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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.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oakes (12626) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 12, 2000
UPDATED: APR 5, 2003 Re-rate April 2/03
This beer has moved production to Cool Beer, and it shows. The aroma, which was once excellent, is average, with only hints of caramel and sweet nutty malts. The body is thinner and more metallic. The finish is lifeless and the malt complexity muted - it was a subtle beer before but now those subtleties don't exist. Once a showpiece lager, it has fallen into mediocrity.

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   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.

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   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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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Spab (2401) - 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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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jimmay (807) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - APR 9, 2010
On tap at Cest What. Pours a clear amber with minimal off white head. Aroma and taste are lightly malty, and sweet, not much hop. Pretty good, very drinkable.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cfrancis (2362) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 25, 2011
Pours an amber brown with a thin off-white head. Aroma is malt, caramel and toffee. Taste is toffee, and a strong malted core. Good beer.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sammy (8660) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 6, 2004
Malty, and therefore popular among my friends. More noticeable malty flavour with breads and spicy food. Very easy drinkability.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pootzboy (1590) - 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.

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   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.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Radek Kliber (6470) - 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 .


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