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Dam Lager | Sunken City Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Sunken City Brewing Company
Virginia, United States
sunkencitybeer.com

Style: American Amber / Red Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
7 SRM
15 IBUs

Added by SiriusBock on 06-05-2013

BEER STATS
Reviews:
19
Ratings:
70
Avg:
3.62
pDev:
14.36%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
10
For Trade:
0
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Reviews: 19 | Ratings: 70
Reviews by obywan59:
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3.27/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours crystal clear with a scant head that disappears quickly to a ring. Golden to orange in color

Smells of sweet toasted malt with a little bread yeast,

Peppery. Sweet malt, but with a somewhat disharmonic bitterness. Noticable yeastiness. A bit of cloy.

Drying, almost astringent. Biting on the tongue and in the throat.

Not bad, but it seemed raw to me. A bit on the green side. The alcohol burn was pretty substantial for a 4.5. I think it would improve if aged for a couple of weeks or so to mellow out.

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Photo of daliandragon
3.61/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This has started showing up in local Lowes Foods stores over the past few months, it's a new brewery for me. Pours a dark golden turning to amber with a short lived head. Nose is strong with bready sweet malts, with a big caramel note the most prominant player. Definitely more action here than the typical grainy, adjuncty lager.

Well balanced but not overpowering flavor, based in light, sweet malts but containing stiff carbonation early and a fairly crisp finish, both of which temper the biscuit and bread sugariness. Definite yeast notesurrounds the taste from sip to aftertaste as well. This is well made and designed to be sessionable. Worth a shot if you can find it, even if the can design makes it look like a macrolager generica.

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Photo of smcolw
3.57/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Gold color and nearly clear. Moderate head with streaky lace.

Muddy and earthy aroma. Mostly dry malt nose.

Very earthy flavor. Chewy body with a light hop touch. Short aftertaste. Grassy and weedy are the flavors I catch predominately.

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Photo of Guden
3.04/5  rDev -16%

Photo of tclipse
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of HuntDaddy540
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of ordybill
4.54/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 OZ can into a pint glass.
Aroma- Has a bread and malt aroma, not a huge smell.
Appearance- A nice clear yellow to amber color with a small white head.
Taste- Has a semi-sweet flavor of malt with some yeast tossed in, I really enjoyed the flavor.
Palate- A light to medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation.
Overall- A really enjoyable lager. This beer is made for hot days. I would search for this beer to have it again.

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Photo of tabascosigned
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of OldSwampy
3.43/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Nice amber color but minimal white head. Smell fairly typical malty lager smell, not especially strong. taste follows suit: malty, lager, refreshing and quaffable, but not particularly big or bold. Mouthfeel unremarkable. Overall easy to drink and pleasant but not outstanding. Can poured into a clear glass.

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Photo of hophugger
3.14/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of wellsnb
3/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of GFish
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of SiriusBock
4.41/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Copper color, little head that lingered for a while
S: Surprisingly fruity for a lager, almost had a spicy note and a mild hop finish
T: Malty, spicy, with a floral finish. Served almost too cold, but I do prefer my craft a bit on the warmer side. Pleasant finish
M: Glided on down my gullet quickly! Not too thick, not too thin, just right. Good amount of carbonation without being too much
O: Good summer beer, perfect session lager @4.5%abv, and only ten minutes from my house!

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Photo of tone77
3.41/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer comes my way courtesy of woodychandler, who it appears has not reviewed it yet. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a deep golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is very mild, a few malts, not picking up a lot. Taste is crisp, clean, some malts, a bit bready. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a refreshing and decent beer.

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Photo of BeastLU
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of VeganUndead
3.18/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Sanchezrox23
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of KevinGordon
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of robebo44
3/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of metter98
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is clear yellowish amber in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a short white head that quickly died down, leaving on a ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass, a thin film of bubbles on the surface and some lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of toasted and bready malts are present in the nose along with some notes of sweetness.
T: Like the smell, the taste has slight bits of sweetness with flavors of bready and toasted malts. No hops or bitterness are perceptible.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and clean on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The clean nature of this beer makes it go down very easily, although there wasn't anything overly interesting in the smell or taste. This would probably better make for a better beer to pair with food as opposed to a standalone beer.

Serving type: can

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Photo of jcbogantes
3.82/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Light copper tone, with a off-white thin head, medium carbonation.

Aroma: mostly yeasty and cereals

Taste: slightly sweet bready like, some garlic notes, the hops reminds cypress, astringency at the end.

Body: light to medium

Overall: very good lager, well balanced sweetness/bitterness , easy to drink and interesting.

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Photo of markjarema11
3/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of JasonTaverner
3/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of BBelch
3.4/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of jonothehut
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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Dam Lager from Sunken City Brewing Company
3.62 out of 5 based on 70 ratings.
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