Lagerithm Lager | Roc Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Roc Brewing Company
New York, United States

Style: Vienna Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by WillieThreebiers on 01-08-2016

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Ratings: 6 |  Reviews: 4
Reviews by fscottkey:
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3.88/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: [3.75] The can lists the ABV (5.9%) but there is no date info. On the brown side of golden. Has a reddish tinge too. Forms under 1/2 a finger of offwhite head.

S: [3.75] Caramel, toffee a bit of leather. It comes across like a Wee Heavy on the nose.

T: [4.00] Similar to the nose. Has some of the leather quality, caramel, some floral brightness. I still read this as more of a Wee Heavy profile.

M: [4.00] Decent body and lower carbonation.

O: [3.75] I was thinking that 5.9% might be too much for a simple Lager. But this doesn't present like a lager at all. The color is not like a lager. I get lots of malt qualities that smell and taste like a Wee Heavy. The label is a wrapped sticker. I am almost thinking this got the wrong label. (Need to read the other reviews to see if mine seems totally different)

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More User Reviews:
Photo of qcbrewer
3.74/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.14/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Can purchased and drank at Roc Brewing Company in Rochester, NY.

This one pours a clear and moderately dark amber, with a small head, and not much lacing.

This is highly boring on the nose, with a hint of caramel, and musty hops. Not much interesting going on here.

This is definitely drinkable, but it's also aggressively unremarkable in nearly every other way. The malt is a little bit of caramel and crackery/bready malt, and there's basically no hop character. It's very thin tasting.

This is light bodied, and quite thin, with a normal level of carbonation for the style.

This is far from one of Roc's best. It's just boring.

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Photo of utopiajane
3.36/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

The pour is hazy not clear. Off white head that is perfect and uniform . Lasts well. It is neither soapy nor creamy. Never fades completely to a thin layer on top. Slightly toasty. The brewer says " unique hop." It is . It is cool and melon like. Delectable and even a bit fruity but not so prominent that I would say it over shadows the malt. No freshness date, 5.9%.

First taste is caramel. Enough so that it is the first thing you taste. Enough hoppy mouthfeel to know they are there. Warms a bit. Earthy, breaddy and complexity from the malt. Carbonation is perfect. Soft generous bubbles. Not to sweet in the finish & the hops offer a generous bitterness. Not quite to style but enjoyable. Balanced but a bit bigger if you know what I mean. I am talking about how the caramel affects the mouthfeel and the finish. I wonder what the hop is? IMO they should put it in an IPA or a saison too. It's enticing but not too exotic. It smells like new grass and a succulent coolness.

The caramel makes the mouthfeel heavier. Caramel can be so light as to smell yellow and bright or pale in color. This caramel smells a bit toastier and nutty. It also can be a bit sweet and get sweeter the more prominent it is. It keeps the mouthfeel from finishing dry but the hop bitter dries it enough so that it drinks well. I have even seen Vienna lagers that finished sweeter than this and were much paler like El Sully. Negra Modelo is no longer the model in the new style guidelines because it is too dark. The brewers notes for this beer were spot on and frankly I would have six more of these. 14 on the srm and finishes just sweet. I find the moniker amber to be a catch all word but I think this beer just crosses a line. It does fit the new style guidelines but not the old.

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Photo of entenduintransit
3.42/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Squire
3.69/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Deep amber gold color with white cap.

Scent of sweet caramel malt and spicy hops.

On entry it's all caramel, helped along with some bready notes, with an underlying sense of ripe fruit. Doesn't drink nearly as sweet as that sounds though I wouldn't call it dry. A firm but pleasant hop bitterness keeps things in balance.

Medium texture with balancing carbonation.

A good tasting breakfast cereal sort of beer with enough hops for a grown up flavor. Sort of a beefed up Negra Modello which is to say well designed, well made and certainly worth another round.

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Lagerithm Lager from Roc Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.54 out of 5 with 6 ratings