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Brewed by Trafalgar Ales & Meads
Style: Pale Lager
Oakville, Canada

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RATINGS: 81   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.39   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Imported Saaz hops contribute a delicate aroma to this delightful beer. Light in colour yet complex in flavour, Grand Lager was developed to be the perfect beer for a warm summer day. An excellent compliment is spicy foods


2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
OKBeer (1171) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - AUG 22, 2007
650 ml bottle, date stamped Sept. 07. Hazy golden yellow colour with a fully lasting creamy and frothy white head. Biscuit and banana aroma with lemon notes. Fruity, lightly acidic lemony flavours. Light bodied, soft mouthfeel. It actually wasn’t so bad, but definitely gone off despite being less than a week out of the store.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Viper666 (2763) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 19, 2007
Bouteille 650ml (LCBO). De couleur dorée et voilée. Nez de levures fruitées (agrumes et zest, léger de pommes, notes de mangues et d’abricots), de grains de malt pâle, moyen de pain et de houblon floral aux petites notes herbeuses (herbes fraîches) avec des notes de butterscotch, de miel et métalliques. Moyennement ronde en bouche avec un pétillement moyen et une texture aux notes aqueuses. Goût de levures fruitées aux petites notes sûres et acides (agrumes et zest, léger d’abricots, notes de pommes cidreuses, traces de mangues, signes d’infection) avec un léger goût de grains de malt pâle lors de l’entrée en bouche auquel se rajoute un goût de pain ainsi qu’un petit goût de céréales sucrées et de faibles notes de butterscotch et de miel parallèlement à un goût moyennement amer et asséchant de houblon floral et légèrement herbeux (herbe fraîches, notes de foin) jusqu’en finale, où l’on trouve également des traces métalliques. Post-goût moyen et sec, moyennement amer de houblon floral avec un goût fruité (zest d’agrumes – surtout citron, pelures de pommes) ainsi que des traces métalliques.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
Boutip (4719) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 16, 2007
Bottle: Poured a pale amber color beer with a medium bubbly head with some average retention. Aroma of unrefined grain is more or less pleasant. Taste is also dominated by some unrefined grain and medium sweetness. There is also a weird metallic taste which might be due to oxidation. It is too bad this beer wasn’t better because weather was perfect too enjoy such a beer.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
TheJester (1873) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 14, 2007
650 mL bottle. Pale yellow gold with a small head that recedes to a thin film almost immediately. Aroma is very grassy/malty, and there is also a bit of sweet citrus in there. Sweet, but more fruity sweet than malty sweet. Taste is quite fruity for a pale lager. Finish is as much malt as it is hops, although the hops are there. Not crisp enough. Or something. Different. Undecided.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mabel (5710) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 30, 2007
[440-20070726] Sample @ LCBO-Summerhill. Toasted bread and grain aroma with some mango or apricot fruit notes. Clear, yellow orange body with a quick foamy white head. Medium body. Refreshing, as it seems fresh.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rederic (2921) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 24, 2007
Slight cloudy blonde hue, with a small white head, leaving laces, yeasty fruity nose, with a winey note, wet hay, sweet honeyed pale malt, with a candied grapefruit peel aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a yeasty, fruity, acidic character, with a winey accent, a floral hop citrusy note, with a lemon, grapefruit fruitiness, a mild honeyed pale malt touch, leading towards a citrus hop bitterness finish.

1.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
probstblueribbon (2916) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 17, 2007
Bomber from LCBO shared with Lubiere (thanks…I think), served cold in a goblet. JL16/07

App.: Hazy golden-amber, tiny off-white head. Aroma: Heavy dose of fermented, oxidized apple juice, lots of organic acids, slightly medicinal/band-aid. Terrible. Palate: Medium body, medium effervescent carbonation. Flav.: Some malt (trying to be nice here...), slightly metallic, definite band-aid/medicinal defect, more organic acids, slightly fruity.

Honestly, how the hell is Trafalgar still in business?? Their beers are like a bad car accident to me: I know I shouldn’t check them out, but I can’t help myself. If the brewer read this, do yourself a favour. Nuke your equipment, chuck your yeast and start over with someone who knows how to brew beer.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
mephisto (1268) - TAIWAN - JUL 7, 2007
a sweet lager, it looks and tastes like typical lager, but on the sweet side.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
caledonian (367) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 24, 2007
Golden color, no head to speak of. Caramel malty presence, with a bit of cereal, and cheese. For a light beer, it has a decent body. Not bad at all, surprised to see it’s brewed by Trafalgar. I’d actually buy it again.

1.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Lubiere (9999) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 3, 2007
Bomber from LCBO. A hazy golden lager with grainy grassy aroma. In mouth, a run of the mill product with signs of lactic acids, infection. No hops here. Not too good. Tulip festival edition.


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