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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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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.


2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Metalchopz (2213) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 2, 2012
Pours an amber colour with a copper hue. The head is big, lightly beige, has good retention and gives out foamy lacing. Malty nose with caramel and mild roasted ones. The taste is a little weird though. First sip is kind of gross, but then, it gets a bit better. Watery caramel malt with hints of nuts in the finish. Seems like they toned down the hop since the last reviews. I taste nothing there. Not one I would have again.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mds (2201) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 1, 2005
draught. copper-red bdy with a very small white head. caramel malt, yeast, and fruity aroma. body is predominately malty and fairly mild in most respects .some sweet grain and soft bitterness. not too bad. average.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrManning (2003) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - APR 7, 2006
Tap at the Alex P Keaton, in London, Ont- Props goes out to Mark< Andrew, and Jeff for getting this one in! Deep amber pour marker with an off white creamy cap. Distinct malty sugary aroma with caramel and a well delivered hop aroma. Flavours are subtle and balanced. The right amount of sweet malt with a decent hops bitterness and caramel finish make this one a winner. Glad I got to try it, and thanks again to the guys at the Keaton for getting it in.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
pushkinwow (1966) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 10, 2012
On tap. Light clear mahogany with off white head. Lots of malt, sweet, bit of plum. Moderate carbonation, mild body, malty and a bit of dough on the palate, bit cloying on the finish.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tomthompson89 (1897) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 17, 2007
golden in color, decent white head, sweet nose, malty flavour, some stale hops decent product

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 15, 2010
Bottle. Pours gold/amber, thin but persistent off-white head, that reduces to a thin ring, lacing is spotty to nonexistent. Nose is toffee, crystal malt, fruit, really just those three, trying to find more here, but its just not there. Flavors of bread, noble hops, lemon, crystal malt/caramel, light fruit, rather sticky, slightly sour doughy finish. I’d have another one if you offered it to me.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pootzboy (1578) - Hawgville, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 1, 2006
Re Rating this one after many arguments with fellow beirophiles over this beer’s nonconformity to Vienna style characteristics. It is still less toasty-sweet and richly malt pronounced than is acceptable in a Vienna. Color is light amber-orange from the bottle, a tad too pale for the vienna style...white-ish, rocky head that dissipated too fast to a small ring...this indicates thin malting, another deep compromise of the Vienna style. Heavily carbonated...subdued nose ... I get sweet caramel malts and a wisp of mustiness....(caramel aroma instead of toasted vienna/Munich toasted tones is not allowed in the Vienna style) deep compromise #3..... Starts sharp and peppery then the carbonation subsides a bit and the body goes weakly silky where the malts are detected...not the toasted malt wallop expected of a Vienna but overly sweet caramel, but the malts are overshadowed by sharp hops ( another compromise as a proper Vienna is malt pronounced with antennuated hop profile) however, the hops don’t grab you in the finish...as they shouldn’t in this style....the finish is medium dry but lightly malt pronounced with a nice biscuity after taste. Others here have stated that this beer went through changes when it switched brewers....I can’t say, but I do think that this has the potential to be a good Vienna.. IF.. the carbonation was toned down and some real Munich or Vienna amber malt presence was cranked up a knotch....This may be an inoffensive amber lager... no technical brewing flaws or off tatstes, but it is not a Vienna styled lager as per its marketing pretense....as a Vienna it is lacking too much style characteristic, so for that my rating is lower than most.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DerWeg (1487) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 1, 2008
Cool-brewed version on draught at C’est What, Toronto. I found the original Guelph beer very good with an almost ale-like softness and easeful coating of the mouth. A recent six-pack (2006?) was like drinking mildly-flavored water. This pint was far better. I liked the texture, the slightly nutty/sweet flavor and the restrained hops. Good session beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 2, 2002
Bright reddish Amber colour. Lightly toasted malt aroma. Creamy, Medium body. Complex maltiness w/ moderately bitter finish. Well-balanced.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 19, 2002
amber colour, fluffy white head. big caramelly malt aroma. more sweet malt and faint hops in the mouth. overall quite malty, but the hops still let you know that they’re there. quite enjoyable.


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