearly as malty as it could be. The aftertaste is very good. Due to all the above, it is a reasonably good experience and I woulc never refuse one of these, but I don't intend to buy it again.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
1.74/5  rDev -47.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Pours golden orange copper body with a bright off white head, forming thick and flowing fast with carbonation. Aroma smells horrible like sick grain gone horribly wrong, I can't even explain the offness I'm smelling in the nose. Flavor tastes like garlic, garbage, regurgitated throwup, a bit of corn meal, off graininess, no hops. This beer sucks asshole, and I can't evenly say that with any sort of finesse. Officially the worst beer I've ever tried in the state of Ohio, no aging notes written on the bottle. Mouthfeel is horrible, I can't stomach another sip of this beer completely horrible gut wrenching beer from Medina Ohio. Never by these beers if they taste like this,l I guess I will try this beer again only to see if it's actually this bad.

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Barnburner Lager from Lager Heads Smokehouse & Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.34 out of 5 with 32 ratings