Brewed by Niagaras Best Brewery and Pub
Style: Pale Lager
Niagara Falls, Canada


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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 2.78/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.77   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Niagaraís Best Lager is a Canadian style lager with a sweet malt character and a smooth clean finish. This product contains 5.5% alcohol by volume and is lightly hopped to appeal to the tastes of the mainstream beer drinker.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (7350) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 25, 2009
On tap at Niagaraís Best. Pours a very pale straw yellow with a thin white head. Looks like fizzy yellow beer so Iím hesitant. Big sweet caramel malt notes up front, almost a bit towards corn. Still a touch sweet and corn like, but crisp and nicely carbonated. Clean dry finish with some graininess. Probably one of my least favorites of the flight of ten, but done well for what itís supposed to be.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
pootzboy (1609) - Hawgville, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 24, 2009
Tap: This will probably be another unique Canadian style lager made by a micro brewer that is glossed over...so be it...I liked it. Its uniqueness comes from following the real Canadian lager style the commercial brewers lost 78years ago. The deep gold lager we see in the glass has a decent frothy white cap and a good lacing quality. Aroma : cereals, some husk some sweetness and musty hopping. Full bodied, rich, malty, from a 2 step mash, northern brewer hops balance perfectly, clean 2 dimensional but satisfying. Brewer nailed the traditional Canadian lager style on the nose. Donít get no more Canadian than this....that is if anyone notices or cares about a unique Canadian lager style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mabel (7015) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 22, 2009
[2443-20090814] Tap. Mild grainy yeast aroma. Clear, dark yellow orange body with a quick creamy white head. More mild grainy yeast flavour. Medium body. A little rough, probably much like a logger.
(Called "Logger Lager" @ brewpub; Niagara Falls, ON)

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
Sammy (9193) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 2, 2009
14 IBU beer, sampled at the new brewpub in Niagara Falls . Medium golden yellow, lots of white foam, leaving lotsa white lace. Astringent taste with light mouthfeel. No aroma.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
JesseM (1151) - Margaritaville, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 14, 2009
341mL bottle at the Kick Off in Waterloo, University Plaza. Man, I was really expecting more from this one. Usually Iím so willing to be nice to OCB buck-a-beers but this one was truly disappointing. It reminded me WAY too much of itís attractive sister, the Blonde Ale from this brewer, but not in a good way. Creamy and weird, not at all like a lager should be, my bottle was also hazy (yes I drank straight from the bottle, neither I or the bartender felt it really deserved a glass), so who knows just how old my sample was. Really no redeaming lager qualities in it, no hops, no bread, no grain, just unnatural sweetness. What a shame. At least I only paid $2.50 for it!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 24, 2008
Draught, as Logger Lager, at the winking Judge- Pale straw and pours a fluffy white head with nice lace left behind. Nose is chalk full of lemons and hay with good biscuit and some sweet grain. Slightly sweet grain and pale malts make up the flavour profile, there is also a bit of biscuit and slight bittering hops towards the finish. Above average Canadian pale lager.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 1/20
karlsefni (1) - CANADA - JAN 22, 2008 does not count
wow. This has to be the WORST value beer I have ever tried buying at the Beer Store.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 24, 2007
Clear pale gold w/ large white head. Aroma is fruity & mildly grainy. Light, juicy feel. Clean, grainy flavour w/ a light hop bitterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 7, 2007
Pale golden colour with a white fizzy head. The aroma is fruity with green apple and a a little malt. The body is semi-sweet with a fruity middle and not much finish. A fairly alright mainstream lager thatís cheap.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JUL 27, 2007
The commercial description ends with "...to appeal to the tastes of the mainstream beer drinker." I think theyíve accomplished that. Looks like the ubiquitious pale lager, perhaps a bit more rich in its coloring. The aroma is pretty faint, some sweet malts, canned corn, and a hint of metalllic bitterness. It tastes better, the malt dominating with a surge of grassy bitterness coming in at the finish. Not too bad.

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