Cave City Lager | Old Black Bear Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Old Black Bear Brewing Company
Alabama, United States
oldblackbear.com

Style: American Amber / Red Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A German Dunkel inspired American Amber Lager with a signature hop aroma. This lager combines mostly Munich malt with the addition of gently balanced caramelized malts giving it a rich copper color as well as a bit more malt backbone and overall character than the typical amber lager. The complex combination of noble hops enables our lager to be paired with a wide variety of food items, and its clean lager finish creates a beer that will really hit the spot on those hot summer afternoons.

21 IBU

Added by MasterSki on 02-29-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
37
Reviews:
6
Avg:
3.56
pDev:
13.2%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
11
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 37 |  Reviews: 6
Photo of Georgedisrespectful
4.75/5  rDev +33.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of fjrobinson44
4.56/5  rDev +28.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Listed as an Amber Lager, but is surprisingly dark for this style. Very little foam.
Smell - Malty with a hint of coffee.
Taste - Quite possibly the best tasting beer I've had. Caramel and coffee, quite malty with a bit of hops.
Mouthfeel - Medium body with a nice malty aftertaste.
Overall - I was pleasantly surprised by this beer. I had quite a few craft beers while in Alabama and this one definitely stood out.

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Photo of firkingroovin
4.49/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of LBM1A
4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of Keasterb
4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of RKel888
4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of mccorak
4.17/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dper
4.1/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sanmn420
4.02/5  rDev +12.9%

Photo of hsvphy
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of Justinbshelton
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of Kurt1326_
3.99/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CIBoy10
3.84/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Overall I'd say this is a solid beer. Definitely an amber and representative of the style with the creamy maltiness. It looks beautiful in the glass, pouring a nice dark brown with cream head. I've had better and I've had worse, but I'd gladly drink one any day.

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Photo of ordybill
3.77/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the tap into a pint glass. The appearance is a dark ruby black color with a small tan head. The aroma is roasted malt and nuts. The taste is very similar to a nut brown ale.

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Photo of richj1970
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of LJWalker
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of rolltide8425
3.72/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Adamanton
3.68/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Nice Carmel and roasted malt with a slight bitter finish. Nice and light feel good carbonation.

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Photo of thatoneguymike
3.59/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of madelf66
3.58/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BigGold
3.56/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

First had a couple of years ago, and again most recently in March 2017, each time poured from 12-oz. can, gift from friend, into tumbler. The can still recites it is contract brewed for Old Black Bear by Back Forty, but I wonder. OBB opened a brewery and Taproom in spring 2015, and this latest sample is a solid, clean amber Lager, without the former hint of presumably unintentional sourness. Rating upgraded appropriately.

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Photo of Mojo
3.54/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mrn1ceguy
3.53/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of James47
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of WoodBrew
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Cave City Lager from Old Black Bear Brewing Company
3.56 out of 5 based on 37 ratings.
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