Lakewood Lager | Lakewood Brewing Company

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Lakewood LagerLakewood Lager

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Lakewood Brewing Company
Texas, United States

Style: Vienna Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Lakewood is more than a place. It's a state of mind. Old blends with new. Traditions hook up with fresh ideas. It's the same with our Lakewood Lager. We've taken old world Vienna-Style lager and reintroduced it to beer lovers. Subtle caramel aromas, a coppery pour and a light malty sweetness paired with noble hop bitterness set this beer apart. In with the old, in with the new.

Added by Mora2000 on 10-20-2012

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Photo of BeerAdvocate
3/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Grainy, Caramel, Dry, Biscuity

Copper with a thick, foamy, white head. Rich, malted, woody nose. Grainy, gritty, malty sweet, caramel, toasty, and bready. Leafy, herbal, soft, hop bitterness. Very dry, astringent, strong biscuity finish. The beer falls victim from the overuse of certain malts (probably crystal), which unfortunately dominates this brew and leaves a not so pleasant aftertaste.

STYLE: Vienna Lager | ABV: 4.6% | AVAILABILITY: Year-round

Review from BeerAdvocate magazine issue #93 (Oct 2014)

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Tiernan
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Guinnsslvr
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of Mora2000
3.68/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tap at Jack Mac's.

The beer pours an orange-copper color with a white head. The aroma is very malty with some biscuit and bread notes, as well as some toffee and a bit of sugar. The flavor is also very malty. There is good toffee and caramel in the flavor, as well as some sweet biscuit malt. There is also a hint of grass. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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Photo of Nico4
3.12/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of SvenHayden
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of Dface
3/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Jackp_43
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of jheezee
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of EagleTalon
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours to a thin but lasting of white head and orange copper color. Toasty, malty caramel aroma. Flavor is Strong on malt, especially caramelized malts. Nice Hop bitterness to balance but sweet wins out by a nose. Mouthfeel is kind of heavy for the OG and style with within tolerance. A tasty, solid Metroplex local brew that tastes and feels bigger than its abv suggests. To me it drinks more like an American Amber Ale or am O-Fest than a Vienna lager.

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Photo of ghonickel
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of Thanx4AllDaFish
3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of Westyn
2.25/5  rDev -36.1%

Photo of gtermi
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of mcdsports
3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of galuskan
3.96/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Great balance. Love this style. Everybody in TX makes a great one. This is first or second best.

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Photo of WritersBlock
4/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TBoneJones
3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

Poured into a pint as a cloudy deep amber, with a thin finger of creamy head. Smells light and toasted. Tastes toasted and light. Caramel. Malts. Fairly smooth, but lacking distinct flavor and any memorable characteristics. Mineral. Ends a bit dry.

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Photo of cmbeddoe7997
4.15/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Volsdawg10
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of twiggamortis420
3.56/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle courtesy of fthomasl pours a crystal clear copper color with a stiff, off-white head. Nice retention and some decent lacing. Honestly, you really cant ask for more on the appearance with the brilliant clarity and dense foam.

Nose has some sulfurous lager yeast, burnt toast and toffee. Im not really getting any hops in here. Smells ok, but I am not a huge fan of overly toasty brews.

Taste has alot of the toast but it is balanced by a sweet doughy caramel. Hops are still pretty non-existent but there is a light drying bitterness on the finish, a little leafy even. Its a fairly good lager, one I would be happy to order on tap at a restaurant, but it really doesnt do a whole lot to distinguish itself from the pack of vienna lagers. If I had the choice Id rather grab a Penn pilsner, Firebrick or Elliot Ness.

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Photo of infinitebruner
3.89/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

June 5, 2015

12 oz bottle, pils glass

A – Caramel color, medium to dark amber, and mostly clear, with a little bit of chill haze. Half inch of thin, off-white foam stand, with moderate retention.

S – Bread crust, lightly toasted, with just a touch of honeyish or caramel sweetness. Fairly crisp, clean.

T – Light bread crust, with some toasty, graham-like notes. Very low honey-like flavor, again very clean. Some light floral hops, a hint of herbal woodiness.

M – Well carbonated, moderate-high, with a medium body. Fairly juicy, just a bit of dryness on the finish. Mildly sweet and mildly bitter, very well balanced, with a bit of a snap at the end.

O – This is a very good example of a Vienna lager, very well made and traditional. Love that it is not overly sweet, very well balanced.

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Photo of elprofe
3.87/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Kips
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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Lakewood Lager from Lakewood Brewing Company
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