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Hell's Gate Premiun Lager - Hell's Gate Brewing Company

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Hell's Gate Premiun Lager
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Ratings: 15
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 2.19
pDev: 33.33%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hell's Gate 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: Graham5161986 on 11-12-2008)
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Ontario (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev +25.6%

03-03-2014 00:11:34 | More by CRObighit2
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British Columbia (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev +25.6%

07-18-2013 06:30:58 | More by 1stOffender
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British Columbia (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev +14.2%

06-14-2013 02:43:58 | More by bumchilly25
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British Columbia (Canada)

2/5  rDev -8.7%

02-04-2013 21:58:56 | More by schopenhauerale
Photo of KalanM

British Columbia (Canada)

2.25/5  rDev +2.7%

11-29-2012 02:22:09 | More by KalanM
Photo of ozmodium

British Columbia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +59.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nothing about this beer is exceptionally noteworthy, or special but...
Overall this is actually very good and refreshing beer, for the style and price point. It's clean, clear, fresh and crisp. No adjunct funkiness that we usually find in similarly priced lagers. I don't detect any nasty notes that other reviewers have mentioned. Nice balance, mild hop bitterness. It's clear bright yellow with (if poured correctly...) nice fluffy white head which does dissipate down to a few whisps with a bit of lacing. A simple but well-executed lager. Highly drinkable.

Serving type: can

10-03-2012 03:50:56 | More by ozmodium
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2/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

This is a very cheap Canadian beer by Canadian standards and it tastes like it. Head disappeared almost instantly and on first sniff not very appealing. Metallic tasting and finish is very short. Will not be trying again. There are much better beers even within this price range.

Serving type: on-tap

06-03-2012 05:54:36 | More by Snatchomcfly
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1.5/5  rDev -31.5%

03-26-2012 18:36:43 | More by sansho
Photo of pudoo

British Columbia (Canada)

3/5  rDev +37%

11-27-2011 01:38:27 | More by pudoo
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British Columbia (Canada)

1/5  rDev -54.3%

11-21-2011 03:14:21 | More by EskimoDave
Photo of timtwoface

British Columbia (Canada)

3/5  rDev +37%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Hell's Gate Lager is a "cheap" local brand, yes (at $7.99/six), but one that I surprisingly enjoy. There's nothing to special about it, but it is a clean, crisp lager - and if that's all you want, 66% of the price of a major Canadian domestic, it fits the bill nicely.

Serving type: can

10-25-2011 02:45:54 | More by timtwoface
Photo of Noxious26

Saskatchewan (Canada)

1.2/5  rDev -45.2%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

355ml can poured in a pint glass. Thanks to my buddy Scott for the beer!

Pale, straw yellow and clear. Bright white head is 1/2 inch on the pour and quickly reduces to a thin cap. The odd splotch of lacing here and there.

Aroma of grains, adjuncts, cooked veggies and formaldehyde.

Typical dollar beer macro lager in flavour. Astringent right from the start. No discernable grains or malt flavour. Forget about hops. The most offensive tasting beer I've had in a long time. Drain pour.

Harsh, chemical mouthfeel. I feel like the inside of my mouth has been inflicted with a chemical burn.

Looks like a decent macro lager, but that's where the complements end. Drinkability? It's not drinkable. Avoid.

Serving type: can

10-26-2010 02:54:01 | More by Noxious26
Photo of Methodd

British Columbia (Canada)

1.05/5  rDev -52.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Note: Please keep in mind that for this review I am being serious. This was my honest impression of the beer while sampling it.
Poured into a 650mL mug:
Appearance: Looks like a beautiful beer. Wait; what I mean to say was "Looks like a beautiful beer should look coming out of you."

Smell: Wet dog, skunk cabbage, gym bag.

Taste: Cooked vegetables, metal, brussels sprout.

Mouthfeel: Uneven carbonation. Most of it was over-carbonated.

Drinkability: Most macro beers taste the same to me. They taste as they are; no character, lots of hype and no substance. This is not a macro beer but it seems like it should be. I had never seen an ad for it before buying it. The guy in the beer store said it was "Amazing". He was right. It's amazing just how awful this beer is. This beer is offensive in every sense of the word.

Serving type: can

11-04-2009 06:05:41 | More by Methodd
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Alberta (Canada)

2.05/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Slightly hazed translucent golden straw in appearance, decent shock white frothy head that recedes quickly and leaves a chunky cap.

Some cooked veg and spicy alcohol up front in the aroma, some mild sweet malt in the background.

The flavour is equally unappealing, flat grainy malt, with that cooked veg on the finish with a bit of spice.

Mouthfeel is thin and watery for the most part, it picks up in body on the finish.

It's drinkable when it's ice cold, but anything lower than that it starts to lose its palatability. Based on that you can substitute any other marco lager at an iced cold temp. and get the same results. I'll pass on this stuff next time.

Serving type: can

05-31-2009 18:48:28 | More by IronDjinn
Photo of Graham5161986

British Columbia (Canada)

2.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Alright, a brand new product from BC (Actually owned by the world renowned Mission Hill Wine empire).

the beer pours a your typical macro light yellow with a fizzy white head that dissipates quickly leaving very little lacing on the glass. The smell is of light grassy hops and some bready malts. Taste is similar - some decent bready malt flavours with a slight hop background and a clean finish but, really, quite bland and boring. Mouthfeel is light and clean, good carbonation.

Overall, a typical macro lager - nothing offensive but a bit lacking in flavour all around. Would make a decent session/party beer given its lightness and drinking ease (and, of course, its price). However, I wouldn't go hunting for it again. Snooze. . .

Serving type: can

11-12-2008 19:15:02 | More by Graham5161986
Hell's Gate Premiun Lager from Hell's Gate Brewing Company
65 out of 100 based on 15 ratings.