Brewed by Big Surf Beer Company
Style: Pale Lager
Kelowna, Canada


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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 2.43/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.5/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
When something looks this good, you can bet it’s going to be smooth. Laid Back Lager by Big Surf Beer is a fresh, blonde lager that is your perfect beer for any occasion. Sure we look good, but don’t think for a second that we only care about looks. Crisp, clean, and refreshing, Laid Back Lager by Big Surf Beer is the right choice for the cooler when you are playing ball with the team, grilling in the backyard with friends and family, or sitting on the patio after a day on the water. We’ve got the looks, the flavour, and obviously we have the personality. So stop picking the same old beer… catch the wave with Big Surf.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
christoph186 (13) - - OCT 24, 2013
Big Surf won't knock you off your beach chair. However, this truly is the everyday drinking lager. If you drink bud, Kokanee, Pabst, etc, than you should switch to Big Surf. My go to beer if I'm going out with the guys. Easy to drink, awesome packaging.. Good choice!

Ferris (16499) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 17, 2016
Draft - Light corn and grains. Pale clear gold with a decent white head. Pale malts and some biscuit with some green apple.

stantheman (1098) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 28, 2016
Small can clearance at Liquor Barn in north Burnaby. Wow, this is insipid! Very pale yellow, a bit of head, no nose, minimal flavor. Drinkable (barely) but I poured it down the drain anyway. 1.9

DeanF (2527) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 5, 2016
Can. Heavily carbonated yellow and quickly dissipating head. Bad rotten cabbage lager aroma. Flavour is metallic with some cloying hay. Really uninteresting and I’m stuck wondering what the point of such a beer is.

exeter (569) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 15, 2015
Pours a golden colour with a fast disappearing head. Tastes grassy, lightly citrus and a strange flavour I can’t quite nail down. It’s a beer that requires time to love, and I am too impatient for that. Has an overly butter like taste. Maybe I got a bad batch...will go into BC and find a another...update will come

BeerAndPonies (175) - Medicine Hat, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 20, 2015
355 ml can from a fifteen-pack on sale at Liquor Depot, served in a footed lager glass. It’s officially Spring today, a time when a beer drinker’s fancy turns from rich porters and dark ales to crisp pilsners and pale lagers. Pours a golden straw color, with steady carbonation streams and a snowy white head that fairly races to extinction. Sweet cereal grains and a speck of noisome vegetal on the nose, and basically the same on the tongue; a touch of bitterness and slickness to a generally clean finish. Overall, Big Surf is basic lager, akin to Labatt’s marquee beers like Blue and Genuine (reviewed earlier), although with a couple of rough edges - still, for a "buck-a-beer" brand, it’s above par.

Gerbeer (4015) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 25, 2015
Can. Pours a very light gold with light fluffy head. Aromas of doughy malts, honey, and a little butter. Flavors of doughy malts and light fruit. Lots of carbonation. Nothing to write home about but one of the better local lagers.

robinvboyer (4754) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 30, 2014
Can in alberta. Pale straw pour, with a small white head. Pale malt, slightly sweet, and corny aroma with some very light grasses. Solid palette, and good carb. Refreshing finish, the malts are a little sweet, and some more hopping would be good, but overall its a decent pale lager, and good for what its trying to be.

Hidden_Pooch (518) - Stratford, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - JUN 1, 2014
Nothing wrong here with this lager. Kind of impressed me with the can and taste. No metallic tastes to speak of, but a rather a light grassy, citrus, cereal taste. Had no nasty lager aftertaste, but it was nice and refreshing, as it should be. It is perfect for any occasion as it says.

BrewGoblin (632) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - MAY 30, 2014
Move over so-so Canadian lagers, you have a new challenger! I would definitely choose this over other lagers. It doesn’t feel nearly as corny, metallic or dirty. Hard to describe, like it won’t give you that "I am drinking this SHIT just to hang out with my buddies I haven’t seen for years so I’ll choke it down not to look like a pussy/whiner" feeling. You can crank a tonne of this pale, mildly tropical fruit, light roasted malt wonder into you and still hang with the crowd.

fiulijn (21214) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 8, 2014
Draught at Pumphouse, Richmond, BC
Pale blond color with creamy head. Simple aroma, some paper, a bit stale. Smooth mouthfeel, light flavor combination, and low bitterness; some paper, light acidity. Light fruity esters.
Mild beer for non beer lovers. Not offensive.

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