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Brewed by Big Surf Beer Company
Style: Pale Lager
Kelowna, Canada

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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 2.49/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.56   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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When something looks this good, you can bet it’s going to be smooth. Laid Back Lager by Big Surf Beer is a fresh, blonde lager that is your perfect beer for any occasion. Sure we look good, but don’t think for a second that we only care about looks. Crisp, clean, and refreshing, Laid Back Lager by Big Surf Beer is the right choice for the cooler when you are playing ball with the team, grilling in the backyard with friends and family, or sitting on the patio after a day on the water. We’ve got the looks, the flavour, and obviously we have the personality. So stop picking the same old beer… catch the wave with Big Surf.


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
pintbypint (2590) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 29, 2012
From 64oz growler. Gold pour, thin white cap that fades completely. Nose is grainy. Taste is sweet at first, gets grainy, very light hop finish. Lightish body with lots of carbonation. Decent pale lager, nothing fancy, goes down easy.

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
DuffMan (6667) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 22, 2012
On tap @ Kelowna Golf & Country Club. Light yellow gold, no real head to speak of. JJ ordered the 1516, and at least it had a head. Grainy, sweaty aroma. Light grainy palate, with a sort of tartness to it. Meh.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Powertrip (999) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 11, 2012
6-pack purchased from a BC Liquor Store in Invermere, BC on 08/11/2012. Colour: medium yellow with medium white head. Nose: very basic light malt and soft barley with a touch of icing sugar. Taste: Light sweet, medium-light bitter, light sour. The slightly elevated bitterness saves this one from being nothing but a guzzling lager, and in turn makes it pleasantly drinkable. Basic flavour profile of a standard western Canadian lager.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
JHunter (676) - British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 6, 2012
Pours a pale yellow colour with thin white head which dissipates quickly. light aroma if grain and straw yeast, flavour is light grain little sweetness and no bitterness or hops overall just ok

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
sulawang (613) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 17, 2012
Tastes mainly of malts. Creamy and bubbly/fizzy on the palate. Overall nothing special or exciting.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
revnorm (3) - - MAY 23, 2012 does not count
Really good for what it is. One of the best session beers I’ve come across in a while.

0.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
Canuckale (8) - Alabama, CANADA - MAY 18, 2012 does not count
Just plain bad. Mass produced beer taste with a fancy name and fancy label. No better than MC. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

0.8
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
Cole (967) - , Alberta, CANADA - APR 7, 2012
Pours slightly amber with no head retention. Smells light and malty. I can smell their boring yeast strain coming through as well. Tastes terrible. Just as bad as kokanee. How a micro brewery makes such a convincing macro brew I will never understand.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
gramity (1307) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 20, 2012
I have to give it up for this beer. They are not trying to be more than they really are. This beer has a nice refreshing, albeit simple, aroma that reminds me of the smell of "beer" before I crashed into the world of beer geekery. The taste is simple but it delivers on the crisp, clean, and refreshing promises made by the can. There is nothing beyond a lager going on here but it isn’t too sweet or sticky. At $6.50 for a six pack this beer is officially my go to "cheap" beer and I would easily choose it over BMC, Canadian, etc. It won’t blow your mind - but I’d recommend trying it. Fun can too.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
reebtogi (4151) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 26, 2012
355ml can porus a pale golden color with a small white head and no lacing. Aroma is light grains and hops. Taste is moderate malty sweet and light hop bitterness. Just an average lager and nothing special.


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