Brewed by Stonehammer Brewery
Style: Pale Lager
Guelph, Canada


on tap


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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 2.46/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.5/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JesseM (1158) - Margaritaville, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 7, 2009
On tap at the Golden Kiwi as the ’Kiwi Lager’. Apparently this is what it is. Taps your standard pale gold with a tiny white surface film. The aroma is really just faint sweet grains and wort. Not bad. But the flavour is where this one really shines. Absolutely delicious bready/grainy wortyness that generally is the aspect of lagers that makes me drool, very tasty. Some nice lemony hop zing added balance in the finish. Easy going mouth-feel though it was served perhaps just a few degrees too low. Carbonation is moderate enough that it didn’t annoy me like it usually does with ’light’ beers. Tasted like a perfectly fresh brewed bready worty lager which is something I take much pleasure in.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (9872) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 19, 2007
2007 Golden Tap Awards. Crisp pale yellow body with a small white head. Sweet floral, butter cup aroma. Similar floral hop character in the flavour, moderate hop bitterness throughout. (6+) Average palate. Decent pilsener/lager, excellent for a "light" beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mabel (8640) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 21, 2007
[539-20070818] Sample @ BeerBistro (Golden Taps, Toronto, ON). Freshly baked grainy bread yeast aroma is lightly floral. Clear, pale yellow body with a long-lasting foamy white head. More freshly baked bread yeast in the flavour. Light body. A surprisingly nice light beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GregClow (3214) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 27, 2007
Bottle sample at the 2007 GTAs. Pale gold with a small white head. Aroma of bready malt and light floral hops - quite nice, and more than I expected. Crisp body. Well balanced flavour, with a nice twinge of hops in the finish. Quite a surprise for a light beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jimmay (807) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - APR 4, 2009
On tap at Golden Kiwi as Kiwi Lager. Pours bright golden yellow, with small, fine white head. Nice, mild hop aroma, and very drinkable, balalnced flavour. A decent lager.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ferris (12890) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 28, 2014
Draft - Corn and grains. Pale gold with almost no head. Grains and light bitterness. Dry and grainy. Had this as the Hungry Brew Hops house lager, but pretty sure this is the same thing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nekronos (4111) - Xalapa, MEXICO - APR 10, 2007
Veyr nice, quite sweet, with those features of the Ontario beers I like. According to the barman, this beer is going to be renamed to Stonehammer light. Meanwhile I rate it with this name.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
matt7215 (2278) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 29, 2008
UPDATED: SEP 13, 2013 on tap at the golden kiwi. re-branded as golden kiwi lager. pale yelllow pour with minimal head. almost no aroma but for some grainy pale malts. grainly pale lage malt driven taste. not terrible but far from inspired. ////////////////// light yellow with a white head. Pretty well hopped but fairly fruity yeast mlt combo. This really drinks like a light golden ale. Pretty good but not enough genuine lager character.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blankboy (7268) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 30, 2010
Bottle [341ml] at The Brewers Plate event. Pours a clear, bubbly pale gold with a small diminishing white head. Aroma’s surprisingly not too shabby: It’s light but also quite fruity, a bit sweet, along with some grassy hops and caramel malt. Flavour’s the same, fruity along with caramel malt, some grain, very light grassy hops and a light, short bitter finish. Average bodied. One of the better Canadian Light beers I’ve tried -- well done.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheJester (2542) - Cavan Monaghan, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 21, 2014
341 mL bottle. Actually not terrible for a light beer. Has a little graininess to it. Far better than the macro offerings. Might be a nice gateway beer.

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