Old Mill Elora Grand Lager

 
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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%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
OKBeer (1171) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - AUG 22, 2007
650 ml bottle, date stamped Sept. 07. Hazy golden yellow colour with a fully lasting creamy and frothy white head. Biscuit and banana aroma with lemon notes. Fruity, lightly acidic lemony flavours. Light bodied, soft mouthfeel. It actually wasnt so bad, but definitely gone off despite being less than a week out of the store.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Viper666 (3278) - Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 19, 2007
Bouteille 650ml (LCBO). De couleur dore et voile. Nez de levures fruites (agrumes et zest, lger de pommes, notes de mangues et dabricots), de grains de malt ple, moyen de pain et de houblon floral aux petites notes herbeuses (herbes fraches) avec des notes de butterscotch, de miel et mtalliques. Moyennement ronde en bouche avec un ptillement moyen et une texture aux notes aqueuses. Got de levures fruites aux petites notes sres et acides (agrumes et zest, lger dabricots, notes de pommes cidreuses, traces de mangues, signes dinfection) avec un lger got de grains de malt ple lors de lentre en bouche auquel se rajoute un got de pain ainsi quun petit got de crales sucres et de faibles notes de butterscotch et de miel paralllement un got moyennement amer et asschant de houblon floral et lgrement herbeux (herbe fraches, notes de foin) jusquen finale, o lon trouve galement des traces mtalliques. Post-got moyen et sec, moyennement amer de houblon floral avec un got fruit (zest dagrumes surtout citron, pelures de pommes) ainsi que des traces mtalliques.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
Boutip (6130) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 16, 2007
Bottle: Poured a pale amber color beer with a medium bubbly head with some average retention. Aroma of unrefined grain is more or less pleasant. Taste is also dominated by some unrefined grain and medium sweetness. There is also a weird metallic taste which might be due to oxidation. It is too bad this beer wasnt better because weather was perfect too enjoy such a beer.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
TheJester (2542) - Cavan Monaghan, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 14, 2007
650 mL bottle. Pale yellow gold with a small head that recedes to a thin film almost immediately. Aroma is very grassy/malty, and there is also a bit of sweet citrus in there. Sweet, but more fruity sweet than malty sweet. Taste is quite fruity for a pale lager. Finish is as much malt as it is hops, although the hops are there. Not crisp enough. Or something. Different. Undecided.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mabel (8652) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 30, 2007
[440-20070726] Sample @ LCBO-Summerhill. Toasted bread and grain aroma with some mango or apricot fruit notes. Clear, yellow orange body with a quick foamy white head. Medium body. Refreshing, as it seems fresh.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rederic (3307) - montral, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 24, 2007
Slight cloudy blonde hue, with a small white head, leaving laces, yeasty fruity nose, with a winey note, wet hay, sweet honeyed pale malt, with a candied grapefruit peel aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a yeasty, fruity, acidic character, with a winey accent, a floral hop citrusy note, with a lemon, grapefruit fruitiness, a mild honeyed pale malt touch, leading towards a citrus hop bitterness finish.

1.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
probstblueribbon (3790) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 17, 2007
Bomber from LCBO shared with Lubiere (thanksI think), served cold in a goblet. JL16/07

App.: Hazy golden-amber, tiny off-white head. Aroma: Heavy dose of fermented, oxidized apple juice, lots of organic acids, slightly medicinal/band-aid. Terrible. Palate: Medium body, medium effervescent carbonation. Flav.: Some malt (trying to be nice here...), slightly metallic, definite band-aid/medicinal defect, more organic acids, slightly fruity.

Honestly, how the hell is Trafalgar still in business?? Their beers are like a bad car accident to me: I know I shouldnt check them out, but I cant help myself. If the brewer read this, do yourself a favour. Nuke your equipment, chuck your yeast and start over with someone who knows how to brew beer.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
mephisto (1286) - TAIWAN - JUL 7, 2007
a sweet lager, it looks and tastes like typical lager, but on the sweet side.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
caledonian (367) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 24, 2007
Golden color, no head to speak of. Caramel malty presence, with a bit of cereal, and cheese. For a light beer, it has a decent body. Not bad at all, surprised to see its brewed by Trafalgar. Id actually buy it again.

1.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Lubiere (13271) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 3, 2007
Bomber from LCBO. A hazy golden lager with grainy grassy aroma. In mouth, a run of the mill product with signs of lactic acids, infection. No hops here. Not too good. Tulip festival edition.


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