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Brewed by Brick Brewing Company
Style: Pale Lager
Waterloo, Canada


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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 1.74/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.18/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
Famous for its pure spring water, the brewers of Formosa continue to please thirsty drinkers by honoring the tradition of brewing enjoyable refreshing beer. Formosa Springs Light is crisp, smooth and refreshing.

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   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
MiloC (27) - - JUL 16, 2014
Metallic water is probably the best description I can come up with. Also prematurely oxidized.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
HeistAlmighty (1156) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - OCT 9, 2012
341ml bottle. Pale pee, crystal clear, yellow, small foamy head. Aroma is ricey, sour apple juice, metallic. Taste is feet cheese, weak apple juice, but overall very little taste and what there is, is terrible. Body is water, not watery, but water. Overall, so gross. At least it wasn’t skunky.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
Metalchopz (3312) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 14, 2011
Originally rated May 2006. Came in a 15-pack. Poured a very pale yellow with a small white head, with hardly any retention and no lacing. The chemical nose turns into corn after a while. Also starts off with bigger bubble carbonation with patches of bubbles stuck to the side of the glass. The mouth is corny, but has this barfy side-order of raw sewage mixed in with yucky cabbage. Much, much better from the bottle... but stay with the normal Formosa if you want swill. And if you want a better light beer from the same brewer, stick to Laker Premium Light.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Ontbeertaster (2362) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 12, 2011
light favour pretty easy to drink, pours light golden colour, pretty decent offering nothing special but would have again

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
JesseM (1158) - Margaritaville, Ontario, CANADA - APR 2, 2009
341mL bottle from a mixed-6, from the brewery’s retail store. Pours out a very pale yellow with a large white head. Aroma? There is no aroma, this is a light beer. Well maybe a couple of gran husks, that’s about it. Flavour? There is no flavour, this is a light beer. Well actually, it is like fizzy water with a slightly sweet and sour aspect to it hidden amongst all the Formosa water. The low score isn’t really because it was aweful, it was actually quite drinkable, there simply is just so little to give any legitimate points to.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Cartoonkhaki (1257) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 15, 2007
Light clean pale yellow with white head. Aroma is a non-exhistant malt grass. Clean watery palate. Wow what fun... Nonoffensive. I’m sure that is what they wanted.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
Sammy (11820) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 17, 2006
A poor quality beer, metallic watery,sour dry finish. no aroma nor taste. Some herbal quality and sourness. Overcarbonated. Everything you don’t want in a beer. Save for a macro blind tasting. At the brewery on tap.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 18, 2006
Thanks Leigh A! Pours transparent gold with a one inch foamy white cap. Some lacing, but not a lot. Grassy aroma with some paper, faint hops, straw/hay. Taste is mildly hoppy with herbal/grass flavours, watery hops and some sweet malt. Spritzy finish. Pretty good for a light.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
pootzboy (1696) - Hopville, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 17, 2006
Pours a light gold with a 1 finger cap that has moderate retention and light lacing. Well carbonated. Aromas of boiled grains, slight sourness ( from real lager yeast) and some grassy smells Medium-light body, thin, sandy mouthfeel. Light malts up front become balanced by a light lemony decernment from the hops. Clean finish with light bready tones and a final hop dryness. A pleasant all-malt light beer with a flavor profile approximating a light edelhell. A premium light beer.

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