Barnburner Lager | Lager Heads Smokehouse & Brewing Co.

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

Style: Dortmunder / Export Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by hustlesworth on 04-18-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
30
Reviews:
14
Avg:
3.22
pDev:
14.91%
 
 
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4/5  rDev +24.2%

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4/5  rDev +24.2%

Photo of Rye_Fly
3.84/5  rDev +19.3%
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 JSBuckeye
3.84/5  rDev +19.3%
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 +18%
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 OB1
3.75/5  rDev +16.5%

Photo of djchrismac
3.69/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WoodBrew
3.65/5  rDev +13.4%
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 Radiohannibal
3.64/5  rDev +13%

Photo of DrDemento456
3.53/5  rDev +9.6%
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 DES8888
3.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of OldTime
3.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Beef_Curtains
3.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Blueribbon666
3.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of schoolboy
3.46/5  rDev +7.5%
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 hustlesworth
3.45/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

their website calls it a golden lager, i guess i'd say it is like a dortmunder with many characteristics of a cali common or steam beer.

A- nice clear deep amber with a creamy off white head and ample lace.

S- fresh grainy with a fruity tartness and a touch of melon. some grassy hops

T- somewhat mineral waterish, fresh grain and floral probably noble hop flavor. nice balance with hops winning out in the end but theres an extra push of unfermented sugars right before it finishes dry and zesty. checking that flaw would bump the score way up.

MF- juicy and just full enough to be enjoyable with no extra heft.

D- decent at best, there's too many little flaws that (i assume) could be easily fixed for this to be a winner. but hell i love supporting local breweries nonetheless. goes down easier at 3am after a hard night.

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Photo of Caveworm
3.25/5  rDev +0.9%
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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3.25/5  rDev +0.9%

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3.25/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of akorsak
3.21/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A 650 mL bomber from Vintage Estate.

A: The export lager is a golden brown color, ligher with an apple juice look. Crystal clear, the lager is stunningly clear. A thick white head slowly popped away, leaving plenty of lace in a latticework of patches.

S: Sweetly rich, aromas of biscuity grains, a dash of caramel, and white grapes/green apples. The fruitiness is mild but clearly present. A roasted body amplifies the sweetness.

T: Malty with a pleasant sweet streak. The biscuity breads have a light breadiness that is conducive to fruity lager sweetness. Apples and grapes, soft fruits that is, drive the sweetness. Not cloying, not by any stretch; however, the lager seems a firm breadiness. A soft, very mild, bitterness lingers in the latter part of each sip.

M: The lager's softness doesn't seem like an assertive export lager. An okay drinker though, the sweetness growing on me with each sip.

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Photo of Rhynes2
3.2/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Picked up a bomber of this at the local beer shop. I've been wanting to try some of Lagerheads stuff for a while. Pours a dark straw color with a light white head. Head went away pretty quickly but would leave a little lacing at every sip. More malt centered than anything with notes of caramel in the background. It was a little too sweet for my tastes and that made the bomber a little tough to finish but overall not a bad brew.

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Photo of raznug
3.16/5  rDev -1.9%
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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Photo of Stinkypuss
3.08/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Lagerheads Smokehouse & Brewing Co.
Barnburner Lager

Pours a straw yellow with a chill haze. Silky head forms and recedes away. Aromas of lager yeast, fruit, mild herbal hop and some alcohol. In the taste, sweet grains, faint bitterness, and buttery biscuit. Some alcohol comes through, and in the finish, a distinct lagery yeast trait with some buttery diacetyl. Drinks like a very big lager. Medium bodied, slick feel with decent carbonation but not quite crisp. Overall, not a bad effort, a pretty decent export lager, but could use some cleaning up.

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Photo of ONUMello
3.08/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

22 oz bottle poured into a pilsner glass
A: A pleasant light orange color, with a 1/2 finger head that settles quickly. Slowly rising carbonation.
S: Grains and bread
T: Biscuit and grains. Caramel midpalate. A bit of bitterness to finish.
M: Medium-bodied, a bit heavier than I'd expect for a lager but pleasant
O: As others have said, pretty average but certainly a nice beer to sit & sip & not think too hard about.

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