Originally Posted by Brewtopia
... My favorite is their Pale Ale ...
I was torn b/w that and the Lager since I like hoppy beers, too. But the lager had gotten more medals and higher marks in the online reviews I read, so that tipped the scale for me.
Well, here's my review:
Poured a nice, clear amber/copper color with a small head that quickly dissipated. It had moderate carbonation. Smelled malty with a hint of hops; relatively clean - it smelled like a homebrew! That's good!
Taste was medium bodied with a mild toasted malt and very smooth. Subdued hop flavor, low bitterness and a slightly sweet finish. Very drinkable; you could stick with this beer all night.
In fact, I believe it may be a perfect example of the Vienna Lager style! Too many American versions are too strong and dry and the European versions tend to be too sweet - too much like an Oktoberfest, IMO. The Mexican versions used to be authentic, but not anymore. They now have all the worst traits of both American and European versions!
Overall, Snake River Lager is very good! I wish I could get this locally. It is flavorful enough for 'beer snobs' like us, but a good gateway beer for the BMC crowd. 4.5 of a scale of 1-5.