swiseman (522) - Fredericton, New Brunswick, CANADA - AUG 13, 2017 koppertone (63) - Alberta, - JUL 3, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sort of average for a honey lager. Minimal head pours brown. Tastes malty and just a touch of sweetness and caramel/honey. It is alright and I tend to buy it now and again for nostalgia’s sake, but I don’t think it’s anything to really get excited about. Probably on par with a Sleeman.
Pours a faint orange with thin white head. aromas of sugar and old grass. light - medium body. taste is light caramel malt with subtle hay and some residual sweetness. finish is a noticeable bitterness, but still balanced. Of the standard Granville Island offerings I have tried, this is definitely my favorite. It certainly doesn’t light the world on fire, but a refreshing lawnmower beer that could serve as a great "gateway" for macro-loving hold-outs. AleRider78 (1409) - Winchester, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 28, 2017
355ml can from mix pack. Pours a large frothy eggshell coloured head and has a pale golden appearance with moderate carbonation. Fairly good retention. Thick dirty lacing. Aromas of bready and toasty malts, notes of honey but somewhat faint. Very subtle honey flavour, some sweet and toasty malt notes as well slick and slight drying mouthfeel. Smooth and refreshing making it good anytime of year but perfect for hot summer days. Bierdimpfe (640) - Quebec, CANADA - NOV 1, 2016
Clear dark straw color with moderate activity. Slightly foamy white 2 finger head, lasting around 2 minutes, with faint legs. Flavors of caramel, sweet corn and barley, faint honey and lemon, and some herbal spices. Sugary cereals, minimal bitterness. Slick full body with prickly carbonation. Light weak finish, a dash of caramel and very subtle honey, and a bit of grassy and leafy hops..hardly no honey. Very soft and bland. Okay freshness, weak flavors, overly accessible, but doesn’t feel too adjunct. Overall poor quality craft. UXO (1896) - CANADA - JUN 12, 2016
Appearance: clear pale gold with a short-lived white head, minimal patchy lacing. (3/5) Aroma: grassy, pale crackery malt, corn, honey, light fruit. (5/10) Taste: moderate sweet, mild bitter. (5/10) Light body, moderate carbonation, medium-dry and crisp mildly bitter finish. (3/5)
Unsurprisingly, it’s pretty similar to their Island Lager. The honey is definitely present, but doesn’t make the beer appreciably sweeter. It’s also not significantly better in any realistic way. One could certainly make for a decent break from the other, perhaps. I could see alternating between the two on a hot day floating on the Shuswap, for example. Again, however, I wouldn’t necessarily go looking for this. (11/20) bdleedahl (594) - , Saskatchewan, CANADA - APR 3, 2016
Good for a light lager, but still quite bland for a beer. Could use some more body, but it's not overly carbonated like most in this style.
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cmacklin (1273) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 12, 2016
341ml bottle. Pours a clear, golden amber with a thin, short lived, fully dissipating, off-white head. Sweet aroma of caramel malt, bread, honey and light grain. Sweet flavour of caramel malt, honey, corn and bread with a mildly dry, bitter, metallic note in the finish. Meh. DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JUL 30, 2015
Bottle hold pour white head, nose and taste are honey laver, pretty good overall for real
gnoff (10793) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 6, 2015
On June 19, 2015. At Granville Island Brewing, in Vancouver, British Columbia.markschiedon (682) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 17, 2015
Clear golden color, white head. Malty, clean taste. Light malty aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, low bitterness. Clean malty scent.
Drinking from a 33 cl bottle.
In the aroma some grain, citrus, honey.
The clear golden beer has a medium white head.
A sweet lager taste, not very special.
Medium carbonated. BeerAndPonies (171) - Medicine Hat, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 5, 2015
355 ml can from a six-pack from Liquor Depot, served in a plain lager glass. Pours a clear orange-yellow color with a bone-hued fluffy cap that leaves some spotty lace. Aroma...OMG, I believe I can smell fresh, citrusy hops punching through the sweet malt! And the same mix of lightly earthy, citrus, and piney hops comes through the honey-ish grain backbone as well. Thin-bodied, but clean, bright, and refreshing. I think this is a stealth IPL (India Pale Lager), but I dig it a good deal.