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

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oakes (14834) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 7, 2005
UPDATED: APR 14, 2005 Draught, Winking Judge

Light copper. Clean malty character. Bready fresh and warming. Aroms is lightly fuggley. Quite respectable issuance from John Graham.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Lubiere (12358) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 14, 2006
Light golden beer with a thin white head. Aroma is lightly funky grass, with light pear notes. In mouth, a decent caramel malt, grainy with fruity sweet notes, more berry-ish. Light bodied. Might be on verge of infection. Bought by Inertia Boy, August 2006.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Sammy (10655) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 28, 2006
A small step above a macro and unfinishable. Pale yellow with initial good head some malt taste. metallic, light body.Aggressive carbonation. A tad of hop and bland finish. Served cold but not ridiculously cold at the Rhino. Aroma is cheese and malt.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jercraigs (9253) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 20, 2004
pale yellow with a thin white head. Aroma is slightly fruity, and reminiscent of their Northumberland Ale making me wonder if it is the same yeast. This is a plus for me since I am a fan of the Northumberland. Relatively bland flavour profile, with the fruity notes the dominant flavour with a touch of malt. Palate is light but appropriate. Meh... accomplishes what it set out to do nicely.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mabel (8014) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 5, 2008
[1323-20080503] Tap. Grainy alcohol aroma has sweet floral notes. Clear, medium orange body with a quick white head. Sweet grainy alcohol flavour has a bit of yeasty banana. Medium body. Fair.
(@ Church Key; Campbellford, ON)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
blankboy (7072) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Radek Kliber (6919) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - AUG 10, 2004
Gold lager witha verage head . Medium bodied with some malt , touch of hops at second sip , touch of spice .

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
TaktikMTL (6899) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 29, 2006
Bouteille de 341 ml achetée directement à la brasserie. Arôme: Odeur herbacé et fruité. Apparence: La couleur est blonde pâle avec une faible densité de bulle. Présence d’un mince col mousseux. Saveur: Goût de céréale légèrement fruité. Courte durée de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps et la texture sont mince. Faible effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de fruité en arrière goût. (Rating #675)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
HogTownHarry (6373) - 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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
Rastacouere (6166) - 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.

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