Steam Engine Lager | Steamworks Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Steamworks Brewing Co.
Colorado, United States
steamworksbrewing.com

Style: California Common / Steam Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by stirgy on 07-29-2005

BEER STATS
Ratings:
131
Reviews:
97
Avg:
3.39
pDev:
15.93%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
6
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 131 |  Reviews: 97
Photo of BillRoth
3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of javlin624
3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of Todd
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of williamjbauer
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of beerbtl
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of beergoot
3.38/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear, copper-colored body with an initially thick, white head that gradually fades to a thin foamy layer. Light roasted grain scent with a touch of mown grass. Light malt character with a corresponding balance of hop bitterness. Medium-light body, smooth feel, crisp and dry finish.

A decent lager with a good balance of malt and hop characteristics. Nothing earth-shattering but an overall likable thirst quencher.

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Photo of t0rin0
3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of stampfler07
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of quadhog
4.25/5  rDev +25.4%

Photo of LXIXME
3.36/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Small light tan head settles into a thin but decent lacing above a crystal clear bright copper colored lager.

Light aroma consisting of citrus to piney hops and a bready to caramel malts.

The taste is on the lighter side with light roasted caramel malts with just a hint of the citruspine hops coming through.

A light dryish aftertaste with just a hint of malts sticking around on this light to medium bodied drink.

A light taste, not bad but not a lot there either, I think I'll look for something with a little more snap to it.

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Photo of bluckbeyes
3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of hiphopj5
3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of crobinso
3/5  rDev -11.5%

Photo of carteravebrew
2.5/5  rDev -26.3%

Photo of Ispeakforthetrees
3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of binx
4/5  rDev +18%

Photo of KansasBeerLover
4/5  rDev +18%

Photo of poppyjohn
3/5  rDev -11.5%

Photo of kojevergas
2.85/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Served on draught into a pilsner glass in high altitude Fort Collins, Colorado. Reviewed from notes.

A: Pours a three finger head of slight cream, fair thickness, and pretty decent retention. Colour is a semitransparent copper-amber.

Sm: Slight hops, caramel, and light cream. A mild strength aroma.

T: Pleasant malt, slight cream, and light hops. Decently balanced, if simple. I like the build for what it is. The caramel is well-handled.

Mf: Smooth and wet, sort of suiting the style.

Dr: A decent beer for the style. Okay quality, but largely unremarkable.

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Photo of TheSquire23
4/5  rDev +18%

Photo of indiapaleale
3.55/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pour - dark auburn in appearance with some lighter shades of orange and yellow being struck by the light. Rather thin head that fades to a ring of white inside the glass.

Aroma - sweet and malty. Sort of reminds me of visiting a brewery on brew day and smelling all those grains being steeped. Also some hints of bread dough and a little bit of lemon or lime zest.

Taste - one sip and it's clear this is a solid lager. Very crisp and balanced. Flavors like honey and caramel stand out on the tongue along with some biscuity flavors. Some faint hop characteristics come into play in the finish.

Overall - well put together lager. Everything seems to be in order and from beginning to end it works well. Very drinkable and quite tasty. Is it possibly the "best American-style Amber Lager in the world?" I don't think we're qualified to make that call but it's certainly a beer worth trying.

Would I buy more of it? - I'd like to try this fresh from the tap at the brewpub out in Durango! Perhaps I'll pick up some cans to go.

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Photo of rawfish
3.75/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a rich copper gold into a tulip glass with a parchment paper two finger high head. Decent retention but very thin delicate lacing that breaks apart on the drink.

Lightly bready and toasted with some sweet grass and toffee sweetness, hops come in nicely, earthy grasses and pine.

A bit watery but initially strong amounts of caramel malt and toffee sweetness come in on the palate. Very toasty with a light coarse feel from the grains. Hops are very light but come in grassy and dark but not dank. Much more bitterness and drying than expected on the finish, well done.

Watery thin mouthfeel but acceptable for a lager, flavor is anything but. Average carbonation, everything lends itself well to this beer.

A nice rich amber that comes off more crisp and refreshing than your typical ale. Body on this makes it very sessionable, it would be hard to tire of this one. Worth a visit.

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Photo of rsdaugherty
3.15/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Can into a pint glass
A - 1 finger off-white head disappeared in a flash to a crown, clear aged copper penny color, 3.5
S - citrus and malts, with sweet grasses and hints of caramel 3.5
T - a very benign malt with a moderate to mild hop bitterness 3
M - a relatively watery thin experience with minimal carbonation towards the bottom of my pint 3
D - Good drinkability, but I'd prefer to drink something else next 3

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Photo of JoeAmerican77
2.76/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Welcome to the mountains here's your trail map to the campsite and a canned six pack of fresh lager.

Pours out a copper penny, two finger head and a thick tan appearance. Smells of light hops and caramel. Tastes of the same with an up front sweet caramel and a hint o' can and light hops finish. mouthfeel is medium heavy with a decent amount of thick bubbles on the tongue. Drinkability is average figuring this is a cooler packer for a boat or camping trip. I like a little more pizzaz in my beer but for the style this is pretty decent.

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Photo of womencantsail
3.38/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks for the tick, Craig.

A: The pour is amber in color with a decent sized off-white head.

S: Not an overly impressive nose, but not bad. Mostly bready with some yeast and maybe a bit of earthy hops. At least it's not buttery...

T: A pretty basic flavor profile here. Some toasted and bready malts with a decent enough earthy hop flavor. Not really much bitterness and maybe a bit of toffee.

M: The body is light to medium with a moderate carbonation.

D: I had very low expectations for this tick. Surprisingly not bad. Don't know if I'd really want it again, though.

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Steam Engine Lager from Steamworks Brewing Co.
3.39 out of 5 based on 131 ratings.
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