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Brewed by Yukon Brewing Company
Style: Pale Lager
Whitehorse, Canada

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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 2.7/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.71   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Crisp and clean, pure and natural, Chilkoot Lager is everything you want in a lager. Light and effervescent, without that nasty chemical tang, Chilkoot Lager goes down smooth and easy.


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
DuffMan (6886) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 19, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2012 This used to be a standard non-swill lager I would keep on hand for my non-adventursome beer friends. I just had it this past weekend at Rockley’s 40th. It was a shadow of the lager I once knew. Gone are the lovely fruit nuances and tasty cookie malts. This was a grainy, slightly sweet, barely hopped, nearly characterless lager. I could find no BBD on the label, so maybe it was an old bottle (I tried a second, same thing). My older ratings showed different impressions at different times. I wonder if freshness is to blame, or if brewer consistency is at fault? I would need to try this fresh, at the brewery, on tap to be certain. One ticket to Whitehorse please...
Earlier Ratings: 5/13/2006 Total Score: 3.3, 2/15/2008 3.7

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoeZasada (290) - Beaumont, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 12, 2007
a delicious lager... light but with a full flavour, lightly hopped, fruity aroma...

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
pintbypint (2648) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 4, 2007
341ml brown bottle. Pours very pale yellow, seems to have a little chill haze. Head is small, short lasting, white in colour. Aroma is sweet, hint of juicy fruit gum. Flavour is grainy malt, some fruitiness (apple, faint pear) and sweetness, trace of herbal hops. Finishes with some caramel malt and grain notes. Fairly dry finish.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Powertrip (999) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 5, 2007
Nothing special to smell. Light hops, malty and almost no barley, I got no fruit here. I almost caught a hint of 7-up in there too...? Appearence is bland, yellow with a hint of dirty light brown. Flavor is light and hoppy. Palate was quite pleasent soft yet sizzling carbonation, matched with an equal head.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
undsioux7 (802) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - DEC 2, 2006
Pours clear light golden color. Nice hoppy fruity aroma. Decent flavor, nice palate. Very good lager, don’t know why it’s rated so low so far.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
grimreeser (797) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 4, 2006
Pours clear light golden color. Nice hoppy fruity aroma. Decent flavor, nice palate. Very good lager, don’t know why it’s rated so low so far.

3.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeefNBeer (6) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 11, 2006 does not count
This beer is okay too! Very Light. Golden yelllow, lots of carbonation. The other beers from this company are more craft style.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TipsyMcStager (1139) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 8, 2006
unusual aroma - tangerine, licorice and some malt. Pours a slightly cloudy yellow-orange, minimal head and carbonation. Body is light. Slight acid profile makes it mildly refreshing.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
presario (4654) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 14, 2005
A contract brew for Madd Hatters in Grande Prairie. Pootz entered it as a Bohemian Pilsener but it seems more like a generic american wheat. Trace of lemon and some biscuit flavour. Sour zesty aroma.
Earlier Rating: 10/25/2003 Total Score: 1.3
Almost clear. LIght ginger ale-like colour. Large quickly disapearing head. Almost odourless. Almost tasteless, a little sweetness but not much else. Disapointing from Chilkoot. Guess even the Yukon needs thier own version of a macro. Does go down smooth and easy but thoughts about yellow snow make want a porter next!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pootzboy (1591) - Hawgville, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 8, 2005
Found this in the cooler at the Kensington wine Market in Calgary...no mention of it on Yukon’s web site though..it may be a contract brew?? Pours pale gold with a slightly hazey look and a small white rocky cap. Nose is interesting...fruity (like cider) and malty. smooth, fruity and slightly sweet malty, attenuated hops..with the biscuit malt pounding through in the finish and leaving a malty after taste...this is almost a copy of F&M’s retooled Stone Hammer pils....but slightly sweeter.


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