Brewed by Alley Kat Brewing Company
Style: Pale Lager
Edmonton, Canada


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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98/5   ABV: -
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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerandBlues2 (12474) - Escondido, California, USA - MAY 10, 2013
Tap at Charcut. Pours clear gold with a medium, frothy white head, short retention with good lacing. Aroma is Pils malt, spicy hops and clean. Flavor is malt, light hops and bitterness, clean with a dry finish. Light body and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
reebtogi (5925) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 8, 2011
341ml bottle pours a golden color with about a finger of white head that leaves a few spots of lace behind. Aroma is cereal grain and grassy hops. Taste is light malty sweet with a modest hop bitterness in the finish. This is a pretty decent lager style beer with a generous amount of carbonation and a light to medium body. Much better than the macrolagers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
presario (4903) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 18, 2012
Tap. Did not know the beer had changed and I was pleasantly surprised. Amber with light head and lacing. Smells like a pale ale. Full scent of nice grain. Tastes like like a moderate beer nicely dry hopped. Nice lingering hops. Well worth a second look.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
northropfrye (3358) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 26, 2012
This was an okay lager. Nice yellow colour, a nice crispness to it. Again, it’s a pale lager so there’s nothing spectacular going on here, but it’s refreshing and good for the style. Nice lacing on the glass.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pintbypint (3352) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 1, 2012
341ml brown bottle. Golden pour, dense white head with creamy lace. Nose has light fruit, specifically sweet apple. Taste is malty, hay, grain, some sweetness. Finish has light malt and grain, light haylike hop. Dryish with trace bitterness. Overall a solid premium lager, big improvement on what I recall from the original.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
bulldogops (2323) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 10, 2013
341ml bottle. Not much of a blonde anything here. Well, the drapes don’t match the curtains anyway... Clear, yellowish pour that bubbles out a surprising amount of white foam, no lacing. Aroma is corn, malts, and a hint of hops. Taste is more of the same, a malty frothy bite of plain lagery beer. Disappointing from Alley Kat. A macro swill for the masses.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Reimer96 (1743) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 16, 2012
Pours a clear golden yellow with a small white top that dissapates quickly. A small ring of lace is left around the beer with some suds on top. Smell is surprisingly malty and bready. Taste is a big mouthful of malts with a faint bit of hops on the finish. Pretty decent for a lighter lager but would love more hops in this, however the organic malts is a nice little bonus.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gramity (1625) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 22, 2011
NOTE: This is now called "Alley Kat Charlie Flints Organic Lager" and is very different from the old "Original Lager". It is better. The barcode hasn’t changed so it is not possible to setup a new beer in the Ratebeer system. The appearance of the beer is appealing. It is a medium sparkling yellow. The head is white and fairly thick and consistent. Head retention was fairly short. The aroma is reminiscent of a pilsner with a sweet touch to it. The hop aroma is soft and somewhat grassy. The taste is malty at first with a moderate bitterness and a dry finish. The hops tend to linger. The mouth feel is smooth with moderate to high carbonation. Overall this beer goes down very smoothly with a fairly understated flavor profile that would likely be just right for putting several away on a hot summer day.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
andrewturba (1190) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 18, 2012
Pours a clear straw-yellow with little white head quickly turning into a small sticky white ring around the glass. It has aroma! Pale malts and bready. Taste is nice and clean up front malty sweetness finishing with some actual hop bitterness! (not a ton but c’mon have you tried the lagers most of the population drinks???) Carbonation is medium-high. Used a 20l keg of this for beer pong in the past, went down great!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Powertrip (1000) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 22, 2011
On tap at Craft Beer Market on 09/17/2011 in Calgary, AB. Colour: Medium yellow with medium head. Nose: Spring flowers, vanilla pods, mild perfume. Taste: Medium-light sweet, Medium bitter, light sour. Again floral and dominant vanilla. Tasty.

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