Saint Andre Vienna Lager
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Brewed by Cool Beer Brewing Co.
Style: Amber Lager/Vienna
Toronto, Canada


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RATINGS: 77   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06/5   IBU: 24   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
Saint Andre is made with a blend of five specialty malts imported from Belgium. These help to create a smooth, complex character which is balanced by a crisp hop flavour. The result is a remarkably drinkable beer that celebrates the best Europe has to offer. Lager in The Bohemian style. Note: Brewed by Doug Pengelly of Ste. Andre at the Stratford Brewing facility.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Radek Kliber (7165) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - SEP 2, 2002
Gee it was so hard to find this beer here . I had this one in Smokless Joe some time ago . It had weak aroma , small head but pleasant to drink . Rafreshing .

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
swoopjones (7021) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 2, 2008
Draft @ Beer Bistro, Toronto. Pours a amber color. Pretty simple beer but a nice session beer. Smooth drinking malty offering. Very slight bitterness. Little light in the body department but a decent beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HogTownHarry (6375) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 10, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2005 Draught. at BeerBistro. It has been pointed out - at length - that the reason I don’t hate this is because it’s a "Vienna Lager", rather than "Pale Lager," which is what I - and many others also not quite so educated in true beer vernacular and styles - always assuming is inside when I/we see "lager". Which is therefore why it actually looks nice, doesn’t smell or taste like micturated barn scrapings, and there’s actually malt character to it. Anyway. It poured a clear deep copper-red with an average, mostly white head. Aroma was very mild, but medium-roasted malty, oaky, ferny and sweetish - there’s a bit of hop aroma, but it’s more sweet and woody. The taste is again mild malt, maple wood, not much in the way of hop or bitterness - starts and ends a bit sweet. No corn! Average to litght, slightly slick mouthfeel, not much linger. Needs more hops, but I’m surprised how much I liked it.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Beershine (5221) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - OCT 3, 2008
Draught @ Cest What. Clear, copper with very thick beige head. Diacetyl, some caramel malt aromas. Sour flavors and a tiny bit of bread character. Quite sweet overall. Soft mouthfeel. Not entirely pleasant...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CapFlu (5101) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 11, 2004
(Draught) At the Capital City Beer Festival 2004 in Ottawa. Medium, creamy, and highly carbonated head with a deep amber body. Nose is of slight lactic. Milky-malt flavour with a mildly hopped undertone. Above average. One question: Why the sole beer?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
SlovakSniper (5090) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 29, 2012
En fût au C’est What. Une robe un peu pâle. Un petit col mousseux. Des arômes simples de caramel et des élans de houblons feuillus. Des saveurs dans lesquelles le caramel écrase les aspirations houblonnées. Une bouche de moyenne intensité avec un mince apport de bulles. Une texture qui est presque aqueuse. Une finale qui n’est pas propre. Ordinaire.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
tiggmtl (4544) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 13, 2006
Saint Andre Beer 4.6% Toasty malts are joined by bready munich, some caramel and fairly spicy, crisp, herbal hops in the nose along with a hint of butterscotch. Clear deep amber-copper coloured body is topped by a low white head that recedes to partial cover. Caramel malt flavour stands out above a lightly toasty character with fairly apparent herbal hops that are lightly spicy in nature along with moderate bitterness. Malt sweetness lingers in the lightly fruity aftertaste. Medium light body with sharp, pointy, aggressive carbonation that does not last throughout. Can’t really agree that this is close to being either a vienna lager or a bohemian lager as the commercial description suggests, but it is entirely drinkable. Stem glass. Just above fridge temperature. Bottle (Gift, Mar-06). Thanks, Seb!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
robinvboyer (4141) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 6, 2007
On tap at Smokless Joe’s A great matly nose, nice golden color, with a good 2 fingers of frothy head. Flavour is again, nice and malty with some good hop bitterness in the finish, a really nice vienna. imagine that, a lager with flavour!!! Halleluja!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GRM (3739) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 31, 2010
Bottle, at BeerBistro, savoured May 24 2010; eye: mahogany with a copper hue, clear, no effervescence, tiny ring of beige head; nose: malt, light caramel, slight spices; mouth: lots of malt, light hops, light caramel, nutty, finale in malt with nutty presence, medium body, average carbonation, lightly bitter and sweet, slick texture; overall: fine FRANÇAIS Bouteille, chez BeerBistro, savourée le 24 mai 2010; œil : acajou avec une teinte cuivrée, claire, pas d’effervescence, petit anneau de mousse beige; nez : malt, léger caramel, très léger épices; bouche : beaucoup de malt, léger houblon, léger caramel, noix, finale en malt avec présence de noix, corps moyen, carbonatation moyenne, légèrement amère et sucrée, texture coulante; en résumé : bien

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Spab (3380) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 9, 2010
341 ml bottle from Cool Brewery. Pours a slightly cloudy orange gold with small white head. Mild aroma with bread and light fruit. Flavour has bread, caramel and light fruitiness. Mild crispness in finish. Nothing spectacular but pleasant.

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