Wagonparty | Bauhaus Brew Labs

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93 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bauhaus Brew Labs
Minnesota, United States
bauhausbrewlabs.com

Style: California Common / Steam Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by DaveMiller on 07-17-2014

BEER STATS
Ratings:
93
Reviews:
17
Avg:
3.86
pDev:
9.33%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
8
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 93 |  Reviews: 17
Photo of Dms844
3.68/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Pacioli1445
3.81/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nolster
3.65/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lucular
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of vette2006c5r
3.7/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Wagon Party pours a dark copper color with a small but long lasting lacing head. Weak but a fresh crisp aroma. Taste is fresh and crisp, with a hint of grainy sweetness. Good body and feel. Overall, a full bodied drinkable and tasty beer.

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Photo of Czequershuus
3.89/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This beer pours a very clear copper with a large head. The aroma offers up big caramel notes, with pine, and some floral qualities. The flavor is rich with soft caramel, toffee, fresh pine, orange peel, bubbglegum, and more toffee at the swallow. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a sticky finish. Overall this is a very drinkable, gulpable eve, beer. The hops are nice and very west coast in style, as is the strong caramel malt body. Not spectacular by any means, but very enjoyable.

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Photo of sjccmd
3.98/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Sweet bready, citrussy aroma. Candied orange peel. Perhaps a touch of diacetyl, but it comes off in a pleasant English way. Toffee. Some minty hops.

Pours clear copper with an off white head. Decent retention and lacing.

Candied citrus and apricots upfront leading to toffee and caramel finishing with satisfying bitterness. Juicy. Somewhat herbal hops. Crisp and dry finish.

Medium light body, medium light carbonation. Snappy and juicy on the palate. Very dry with lingering roastiness.

I have had this a number of times and thought it was boring and mediocre. This is my first time having it at home with the purpose of reviewing it, serving it in my Spigelau glass, and am quite surprised how much more I like it. Not quite Anchor Steam, but still quite nice.

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Photo of elec
3.77/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CMC73
3.78/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GeorgeAKeim
3.91/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Ryan_Pollock
4.04/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Head: Pours a thick, off-white head that dissipated fairly slowly.

Color: Burnt copper, amber color typical of a California Common.

Nose: Noticeable citrus notes with undercurrents of pine and caramel.

Body: Strong initial tangerine taste, followed up by healthy dose of bready malt. Overall, less hoppy than the nose would have suggested.

Finish: Semi viscous mouthfeel, not as crisp as I would have imagined. Each sip ends with lingering maltiness with a hint of hop.

Overall: A very well sorted California Common. I could see myself drinking this one fairly regularly if I lived anywhere close to Minnesota.

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Photo of bsp77
3.97/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Nice, hoppy California Common. Aroma is mostly citrus and caramel, but the taste is more complex with grapefruit, tangerine and light tropical flourishes over a malt body of toast, biscuit and bread. It has the smoother body of a Lager with a crisp finish. Moderately bitter, with more perceived bitterness than their IPA.

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Photo of JNForsyth
3.65/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.57/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

a well made but somewhat bland beer for what it is, malty without being dark or sweet. a radiant brass color with nice clarity and a half an inch of white head with decent retention and spotty rings as i drink down the pint. it smells sort of nutty, like it has a deeper malt that the color lets on, a richness for sure, also some honey sort of sweetness and a grassy hop. the flavor is a lot like the nose, less sweet for sure, but still with the earthy vibe to the grain. bitter more than sweet in the end, doughy like a bagel, sort of english tasting on the hops. i find the mouthfeel a little confusing. this has some serious grain weight to it, even though the beer isnt all that flavorful, definitely a strange feel. its quite well carbonated too, which makes the heaviness all the more awkward. this was filling for a beer thats supposed to be on the lighter side. as simple as this one is, its quality cannot be debated. very well made, i think they all are from these guys, but i would like to see a little more adventurous recipes get put to the test...

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Photo of HopliteMpls612
3.96/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CraigP83
3.79/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Auburn, clear. Bitter

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Photo of BeerSnobRobinson
3.86/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Bunuelian
3.79/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ish1
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Carb-Overlord
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

huzZAH Team! Simply a refreshing beer; great golden reddish color and very crisp light feel. This would be great after mowing the lawn or shooting the breeze on a cool spring day. I could easily enjoy a mass in a beer garden and not feel sluggish after. Definitely give this one a go.

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Photo of feloniousmonk
3.8/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bauhaus BrewLabs Wagon Party West Coast Style Lager. {Is that a thing?} Proudly brewed by Bauhaus BrewLabs in Minneapolis, Minnesota. 5.4% Alcohol by Volume. 55 IBU.


Appearance: slightly hazy, bright orange coloring, long-lasting creamy head.

Aroma: Lively, floral hop presence. Slightly citric & piney. Nice.

Taste: Coming through a lot fruitier once it enters the mouth, plenty of citrus, tropical, stone fruits. Apricot and orange. Welcome bitterness blazes the palate. Body is on the lean side, and let's the hops show their stuff, without having any malt muck it up. I think that "West Coast Style Lager" is their way of saying "IPL" (or India Pale Lager), without having to say "IPL." And nobody really wants to do that.

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Photo of Rawwie
3.39/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Josholson666
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of toke737
4.66/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of retry4z
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

sweet, hoppy

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Wagonparty from Bauhaus Brew Labs
3.86 out of 5 based on 93 ratings.
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