Premium Export Lager - Whistler Brewing Company

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49 Ratings
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Ratings: 49
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 2.9
pDev: 20.34%
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:
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(Beer added by: BDTyre on 08-02-2006)
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Photo of allergictomacros
4.2/5  rDev +44.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Clear straw with an inch or so of white foam. Not too brittle and with some oomph to it, and leaves nice rings of lace. Nose is sharp pine edge and a light husky grain. Interesting. Flavour also has the hint of pine, a bit of bready malt, some grass and a mild bitterness in the finish. Light body, but not overly so, and not too heavy carbonation. Quite good, and surprisingly so despite my expectation. Refreshing, clean, but with a solid flavour and mouthfeel. Very drinkable. Not as full flavoured as a extreme beer, or even a good IPA of course, but for what it is, I'm very impressed.

Photo of intoxabroad
4/5  rDev +37.9%

Photo of pootz
3.93/5  rDev +35.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle:

Having tasted Whistler glacier water right at the source and having sampled the original black tusk brews made with it, I have to say this carries on in that tradition of brewing with super soft water.. The water gives a unique softness to the overall palate and mouth feel. It also accents the hops and gives the malts their clean breadyness.

Tasty, soft on the tongue decently hopped, unique and definately 'premium". An unexpected surprise seeing how the beer has been panned by the hop free-baser cult.

Photo of creez
3.75/5  rDev +29.3%

Photo of GodOfBeer
3.7/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I don't know what is with all the bad reviews whining about a clear bottle, this beer was a nice surprise to me.

Pours a dark gold with a nice creamy white head that stays until the last drop, very nice looking lager.

Smells citrusy, bready with some nice spicey hops coming through at the end. The clear bottle didn't skunk it up.

A nice tasting lager, nice sweet citrus, some bready malts and a nice spicy hop finish.

This is a very smooth and creamy lager, pretty heavy almost like an ale, but very enjoyable.

Photo of BDTyre
3.65/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From notes taken in May.

Uh oh...a lager in a clear bottle! This is actually okay. It looks okay, but is a little too dark and yellow. Smells malty, very little hops. Not skunky, and no grassy smell. I can’t tell if there are any adjuncts or not. Tastes not too sweet, not to bitter. Malt, and I think I can definitely taste an adjunct in there. Hops hardly present. Carbonation is good, quite drinkable but best served cold.

Photo of colts9016
3.63/5  rDev +25.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Since I have been on pause drinking beer I figure it is time to return to my passion.

Poured into a pilsner glass at 45 degrees:

Appearance: A two finger white head that is foamy white and had a little retention. The colore of the beer is a pale straw color. There is a lot of carbonation in the beer. The clarity of the beer is clear to brilliant. The head left a lot of lacing on the glass.

Nose: A nice wheat aroma with citrus, yeast and floral. There is a subtle sweetness in the back ground of the beer and hint of corn.

Taste: A very nice wheat flavor with a touch of citrus, floral, and a hint of corn.

Overall: The body of the beer is light. The mouth feel of the beer is carbonated but flated and kinda solventy. The finish on the beer is light. This is overall a good Pale wheat beer it has a light flavor and a clean and crisp finish.

Photo of BucannonXC5
3.63/5  rDev +25.2%
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.

Photo of nafnikufesin
3.58/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance - Good looks for a lager, bubbly, leaving wisps on the glass.

Smell - Slight sweet smell with hints of wheat.

Mouthfeel - A light body, with a smooth texture.

Taste - Slight sweet malt flavor, most noticable in the aftertaste, and improving as you drink.

Drinkability - Refreshing.

Photo of SmashPants
3.48/5  rDev +20%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Format: an embossed 330mL clear bottle with a stylish Canadian label.

Appearance: a nice light amber colour with a great creamy head that dissipates a little too quickly.

Aroma: an interesting pine, wood, resin and molasses aroma. Hopefully a portent of things to come.

Taste: some caramel and that molasses along with definite pine and resin. Works quite well.

Aftertaste: lingers for quite a while - mainly the pine and resin bitterness without the caramel malts.

Mouth feel: medium in body with a medium carbonation that brings the flavours through nicely.

Overall: definitely worthwhile having again. Comes across as more of an American Pale Ale rather than a lager, just with a higher than usual caramel and molasses malt profile. Quite nice and interesting flavours. A bit dear at AU$70 a case, but I'll take a 6-pack or whatever.

Photo of Hubris
3.38/5  rDev +16.6%
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.

Photo of GrimmReaper
3.35/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear golden yellow with 2 finger foamy white head and leaves nice sticky lacing,smells skunky right off the bat,it did come in a clear bottle,stale corn,wheat and wet grass.Taste is corn and grass with wheat coming through,finish is dry and stale and does leave a funny aftertaste,medium carbs,very bubbly,this is a different kinda tasting lager than most,not really that bad but not something i'll have on a regular basis.

Photo of MAB
3.23/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Export lager? Go right ahead- export it.

This is a mainstream beer, to be served to your dad who is too set in his ways to drink an ale.

Slightly above the taste and quality of a big-brewery, fizzy, corn-sugar lager, I would support this only to see money go away from a mega-corp, brewing its swill for the masses.

Color- nice. Yellow, with a hint o' orange. Nice head.
Smell- Eh! Lager smell. Nothing special.
Taste- a bit of malt, a bit of hops. A lager yeast. Not too bad, actually.
Mouthfeel- feels like lager. That's a good thing.
Drinkability- Sure, if there's nothing else. Better than a Coors lite or a Molson Canadian, that's for sure.

NOTE: Is it just me, or does anyone else find it odd that the spell checker used on this website always flags "Mouthfeel" and "Drinkability" as incorrectly spelled words?
I can't decide if I'm amused or annoyed when it happens. Amused, I suppose.

Photo of Reidrover
3.18/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Golden with a good sized dirty white head. OK macro lager aromas, cardboard and sourdough..no its not that bad! Taste seems to have a little more going on, there seems to be a nice biscuity maltiness, and a tangible bitterness..I take that is from the hops? Not bad on the palate,just above average for style. Overall not a bad little lager.

Photo of soju6
3.16/5  rDev +9%
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

Photo of biboergosum
3.08/5  rDev +6.2%
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...

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of bumchilly25
3/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of TheBeeraholic
3/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of cdwil
3/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of Coastal_Brew
3/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of brandon911
3/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of petermethot
3/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of 4ster
3/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of beertunes
2.93/5  rDev +1%
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.

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Premium Export Lager from Whistler Brewing Company
70 out of 100 based on 49 ratings.