Z Lager | The Fort Collins Brewery

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3.53/5
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322 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Fort Collins Brewery
Colorado, United States
fortcollinsbrewery.com

Style: German Rauchbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Crosling on 12-06-2003

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
216
Ratings:
322
pDev:
16.43%
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
5
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
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Ratings: 322 |  Reviews: 216
Photo of Squire
3.71/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Seabass1964
3.03/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Not good. But different. Word 5

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Photo of GregJ
2.82/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Smokey, malty, sweet aroma. Crystal clear deep amber. The smokey flavor lives up to its namesake but is not a nice balance in this beer. The malt flavor and body are too light. It would be a much better fit in a porter with deep roasted malts.

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Photo of jfcaa193
3.83/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jaredtp
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of cardinals22
3/5  rDev -15%

Photo of Hopstout
2.75/5  rDev -22.1%

Photo of jzlyo
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of Robyn
2.75/5  rDev -22.1%

Photo of GClarkage
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of Latarnik
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of Durandal_777
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of Chops1867
4.75/5  rDev +34.6%

Photo of doowhat
4/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of appetiteforparis
2/5  rDev -43.3%

Photo of mrfrancis
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of CraigTravor
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of BierStein711
4.85/5  rDev +37.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Smells like a great smoked meat!

Color: Amber body with an off-white head, moderate carbonation--head fades to a glimmer with little lacing in about a minute.

Mouthfeel: perfect and smooth

taste: Astringent with a fluffy, smoky finish that teases and lingers.

Overall, this is a brilliant beer! I want one in the summer and spring when I'm grilling--why don't I have some brats with me right now?

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Photo of SBE915
3/5  rDev -15%

Photo of dbert21
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of PittBeerGirl
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of RochefortChris
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of Wetenkamp
4.25/5  rDev +20.4%

Photo of jeremy3311
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

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Z Lager from The Fort Collins Brewery
Beer rating: 3.53 out of 5 with 322 ratings