Rock Cut Baysville Lager - Lake of Bays Brewing Company
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Reviews by andrenaline:
2.69/5 rDev -8.2%
A - Pours a pale golden colour, thin layer of head with no retention or lacing.
S - Musty grains, toasted crackers, cooked corn and a hint of citrus rind.
T - Sweet corn and pale wheat flavours, musty grains and grassy notes, a mild sour citrus flavour comes through on the finish with bready malts lingering.
M - Medium bodied, a tad prickly and a touch of dryness.
O - An attempt by the microbrewery to capture the macro market customers at a slightly higher price point. For an adjunct it fits the bill, but it's not something I was wild about. If I'm going to drink a macro I'll stick to paying macro prices, rather than paying more for an equivalent brew. It's easy drinking nonetheless.
05-22-2013 23:56:28 | More by andrenaline
More User Reviews:
2.68/5 rDev -8.5%
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.
09-20-2013 20:58:11 | More by LXIXME
2.36/5 rDev -19.5%
Can from the Ottawa LCBO for $2.50
Appearance - Clear yellow colour with a small size fizzy white coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing and there isn't much lacing. The head lasted for around 2 minutes.
Smell - Corn, apples, grains
Taste & Mouth - There is a below average amount of carbonation (seems watery and thin) and I can taste corn, apples, and grains. There is also a slight amount of floral notes. It ends with an apple/adjunct aftertaste.
Overall – To be fair, I hadn't read the previous reviews before I bought this beer. Save your money and buy something else, this isn't even worth the tick. My wife has to drink gluten free beer, and this beer reminded me of those.
05-23-2013 00:33:47 | More by spinrsx
2.68/5 rDev -8.5%
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.
07-23-2013 20:20:09 | More by SebD
2.76/5 rDev -5.8%
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.
06-21-2013 03:52:18 | More by thehyperduck
2.04/5 rDev -30.4%
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.
07-20-2013 18:22:18 | More by funkengruven
3.24/5 rDev +10.6%
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.
10-13-2013 20:03:12 | More by DenisKolkin
Rock Cut Baysville Lager from Lake of Bays Brewing Company
71 out of 100 based on 41 ratings.