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Whistler Bear Paw Honey Lager

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Brewed by Whistler Brewing Company
Style: Amber Lager/Vienna
Whistler, Canada

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RATINGS: 55   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.86   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Whistler really is bear country and it’s quite common to meet a hungry bear on the Whistler Valley Trail. Which is fine, unless you happen to be carrying a Whistler Bear Paw Honey Lager; ‘cause we all know bears love real honey, right??? Our honey lager is fresh-brewed and fermented with 100% organic BC honey, so you can actually smell the honey aromas and taste silky smooth honey on the finish. It’s a very unique lager experience. So grab a 6-pack next time you visit the brewery – just make sure you don’t walk home via the Whistler Valley Trail.
Note: Formerly Whistler Altitude Honey Lager.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
a_sully (306) - - JUN 20, 2015
Copper orange colour with a white head. Strong citrus aroma with hints of floral and yeast notes. Taste is sweat with notes of honey and yeast. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tdubs92 (40) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - APR 28, 2015
Sweet, caramel aroma. Copper-brown. Small to no white head. Malty with hints of honey and nut. Not really into honey lagers...but it’ll due

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Randy4Beer (369) - - DEC 25, 2014
Malts, sweet breads, plenty of honey. I’m having trouble deciding if this one is too sweet for me.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
mcberko (9732) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 13, 2014
Bottle, pours a clear copper orange with a small white head. Aroma and flavour brings out notes of honey, bready malt and some residual sweetness from the honey and malt. Quite nice for a shitty lager.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
YigSvartka (219) - Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 7, 2014
Nice head after pour, but limited retention. Translucent copper/brown. Mediocre lager scent with addition of mild caramel. Extremely smooth and thin. Although honey is certainly present, there is a lack of robustness of anything else. Absolutely no hop, very minimal malt, and more carbonation would be preferred. Impressive honey flavour, but becomes tedious after several sips.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Metalchopz (2626) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 29, 2014
Part of the BC Craft Brewers Guild Natural Selections 6 pack (2014). Pours a clean amber colour with a light-beige head that stays a little and creates foamy-streaking lacing. Lots of apples for aromas at first. Then, rye grain comes out with some hints of hops and sweet honey. The taste is mild, but has all the characteristics of the nose. Caramel comes out in both after breathing, but everything does not get too sweet, which makes this one a decent honey lager.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Strangebrewer (997) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 29, 2014
bottle. Poured clear brown with a thin white head. Sweet aroma of brown sugar. Light body, active carbonation, sticky mouthfeel. Malt flavour, sweet caramel and toasted grains, syrupy finish.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Freaky_tiki (794) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 4, 2014
Dig that crazy bear on this here beer label. Pour from BC -- you know BC, that province with heavy duty weed, great craft beer scene & government that irrationally blames teachers for the economic downturn -- mix pack in LCBO is tree bark brown with little foam to think of. Taste is all honey. Like really, dude -- total honey. Maybe behind the sugar dessert beer there’s a half decent lager, but you’re not gonna find it in this bottle.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
worldbeertaste (1748) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 28, 2014
Orange with a thin disappearing fizzy head. Smells of caramel, stale malt, berries, and honey. Sweet to the taste with stale caramel and bland malt. Whatever.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 26, 2014
Pale amber pour with an off-white head. The nose is fairly sweet with a sugary sort of malt component. Brown sugar and a bit of toasted oat character along with some sweet caramel, light biscuit and a bit of toffee. The sweetness is pretty decent really - light-medium bodied with a bit of lingering sweetness. Cleanish fermentation. Decent - although not really my style.


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