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Brewed by Moosehead Brewery
Style: Pale Lager
Saint John, Canada

bottled
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RATINGS: 1371   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.23/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A smooth clean-tasting lager that offers a good balance between malt sweetness and hop bitterness


AKThunder's rating

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AKThunder (167) - New York, USA - OCT 30, 2012
Very good. Nice and smooth, attacks your tongue with a beautiful blend of light hops and lager taste.


2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Maits (36) - ESTONIA - APR 6, 2016
Very little aroma with a few bitter notes. Clear yellow lager with white head. Head vanished quickly. Medium carbonated. Watery taste with some sweet malt.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
zorxique (1) - Fanlu Township, TAIWAN - APR 4, 2016 does not count
A good beer to drink when you want to sit back and relax. Has a good flavour but not too strong. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
bartlebier (3184) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - APR 4, 2016
350ml bbMay2017 (BL sampler 1). Widely featureless international pale lager that manages to be among the better, cleaner output of this largest privately-owned Canadian brewery, especially when followed by their atrocious pale ale. - At best: boiled barley, with added syrupy lagers of cooked rice and corn. Diluted malt porridge, back to basics. Any potential trait of hop extract powers itself out battling the adjunct sweetness before surfacing in aroma or flavour.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
geologyguy (1220) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - MAR 30, 2016
Smell is a bit bitter and off...mellows and sweetens with time....taste too...taste is smooth though...better with time...all medium light malt, no hops

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
roldano (67) - - MAR 27, 2016
Espuma blanquecina que permanece como una fina corona, color amarillo muy limpio y transparente con fina burbuja que brota constantemente, en nariz no se aprecia mucho aroma, sabor potente donde se aprecia la alta gasificación y regusto corto.

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Alengrin (4076) - BELGIUM - MAR 25, 2016
The most popular standard lager in Canada made by a fully Canadian-owned brewery. Green bottle, but apparently it has been stored in the dark properly, as I get no ’skunkiness’ from it at all, in spite of my expectations. Thinnish and quickly dissipating, off-white head only retaining more or less on the edges; cristal clear pale yellow golden colour with medium fizz. Aroma is weak, but cannot hide that typical cooked smell of pasteurization (though admittedly only faintly so), apart from some weird hints of burnt, sulfuric vegetables (Brussels sprouts somewhere), roasted corn, grass, straw, soggy cereals and vague iron - rather neutral, in all, as can be expected from the style, but nothing which truly puts me off. Neutral onset, bit minerally, some sourish grains but still fairly ’fresh’ and not too ’sweaty’, sweet corn but again restrainedly so, medium carbo, cereal sweetishness increasing a bit in the middle, thinnish mouthfeel but rounded and not overly metallic. The grain and corn sweetishness along with the mineral water quality from the onset are simply continued in the end, with no real finish worth mentioning; I have been trying hard to detect hop bitterness even in its most rudimentary form, but failed to do so, the result of which is that this lager fades away into oblivion as soon as you’ve swallowed it, adding nothing to the simple structure which is easily dissected from the very first sip. Boring and extremely bland, very neutral and unexciting as any mass produced standard lager, but I cannot find anything truly wrong with it. It’s just... well, boring.

1.1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
Msdrbeat (255) - - MAR 19, 2016
Canned. Honestly horrible. Sweet weird after taste. Odd aroma. Will never drink or sip again.

1.6
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
sevrior (12) - - MAR 14, 2016
Aroma: watered coffee, piny, snow Taste: dry bread, cereal Body: light cream Ibu: 8 Finish: dry but longer

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
thepatrickman (530) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 22, 2016
Many (too many?) bottles over many years. This is pure nostaligia in a bottle, and I’m probably pretty biased as a result. No major stylistic differences between this and any other macro lager. It’s boring. And occasionally skunky from the green glass. But it still has a skunky place in my heart.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
melush (2245) - SPAIN - FEB 5, 2016
Bottle 34,1cl / Botella 34,1cl. @ El Corte Ingles, Sevilla, España. A: Golden / Dorado. T/S: Cereal, sweet / Cereal, dulce.


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