Lager - Upper Canada Brewing Company
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2.4/5 rDev -30%
Bottle: Poured a strong yellow color lager with a medium head with OK retention. Aroma is quite bland with some malt and very little hops. Taste is refreshing and quite crisp and I would say has more flavour then your usual macro lager. I guess this as improve since the last couple of year I had it before but it is still not great.
07-25-2005 13:38:01 | More by Phyl21ca
District of Columbia
2.53/5 rDev -26.2%
Draught in Toronto.
A: Bright yellow with a thin white head, and little lacing.
S: Aroma of malt and light citrus.
T: Taste of malt, black pepper and a hint of lemon. Not complex.
M: Weak body.
D: Unimpressive overall, and average lager that is pretty forgettable.
12-08-2009 00:39:01 | More by Travlr
2.55/5 rDev -25.7%
Got this at Massey Hall after seeing the Trans-Syberian Orchestra. Came a dark gold, autumn leaf colour with a sliver of a head. But the bartender poured it improperly. With the glass being a small size, I doubt she could have poured a decent head on it without it overflowing. Barley grain smell. A little sweet, a little weak. Kinda bland tasting. Sweet, chewy malt, odd aftertaste. It wasn't bitter, it was sour(?). Sour is the best word I could use to describe, and that isn't very close. Thin mouthfeel. The chewy malt adds a little texture to the brew. OVerall, it's okay. I've had better, I've also had worse. But next time I'm at Massey Hall, I'll order a Guinness, or maybe a Beck's if I haven't had it already.
12-17-2003 05:27:06 | More by slitherySOB
2.63/5 rDev -23.3%
Sampled off tap, a local dive bar just off campus at the University of Toronto. Pours a standard golden colour - no bubbles, no lace, very thin head that comes and goes. Aroma is almost non-present, which could be a good thing. Mouthfeel average, some creamy texture finishing on a lightly sour note. The little malt present in the taste stayed fairly clean. The drinkability is fairly good all things considered.
Not to attack the beer itself, but after looking around an entire junction of downtown Toronto, and this being the best beer I could find offered, is a very sad thing.
02-02-2007 22:31:36 | More by biegaman
2.63/5 rDev -23.3%
The appearance has a medium golden hue with zero head. This beer had a grainy-malty smell and had a corny-grainy-biscuity flavor, if that makes any sense. The beer has a medium body, and is quite filling
Overall, if you like traditional Canadian Beer, this is definitely worth a try.
10-23-2007 20:41:50 | More by thartman
2.78/5 rDev -19%
I had a pint of this at dinner tonight, it looked ok when it came - a light amber color and small head. The smell was a little pungent, and quite strong. At first taste it was ok but as I went through the glass it got worse and worse. Had a strange chemical quality to it that was the most distinct flavour. It was a light bodied beer that was at least pretty drinkable.
01-28-2005 01:35:42 | More by SaunaKing
2.98/5 rDev -13.1%
A little darker than a macrobrew lager. Not much head, in fact it dissolved very quickly. A horrible burnt rubber smell greeted my nose almost immediately. This was verified by a beer drinking associate who said "ew". The beer tasted better than it smelled. I guess it would have to. Richer and maltier than a macrobrew lager. A little sweet for my taste but better than your average lager in my opinion. A little less fizz would improve the drinking experience.
03-05-2006 00:06:43 | More by shamus
3/5 rDev -12.5%
a: bright golden color half inch of white head that dissapears fast leaving a little lacing
s: very grainy, clean crisp, hop presence faintly detectable
t: sweet start finished by a nice bitter bite
m: light bodied with a lof of carbonation
overall this is an average beer, nothing very exciting
04-16-2007 21:29:25 | More by happygnome
3/5 rDev -12.5%
12 0z brown longneck, I did not see any freshnes dating.
The beer pours bright gold with minimal head and lacing. Kind of your average looking beer here.
The aroma was grainy and fresh. No off aromas.
The taste is a bit sweet initially. It is mild with very slight bitterness late. Not bad, but not great.
The beer had very good carbonation, which canceled out the bit of thinness I detected. Easy enough drinker, but ultimately uninteresting.
03-02-2006 18:41:13 | More by Redrover
3/5 rDev -12.5%
Interesting beer. Although a bit too sweet, the beer is nicely clean and well-brewed to style. The beer opens up with a strong straw (nearly golden) color, and with lacking head retention. The beer stops shy of fizzy. The aromas show strong pilsner malt aromas and a touch of cooked corn. The flavors are malty-sweet, bready, yeasty, and with a hop-eathiness. The beer is a bit heavier than prefered for the style, but is a testimate to the bold malt additions. Finishes sweet, and bit oily, and heavy which hurts drinkability. I'm not likely to turn down a free one, but won't be purchasing any time soon.
04-18-2007 13:46:45 | More by BEERchitect
3/5 rDev -12.5%
Not bad. A typical lager, but very drinkable. Pours out to a a darker-than-usual gold with a slight head. Taste is quite malty for a beer of this style and is somewhat sweet. It appears that Upper Canada Brewing has a distributor in Michigan, so their products will be sold here. Cheaper than the usual mass-produced stuff too ($6.99/12). Very reminiscent of a Pabst Blue Ribbon, but a titch maltier/sweeter.
01-11-2003 16:47:20 | More by proc
3.03/5 rDev -11.7%
straw hue. A small and rough head with very little lace and not much for bubbles either.
Smell- There was definitely a grain smell to this beer that was very pleasant and long lasting. A touch of hops bouquet.
Taste- Balanced for the most part but bland . There is a nice grain flavored finish.
Drinkability- An average beer but easy to drink.
09-04-2007 23:39:23 | More by MTNboy
3.08/5 rDev -10.2%
Surprise find at my local grocery store, last twelve pack of bottles on the shelf and at a price I couldn't refuse. Overall this is a decent lager slightly different than the more popular Canadian Lagers. The beer poured a dark golden color with a thick head that ultimately dwindled down. The aroma was crisp and fresh, malty with a slight grainy chaser. The mouthfeel is thin but this can be expected in your standard lager. The flavor is a pleasant surprise. Slightly malty with a very faint hint of sweet grain adjuncts. There is a small bittering finish that is also crisp to the palate. Nothing special but a nice and solid choice among many more popular brands.
07-31-2008 18:41:35 | More by kinger
3.13/5 rDev -8.7%
Pretty good lager but nothing spectacular. Pours a golden color, some head but that fizzles away pretty quickly. Average aroma for a lager, there's not much there. This is pretty smooth and flavorful (for a lager), a little sweet and malty and a semi-sour finish. Aftertaste is pretty good.
08-24-2008 17:51:43 | More by changeup45
3.18/5 rDev -7.3%
Have I been taking crazy pills? This lager had an altogether different label and certainly a different profile than any I see reviewed on here. Maybe they have dumbed this thing down for the Cincinnati market. The color was nice and the head tried but was quickly gone with little or no lacing. The smell was ever so slightly sweet and grainy as well as the the flavor with a malty and breadlike quality. It was well-balanced as long as you aren't expecting any hops. But I swear they are using rice in this thing. In a blind taste test with Busch I'd have a hard time picking this one out. Of course it is Summer and this is a good thirst quencher. The price is certainly right. Quaff away if you must.
06-01-2005 14:47:12 | More by Puddleglum
3.23/5 rDev -5.8%
Decent lager, malt and bit of yeast taste. Malty sweet. Yellow straw color, lots of head initially that look like soapsuds and then dissapear. A toast crisp dry aftertatste. Inexpensive. Good Sleeman allowed this label to continue with above average runs.
05-30-2004 03:50:06 | More by Sammy
Lager from Upper Canada Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 81 ratings.