Heater Allen Brewing likes to call this a Northwest Amber Lager, but it is often categorized as a Vienna style lager. The beer originally started out resembling a "Steam Beer" -style beer, but they've slowly been dropping the fermentation temperature to the point where it's truely a lager beer, and too smooth, to fit that category. The color looks like a Vienna style lager, but the amount and type of hops, and the grain bill are quite different. Heater Allen Brewing uses Amarillo and Cascade hops in this beer, and they blend well with the German malts they use. The beer features strong hop character, along with smooth malt, caramel, and toffee flavors and aromas, with a refreshing bite in the finish.