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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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2.9
Sammy (12846) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 6, 2004
Malty, and therefore popular among my friends. More noticeable malty flavour with breads and spicy food. Very easy drinkability.

2.9
pootzboy (1815) - Kitchener, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 1, 2006
Re Rating this one after many arguments with fellow beirophiles over this beer’s nonconformity to Vienna style characteristics. It is still less toasty-sweet and richly malt pronounced than is acceptable in a Vienna. Color is light amber-orange from the bottle, a tad too pale for the vienna style...white-ish, rocky head that dissipated too fast to a small ring...this indicates thin malting, another deep compromise of the Vienna style. Heavily carbonated...subdued nose ... I get sweet caramel malts and a wisp of mustiness....(caramel aroma instead of toasted vienna/Munich toasted tones is not allowed in the Vienna style) deep compromise #3..... Starts sharp and peppery then the carbonation subsides a bit and the body goes weakly silky where the malts are detected...not the toasted malt wallop expected of a Vienna but overly sweet caramel, but the malts are overshadowed by sharp hops ( another compromise as a proper Vienna is malt pronounced with antennuated hop profile) however, the hops don’t grab you in the finish...as they shouldn’t in this style....the finish is medium dry but lightly malt pronounced with a nice biscuity after taste. Others here have stated that this beer went through changes when it switched brewers....I can’t say, but I do think that this has the potential to be a good Vienna.. IF.. the carbonation was toned down and some real Munich or Vienna amber malt presence was cranked up a knotch....This may be an inoffensive amber lager... no technical brewing flaws or off tatstes, but it is not a Vienna styled lager as per its marketing pretense....as a Vienna it is lacking too much style characteristic, so for that my rating is lower than most.

2.9
StompBrockmore (316) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 21, 2007
341ml bottle - pours a deep golden, very dark actually, and maybe a bit closer to auburn than gold. Aroma is quite nice, with lots of malt and a bit of hoppiness in the background. Flavour is very crisp, with a nice sharp Saaz bite, a bit of sweet malt in the middle before a mild bitterness come forward in the finish. Otherwise, the mouthfeel is very thin, which is unfortunate because with a bit more body this would be greatly improved. It’s very drinkable...it goes down like water. Very clean, with no trace of adjunct or anything negative, and you can tell there in quality in here, but it’s just not very interesting and much too thin. Still, decent, just not something I’d likely pick up again.

2.9
AleRider78 (1471) - Winchester, Ontario, CANADA - APR 10, 2016
341ml bottle. Pours a dark amber colour, with a bubbly foamy head, which goes away pretty quickly. Ok lacing. Aromas of malts and wheats. Pretty bitter taste, with some sweet malts and not much more. Tasted better from the bottle and slightly chilled at the time. This one has been in my fridge for a few months so not sure ehat to make of it. Enjoyed them previously from a 6 pack purchased in Toronto, but this bottle not as good.

2.8
Radek Kliber (7487) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - SEP 2, 2002
Gee it was so hard to find this beer here . I had this one in Smokless Joe some time ago . It had weak aroma , small head but pleasant to drink . Rafreshing .

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.

2.8
JohnBarleycorn (537) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 18, 2005
Bottle. Nice, solid amber in colour. Aroma features dark cherry and caramel, with a slight floral scent in the background. A little too fizzy on the palate. Good balance between malt and hops, but the taste is too bland, with no major flavour notes standing out. Very enjoyable on tap (earthy, excellent bitter finish) but practically lifeless in the bottle.

2.8
mephisto (1298) - TAIWAN - JUL 10, 2007
draft at beer bistro in toronto. copper hue with white head, the aroma is bread and munich malt. the flavor is vienna malt with bready aftertaste.

2.8
SlovakSniper (5561) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 29, 2012
En fût au C’est What. Une robe un peu pâle. Un petit col mousseux. Des arômes simples de caramel et des élans de houblons feuillus. Des saveurs dans lesquelles le caramel écrase les aspirations houblonnées. Une bouche de moyenne intensité avec un mince apport de bulles. Une texture qui est presque aqueuse. Une finale qui n’est pas propre. Ordinaire.

2.7
Metalchopz (3596) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 2, 2012
Pours an amber colour with a copper hue. The head is big, lightly beige, has good retention and gives out foamy lacing. Malty nose with caramel and mild roasted ones. The taste is a little weird though. First sip is kind of gross, but then, it gets a bit better. Watery caramel malt with hints of nuts in the finish. Seems like they toned down the hop since the last reviews. I taste nothing there. Not one I would have again.


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