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Rock Cut Baysville Lager - Lake of Bays Brewing Company

Rock Cut Baysville LagerRock Cut Baysville Lager

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BA SCORE
72
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30 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 30
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 2.95
pDev: 16.27%


Brewed by:
Lake of Bays Brewing Company visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  4.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: TerryW on 05-19-2013)
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ThinkAgain

Ontario (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev -15.3%

06-12-2013 22:28:28 | More by ThinkAgain
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Will12

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev +10.2%

04-10-2014 19:51:53 | More by Will12
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Brody1714

Ontario (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -6.8%

03-24-2014 20:41:16 | More by Brody1714
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Pmicdee

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev +1.7%

02-01-2014 22:04:34 | More by Pmicdee
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MaxOhle

Illinois

3/5  rDev +1.7%

12-25-2013 05:14:46 | More by MaxOhle
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DrJay

Massachusetts

2.9/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Clear straw yellow with a fizzy cap that disappeared quickly, but left a smattering of bubbles on the surface and ringing the glass. Very faint haze if held up to the light and carefully inspected. Strong adjunct aroma, cereal grains, light lemony/floral hops. Light bitterness (though it lingered on the palate), mild flavour overall with a bit of grain and lemon, slightly spicy in the finish. Just a hint of green apple towards the end. Lowish carbonation, light bodied, slightly slick in texture, soft mouthfeel. There's not much to say about this beer. Very middle of the road, sort of okay, but not something I'd seek out.

Serving type: can

12-23-2013 22:52:51 | More by DrJay
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lgmol

Nova Scotia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +18.6%

12-21-2013 04:13:41 | More by lgmol
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DuffMan32

Ontario (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -6.8%

11-26-2013 03:01:16 | More by DuffMan32
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dreamchaser

Ontario (Canada)

3.91/5  rDev +32.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Very light, bubbly and fast-dissipating foam. Very sweet grainy aroma, strong rice and corn notes. Quite a metallic taste to accompany the strong corn adjuncts - it tastes very much like a classic American lager: sweet, refreshing, not overly carbonated, almost pilsnery in its lightness, and finishes very bitter. A weak mouthfeel. Its flavours do nothing special: it is a good, solid, drinkable American lager that fits well into its category.

Serving type: can

11-26-2013 02:34:00 | More by dreamchaser
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DamageCase76

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev +1.7%

11-04-2013 12:18:28 | More by DamageCase76
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MJ63

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +27.1%

10-26-2013 00:33:09 | More by MJ63
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beerhunter13

Ontario (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -6.8%

10-25-2013 00:48:26 | More by beerhunter13
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DenisKolkin

Ontario (Canada)

3.24/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

473 ml can picked up from LCBO for $2.65 CDN and poured into a pint glass.

Appearance - Clear golden color, that looks light coming out of the can but turned out looking ok in the glass. 2 fingers of white head sticks around but leaves minimal lacing. A pretty good start.

Smell - A bit sour, grapes and grass notes are there with a some detectable malt. Surprised when I found out this was an AAL, since it was rather fragrant. Almost a cider, wine and a beer crossed together.

Taste - Hints of grape, some sweetness like pear and sour of green apple. I don't mind it but definitely not what you're expecting if its a lager.

Mouthfeel - Very light, with dryness on the completion, but high carbonation gives off a soda effect. Not unpleasant to my taste buds, but different that's for certain.

Overall - Given that I couldn't pick up much if any in the way of adjuncts, I'm likely to give this a higher score. If you're looking for a crisp clean lager, this might not be your cup of tea, but I found it to be an enjoyable beer. Don't know if I would buy again, but it's better than a lot of stuff out there too.

Serving type: can

10-13-2013 20:03:12 | More by DenisKolkin
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LXIXME

New Mexico

2.68/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Small white head quickly dies into a thin lacing above a clear honey golden colored beer.

Pretty think sour aroma with a lot of hops notes and malt grains within it.

Sourish taste with some lighter grain malt aspects.

Long lasting aftertaste with sour grain malt tastes on this lighter bodied beer.

If you like your beers on the sour side but not a true sour this just might be your beer of choice.

Serving type: can

09-20-2013 20:58:11 | More by LXIXME
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peensteen

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev +1.7%

08-03-2013 13:55:21 | More by peensteen
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SebD

Ontario (Canada)

2.68/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Appearance: It has a nice clear golden/yellow color to it. It has a nice off-white head that dies down somewhat fast and leaves very little lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of bready/grainy malts, corn and faint grassy hops.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has some grainy malts, bread, corn, grassy hops and maybe a bit of wheat.

Mouthfeel: It has a med/high carbonation with a light overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied with bland flavors and aromas.

Serving type: can

07-23-2013 20:20:09 | More by SebD
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funkengruven

Ontario (Canada)

2.04/5  rDev -30.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Picked a couple of these up at the LCBO last week, This poured a nice deep amber with a bit of head that subsided down to a slight ring around the glass. Smell is strange, there's malt there but it almost smells like syrup. This has me a little worried. Taste is very not what I was hoping for. It's slightly sour, with a touch of what feels like soda water and a finish that somewhat resembles buttered bread. Mouthfeel somewhat resembles soda pop, as in soda water and syrup. Something just isn't right about this.

I want to believe that this can is spoiled but it shows no evidence confirming that. This beer just tastes like this because it was made that way. I would recommend to avoid this one.

Serving type: can

07-20-2013 18:22:18 | More by funkengruven
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WillAndSarah

Ontario (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -6.8%

07-18-2013 22:14:23 | More by WillAndSarah
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biegaman

Ontario (Canada)

2.9/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

I expect my lagers to be clear and golden (especially when it says so on the label). The town of Baysville, Ontario, however, seems to prefer something hazy in a dulled copper colour. It's a good thing Joan Rivers is not around; the fashion police would cut Rock Cut right up.

The aroma is subtly toffee-sweet and has a slightly sulfur-y minerality. Hops are negligible though there is some grassiness to it. It has a faint toast and vague raisin-like fruitiness. The whole thing is very much reminiscent of an English pale ale.

The beer tastes something like soggy whole wheat bread and a whole lot of butter (aka diacetyl, a brewing defect). It might actually have worked out should the malts have a little more crusty toastiness, but as is it's just plain old boring breadiness and a mouthful of butter.

Some toffee sweetness was surely intentional but the beer undoubtedly suffers from diacetyl. In a smaller amount it might have been flattering but instead it serves only to spoil the pleasant nuttiness by smearing it with cheap creamy caramel taste and a cloying butterscotch texture. More hoppiness could have alleviated things a little, oh well.

Rock Cut Lager drinks like a beer that never had an interest in being a beer. Certainly not a lager! Just look at it: no head, no highlights, its browned butter colour reflective of the brewing defect that tarnishes its taste and mouthfeel; it drinks like a beer either badly injured or severely depressed. If I were Lake of Bays I'd just cut it loose from my lineup altogether.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2013 22:49:31 | More by biegaman
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thehyperduck

Ontario (Canada)

2.76/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

473 mL can from the LCBO; best before Nov. 3 2013. I've been seeing a lot more stuff from Lake of Bays on the shelves around here lately - it seems their re-branding efforts have garnered them a good bit of attention. For what it's worth, I am a big fan of the sleek new packaging and label art this brewery has started using over the last year or so, even though I've yet to be blown away by one of the beers themselves. Served ice cold.

Pours a familiar golden-yellow colour, completely transparent and highly effervescent. It generates about one finger's worth of fizzy, white head that wilts away over the next minute or two, leaving behind strands of lacing as this occurs. Nothing unusual or interesting about the aroma, just standard 'pale lager' smells - some pale malts, a hint of honey and a subtle grassiness. Comes across a little cleaner than most AALs, but nothing to get excited about.

The taste is where the wheels sort of fall off of this one. It's not truly offensive, but the notes of corn syrup and apple juice greatly detract from the otherwise-acceptable grainy malt flavours. Not a lot of hop presence, save for perhaps a passing hint of grassy hay. The finish is sweet and too vegetal for my liking, but at least the aftertaste vanishes pretty quickly. Light-bodied and watery, possessing the characteristically high carbonation of most pale lagers. It's refreshing, I guess, but I'd be lying if I said I were impressed.

Final Grade: 2.76, a passable C minus grade. I tried really hard to like Rock Cut Baysville Lager, but there just isn't anything of substance to say about it. It's a drinkable, mediocre lager that honestly doesn't come across as being of a higher quality than your standard 'premium' macro brands. This is a relatively young brewery and (as far as I can tell) this is the first lager they've ever brewed, but it's apparent that some of the kinks need to be worked out before I would consider this to be a viable craft lager worthy of drinking in large quantities. Something that most BAs can probably skip without missing much, but if you're just looking for something to throw back while sitting by the lake at the cottage, this should get the job done. At this price point, though, I don't know how well it'll fill that niche.

Serving type: can

06-21-2013 03:52:18 | More by thehyperduck
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -6.8%

06-16-2013 02:45:50 | More by Sammy
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IdeaSpeeder

Ontario (Canada)

3.16/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Serving Type - 473ml can poured into a pint glass.

Appearance - Pours a clear golden colour, somewhere in between straw and copper. On top sits a finger of flimsy white head, which fases into a small soapy pool.

Smell - Very light roasted malts and caramel, with a good deal of grains and bread, Quite sweet smelling overall.

Taste - Taste follows the nose here. There is a malt backbone but it's exceptionally light, which is actually impressive given the style. Other than that, bread and grains dominate from start to finish, with very light bitterness.

Mouthfeel - Medium body, medium carbonation. Nothing particularly noteworthy here.

Overall - 3.25/5

Serving type: can

06-16-2013 02:34:51 | More by IdeaSpeeder
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Vyronian

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +44.1%

06-15-2013 01:49:57 | More by Vyronian
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bigox420

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev +10.2%

05-28-2013 11:05:58 | More by bigox420
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cfalovo97

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev +1.7%

05-27-2013 00:49:33 | More by cfalovo97
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Rock Cut Baysville Lager from Lake of Bays Brewing Company
72 out of 100 based on 30 ratings.