Lobo Texas Lager | Pedernales Brewing Company

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Lobo Texas LagerLobo Texas Lager

Brewed by:
Pedernales Brewing Company
Texas, United States

Style: American Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Mora2000 on 07-30-2012

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Reviews: 12 | Ratings: 71
Photo of Icedog
5/5  rDev +48.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The Texas Brewmasters are at it again those folks in Fredericksburg have gotten me forgetting they make other brews in places like Alaska? This lager should be called Texas' Lager... With its sweet malty twist the bitters are hidden, but undeniable...Take it to contest...

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Photo of PhilsPils
4.18/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I just don't understand how lagers get rated so low on BA. Especially high quality ones like this. If you don't think this is a fine lager, tell me what you are marking it down on. It has the classic mowed/ready-to-bale grassiness of the finest German lagers. Delicate hops aroma, perfect malt balance, carbonation that is spot-on. Absolutely no DMS/ diacetyl discernible to me. In my opinion, this is only one very small notch under the best German lagers (Weihenstephaner, Spaten, et al) and way better than common German imports like Becks, St. Pauli Girl, Warsteiner, to name a few. Actually tastes pretty German which is unusual for American attempts at German styles. I think this is an extremely well-made brew. I could drink it every day, especially during our hot Texas summers.

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Photo of twiggamortis420
3.67/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle pours a clear, light gold color with a fizzy white head. Not much for retention and lace..very macro looking beer.

Nose is honeyed, wet grains with a pretty substantial sweetness. Smells just ok, more like what it is supposed to be than the Pedernales IPA, thats fo sho.

Taste is pleasant graininess with a mild hop cleansing on the finish. The malt is really crisp and fresh-crushed tasting. I am surprised...pretty tasty little lager here. Id compare it to a German helles maybe. Id actually go for this again, I find myself astounded to be saying.

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Photo of vickersspitfire
3.53/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Light blond color with a nice thin white head that’s very dense and creates an equally dense wall of lacing.
Malts mixed with light grassy and herbal smells and a mild fruity undertone come through.
Malts mixed in with lemon zest and even a little orange, some bitterness become present in the aftertaste
Clean crisp and revitalizing, the carbonation really makes you want to take another sip, the alcohol content is well hidden.

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

Light and golden, fair head and lace, ample carbonation.

Taste is a bit sweet with grassy notes and light hops, a slightly slick finish. Herbal notes also take a turn.

I am liking this brewery, especially their exceptionally pound-able IPA, but I'm not all that impressed with this lager. It's not bad, but I think Perdenales has some better ones. Still, always happy to try something from a good tx brewery like this one.

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Photo of mactrail
3.3/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

LIght golden color in the glass. Average head and carbonation. This is a perfectly drinkable lager with no particular points of interest. A little aroma reminiscent of honey. Some cracker flavor. A slight graininess.

Somewhat more sweet than many American-style lagers, but maybe that's not bad since there does seem to be some actual malt flavor here. A slight bitterness for the finish but not much actual hop flavor or aroma. Pretty inoffensive. From the 12 oz bottle purchased at Texas Wine Cellars in Fredericksburg, TX.

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Photo of Pegasus
3.25/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Slightly hazy, with a very light body, similar in appearance to pear juice. The head is moderate, off-white and fairly dense and retains well. There is a modest amount of slow-rising carbonation, the lacing is scattered and patchy.

Aroma: Lots of cooked grain in the aroma, as well as grassy hops, and some slight mineral notes.

Taste: Opens with a solid, lightly toasted malt presence, with biscuit flavors being notable. There is a strong presence of grassy and slightly spicy hops. Towards the end of the taste, the hops intensify a bit, assuming an herbal bitterness, which lingers on well past the end of the taste.

Mouth feel: Soft, fairly full, with moderate zesty carbonation.

Drinkability/notes: Pleasant and drinkable, but not particularly memorable.

Presentation: Packaged in a standard twelve-ounce brown glass long neck bottle with a pry-off crown, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice.

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Photo of GMB
3.25/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pedernales' Lobo Texas Lager has a lovely light golden body and clean white foam.

The nose is what one would expect from a quality American lager: hints of pepper and floral notes from the mild hops, some bread and grains, light sweetness.

The beer is a pleasure on the tongue: The carbonation is not too harsh and some movement around the tongue produces a lovely foam.

The first draft is pleasant. The lager yeast provides the beer's main flavor. This beer is slightly more full-bodied and slightly more sour than most American lagers. This yeasty flavor works well with the beer's light malt and bitter hang.

Lobo Texas Lager is not as crisp as other American lagers, but it does stand out slightly for its unique yeast-driven flavors, pleasant mouthfeel, and lingering bitterness. Nice.

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Photo of TownDunkel
3.19/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Pours a medium gold to almost red tint. Smells of the usual hop and malt like that of a red or amber ale. Nothing special but looking to be a good session beer. Flavor is hoppy with little sweetness from the malt. It shines on mouthfeel with good carbonation for a long lasting satisfaction. Overall an ok beer would buy a six pack for a bbq

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Photo of LennyOvies
3.07/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

L- Clean bright yellow body with a foamy white head with low retention. Visible carbonation.
S- Cereal malt grains, grassy notes and some lime citrus.
T- Crisp malt grains, bready/grassy finish.
F- Light.
O- Good refreshing beer, nothing special.

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Photo of Mora2000
3/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The beer pours a very clear yellow color with a small white head. The aroma is full of grain, with some wheat and a little bit of grass thrown in. The flavor is very similar. I get a lot of biscuit malt and grain notes, with a little bit of toffee. Thin mouthfeel and medium carbonation. This is a fairly straightforward, one-dimensional beer. However, there is nothing offensive going on and it is refreshing and easy to drink.

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Photo of TX-Badger
3/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a clear yellow golden color with white head. Cereal grains mostly on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes pretty crisp and clean. Decent lager, nothing too fancy, but very light and drinkable.

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Lobo Texas Lager from Pedernales Brewing Company
3.36 out of 5 based on 71 ratings.
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