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

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RATINGS: 80   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.38   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


1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
MrManning (2003) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - APR 1, 2006
Cloudy yellow pour is capped with a fizzy white head that doesn’t last. Bready caramel aroma, with some fruit and grains. Buttery grainy flavours with sweet watered down caramel water. Eeriely similar to Harbour Gold. This beer died in front of me. By the time I was finished, there was zero carbonation left in it. Infected. 4% ABV.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
pintbypint (2566) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 11, 2006
650ml brown bottle. Poured yellow, white head collapses almost instantly, leaves a faint clingy ring on the glass. Quite hazy, some floaties. Dryish floral, lemony aroma. Flavour is dry, grainy, very lemony taste. Watery body, thin mouthfeel. Very carbonated. 4%abv.

1.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 13, 2005
Sweet, creamed corn aroma wit a metallic edge and some grassy hops. Clear, golden, still body with low, fizzy, white head that recedes to ring. Sweet, cereal malts and grassy hops with light bitterness. Creamed corn sweetness lasts in the after-taste. Light, watery body with very strong, sharp large bubbled carbonation that does not last at all. Tumbler. Fridge temperature. Bottle (BB Nov-05, LCBO, Oct-05).

1.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
Gorbalev (2911) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 5, 2005
Bottle. Golden yellow pour huge fluffy head, well presented beer. Aroma was sort of sweet - honey notes, but also metallic and also something else - my beer education over the pass couple of years leads me to the word diacetyl and that about covers it. Taste was very straw like with more sour qualities. Bottle was stamped May 05. Not enjoyable - I bought 3 of their beers at the lcbo at Dufferin and Wilson and all of them seemed very off.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoeMcPhee (8314) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 19, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2011 From the newer cans at the LCBO. Deep golden pour topped by a creamy white head. The aroma is moderately hoppy. Soft spicy/floral hop aroma with a little bit of earthiness also coming out. The beer is actually pretty decent. Soft sweet and slightly crackery malt aroma balanced by a nice floral hop character. This doesn’t bear any resemblance to the original version of this I’ve had. If they can keep this stable - they might actually do okay with it. 650 ml bottle. Pale golden, hazy appearance, thin white head fading to a slick of faint bubbles. Light fruity aroma, same diacetyl that all of their beers seem to have. Grainy malt and faint toffee. Flavour is full of diacetyl. Pale malt, some fruity yeastiness, and a sweet finish. Not a very good brew. 5 3 4 3 6

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Radek Kliber (6378) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JAN 22, 2005
Pale gold lager with noticeable sweet gold malts. Initial decent hint of hops followed by soft malt . Well made but this faded fast leaving simple , thing lager feel . Well made, no technical errors found, simple, slightly thin and dry end.

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Tessic (840) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 11, 2004
This lager pours a pale yellow with a next-to-no-head...head. The scents are generic and plain. Almost a corn syrup scent with next to nothing else. Taste is watery and not too bad but bland. I could drink more but i doubt I will bother.

1.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
pootzboy (1578) - Hawgville, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 6, 2004
650 ml bomber...poured a sickly pale color with gigantic soft drink bubbles..virtually no head from a hard pour. Light aromas of sour cider and a mustiness like mildew. Virtually no body.. slight cidey taste with an unsavory smutty yeast taste.... finish is fast and uneventful. This just may be a beer that copies the flavor profile of grand river water.

1.1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
Sammy (8414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 16, 2004
watery. Little hop, some malt, no color, sickly aroma. And this was fresh. Touch of lemon mid-sip, like lemon in a water glass. Some bitterness, not awful,

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Crockett (1006) - Southampton,Ontario, Ontario, CANADA - APR 16, 2004
My bottle said 4%. Pours slight hazy gold. Little white head fades to nothing. It was very lightly carbonated. Very little aroma, some appley mild hop florals. Body is watery. Very light. Faintest caramel. Notes of salt. Dulls out in the finish with some late citric flavours.


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