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Brewed by Great Lakes Brewery (Ontario)
Style: Pale Lager
Etobicoke, Canada

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RATINGS: 75   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.19/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our extended aging process results in an incredible smooth and refreshing taste with little bitterness or aftertaste. Great for the warm weather or for those desiring a light bodied beer; this premium blonde lager is 5% alcohol by volume. Food Pairing Recommendations Thirst quenching and flavourful, it’s a perfect companion to lighter fare such as fish or salads, or spicy dishes like wings or sausages. Formerly known as Great Lakes Golden Horseshoe Lager.

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1.8
Johnsense (1822) - - SEP 7, 2016
I’m sorry, I love em too (especially when they have one of their rotation IPA in the fridge!) but this is easily their worst product. Gold pour, head actually sticks around a while. Grainy aroma, a bit of lemon but nothing really going on here. Same for the taste. Refreshing and all, slight citrus, but ... meh. Watery body. I’d like to write it off as a waste of brewing capacity since I have never seen or heard of anyone actually buying this stuff but since they still make it guess somebody is.

2.1
ametras (1821) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 25, 2016
473ml can, as "Blonde Lager". Clear golden yellow with a thin foamy white head. Flavors are crackers, sweet cereals and citrus with spicy and stale notes. Light body, moderate carbonation, oily texture.

2.3
jksipa (1047) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - APR 7, 2016
Can from the brewery as GLB Blonde Lager. Crystal clear pale gold with a one finger quick fading white head. Nose is grassy with some light honey and light floral hops. Lightly sweet with a faint lemon tartness. Mouth is thin and crisp. A long way from their ales offerings. 5+/3/4/2+/9

2.2
FROTHINGSLOSH (8375) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 6, 2016
Toronto 2015 trip +++ Sampled from a 473 ml can this beer poured a hazy yellow color with a medium sized soapy bright white head that left a bit of lacing. The aroma was sweet and tangy with a bit of phenol and lemon. The flavor was tangy, sweet and yeasty with a bit of citrus and grass. Medium length finish. Medium body. Pleasant for what it is.

1.2
adamnowek (3618) - Brussels, BELGIUM - AUG 3, 2015
Sweet. Chemical. Simply foul. Merely wasting characters until this review is over.

3.3
Bamsen78 (5668) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUL 27, 2015
Druaght @ Stout Irish Pub, Toronto. Pours clear golden with small white head. Clear aroma of hops, with notes of malt and fruity touches. Bitter, hoppy flavour with citric notes and touches of yeast and malt. Hints of almond. Estery and bitter aftertaste. Refreshing and quite decent, despite rather low carbonation. 060715.

3.2
samzim (440) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 21, 2015
Faint caramel and malt aroma. Clear gold colour. Crisp front with light malt notes and mildly sweet finish. Light body with medium carbonation. Not too engaging, but pleasant enough and very sessionable.

2.2
pictoman (1261) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 20, 2015
Poured from 473 mL can. Clear yellow with dissipating white head. Corn and mild sweet malt. Average lager.

3
deepeary (405) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 20, 2014
Fresh 473 ml can from the brewery. Labelled "The Kingsway’s HomeSmith Blonde". Pours clear pale yellow with average white head. Smell has some herbal hops, biscuit, sweet malt. Taste is grassy, very mild hops. Crisp, watery, inoffensive pale lager.

3.2
shaynsawchuk (713) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 9, 2014
473 mL can as The Kingsway’s Robert Home Smith Blonde. Seems like they might be re-branding this after their successful makeover of Canuck Pale Ale. Pours blonde with a thin white head. Malt dominated aromas of straw, fresh cut grass, a hint of cracker, some slightly hoppy herbaceous notes. Light bodied and easy drinking, a solid, if ordinary pale lager. Moderate plus carbonation.


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