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1900 Amber Lager | The Fort Collins Brewery

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1900 Amber Lager1900 Amber Lager
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1900 Amber Lager1900 Amber Lager

Brewed by:
The Fort Collins Brewery
Colorado, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Bitterbill on 06-28-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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2/5  rDev -39%

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2/5  rDev -39%

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2.25/5  rDev -31.4%

Photo of jsh420
2.26/5  rDev -31.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

pours clear gold with a 1 finger white head that faded fast and left no lacing

smells of watery biscuit malts and some lemon

taste was not any better then the nose - not much flavor besides sour lemons and light grains in the after taste

mouthfeel - after the nose i thought this would be watery but it was surprisingly pretty full bodied for the style and decent carboantion

overall - if the flavor is not there why bother - i will never buy this beer again - yet another fort collins beer that fails

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Photo of MrDonQuixote
2.42/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Served on tap at Fort Collins Brewery:

A- amber color, quite light, light head

S- Intense malty smell; slight smell of grain

T- extremely grainy taste, definitely a bit bland

M- A bit watery, but nice carbonation

O- Nothing special, quite bland when there are so many good amber ales out there

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2.5/5  rDev -23.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -23.8%

Photo of litheum94
2.58/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Bright, amber body. Small light brown head. Leaves a very faint cover.

Carmel Malta with a little corniness. Some metallic smelling hops. Earthy yeast.

Caramel and toasted malts with some cream soda sweetness. Light floral hopping with honey sweetness on the finish.

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Photo of Halcyondays
2.58/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

12 oz. bottle, glad to see Fort Collins in the Southland,

A: Pours an exceptionally clear light amber with a fizzy but long lasting white head, no lace.

S: Light biscuity malt, some sugar.

T: Some sweet crystal style malt, no real hop playing, light notes of carbonic acid. Mild flavour.

M: Light-bodied, flabby feel, the carbonation isn't crisp and refreshing as it should be.

O: OK, not the best first impression, but I was starting with the lightest in the pack. Hopefully things will go up from here. No off flavours, fairly clean, just nothing interesting.

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Photo of Kemmerlin
2.75/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: dark amber color with a thick foamy head and very strong sticky lacing.
S: has a smell of rotten fruit and a sharp perfume smell not pleasent together
T: the taste is definitely a strong lager style with a slight hoppy taste could use more though. The aftertaste is lacking of much characteristics
M/D: light bubbly feel with a slight dryness in the mouth. The drinkability is decent when you hold your breath

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2.75/5  rDev -16.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -16.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -16.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -16.2%

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2.76/5  rDev -15.9%

Photo of beerthulhu
2.82/5  rDev -14%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

A: A strong glass filled effervesce shows a tawny orange coloring with a slight ghost hazing. A weak and washy head, butterscotch in color, is dismal and disappointing visually, short lived and provided no window dressing.

S: Autumn leaves for aroma, light orange, some moist grains really light in strength, really light in complexity.

T: Flavor was sweet at the start, buttery-orange, lightly toasted dry cereal grains, with some nobel flowery hops that was warming and fresh. A light yeatiness factor with a bit of a sour twang finish with some stale malt and wildflower hints.

M: starts crisp and has a pretty good malt depth per style, slippery texture with a bit of alkaline nature to it.Doesnt particularly hold well on the tongue or finish well.

O: Overall the flavor (malt and hop character) doesn't show me enough to make this a revist or worthy of a recommendation. Some sour flowery off taste and stale malt leaves much to be desired and not enought to keep you drinking after one.

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2.93/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Part of a mixed 12 pack. No ingredients per the website. 31 IBU, 4.5% ABV.

Pours out to a very pale light amber, forming a nice off-white head with very good retention and solid lacing. Medium carbonation, ~2.5 carbs. The nose is immediately reticent of Fat Tire. Biscuit malt, but with an odd tartness like green kiwi to the nose. The mouthfeel is light bodied and slightly tart with a dry finish. Taste open with biscuit malt, followed by mild hop flavor (herbal), then a mild well-balanced hop bitterness. Grain husk in the aftertaste with strong tannins in the finish. Still getting that green kiwi.

Hrmm. Quite average. I think this is Fort Collins answer to it's neighbors best-seller, but there is a reason fat tire sells better than this and it's not just marketing or volume.

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3/5  rDev -8.5%

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3/5  rDev -8.5%

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3/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

It looks like FCB is releaseing it's "flagship" after years of making a variety of unique beers. Interesting strategy as most companies start with something great and build from there. Not that there's anything wrong with doing things differently!

Served cold in a pint glass. It has a great redish amber color, as it should, with a thin layer of head that slowly fades to sticky lace.

Aroma is malty and biscuity with a little bit of eartiness and apples.

Flavor is very familiar. It's a dead ringer for Fat Tire. If someone handed this to me in a bar, I wouldn't hesitate for a second in thinking it's NB's old standby. The same in every respect.

Mouthfeel and drinkability are fine.

I don't know what to say. It's almost like beer plagerism. Did they actually think this was unique? I give this a straight "average" score because it's all been done before.

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3/5  rDev -8.5%

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3/5  rDev -8.5%

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3/5  rDev -8.5%

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3/5  rDev -8.5%

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3/5  rDev -8.5%

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1900 Amber Lager from The Fort Collins Brewery
Beer rating: 3.28 out of 5 with 141 ratings
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