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Dockside Alder Bay Honey Lager

Dockside Alder Bay Honey Lager
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Brewed by Dockside Brewing Co.
Style: Pale Lager
Vancouver, Canada

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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 1.79/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.18   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A mix of three types of malt mixed with three types of hops and blended with BC's finest honey


0.9
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
22415brewery (371) - redmond, Washington, USA - OCT 25, 2009
Mild grainy, overwhelming medicinal and resinous aroma. Served on tap out of a frozen keg line. Definitely served much too cold which I wish could have hid the overly-sweet and under-attenuated finish. Appeared a medium golden straw with ruby highlights. Poured with absoultely no head and some kind of residue floating on the surface. Based on the syrupy and sinuous mouth-feel It seems that this brewery added the honey post-fermentation. This Honey Lager unfortunately is not brewed to style and the honey needs to be fermented. This results in an overly sweet and cloying "honey" flavor and mouthfeel rather than having the essence of honey as a secondary quality. It tastes like they might have tapped their normal Lager and added a spoonful of honey to the glass and stirred. Might as well call this soda pop.

1.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
GRM (2914) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 12, 2009
Glass, 6-ounce, on the premise, savoured on May 1 2009; eye: golden, clear, no effervescence, tiny ring of creamy white head, slight lacing; nose: honey is well present, light hops, slight malt; mouth: honey, honey, sugar, sugar, sugar, slight malt, maple water, quite sweet finale accompanied by some sort of acrid bitterness, light body, too sweet, light body, average carbonation; overall: once is enough FRANÇAIS Verre, 6 onces, en fût, bue sur place, savourée le 1er mai 2009; œil : dorée, claire, pas d’effervescence, petit anneau de mousse blanche crémeuse, très légère dentelle; nez : miel est bien présent, léger houblon, très léger malt; bouche : miel, miel, sucre, sucre, sucre, très léger malt, eau d’érable, finale très sucrée accompagné d’une sorte d’amertume âcre, corps léger, très sucrée, corps léger, carbonatation moyenne; en résumé : une fois, c’est assez

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
fiulijn (14294) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 2, 2008
Draught at the brewpub
Hazy blond color, no head. It has a sweetish malt aroma. The flavor is quite simple, but there is a nice sweetness, even if not honey, to make it easily drinkable.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
BlackDonald (1126) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 17, 2008
What is it with this town and Honey Lagers? This is like the 4th one I’ve seen today. For being made with honey, I cannot detect any real honey notes in the nose, kind of a sweetish maltiness from the honey though. This is almost undrinkable.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
mnurda (1104) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 20, 2007
On Tap at Alfie’s 40th Birthday. Tried all theier beers, and none were really noteworthy.

1.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 1, 2007
This beer sure had honey in it and to put it mildly, this made it way too sweet and hard to get past the first couple of sips.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
harrisoni (13156) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2006
On tap at Dockside. Gold, thin white head. Honey on aroma. Really a bit too sweet and artificial. Bit nasty.

1
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
JoeMcPhee (8302) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - APR 10, 2005
One day this brewery will screw up and make something with flavour... but not today. Pale amber colour and served around zero degrees. No aroma to speak of and about the same in flavour. Once it warmed a bit it has a bit of honey sweetness and a touch of bready malts. Boring.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Oakes (12167) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 12, 2005
Golden-bronze colour. Served frozen so lord knows if there’s an aroma or not. I’d wait for it to warm up but that’s how they serve it at the brewery...I’m tasting it the way it was intended to be tasted. Sweet, honeyish, flowery character. Straightforward, but inoffensive. Vaguely enjoyable if light is what you want. Until it warms up and some slight vegetal off-flavours emerge. Now I understand the ice cold thing.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
Crit (3306) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 10, 2005
Lt amber with virtually no nose and no head.Rahter bland sweet light cereal flavor


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