Lager - Upper Canada Brewing Company
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3.53/5 rDev +2.9%
This is the second or third time I sampled UCB's lager the other times it was on tap but the low carbonation of this bottled offereing puts it in that catagory for smoothness.
This is a very good representation of a premium quality Canadian lager. The fact it hasn't the mega brew carbonation scores extra with me. Is it head and shoulders above Molson's, Labatt's lagers? Well, yes....it is better than their national brands.....it is on par and better than many of their local brands.
At any rate this beer is easy to take with big lager characteristics and a good process that makes it repeatably good. It isn't overly distinct in my mind but it is a good quality lager every lager drinker should sample. I'll never turn one of these down and I'll buy it over national brands when I'm at a pub.
08-02-2003 23:41:47 | More by pootz
3.6/5 rDev +5%
Bought at The Beer Store (Terry Fox North of the 417: Kanata), a couple of days in the trunk, a couple of days in the fridge.
The head is medium-sized, white, dense and quite active. The beer is a clear gold, not much visible carbonation. Interesting. There is lots of thin sticky lacing. The smell is lagery, nutty and fruity. Nice. A lagery, fresh front gives way to a fruity middle that's just a touch sour. There's some alcohol evident in the nutty, bitter finish.
This beer is good. Surprisingly fruity. It's a little raw, but I like it.
07-02-2003 07:01:25 | More by kbub6f
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
3.6/5 rDev +5%
This is a very nice offering. The appearance is somewhat cloudy and the aroma has a definite yeast makeup. However, the taste is that of a very well balanced beer with a crisp and clean taste, that leads to the desire to consume a few more of these little critters.
11-28-2002 18:05:25 | More by Shiloh
4.08/5 rDev +19%
Presentation: Some canuks canoeing on a wild river on a 12 oz. beer label. Sounds like a blast eh?
Appearance: Perfectly clear, yellow-straw in colour.
Smell: Imported lager smell, slight (very) hints of toasted malts.
Taste: Sweet with a mouthful of malt and chewieness. Clean bitterness that evolves into a crisp dryness.
Notes: A very serious serious beer, and a delicious lager. Too bad it is so hard to find this label in the States. (5% alc./vol.)
02-17-1998 00:00:01 | More by BeerAdvocate
Lager from Upper Canada Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 81 ratings.