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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: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.84   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Metalchopz (2366) - 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.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Strangebrewer (892) - 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 (613) - 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.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
worldbeertaste (1676) - 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 (8534) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Raistlin (140) - London, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 2, 2014
Really pleasant tasting beer. Pours golden yellow with average white head that disappears too quickly. Flavor of honey is very present, and does not overwhelm the beer but compliments it instead. Realy well balanced sweetness to bitterness ratio makes this beer really smooth. Gentle after taste that reminds bit on honey biscuit is present.

2.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
lbcgreg (35) - British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 30, 2014
Slightly heavier lager with a very sweet flavor. Malt aftertaste. Slight fruity aroma.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cfrancis (2459) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 29, 2014
Pours copper with a small white wisp. Aroma is slight sweet honey and caramel malt. Taste is slightly bland with some honey sweetness and butterscotch. Not much going on here.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GregClow (2910) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 24, 2014
Bottle from the LCBO - part of a BC craft beer mixed pack. Pours a clear reddish-brown with a medium sized off-white head than shrinks fairly quickly. Quite nice aroma of caramel malt, honey graham cracker, and a bit of chocolate biscuit. Flavour follows, nicely balancing caramel, honey, toasted grain, and a bit of cocoa. It leans a bit too much to the sweet side - could do with some balancing dryness in the finish in particular - but it’s still better than expected, and a generally good version of what is usually a pretty low-rent style.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Spab (2519) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 21, 2014
330 ml bottle from LCBO (part of Natural Selection BC Craft Brewers Sampler Pack). Pours a clear orange colour with small white head. Aroma is sweet caramel, light grains and more assertive honey than I’ve witnessed in a ’honey’ beer. Flavour also has a lot of sweet caramel and honey-ish character and some grainy malt. Somewhat sticky mouthfeel. Ok.


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