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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: 75   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04   IBU: 24   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
blankboy (5972) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 11, 2005
Draught at Beerbistro. Pours a clear amber-orange with a small fizzy white head -- I was quite surprised by how nice it looked. Mild aroma of roasted and caramel malts along with a touch of hops. The flavour is the biggest surprise of all: WOW! Quite possibly the best lager in Canada? It tasted that good too me. The flavour, like the aroma, was a great blend of sweet malts and light hops and, like HogTownHarry mentioned, with a bit more hops this would have been a perfect beer. Just fantastic.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
swoopjones (5666) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mabel (5414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 28, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 20, 2009 [202-20070206] Tap @ C’est What (Toronto, ON). Medium yeast in aroma. Rich red amber body with small bubbles along the outer rim and a medium-big creamy off-white head. Flavour continues grainy yeast bread and shows some alcohol content. Medium body, gravelly feel. Good togetherness, good to repeat (great pairing with fries). Ɩ/4/6/3/13) 3.2

[2477B-20090829] Bottle sample. Potato chip salty grains and pepper aroma. Slightly hazy, orange amber body with a quick foamy off-white head. More generic grains and watery malt flavour. Watery medium body. Fair. Ɩ/3/6/3/13) 3.1
(Golden Taps ’09 @ beerbistro; Toronto, ON)

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Beershine (5212) - 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...

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
tiggmtl (4548) - 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!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CapFlu (4476) - 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?

1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - APR 5, 2005
Bottle. Aroma of corn juice & malt extract. Hardly any head retention. Taste is thin bodied with some off flavors. Terrible.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 28, 2002
The aroma is malty, with a touch of hops. Copper, medium vanilla head. Fine malty presence, some nuttiness. Creamy with good bitterness, nicely balanced. A good Vienna Lager.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
SlovakSniper (3043) - Candiac/Frelighsburg, 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
robinvboyer (2994) - 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!


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