RT Lager | Rivertowne Brewing

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RT LagerRT Lager

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Rivertowne Brewing
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Bridging together 7 different varieties of malt with moderate additions of cascade hops, RT Lager is a perfectly balanced amber for any occasion. In true Pittsburgh fashion, there is no need to be flashy when you deliver consistent excellence!

Added by Mounty4Life on 02-05-2013

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Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 31
Photo of Brenden
3.95/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Not realizing it was an amber lager, specifically, imagine my surprise at seeing the bright and transparent medium orange brew that sits in my glass. Some slow champagne-like activity continues well after the head has been built, up to a finger but not exceeding half when finished. It sticks it out, though, sturdy and creamy, dropping down lace consisting mostly of patches.
Woody and vinous on the nose offer a dryness that's offset by caramel. There's a pale and grainy note to the malts, and it finishes with some breads.
The tongue gets a tart and sweet fruitiness along with caramel, breads and wood, maybe a hint of pith, and a nice bitterness for a lager of the like.
This beer is easy to drink without being light, as the medium body keeps up with a refreshing cleanness and a crisp bite. Carbonation stays even and keeps it smooth, too, with a nicely linger finish balancing fruity sweetness with bitterness.

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Photo of OWSLEY069
3/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a clean orange-ish color with a light tan head. In the aroma a sweet malt, with a small note of gingerbread. In the taste, a small sweetness, clean and muted. A small hop bite and a medium to lighter bodied mouthfeel, with a note of dryness and a decent presence of hops. A basic and fresh Vienna lager.

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Photo of RblWthACoz
3.95/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Amber lager. Not a style you see much of. Lots of malts going on here. Nice woody and mildly sweet tone to it. Very smooth. Maybe I forgot how nice a beer this was? Or maybe I just haven't had it before. Either way, it's a good beer. Definitely suggested.

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Photo of woodychandler
4.42/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

What happens when you send Bro. Woody out to his beloved Pittsburgh for the first weekend of Pittsburgh Beer Week? He returns with CANs of beer, of course! I met up with a couple of friends at the Rivertowne Pour House in Monroeville and got them to fashion a case of four (4) each of their six (6) CANned beers for takeaway.

From the CAN: Most of the verbiage appears in "Notes" for this beer. "Cheers and thanks, [undersigned] Andrew T. [?] Maxwell Brew Master"; a "Hoppy" vs. "Malty" chart; and an opportunity to use a QR scan code.

The Crack made me smile as another craft CAN was brimful. I then employed an inverted Glug that produced just over two fingers of foamy, tawny head with reasonable retention on this humid evening. Color was a deep-amber with NE-plus quality clarity and although it was clear, my future with my Old Lady is not. She does not seem to dig my association with Val MidWest, the Lincoln, NE chick currently in the news. It will be my loss, but I will miss her all the same. Nose seemed more malty than the chart would seem to indicate. I was getting a big caramel presence along with a bready maltiness from the nose. Mouthfeel was medium and I really got the caramel flavor on the tongue, initially. That was followed by a honey-biscuit malt taste that was really in keeping with the style. Finish was smei-sweet and when I closed my eyes, I imagined that I was eating a biscuit drizzled with honey. This is a great example of the style!

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Photo of tone77
3.72/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to the legendary woodychandler for this beer. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a caramel color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is mild, some grains. Nothing mild about the taste. Crisp, malts, caramel, a touch of hops, a bit of sweetness. Very refreshing, a beer I could drink all night. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a solid beer.

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Photo of Mounty4Life
4.59/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Picked up a case from the brewery and poured into pint glass. Wow, lots of aroma came of the pour for a lager. Appeared amber in color but translucent. Nice and lively with a decent head that thinned and laced little. Smell came straight off the pour, delicious grains and malt! The can says they bridged 7 types of malt and did it fantastically. A little cascade hop mixes perfectly with the malt to balance it at or above Yuengling! Taste a lot like smells. Goes down easy like lagers should and leaves you with a nice malt taste to lap on. Mouthfeel is low carb and when ivey cold goes down maybe too quick. Overall RT Lager delivered just below Yuengling in my Lager list. If your a Lager lover you will enjoy this, and at $26.99 a case its a great session option!

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RT Lager from Rivertowne Brewing
3.84 out of 5 based on 31 ratings.
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