Brewed by Niagaras Best Brewery and Pub
Style: Pale Lager
Niagara Falls, Canada


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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 2.79/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.8/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Niagaras Best Lager is a Canadian style lager with a sweet malt character and a smooth clean finish. This product contains 5.5% alcohol by volume and is lightly hopped to appeal to the tastes of the mainstream beer drinker.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Spab (3663) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 17, 2010
341 ml bottle from LCBO. Pours a clear golden yellow with small white cap. Light, somewhat sweet grainy aroma. Flavour is grainy with a honey-ish sweetness and a light hopping. Decent but nothing special.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
robinvboyer (4428) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 13, 2010
On tap at the brewpub. Very similar to the light lager, just more alcohol really. The only difference, i can find is there is a bit more of a hop bite, but other than that, its the same. Quality lager.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ontbeertaster (2362) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 1, 2010
UPDATED: APR 2, 2011 ReRate: Actual has a lot of flavour, the malts were nice and the aroma was good, it has a nice flavour to it, this one is quite drinkable, Decent offering Original: 1.9:My friend had a keg of this and it wasnt very tasty at all. I wouldnt purchase this beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (10070) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 8, 2010
Bottle, purchased as part of mixed 6-pack at the brewpub. Clear golden with a decent white head that collapses into a persistent ring. Slightly sweet, slightly caramelly grainy aroma. Again, slightly sweet grainy flavour with a fullness to the body that is pleasant. Mild (but certainly notable) hop bite in the finish. This should qualify as a "premium" lager, given the surprising quality here.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
LowBrau (133) - Tonawanda, New York, USA - FEB 14, 2010
UPDATED: JUN 1, 2010 Golden color, and curiously hazy. Fruity aroma stands out. Grainy and a little bit toasty, slightly sweet. Light hop finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (10089) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 25, 2009
On tap at Niagaras Best. Pours a very pale straw yellow with a thin white head. Looks like fizzy yellow beer so Im hesitant. Big sweet caramel malt notes up front, almost a bit towards corn. Still a touch sweet and corn like, but crisp and nicely carbonated. Clean dry finish with some graininess. Probably one of my least favorites of the flight of ten, but done well for what its supposed to be.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
pootzboy (1696) - Hopville, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 24, 2009
Tap: This will probably be another unique Canadian style lager made by a micro brewer that is glossed over...so be it...I liked it. Its uniqueness comes from following the real Canadian lager style the commercial brewers lost 78years ago. The deep gold lager we see in the glass has a decent frothy white cap and a good lacing quality. Aroma : cereals, some husk some sweetness and musty hopping. Full bodied, rich, malty, from a 2 step mash, northern brewer hops balance perfectly, clean 2 dimensional but satisfying. Brewer nailed the traditional Canadian lager style on the nose. Dont get no more Canadian than this....that is if anyone notices or cares about a unique Canadian lager style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mabel (8735) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 22, 2009
[2443-20090814] Tap. Mild grainy yeast aroma. Clear, dark yellow orange body with a quick creamy white head. More mild grainy yeast flavour. Medium body. A little rough, probably much like a logger.
(Called "Logger Lager" @ brewpub; Niagara Falls, ON)

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
Sammy (11839) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 2, 2009
14 IBU beer, sampled at the new brewpub in Niagara Falls . Medium golden yellow, lots of white foam, leaving lotsa white lace. Astringent taste with light mouthfeel. No aroma.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
JesseM (1158) - Margaritaville, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 14, 2009
341mL bottle at the Kick Off in Waterloo, University Plaza. Man, I was really expecting more from this one. Usually Im so willing to be nice to OCB buck-a-beers but this one was truly disappointing. It reminded me WAY too much of its attractive sister, the Blonde Ale from this brewer, but not in a good way. Creamy and weird, not at all like a lager should be, my bottle was also hazy (yes I drank straight from the bottle, neither I or the bartender felt it really deserved a glass), so who knows just how old my sample was. Really no redeaming lager qualities in it, no hops, no bread, no grain, just unnatural sweetness. What a shame. At least I only paid $2.50 for it!

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