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Brewed by Oland Brewery (AB-InBev)
Style: Pale Lager
Halifax, Canada

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RATINGS: 58   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.37   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Introduced in the 1950s, Schooner is a popular Maritime-brewed beer. Unique fruity flavours from the Labatt yeast, and a special blend of North American hops, help deliver a clean, smooth tasting beer. Schooner beer was named after the famous sailing ship, the Bluenose II, which was owned by the Oland family.


1.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Hidden_Pooch (276) - Stratford, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - MAY 24, 2014
Bottle. I always heard this is the coldest beer in the fridge, because no one orders it. It also tastes like it has been in the fridge forever. Taste like skunk and cooked vegetables with some basement aromas on the side. Goes down like water and leaves a musty taste in your mouth. It is usually pretty cold and that is its best feature.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
smpeytone (3) - Grande Prairie, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 3, 2013 does not count
Delicious. It is what it is. Reminds me of home and makes the visits home all the more refreshing. I give it full stars for just being there. Can't wait to be back in NS. -- rated via 'Find A Beer' for Blackberry 10

1.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
UM02 (302) - Quebec, CANADA - JUN 17, 2013
Strong aroma of corn when you open the can. Tastes of corn and water, can’t be much barley in this. The only thing that saves it and makes it drinkable is that it is very watery so the unpleasant corn taste is not that strong.

1.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
zimbo (529) - SCOTLAND - DEC 2, 2012
Lots of corn smoothness here which gives it some reasonable fullness but it doesn’t change the fact that it is still, despite some sweetness, pretty thin and offensive in its unwillingness to be assertive

1.6
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
JesseM (1150) - Margaritaville, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 7, 2012
341mL bottle from a friend who just got back from out east. Very pale yellowish with a big white froth. Aroma is just adjuncts and emptiness. Flavour is mildly better, a touch of sweetness, fizzy, no major off-flavours. Completely inoffensive, which also means it lacks anything to give points to. Nice tick, though.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
reebtogi (4109) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 18, 2012
355ml can pours a pale golden color with a finger of white head that settled down to leave nothing on the glass. Aromas are typical of the style revealing cereal grains and light grassy hops. Taste is light malty sweet with a mild hoppy bitterness with some metallic notes. Nothing else notable, just another swill.

1.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
Metalchopz (2215) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - APR 16, 2012
Originally rated April 2004. I wonder if it was better when the Oland family brewed it. I enjoy light-tasting beers from time to time, but this one was not enjoyable. Miller High Life is much better !!

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
phaleslu (6293) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 22, 2011
12 oz. bottle from Fishbones in Charlottetown. Pours a clear, pale yellow color with lots of visible carbonation and an inch-thick white head. Notes of pale malts, corn, faint grass, a bit of minerals. No skunk to be found. Light-bodied, with high carbonation and a dry mouthfeel. Nothing special but was working for me at the time. Better than the other Canadian cheapies for the most part.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Spab (2302) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 7, 2011
355 ml can. Pours a clear pale yellow with thin white cap. Aroma is grainy malt with some corn in there. Taste is basically just stale-ish grains. On the thin side. A mediocre but not terrible lager.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
HeistAlmighty (1111) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUN 27, 2011
355ml can. Very old school style lager, a little corn sweetness and skunkiness. Like somebody built a better Miller.


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