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Belching Beaver Brewery

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Style:
Vienna Lager
Ranked #99
ABV:
4.8%
Score:
81
Ranked #49,997
Avg:
3.59 | pDev: 7.24%
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
10
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Belching Beaver Brewery
 
California, United States
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Photo of pat61
3.27/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Drinking from a can in a Pilsner glass. Bright straw gold permeated by streams of rapidly rising bubbles under a 1" white head with fair to good retention. It smells of bread crumb, light malt, earthy, spicy hops and a trace of skunk and faint fruit. It tastes slightly sweet and there is a little more fruit in the flavor than the aroma. there is still a hint of skunk in the flavor. The body is medium light and the carbonation is medium high. The beer is drinkable and refreshing but has a couple of odd notes that throw it off.

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Photo of IKR
3.72/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Clear light straw-yellow color with a generous-sized white head that gradually faded. A nice looking lager.

Smell: Bready aromas dominate. I don't get much of anything else.

Taste: I get some mild sweet fruity notes with some bready malt notes from the nose also present. The hop bitterness is subdued and the beer finishes slightly dry as the sweeter notes hang around for a while.

Mouth-feel: The body is light-bodied.with a fairly generous level of carbonation.

Overall: a friend of mine brought this over and I didn't know what to expect. I found it to be an easy drinking nice summer beer.

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Photo of Zorro
3.41/5  rDev -5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear yellow beer with a small white colored head, could pass for Corona.

Smells sweet and corny. There is some real beer character though. Nobel hops are perfumey and grassy. Definite floral note to the smell of it.

Starts out sweet and stoutly hopped. Good hop bite, what the German Founders probably intended Mexican beer to be originally. Some scorched sugar taste. This could pass for German if you hid the can.

Mouthfeel is good.

Overall I am surprised. I expected another flavorless lager and got a good one instead.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.84/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

an easy drinking mexican lager thats crisp and minimal, just how i like them, and after having a mediocre locally produced one of these right before this one, it really popped to me as high quality and delicious, at a whole higher level that my previous beer, and even though its just a yellow lager, this is a good one, refreshing as can be and really clean. i love the flavor of mexican lager yeast, and wish more american breweries would put it to work, its always refreshing to me, has a natural lime essence in real mild form to my palate, and does a nice job drying beer out. this is super pale in color, almost watered down looking, and there isnt much of a head after it settles a minute, but there is a ton of carbonation, a really tidy and brisk and fresh pale malt complexion, and just a little bit of hop bitterness to crisp up the finish, minimal but delicious, summery, and infinitely drinkable. this is really like a four sip pint of beer, and really takes care of the thirst. not their most ambitious brew by any measure, but a nice go to drinker in their lineup, i have been digging their stuff lately! this is way better than its ratings here.

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Photo of flagmantho
3.09/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

I had this beer on-tap in a mug at Special Brews in Lynnwood, WA.

Appearance: medium straw hue with a dash of haze and a thin layer of white foam. Not bad, but too light for a Vienna lager.

Smell: light and grainy; there's maybe a dash of corny aroma here that doesn't quite work for me in this style. Even macro Mexican lagers of the Vienna style don't have this much corniness.

Taste: lightly sweet malt with a bit of corniness and a little bit of hop bite. Not terrible, but unremarkable.

Mouthfeel: medium-light body with a good level of carbonation and some refreshing fluffiness.

Overall: I would not characterize this as a Vienna lager, if that is the intent. As an American Adjunct Lager, it'd be a good example of the style. Otherwise, it's wanting.

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Buenos Tiempos from Belching Beaver Brewery
Beer rating: 81 out of 100 with 10 ratings