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Fat Boy | Legacy Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Legacy Brewing Co.
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by matty on 07-17-2008

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 13 |  Reviews: 12
Reviews by MaltyGoodness:
Photo of MaltyGoodness
3.63/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle - free sample

Pours a clear amber color with a reddishhue. Thin white head with decent lacing on the glass.

Caramel malty with a nice noble hop presence. Smells quite fresh.

Fresh caramel malt flavor upfront, quickly overtaken by a nice noble hop presence. Medium-light bitterness. Finishes dry with a slight, pleasant hop flavor that lingers.

Medium-light body, light carbonation.

Quite a nice lager, flavorful and drinkable. I see it was actually brewed for Legacy by The Lion, which happens do do some decent lagers of their own.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of NJpadreFan
3.41/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Legacy- Amber Lager

A- Nice golden amber brown with a thick frothy head. Good lacing.
S- Very light buttery caramel malt.
T- Light sweet buttery shortbread and caramel malt with a touch grassy hops.
M- Very sweet, creamy, buttery, and sugary.

Overall- Easy to drink and a good mild flavor.

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Photo of MLasoski
2.4/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Presentation: Pint Glass

A: A foggy amber-colored body with an insignificant amount of head. It leaves no trace of lacing.

S: Smells like a typical lager, nothing really stands out besides the yeast.

T: Tastes very plain, yeasty, and like an average lager.

M: Nothing really special to report here. Starts and finishes with the same taste.

D: Not my favorite lager. It was simply too boring for me.

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Photo of DavoleBomb
2.66/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Poured into a pint glass. I think it's funny that it's categorized as an amber ale, yet it says amber lager on the bottle.

A: Couldn't get much of a head no matter how hard I tried in my freshly washed glass. Orange amber color. Incredibly horrible retention of the head that I did get and minimal lacing. Fine particles floating throughout.

S: Sweetish caramel dominates. A tad bit of grassy hops. Fresh.

T: Pretty much just crystal malt. Not much else going on. No hop flavor and a minimal bitterness, which is good considering there's no body.

M: Light body. Undercarbonated. Not particularly smooth. Nothing here to make me happy.

D: There isn't much reason to drink this unless you want to get drunk in a hurry.

I wish I had a do-over for my 150th review.

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Photo of dsa7783
3.9/5  rDev +20%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Single, twelve-ounce bottle purchased from Joe Canal's in Lawrenceville... For less than two bucks, this beer was a refreshing, session-worthy, easily-drinkable depiction of a classic American Amber lager... Great flavor without any cloying factors... Subtle, delicious, and smooth... Good stuff...

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Photo of matty
3/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Amber colored beer with a rapidly fading head.Aroma is a faint bread smell.Taste is bread and citrus.This beer is kind of watery and gives a gagging feel to the back of the throat.Not overly impressive but not horrible either.It is just an average run of the mill ale.

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Photo of ATPete
2.41/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

12oz bottle

Pours an amber brown color, transparent but a very promising color none the less. Caramel malt comes through heavy in the nose. Very sweet in flavor as well, the caramel malt is again very dominant. I cant say i can really pull many other characteristics from this beer, soda like carbonation and a macro like funk on the finish. Desperately needs balance, cant say i like this one. Is Legacy experiencing hop dilemmas or something because i have to say the last batch of Hoptimus Prime (bottled April 27, consumed May 5) i had was VERY disappointing, no where near the brightness i remember and i've never had a bottle that fresh before!

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Photo of BeerManDan
3.27/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

When poured the color was a nice medium dark amber with an orange hue. There was some nice medium white foam with a bit of lace on the side of the glass. The smell of roasted malts and a hint of molasses fill the nose with a pleasant aroma. The taste of roasted malts and molasses with a hint of caramel was evident. Not really a bad lager, just aveage but that was still a plus for this beer!

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Photo of Slatetank
3.83/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Found this at Quick six thought I would give it a whirl, poured cold into a dimpled lager mug from a 12oz brown bottle.

A - A brilliant amber honey shade w/ a tiny white head made up of pin sized bubbles. The clarity is good, the lager reminds me of a warm sunset in appearance

S - A nice malt sweet caramel aroma. The scents of nutty malt w/ woody hops contrast the sweetness overall and the bready hints, a pleasant and enticing aroma of a good lager.

M - Mild sweetness, medium light body and full carbonation w/ gentle hop spice and clean finish

T - A tasty malt focused lager w/ a nice toasted and slightly hop w/ noble flavor which is slightly piney bready and slight nutty flavor like a vienna lager should taste -crisp and slightly sweet.

D - I loved drinking this - a bit dry like an o-fest, but a nice American amber. I will certainly go for this again Legacy crafted a very satisfying amber lager which is much more flavorful than Yuengling.

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Photo of ClockworkOrange
3.65/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A 12 ounce bottle poured into my standard shaker glass. The lager appears a clear medium copper color with about an inch of off white foam. Flavors and aromas consist of sweet caramelized malts, bready grain, slightly nutty, buttery, earthy, grassy hops. Average body and carbonation. Decent overall.

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Photo of Knapp85
3/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of HopDerek
3.53/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Bistro 614

Poured a clear golden amber color with 1 finger of creamy off-white head. Good retention and some good lacing. Smells of grass and earthy hops, bread, and toasted grain. Tastes of light citrus up front followed by lightly toasted grains, honey, butter, bread, and a finish of lightly peppered grass. Medium light in body, clean and smooth with a crisp finish, nice balance of flavors.

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Photo of RonfromJersey
3.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Red/red orange body, slightly hazy, and topped by a level two fingers of off-white foam.

Big caramel aroma runs over anything else.

Semi-sweet caramel foundation coats the tongue, as earthy noble hops tingle above.

Mouthfeel is a hair to the thick side. That and the abundance of caramel hurt drinkability a fraction.

An acceptable all purpose lager, and possible Octoberfest substitute. Nice attempt by Legacy for something between the geekiness of Hoptimus Prime and the retro/macro Reading Lager.

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Fat Boy from Legacy Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.25 out of 5 with 13 ratings
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