Brewed by Taps Brewing (Sydicate)
Style: Pale Lager
Niagara Falls, Canada


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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 2.53/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.59/5   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
Taps Charleston Lager is a mellow easy drinking lager with lots of flavour, a golden hued colour, snow white head, refreshing lager with a crisp enjoyable finish. Using the finest ingredients: barley malt, yeast, hops, and water results in a lager ideal anywhere from the back patio to the cottage retreat. Our Charleston Lager is hand crafted with care to achieve an easy drinking, well-balanced beer that is richly pleasing.

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Elkas (220) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 19, 2009
On tap at the brewery. Pours a headless gold. Aroma is an odd, ale like fruityness. Flavour is more fruit, some citrus, and a dry finish.

MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 26, 2008
Can- SParkling deep yellow/gold with a frothy but short lived white fizz. The nose on this one is pale malts, some straw, biscuit and a bit of lemon. Tastes of sweet pale malts, cookie dough, a bit of lemon, some bread crust with just a little bit of grassy hops. Has a nice biscuity aftertaste with a sharp hop bite near the end. I think this should be classed as a Dort/Helles.

barncatmatt (2355) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 22, 2008
355 ml can from my boss you stopped at the brewery over the weekend. i can see that im the first one to review this brew in almost 2 years. all of you that have had this in the past i can tell you its nothing like any of your reveiws safe one. pours yellow with a nice everlasting white head. aromas are pure lager malt. flavours are similarily malty. tons of flavour for a lager and no off flavours to speak of. not enough hops but hey there very rarely is. a very well made lager that im glad to say i enjoyed.

TheRoot (38) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 27, 2006
A rather uninspired lager that poured pale yellow with absolutely no head. No real distinc scents or flavours. I suppose if I were to drink to get drunk for some reason I might choose this to support local talent but I wouldn’t bank on it.

mds (2256) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 11, 2006
Bottle. Pours a slightly cloudy yellow body with a small white head. The aroma is sweet and has some sour fruits along with banana notes like in a hefeweizen. Strange, rough fruitiness that is generally quite sour. I wouldn’t want to drink a lot of this.

jercraigs (10886) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 5, 2006
Yellow nearly headless body. Unappealing floral, not quite funky, cidery aroma. Wheaty grass like undertones. Cidery unpleasant flavour. Average to thin palate. Wow, I assumed that the earlier ratings were a bit harsh, but this was “fresh” from the brewery and still not up to par.

pootzboy (1804) - Kitchener, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 7, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 1, 2006 This is an all malt, well lagered, smooth lager for swigging on hot humid days...something with malty flavor approximating the Dortmunder style according to the brewer. Pours a clear deep gold with a decent frothy cap....light lacing.....aroma is sweet bready malts and some light fruits like a cider. Substantial malt backbone, sticky mouthfeel...big dose Breiss bonlander Munich malt up front with just the right hopping to keep it from being cloying... light tart lemony notes from the hops and a mild sourness from the lager yeast....finish is crisp and biscuity with a pleasant lemony snap at the end. I don’t mind this beer at all.....then again I love malty beers and the sweetness of the big malts is kept from getting cloying by judicious use of nobel hops and lager yeast sulfides. A great malty Dortmunder styled lager which I will keep in my beer fridge for warm summer afternoon sessions.

Cartoonkhaki (1316) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 30, 2005
Perhaps they have changed since May. Although not being spectacular in any means it was still good. Light golden orange colour with beige head. Head disipated fast. Sweet aroma and sweet flavour. I could taste that pale ale however it was too sweet for what I was expecting of the style. Palate was oily and sweet.

HogTownHarry (7065) - Toronto (Harbourfront), CANADA - OCT 1, 2005
Draught. At October 2005 Winking Judge BeerFest, Hamilton. Ugh - what a letdown after the much superior Taps Premium Lager. Poured clear oily pale yellow with no head. Funky honey aroma, sweet yet vaguely vegetal, all of which gives way to a weird medley of sweet fruit - cassis, raspberry, grape. Taste is of grains, raspberry jelly, with off-putting metallic harshness mixed in - some wheat as well. Palate is brackish and sickly sweet, as well as too thin. I didn’t like it at all, like a cheap lager thrown into a blender with a can of raspberry jam (and you forgot to open the can).

joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 11, 2005
Clear yellow w/ slightly off-white foam. Sweet malty aroma w/ unpleasant notes of green grapes, butter, plastic, & vinegar. Light, thin feel. Sweet, syrupy, buttery flavour of honey & refined sugar. Almost no bitterness. Quite disappointing.

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