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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.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
JohnBarleycorn (537) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 18, 2005
Bottle. Nice, solid amber in colour. Aroma features dark cherry and caramel, with a slight floral scent in the background. A little too fizzy on the palate. Good balance between malt and hops, but the taste is too bland, with no major flavour notes standing out. Very enjoyable on tap (earthy, excellent bitter finish) but practically lifeless in the bottle.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MarkoR (524) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 29, 2005
It’s really St. Andre and not Ste. Good tasting beer with copper-red body. Rich colour. Taste of caramels.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
AWS9 (480) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 21, 2009
Bottle. Some crispiness, mild biscuity malt backing and light hops. Certainly not a very interesting beer, but very drinkable.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
herrbrown1974 (427) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 13, 2012
Bottle. Brownish amber pour. Soft tan head. Malty aroma is leafy and roasted caramel malt, a little bit of oak and grass. Nice creamy mouthfeel. A bit too sweet throughout, but nice malty backbone with a grassy clean finish. Not bad.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
iam (369) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 5, 2003
Pours a nice copper colour with a thin head. Beautifull caramel malt aroma with a touch of hops. Caramel and malt flavour with a nice bitterness. An overall good beer

2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
beanmedic (347) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 25, 2005
Kinda crappy. it seems that there was some kind of attempt to make a nice lager, but this seems to fall a little short. bottom line: plain.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
StompBrockmore (316) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 21, 2007
341ml bottle - pours a deep golden, very dark actually, and maybe a bit closer to auburn than gold. Aroma is quite nice, with lots of malt and a bit of hoppiness in the background. Flavour is very crisp, with a nice sharp Saaz bite, a bit of sweet malt in the middle before a mild bitterness come forward in the finish. Otherwise, the mouthfeel is very thin, which is unfortunate because with a bit more body this would be greatly improved. It’s very drinkable...it goes down like water. Very clean, with no trace of adjunct or anything negative, and you can tell there in quality in here, but it’s just not very interesting and much too thin. Still, decent, just not something I’d likely pick up again.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mustang3 (254) - Whitby, CANADA - AUG 9, 2004
I was expecting to taste some malt, but was very underwhelmed. Good mahogany colour and malty nose. The beer itself thought is pretty bland offering just a tantalising hint of potential. There was a bit of caramel sweetness, but that was it.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BINGEBOT (240) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 11, 2007
Golden in colour, thick white lacing head. Yeasty smell. Taste light and refreshing. Not great but not bad.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Imperial-John (192) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 21, 2008
Bottle. Amber with large white foamy head that thins quickly. Faint roasted nut hop aroma. Taste is dry, bubbly, clear and crisp with a hint of nuts.


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