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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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MiP (15407) - Snderborg, DENMARK - AUG 28, 2010
Bottle, 4.0% as Trafalgar Grand Lager. Vinous and mildly grainy aroma. Clear golden colour. Very small white head. The flavour has a good maltiness, distinct paper and vegetable notes. Not as bad as it sounds, though.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
beer4bears (75) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 18, 2010
Clear amber with very little head. Some bread malt with a dry finish. Not terrible. Better than most buck a beers.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
bulldogops (2490) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 11, 2010
473mL Can in the LCBO OCB discovery pack. 4%. Clear yellowish pour with a bubbly white head that dissipates quickly. Mild retention. Aroma is grassy and sweet, with no Saaz hop aroma to speak of. Taste is mild sweet malts, fairly grainy and otherwise devoid of flavour. Very boring, and very bland in the finish. I wouldnt pair this with food, though I might drink it on a patio if nothing else suitable were offered.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sseb69 (1863) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 7, 2010
Cannette 473 ml. 5%. Couleur jaune assez fonc. Mousse blanche. Arme de foin, malt et un peu de houblon. Lgrement sucre en bouche, notes de houblon floral et finale avec une amertume honnte. Rafrachissante.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
fullers (269) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 28, 2010
Can LCBO OCB Sample Pack. Pours golden yellow with frothy, quickly disappearing white head. Bitter grainy aroma. Pronounced carbonation. Somewhat bitter taste. Nothing special.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
AWS9 (678) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 17, 2010
Can. Solid golden pour. Skunky hops, slight spruceness. Very manufactured aroma. Mild bitterness. Smooth lager, but has an unfortunate underlying astringency.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
JohnBarleycorn (537) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 20, 2010
Can. Typical gold appearance and everyday lager profile of refreshing hop bitterness balanced by malt. Bitter shower curtain swells towards the finish. Slightly better than average but still not up to European lager standards.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Spab (3628) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 20, 2010
473 ml can from LCBO (part of OCB Discovery Pack - 5% ABV). Pours a clear gold with decent white head. Grains, grassy hops and a metallic fruitiness in the aroma. Taste is fruity, moderately sweet, grainy with some grassy hops in the finish. Slightly on the thin side. Pretty underwhelming.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
Papillon (400) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 11, 2010
473 mL Can. Yellow-gold body with a fizzy-rocky white head that settles to a wispy ring leaving spotty lace -just enough that I could justify giving it a 3 for appearance. Aroma of grains, a hint of yeast, grassy hops, and a metallic note. Astringent hops overshadow the light malts in the mouth and there is a metallic aftertaste; I wouldnt call it Eau de Hamilton Harbor by any means but if it could be deducted, this beer could score better on my chart. Light malts and an astringent hop note linger in the aftertaste with that same little metallic note. I guess it will do if there is nothing else for a hot summer afternoon. Id like to see an unpasteurized bottle-conditioned version of this one.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GRM (3926) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - APR 12, 2010
Brown bottle, 660 ml, best before SEPT 2007, savoured on April 12 2010; eye: geyser, straw with a golden hue, slightly hazy, minimal effervescence, nice white head that turns into a tiny sheet, slight lacing; nose: light malt, slight hops, light perfume; mouth: light malt, slight hops, light perfume, light fruity, finale in slight hops with floral presence, light body, quite carbonated, fizzy texture; overall: ordinary FRANAIS Bouteille brune, 660 ml, meilleure avant SEPT 2007, savoure le 12 avril 2010; il : geyser, paille avec une teinte dore, trs lgrement voile, effervescence minimale, bonne mousse blanche qui tombe et se transforme en une mince couverture, trs lgre dentelle; nez : lger malt, trs lger houblon, lger parfum; bouche : lger malt, trs lger houblon, lger parfum, lger fruit, finale en trs lger houblon avec lgre prsence de floral, corps lger, trs carbonate, texture ptillante; en rsum : ordinaire

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