Favorite Colorado Lagers!

Discussion in 'US - West' started by ManBearPat, Jun 30, 2016.

  1. Domingo

    Domingo Apr 23, 2005 Colorado
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    Random hidden gem - the Bull & Bush's Vienna Lager. My wife ordered it and said "this tastes like Bamberg." I tried it and feel that description is spot on. No clue about it tasting like whatever a real Vienna lager is supposed to taste like, but it tasted like Fässla Lagerbier to both of us. We ended up having 3 of 'em. If you're looking for something that tastes old-world legit, I highly recommend it. On the other side of the coin...Nappy Nap Time...whew...that one is not for me. It's like whiskey and Ricola cough drops.
     
  2. ManBearPat

    ManBearPat Dec 2, 2014 Colorado

    I don’t hear much about Maxline around here, but they always have a solid, diverse lineup of offerings though they aren’t exactly chasing trends... I love their taproom and the folks that run it are just great people.

    All that said, they’ve recently started canning and distributing though I’m not sure how widespread their footprint is.

    Last night, my buddy brought over a 6er of their new dry-hopped Pilsner. I’m not sure if its Italian or what, @Domingo , but it is incredibly tasty and well balanced. I’d highly recommend giving it a shot if you guys see it in your area!
     
  3. Domingo

    Domingo Apr 23, 2005 Colorado
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    I've heard of Maxline, but I don't think I've ever had anything from them. Feels like most of the smaller FoCo breweries don't make it down here. Either that or I just haven't noticed 'em. Will start paying more attention, though.
    I refuse to ever call anything an Italian Pilsner with a straight face. Well, except maybe Moretti, Peroni, Rossini, etc. You know, the pilsners that you can actually buy in Italy.
     
  4. Mebuzzard

    Mebuzzard May 19, 2005 Colorado
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    Dammit to all of you! Now I have to go out and buy all of these and do some "tastings"
     
  5. Canada_Dan

    Canada_Dan Jun 14, 2013 Colorado

    Had this beer last week and it certainly didn't disappoint. Highly recommended, big body, slightly sweet, and nails the flavor profile I expect from a Maibock. Get some!

    Edit: Elevation My Neck Maibock
     
  6. travis224

    travis224 Jul 24, 2010 Colorado
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  7. denver10

    denver10 Nov 17, 2010 New Mexico
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  8. gyorgymarlowe

    gyorgymarlowe Aug 24, 2019 Colorado
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    Yeah, those cans are ugly. Not too sure about the Sterling, Cascade, and Citra hop profile either.
     
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  9. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Jan 20, 2012 Colorado
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    But... But... it's a true pilsner brewed with pilsner malt.:laughing:
     
  10. ManBearPat

    ManBearPat Dec 2, 2014 Colorado

    This beer smells Italian, if I know anything about that type of Pilsner
     
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  11. Domingo

    Domingo Apr 23, 2005 Colorado
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    One of these days someone is going to add oregano or san marzano tomatoes to a pilsner, just you wait.

    Wiley Roots, where you at?
     
  12. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Jan 20, 2012 Colorado
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  13. Domingo

    Domingo Apr 23, 2005 Colorado
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    I actually forgot all about that stuff. Never did get to try it. I've had Crazy Ed's Cave Creek Chili, Dixie White Chocolate Moose, and B to the E so I feel kinda sad that this one has evaded me.
     
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  14. clusterfolk

    clusterfolk Jun 20, 2014 Colorado

  15. Domingo

    Domingo Apr 23, 2005 Colorado
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    I have had that one. Not as awful as I thought. WW does adjuncts about as well as anyone ever has (sometimes at the expense of "tasting like beer"), so it shouldn't be a shock.

    I think I'm mainly just looking for someone to take on the ridiculous concept of calling their Tipo (or Pivo) clones an "Italian Pilsner" or "Italian-style Pilsner." It's basically no different than someone in Cancun making a one-off herbal pilsner only to have Americans suddenly calling their clones "Mexican-style lager." Those things already exist and they outnumber the oddball 100/1.
     
  16. gyorgymarlowe

    gyorgymarlowe Aug 24, 2019 Colorado
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    If you guys see Half Acre Fader Lager around town, I highly recommend it. I am not much of a fan of their Pony Pilsner so I was a little hesitant, but damn they hit this one out of the park. The hops are restrained but present, malt is clean and flavorful, it pours a foamy white head that holds beautifully. Repeat purchase for me.
     
  17. Domingo

    Domingo Apr 23, 2005 Colorado
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    Never had any of their lagers, but I trust Half Acre's flavor profiles. I still consider Daisy Cutter to be one of the best pale ales of all time. If it was from any other city it would probably be widely recognized as such. Unfortunately that scene acts like everything is the greatest ever, so people overlook the stuff that really is bomb AF.
     
  18. Mebuzzard

    Mebuzzard May 19, 2005 Colorado
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    So, I can put a san marzano tomato in a beer, call it Italian, but that tomato is from S. America (Peru methinks). So it would be a Peruvian Inspired Italian Style Trans South-North Atlantic Imperial Pilsner. (TRADEMARK)
     
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  19. eppCOS

    eppCOS Jun 27, 2015 Colorado
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    Not a CO, but a NM contribution: diggin the Zuzax from Cumbre - great clean flavors, a damn good light Kolsch, and really impressive. 4.8% - i'll drink it all evening.
     
  20. Domingo

    Domingo Apr 23, 2005 Colorado
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    Related to La Cumbre, their adjunct lager ("Beer") is still one of the best examples of that style you're going to find anywhere. I know quite a few people who have said that if you added 10-15% more hops to Banquet you would have something magic. LC's "Beer" kinda sorta is that.
     
  21. gyorgymarlowe

    gyorgymarlowe Aug 24, 2019 Colorado
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    Wow, nabbed Jack's Abby Maibock at Mr. B's. Holy shit, it's pure nectar. Don't miss it. I can't imagine a Maibock tasting a hell of bit better. Exceptional! Canned 5/05/20.
     
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  22. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Jan 20, 2012 Colorado
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    Better see that shit down south or heads will roll.
     
  23. seniorshmently

    seniorshmently Oct 4, 2010 Colorado
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    Davidsons looks to have about a case.
     
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  24. ManBearPat

    ManBearPat Dec 2, 2014 Colorado

    These Prost mixed buckets of cans have not been spending a lot of time in my fridge once I get them home if ya know what I mean wink emoji
     
  25. FarmerTed

    FarmerTed May 31, 2011 Colorado

    Prost cans fucking rock!

    Gotta look for Jack's Abby, though. Is the Saxony Lager around? I think that is my favorite of theirs.
     
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  26. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Jan 20, 2012 Colorado
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    Haven't seen it. Seems like we get drops quarterly, verified by @JacksAbbyBrewing in another thread. These typically include the current kellerbier, hoponious, post shift, and a seasonal.
     
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  27. Mebuzzard

    Mebuzzard May 19, 2005 Colorado
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    Anybody had the BFL from Bierstadt yet?
     
  28. Steve_0

    Steve_0 Mar 14, 2012 Colorado
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    No, but Gottscheer has been my favorite beer this summer.
     
  29. Domingo

    Domingo Apr 23, 2005 Colorado
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    That's their Bavarian Export. There definitely aren't many of those around. Augustiner Edelstoff is the only other one I've ever seen in the US, and those bottles are usually older than dirt.
    I still need to try Bierstadt's. So far I've been getting my fix via their canned hell and dunkel.
     
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  30. Steve_0

    Steve_0 Mar 14, 2012 Colorado
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    I went to get Slow Pour and Helles a few weekends ago and with Dunkel and Gottscheer, as well
     
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  31. ManBearPat

    ManBearPat Dec 2, 2014 Colorado

    Stopped in my LBS yesterday and saw a six of Prost Marzen in the cooler... grabbed it immediately (duh)

    Dudes not sure if they could scan it to even sell as the rep had just dropped it off... it scans.

    Waited until 3 seconds after I got home today to try because it was still warm when I got it... its incredible- smooth, nice light sweetness, and beautiful looking.

    Not sure when I will get to have more but I’m looking forward to it... canned 7/7/2020
     
  32. Spaceman_Jer

    Spaceman_Jer Jan 27, 2015 Colorado

    @gyorgymarlowe You were dead on about that Jack's Abby Keller Maibock. Truly delicious, and the malt almost reminds me of a slightly sweeter fresh baguette, balanced perfectly with hops.
     
  33. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Jan 20, 2012 Colorado
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    Sounds great. Probably better than my homebrewed maibock. It came out like maibock flavored cough syrup. Dafuq.
     
  34. gyorgymarlowe

    gyorgymarlowe Aug 24, 2019 Colorado
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    Try ASAP!

     
  35. FarmerTed

    FarmerTed May 31, 2011 Colorado

    Yeah, the Jack's maibock is really good. I like Shipping out of Boston, too.
     
  36. Mebuzzard

    Mebuzzard May 19, 2005 Colorado
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    MaiQuil?
     
  37. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Jan 20, 2012 Colorado
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    Naibock
     
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  38. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Jan 20, 2012 Colorado
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    Also breks marzen hit shelves this week along with paulaner festbier. Yikes.
     
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  39. FarmerTed

    FarmerTed May 31, 2011 Colorado

    Honestly, I got a sixer of Pug Ryan's maibock or helles Bock a few years ago, and it had a strong cherry taste to it to me. I was not a fan.
     
  40. ManBearPat

    ManBearPat Dec 2, 2014 Colorado

    What y’all mean ‘yikes’?

    My hawt take is that we’re seeing these types of delicious seasonal bois FIRST... rather than nearly exclusively shitty pumpkin ‘beers’

    Maybe 2020 isn’t the worst after all?!