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Brewed by Howe Sound Brewing
Style: Dortmunder/Helles
Squamish, Canada
Serve in Lager glass

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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.19/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our lager is a version of the Dortmunder style. It is a pale golden lager, that is balanced between sweet malt and dry hop flavours. The lager has a clean, dry finish with some mild fruitiness delivered by the US version of German Hallertau hops and traditional Polish Lublin.

What is a Dortmunder Lager Style you say? In the mid-19th century, breweries in Dortmund, Germany began brewing a common style of lager that was slightly stronger in alcohol, and that sought a balance between classic German noble hops and the sweetness of pale malts. Where the classic pilsner offered a more pronounced hop aroma and character, the Dortmunder lager offered a firm and even dryness with a slightly alcoholic warmth. The export version of the Dortmunder lager was noticeably higher in alcohol content.

At 5.5% alc./vol. it is stronger than many lagers in the North American market. Compared to mainstream lagers, it is a more full-bodied and less gaseous edition of the lager style. We think it’s delicious - we hope you do too.

Food Pairing
This pale golden lager pairs very well with fish, chicken, burgers and salads. A good choice to take along to a summer barbecue or a camping adventure.

Our Can
Lined to prevent any metallic contamination and designed to be durable and stackable, our can is made from #2 HDPE recyclable materials, a great alternative for the environment. The can toppers themselves have also been especially created with the safety of the local wildlife in mind.

18 IBU
13 Plato
Canadian Brewing Awards 2013: Kellerbier, Bronze award


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pintbypint (2603) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 13, 2014
355ml can. Hazy gold pour. Very large and sticky white cap with lots of thick lacing. Nose has grain and bread, mild grass. Taste has bready malts, light caramel. Grassy aftertaste with mild bitterness. Surprisingly good premium lager.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoeMcPhee (8410) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 21, 2014
Deep golden pour with a thick white head. The nose is nicely malty. Clean and lightly honeyed with some soft herbal/floral hop aroma and flavour. A little bit of sweetness and some soft caramelly flavour. They call it a Dortmunder - but it isn’t.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarkQ (83) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 18, 2013
Pretty "ballsy for a lager... it has a true manly taste to it compared to the usual commercial crap. Nice overall taste.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Reimer96 (1219) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 23, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 19, 2014 Pours a pale gold with a nice frothy & lacey white head. Aroma of sweet pale malts, bready malts and sweet fruity esters. Taste is biscuit, sweet crisp fruits and bready malts. Finish is crisp and clean and very refreshing, excellent lager.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
rumproasts (2879) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 20, 2013
Tap. Golden with small head. Mild lager. Light but decently flavorful. As lagers go, this is really good.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrewturba (969) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 5, 2013
Pours a hazy golden/amber colour with a consistent dull white head and great legs. Aroma is floral, some biscuits, and grainy. Flavour is grassy, mild up front sweetness, mild spicy bitterness, quite crisp, and slightly dry on the finish. This is a tasty, refreshing lager. Brought it as an intro to craft to my friends and success! Will be doing it again.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Spab (2388) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 5, 2013
355 ml can at The Only Cafe. Pours a clear golden colour with average white head. Aroma is fruity, biscuity and light grassy hops. Flavour quite fruity with grains, caramel and light grassiness. Average body. Pleasant.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
patricks110 (1620) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 25, 2013
A solid little canned session brew. This is awesome for a long weekend or to take to a party with none craft brew friends. Mild toasted malts, hints of grassy spiced hops and a hint of mild caramel malt. Very well balanced and nice crisp flavour.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
reebtogi (4183) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - APR 4, 2013
355ml can pours a golden amber color with a finger of white head that settles quite quickly and leaves virtually no lacing on the glass. Aroma is caramel and grass. Taste is a grassy hop bitterness with a light caramel malty sweetness. Light to medium body with average carbonation for the style. Not quite as grassy as a typical macro lager. This is one of the better lagers out there.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
DerWeg (1494) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 14, 2013
Can @ Only Cafe poured a semi hazy gold, worryingly stable dense white head. Aroma of sweet field grass and prickle of yeasty lager edge. Taste seems to be flawed with evident peanut and/or dried peas DMS. Yet has pale fruit, bready pale malt/caramel sweetness and some grainy flavors, grassy hop palate and sweet-dry finish. Firmly mediocre and boring whatever style you call it.


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