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Lake of Bays Top Shelf Classic Lager

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Brewed by Lake of Bays Brewing Company
Style: Pale Lager
Baysville, Canada

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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 2.72/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.73   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Brewed using only the finest noble hops and Canadian malt, this crisp and refreshing American-style lager aims high and scores big. Official beer of the NHL Alumni Association


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cards04 (1608) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUN 21, 2014
A pretty decent drink for a pale lager. Nice wheat aromas and flavors. Some soft fruit notes as well. Ok.

2.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
AgentAle (580) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 19, 2014
Aroma is some graininess and light sulphur notrs. Pretty bland. Taste is much the same with light roastiness and a very basic malt profile. Some light bland bitterness on finish. Appearance is a light straw yellow body with a pearl bubbly head that retains fairly poorly.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
RhetoricalAns (175) - Toronto, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 13, 2014
Clear yellow pour, thin white head that dissipates quickly. Grain and cardboard aroma. Taste is mild grains, some mild sweetness. Light body, fizzy carbonation.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
HeistAlmighty (1111) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUN 7, 2014
473ml can. Definitely an American style light(er) lager, but it is much more flavourful and has more body than any macro lightish lager I can think of. Some slightly vegetable tasting bitterness I wasn’t crazy about, but some toasted grain on the finish. Overall, it was very much a lager, but you could do much worse.

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
berkshirejohn (4381) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2014
473ml can from an LCBO in Toronto. A headless amber pour; malty aroma; malty taste; with the slightest hint of hops. Not particularly pleasant.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
lesifflebiere (1188) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 15, 2014
Dorée foncée, elle a en fait une couleur (et une consistance, ainsi qu’une faible odeur) de jus de pommes filtré. Peu complexe en nez, elle est assez savoureuse en bouche, pas jusqu’à être impressionnante, mais du moins elle évite la platitude qui empeste souvent ce style. Impossible de faire un chef-d’oeuvre de pale lager, mais celle-ci est l’une des meilleures qu’il m’a été donné de goûter.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
patricks110 (1620) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 10, 2014
Quite boring and lacking in overall style and flavour. The nose is mild and slightly toasted with a hint of caramel and light grassy hops. A bit mild mannered for a lager despite the crisp toasty malt profile. The finish has a slightly spicy hop and a grassy, slightly fruity flavour.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
DuffMan (6462) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 5, 2014
Can sample at Calgary International Beerfest 2014. Slightly sweaty, grainy aroma. Sweet grainy palate. Plain.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
pintbypint (2541) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - APR 20, 2014
473ml can. Yellow pour, white head. Nose has a touch of lemon and grass. Taste has some lemony notes and bready light malts. Plain finish. Light body, carbonation is a bit weak. Overall a bit underwhelming.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
reebtogi (4042) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - APR 17, 2014
473ml can pours a golden color with a small white head that leaves very little lacing behind. Aroma is grassy with some apple cider and grainy notes. Taste is malty sweet with a grassy hop bitterness finishing with a bit of apple cider and slight bit of metallic. A beer that is not worthy of any accolades. Typical macro lager.


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