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Cave City Lager | Old Black Bear Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
3.72/5
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37 Ratings
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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
Ranking:
#26,097
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
37
pDev:
11.83%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
12
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 37 |  Reviews: 6
Photo of Boone757
3.49/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WoodBrew
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of rolltide8425
3.72/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mrn1ceguy
3.53/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of madelf66
3.58/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ordybill
3.77/5  rDev +1.3%
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 +0.8%

Photo of jaswilson2
2.5/5  rDev -32.8%

Photo of HamdenHector
3.37/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: crystal clear; deep amber in color; 1 finger khaki head that receded to a thin collar; very little lacing;

S: molasses with coffee in the background;

T: caramel, coffee, a hint of nutmeg; no hop character; very mild bitterness on the finish;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation; lightly dry finish;

O: an odd beer; very drinkable, but nothing about it made me think "amber lager". It was inspired by a German dunkel - I didn't get that connection either. additionally, I didn't get any of the hop character that the can promised;

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Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LJWalker
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of BigGold
3.56/5  rDev -4.3%
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 firkingroovin
4.49/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mojo
3.54/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of grumpygerman
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of Justinbshelton
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of Brinks
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of GratefulEdd
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of CIBoy10
3.84/5  rDev +3.2%
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 Jacurdy60
3.01/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a beautiful deep brown/amber color with an unimpressive head. Virtually nonexistent. No lacing. Smells like malted barley and hops. Very sweet aroma. I'm sensing some raw pumpkin in there as well. Tastes like spiced pumpkin with a semi-dry hopped aftertaste. Mouthfeel is thick and smooth, but finishes crisp and over carbonated. Unimpressive body. Kind of flat. Overall, it's a subpar brew. The color is fantastic but everything else was mediocre. Taste and nose were flat and the body was weak. Try it out for curiosity sake, but don't buy a 6er

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of RKel888
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of Sanmn420
4.02/5  rDev +8.1%

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Cave City Lager from Old Black Bear Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.72 out of 5 with 37 ratings
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