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Brewed by Cool Beer Brewing Co.
Style: Amber Lager/Vienna
Toronto, Canada

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RATINGS: 78   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07/5   IBU: 24   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Saint Andre is made with a blend of five specialty malts imported from Belgium. These help to create a smooth, complex character which is balanced by a crisp hop flavour. The result is a remarkably drinkable beer that celebrates the best Europe has to offer. Lager in The Bohemian style. Note: Brewed by Doug Pengelly of Ste. Andre at the Stratford Brewing facility.

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3.3
HogTownHarry (7086) - Toronto (Harbourfront), CANADA - AUG 10, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2005 Draught. at BeerBistro. It has been pointed out - at length - that the reason I don’t hate this is because it’s a "Vienna Lager", rather than "Pale Lager," which is what I - and many others also not quite so educated in true beer vernacular and styles - always assuming is inside when I/we see "lager". Which is therefore why it actually looks nice, doesn’t smell or taste like micturated barn scrapings, and there’s actually malt character to it. Anyway. It poured a clear deep copper-red with an average, mostly white head. Aroma was very mild, but medium-roasted malty, oaky, ferny and sweetish - there’s a bit of hop aroma, but it’s more sweet and woody. The taste is again mild malt, maple wood, not much in the way of hop or bitterness - starts and ends a bit sweet. No corn! Average to litght, slightly slick mouthfeel, not much linger. Needs more hops, but I’m surprised how much I liked it.

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Eyedrinkale (3235) - Astoria, New York, USA - APR 5, 2005
Bottle. Aroma of corn juice & malt extract. Hardly any head retention. Taste is thin bodied with some off flavors. Terrible.

2.6
beanmedic (348) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 25, 2005
Kinda crappy. it seems that there was some kind of attempt to make a nice lager, but this seems to fall a little short. bottom line: plain.

2.7
dirkules (629) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 23, 2004
Not a big fan of this brew It had some definitely nice caramels in the flavour, but it was definitely skunky and metallic on top of the roasted flavour.

2.8
rudolf (2360) - Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 18, 2004
Thanks to Joey Capps. Copper body, thin head. Slight toasted malt/herbal hop nose. Toasted up front with a nice herbal finish. As the beer warms the herbalness becomes almost medicinal.

4
burcusabrews (106) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - SEP 15, 2004
Copper amber with thin white head. Aroma of nuts adn plums. Very new castle-ish but not skunked. Nutty flavor lingering to slight bitterness

2.4
obisbeer (568) - Barcelona, SPAIN - SEP 10, 2004
Rich golden color with fine white head. Slight skunky nose with some honey aromas. Light mouthfell with short malty finish. Flavors of malt, light hops, slight acidic note and little interest. Session yes, stunning no.

3
mustang3 (254) - Whitby, CANADA - AUG 9, 2004
I was expecting to taste some malt, but was very underwhelmed. Good mahogany colour and malty nose. The beer itself thought is pretty bland offering just a tantalising hint of potential. There was a bit of caramel sweetness, but that was it.

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Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 28, 2004
On tap, C’est What, Toronto. Decent amber colour, little head. Very little aroma. Mouthfeel is very watery and thin, with some malt notes and a slight hoppy bite at the end. I thought it was like a pale imitation of Pilsner Urquell.

3.2
CapFlu (5132) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 11, 2004
(Draught) At the Capital City Beer Festival 2004 in Ottawa. Medium, creamy, and highly carbonated head with a deep amber body. Nose is of slight lactic. Milky-malt flavour with a mildly hopped undertone. Above average. One question: Why the sole beer?


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