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Brewed by Vancouver Island Brewery
Style: Pale Lager
Victoria, Canada

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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 2.44/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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A Bohemian amber lager of the highest standards. Soft pale malt start with a hoppy dryness in the finish.


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 19, 2007
Yellow colour with a white head. Malty, grainy aroma with a hoppy note. Malty flavor with a light cardboard note. Light bitter finish.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Papsoe (25094) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2007
(Can 35,5 cl) Clear, pilsener golden with a white head. Clean, hoppy aroma. Light and watery body with vague, malty accents. Very subdued bitterness. Courtesy of Hildigöltur. 120207

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
joergen (19658) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2007
Can. Clear yellow coloured with a white head. Aroma of malts and fruits. Flavour of malts, fruits and cardboard.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
madsberg (9651) - Søborg, DENMARK - FEB 13, 2007
Canned. Light golden coloured. Unclear. Small head. Is quite sweet and canny in the aroma. Flavour is light herbal and grassy with a somewhat syrupy sweetness. Thin bodied, and has a short life on the palate.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
CapFlu (4363) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 26, 2006
(Bottle) Thanks to Becky at the Vancouver Island Brewery. Pours a medium, frothy white head with a golden body. Nose is somewhat grassy and mildly malted. Flavour is overly malted to my taste with a bitter hop finish. Average.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 22, 2005
Very mild herbal aroma with some fruity notes. Clear golden body with plenty of carbonation is topped by a fleeting, fizzy, white, fully diminishing head. Mild grainy pils malt flavour with very light finishing bitterness. Light body with very strong, crisp carbonation that borders on aggressive. Enjoyed on tap in the Maple Leaf Lounge at Vancouver Airport.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Goldorak (439) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 5, 2005
Pasteurized apple juice golden, with a lanky layer of micronized bubbles.
Grassy at first, it slowly develops a corn syrupy sweetnes that takes over firmly as the pint goes down.
Body is a bit more affirmed than your standard macro lager (probably more attributable to the corn syrup and low carbonation to actual malt), the aftertaste, like the looks, is dry like a bitter apple. A baby step above your brother in law’s lager.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
albert007 (415) - Penobsquis, New Brunswick, CANADA - SEP 6, 2005
Can. Light golden with white head. Light malty aroma with hints of spicy hops. Flavor is clean with malt & butter with subtle hop bitterness bite in the finish. an Ok lager, especially for a canned one.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
highlandlad (1402) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - MAY 3, 2005
Moderate Canadian thirst-quencher. Pale gold, thin head. Yeasty aroma with soft buttery notes. Quenching palate with a ’what happened?’ finish. Some cedary hops.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stephen louis (162) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 13, 2004
This is a guzzle after work beer. I am a supporter of Vancouver Island Brewery so i drink this on occasion. nothing wrong with it,but it is not special in any way EXCEPT that it is much better then the rest of the Canadian lagers and that is not saying much really.


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