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Premium Export Lager - Whistler Brewing Company

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70
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47 Ratings
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Ratings: 47
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 2.89
pDev: 20.76%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Whistler Brewing Company visit their website
British Columbia, Canada

Style | ABV
American Pale Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BDTyre on 08-02-2006)
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Reviews by Vancer:
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Vancer

Illinois

2.55/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

The clear bottle has me concerned, but let's check this bad boy out anyway since my son lugged back the sample pack from Seattle.

Pours a clean and filtered golden yellow into the Bitburger pilsner glass, well carbonated white head springs to life and hangs around for a bit. Bits of sticky lace on the way down.

Nice malty aroma, but the quaff is a letdown as only a hint of malt is present, and some cabbage notes really pull it down another step or two. Not something I would normally drink, even as a lawnmower brew. Better drink it cold.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2010 20:23:10 | More by Vancer
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Hopheadjeffery

Illinois

3/5  rDev +3.8%

08-04-2013 17:29:29 | More by Hopheadjeffery
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petermethot

New Jersey

3/5  rDev +3.8%

06-26-2013 15:38:40 | More by petermethot
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TheBeeraholic

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev +3.8%

06-15-2013 18:09:31 | More by TheBeeraholic
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soju6

Missouri

3.16/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Poured a nice golden color with a big head that faded to some lacing.

S: Aroma is a bit on the mild side with some citrus, malt sweetness and fresh grain.

T: Taste is has a mild malt sweetness, bit of citrus and fresh grain. Mild bitterness and a clean finish.

F: Fairly light body, smooth and refreshing.

O: This is a much better beer that I expected. Enjoyable beer that goes down very easy

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2013 23:34:13 | More by soju6
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pin

Australia

2/5  rDev -30.8%

05-21-2013 06:05:27 | More by pin
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magpieken

Australia

2.75/5  rDev -4.8%

04-08-2013 16:10:48 | More by magpieken
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intoxabroad

Taiwan

4/5  rDev +38.4%

11-24-2012 13:12:53 | More by intoxabroad
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BigBry

Alberta (Canada)

2.88/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

It is a cold, snowy day - perfect for catching up on some reviews from my notes.

341 ml clear bottle (as pictured above) from a mixed Whistler case.
"Naturall brewed and carefully aged without preservatives or additives. A pure and truly refreshing lager. Brewed exclusively with Whistler Glacier Water. Born in the pristine icefields, naturally filtered by the mountains themselves. Whistler Glacier Water is brought directly to the Whistler Brewing Company to create a pure and truly refreshing brew."

This beer is clear, bright yellow color. Hard pour coaxed out half an inch of fizzy, white head. No retention or lace. It smells of sweet corn syrup, and sour grain malt.
The taste has the similar sweetish start and sour finish. Slightly skunk-like hops (hate the clear bottles, regardless of the brewer). The carbonation is on the fizzy side, the body is thin and light. Average at best, but I will give it another go.

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2012 23:22:11 | More by BigBry
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4ster

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev +3.8%

10-12-2012 02:23:27 | More by 4ster
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brandon911

Texas

3/5  rDev +3.8%

08-21-2012 02:40:37 | More by brandon911
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Coastal_Brew

British Columbia (Canada)

3/5  rDev +3.8%

07-22-2012 15:51:41 | More by Coastal_Brew
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Kulrak

Australia

2.43/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours a bright golden color with 2cm of head that is slowly fading, but lacing the glass. Doesn't have much aroma, a little spicy and a little yeasty. Tastes very clean, a little yeast (to go with the aroma) and not much else. No hop flavor or bitterness, no malt that I can taste. Mouthfeel is watery and flat. Overall, it's a very good attempt at a bland macro by a microbrewery.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2012 10:16:57 | More by Kulrak
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creez

California

3.75/5  rDev +29.8%

03-20-2012 00:49:02 | More by creez
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shagal

Alberta (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev -13.5%

01-26-2012 16:16:02 | More by shagal
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djaeon

California

2/5  rDev -30.8%

01-22-2012 23:59:46 | More by djaeon
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TrojanWheels

California

2.5/5  rDev -13.5%

01-22-2012 22:10:05 | More by TrojanWheels
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CrazyDavros

Australia

1.83/5  rDev -36.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours amber with a large, lasting head.
Nose shows hay, sweet cereal-like malt and corn. Not bad but not what you'd call nice either.
Similarly sweet flavours, more hay and cooked vegetables. Pretty much no bitterness. Cloying.
Could use more carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2012 07:19:36 | More by CrazyDavros
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cdwil

Texas

3/5  rDev +3.8%

12-30-2011 17:20:36 | More by cdwil
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BucannonXC5

California

3.63/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a pilsner glass. At least an inch of head. Color was light honey and light golden. Light lacing with lots of uneven film on the sides of the glass.

Smelled slightly skunky, also a bit malty and buttery/creamy.

A host of flavors with some skunk still in there. I tasted grain, breads, bitterness and some butter/cream. Somehow it all worked for me.

A fairly smooth beer with that butter/cream reigning supreme. Average carbonation.

Not a bad beer, which I thought it would be after the bad reviews. This is the second time I’ve had a bottle and both times I came away with the same feeling.

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2011 06:11:01 | More by BucannonXC5
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.08/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

330ml bottle.

This beer pours a clear, bright golden yellow hue, with a half finger of fizzy off-white head, which does as expected and drops out of sight in an instant, leaving nothing but a low ring of clingy lace around the shoreline. It smells of sweet corn and sour grainy malt, a subtle whiff of mild mountain sulfur, and earthy, weedy hops. The taste is more sweet sour bready malt, a stronger metallic sulfur character than I was lead on about, and some moderately skunky, weedy hops. The carbonation is average, and a little zippy, the body light, but not thin, and a little sugary. It finishes off-dry, the matchstick tainted malt still keeping dryness at bay.

I can't seem to actually outright dislike this offering - it's plain, sure, with some off-flavours, that just aren't really that off-putting. Or maybe I just really want a not-too-dumbed-down cabin beer right now...

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2011 23:06:12 | More by biboergosum
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Hubris

Australia

3.38/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A clear bottle is always a warning sign, and yes there was a slightly skunky aroma. It had come all the way across the Pacific though.

Slightly sweet taste that is whacked by a very bitter aftertaste. The malt can be tasted , but again that very bitter aftertaste hits that too.

Still more fun to drink than local aussie mass produced beer, but if I ever do make it to Canada I'll only try this again on tap.

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2010 06:01:30 | More by Hubris
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Bookseeb

Washington

2.65/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance has a golden color with nill head and lace. Smell of lightly sweet grains and slight malt. Taste has a spicey earthy sweetness from the malt, with the hops ending in a cloying bitterness. Mouthfeel is light with good carbonation. A different twist on a lager, one I probably wouldn't go for again.

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2010 23:34:21 | More by Bookseeb
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beertunes

Washington

2.93/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into 10oz glass. Poured a clean, clear pale gold color with a tall, fluffy, white head that had very good retention but no lacing.

The slight skunk aroma was sort of a pleasant surprise, coming in a clear bottle I expected a skunk-bomb. Otherwise the aroma was a benign blend of grain and gentle hops. The flavor was unremarkable as well, some grains, very light hops.

Body and drinkability were both typical for the style. Overall, this is just an average yellow beer, there are better examples, and worse.

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2010 00:25:16 | More by beertunes
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biegaman

Ontario (Canada)

2.58/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

The beer looks better in my glass than it did in the clear bottle. Its sandy, light copper colour insinuates there will be some flavour (and its faint haze reassures us of it). Although its head could use some bulking up it's at least strong enough to clench itself to the beer's trim and stay grappled onto the glass even after the liquid beneath it has sunk.

The aroma is wrenching enough to turn one's stomach. Something must have gone wrong at some point because I can't understand how hops or malt or yeast could come to be so gruesome, so revolting. It's so distasteful and vulgar that I fail to be able to describe it. To steal a line: It's like Satan's urine after a healthy dose of asparagus.

I was apprehensive to taste it but I'm glad I did; there's no need to waste any more time smelling it. It seems to have a crisp, lightly toasted maltiness that would be infinitely more enjoyable if not for a thick on-set case of diacetyl which, for those unfamiliar, is an undesirable by-product of fermentation that results in an astringent butterscotch flavour.

Apart from that cloying taste, the diacetyl also imparts a pretty sleek, buttery mouthfeel. While I appreciate that it adds a little more body, the texture that comes with it is less than desirable and, besides that, a lager like this should be crisp and clean. I can't see neither aficionados nor casual drinkers finding this particularly appealing...

If Whistler Brewing was going for a conventional, mindless drinking lager that appeals to mainstream drinkers I think they've failed. If they were brewing with more refined palates in mind and aimed for something slightly more flavourful with more substance, then again they've failed. The bottle is finally done and to sum it up: Good riddance to bad rubbish.

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2010 21:57:21 | More by biegaman
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Premium Export Lager from Whistler Brewing Company
70 out of 100 based on 47 ratings.