Old Mill Elora Grand Lager

Formerly brewed at Trafalgar Ales and Meads
Style: Pale Lager
Oakville, Canada


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RATINGS: 81   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.39/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Imported Saaz hops contribute a delicate aroma to this delightful beer. Light in colour yet complex in flavour, Grand Lager was developed to be the perfect beer for a warm summer day. An excellent compliment is spicy foods

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patricks110 (2552) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 10, 2011
The pour is a bright straw body with a thin white head. The nose has a definite skunk with a light grassy hop and a big grainyness. The taste is mostly grainy with a blandly hopped finish. A light presence of skunk, but not too bad. This just isn’t that great in my opinion, just kind of ’off’.

Strangebrewer (1334) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 14, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2013 bottle, alt name Maple Leaf lager. Poured straw coloured with a bit of a haze, Thin white head. Sweet musty aroma, but in a good way. Medium mellow mouthfeel, acidic finish. Fruity malt flavour with a tart grassy note. Moderate lingering bitterness.

Trev (2023) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 5, 2011
Bomber of Maple Leaf lager: Medium gold pour with a thick white head. aroma is grainy, sweet bready malt. light grassy hop. flavour is light to medium malt sweetness. Grainy and grassy finish.

worldbeertaste (1806) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2011
Bottle, golden, clear, white foam look, creamy, fizzy feel. Matl Hay smell. Light Acid and Malt taste. No bitter aftertate

DeanF (2514) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 12, 2011
For about a day I thought this read "Flora", not "Elora"; labelling fail! It pours foggy beige-orange with no head. Faint fermented grain aroma. The flavour, however, is solid - a good mix of hops and a grainy finish. Not so attractive, but definitely worth the effort.

bortology (35) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 31, 2011
I cannot say enough bad things about Trafalgar. All malt no hop. Cloudy blahhhhhhh. That should be their slogan. Blahhhhhhhhhhhh!

lukin (663) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 27, 2011
bottle. Golden colour. Aroma of grains, malts. Mostly malty taste, but a little bitter and hops as well. Nothing to get too excited about, but it did the trick after coming home from work.

Metalchopz (3474) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 29, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 13, 2013 Originally rated June 2007. Wow ! I don’t know if this is the same Trafalgar brewery I don’t like, but this light lager is well-brewed (says Old Mill Brewery on the bottle). And judging from Pootzboy review, I guess they have changed the recipe since then. Pours a beautiful deep golden colour with a nice creamy off-white head and decent carbonation. The head lasted quite a while, and left silky lacing. This does not look like a light 4% brew. The aromas are sweet and malty. Very smooth mouthfeel with the taste of honey and grain malt. It is quite nice, and I am drinking this one at cellar temperature on a very hot summer night. This is my first Trafalgar positive experience and deserves the title Grang Lager.

Eructoblaster (4329) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 29, 2011
Bottle - 650ml. Limpid golden body with a fair, diminishing white frothy head. Average malty/hoppy aroma with bready and some sweet hints. Its decent malty/hoppy taste is well balanced, carries some herbal notes and ends with a good bitter/grainy finish. Good Pale Lager.
Earlier Rating: 5/6/2007 Total Score: 2.6
Bottle - 650ml. Hazy dark gold body with average carbonation and a very thin off-white creamy head. Its malty aroma carries bready, hoppy, piny and brown sugar notes. Malty/hoppy taste is well balanced but lacks complexity. It ends with a short bitter finish. This is fairly drinkable, but I’m not sure it should be considered as a Pale Lager.

cyrenaica (1159) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 26, 2011
650ml bottle
5.0% ABV
I tried this beer on June 11, 2011 after purchasing from one of my local LCBO outlets. The beer poured a clear gold colour with a thin white head. The aroma is skunky malt, metallic hops, and other off smells. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. The flavour is stale grainy malt, and acidic hops, with a sour finish.

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