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Church-Key Premium Lager (Lift Lock Lager)
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Brewed by Church-Key Brewing
Style: Pale Lager
Campbellford, Canada

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RATINGS: 44   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.57   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Specially brewed for the 100 year anniversary of the Peterborough, Ontario Lift Lock. Kept on as a regular release.


1.8
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
gilvanblight (772) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 5, 2006
Gold pour with a touch of red. Nice head but it faded quick to next to nothing. It has a very unpleasant smell, very similar to Testors model glue. Luckily this isn’t in the taste. High carbonation, watery and grainy. There is a touch of flavour that puts it above say a Blue or Canadian but not by much.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
blankboy (6030) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 22, 2006
Draught at Smokeless Joe. Pours a very bubbly clear gold with a small diminishing white head. Aroma of grain, grass and mushrooms (thanks jerc) -- doesn’t smell very good. Flavour’s very grainy and quite carbonated with some very mild hops at the end. I did not care for this beer at all but I understand this is aimed at a much more mainstream macro Lager drinker. Still, it’s only slightly better then a macro Lager.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
HogTownHarry (6064) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - DEC 6, 2005
Draught. At Smokeless Joe. Poured clear light gold, slightly bubbly, with a small white diminishing head. Aroma - hel-lo Canadian beer! Where have you been? Very grainy, barley and rye, not vegetal or corny at all. Taste is also mostly grain, perhaps a little too much so, but this isn’t like all the other CDN macro crap, it’s straightforward and the rest of these people are missing a point - and not realizing that all the other CDN brews have turned into sweet apple juice mixed with cream corn., although this does get a bit apple-sweet on warming. Mouthfeel pretty average - this isn’t my cup of tea, but jeez, compared to MolBatt crap it’s ambrosia.

1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 17, 2005
Buttery grainy aroma with some leafy notes. Clear golden body with slight, white, fully diminishing head. Soapy, floral, grainy flavour with some finishing fruitiness and of course, butter. Light body with low carbonation manages to be be both watery and slick. Draft at the Winking Judge in Hamilton with muzzlehatch, Olivier_MTL and Rastacouere.

1.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
OlivierMTL (711) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 14, 2005
Couleur blonde dorée, apparence claire et filtrée. Arômes complètement dominés par le beurre et les dimethylsulfure….Un goût de chaux nous parvient plus tard. Pratiquement aucune carbonatation, plus mince que mince…Complètement raté ! Échantillon, Winking Judge, Hamilton, Ontario.

1.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
Rastacouere (6126) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 28, 2005
Very pale clear light yellow. Popcornish nose, DMS and perfume. Fruity bland palate. Insufficient carbonation, very thin. Poor poor stuff.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUL 25, 2005
Sampled on draught at the Winking Judge in Hamilton, ON, with tiggmtl, Olivier_MTL and Rastacouere. Light gold, clear, nice foamy white head dies quickly....light touch of butter, fresh grassy hops in the nose...very sweet, grainy, honey-touched, simple but fairly drinkable, bit thin.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
NVBeer232 (467) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JUN 24, 2005
Tap @ Smokeless Joe. Blond pour. Very bready doughy aromas with hints of grassy hops. Smooth mouthfeel. Great bready flavors. Finished with traces of hops and yeast. I would say this beer is grossly underrated. Would make a great session ale.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Boutip (4701) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 20, 2005
Bottle: Poured a medium yellow color beer with a small head with almost no retention. Aroma is weak with only subtle hops being distinguishable. Taste is also a bit weak with more malt and hops then your average macros but not enough to truly satisfy a beer geek I guess (which is not the goal of the brewer here I think).

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rudolf (2340) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 14, 2005
It was hot as hell today. The ride to work left me drenched in sweat. The ride home moreso. There is a thunderstorm rolling in off the lake while I write this. I’m sitting on the patio waiting for it to get here. Everything smells fresh and electric. This beer isn’t stellar. It is however refreshing, like the few drops of rain that manage to get under the roof of the porch. Its a nice hot day beer. Perfect for right now.


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