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River Walker Summer Ale - Lake of Bays Brewing Company

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81
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29 Ratings
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Ratings: 29
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 10.11%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lake of Bays Brewing Company visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Sammy on 06-09-2013)
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ToddMopps


3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

07-03-2014 14:30:01 | More by ToddMopps
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leaddog

Alberta (Canada)

3.95/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours a clear golden straw with two finger of bubbly white head.

Smell - Bready and biscuity malts, lemon, ginger root, spices, grassy hops, and wheat.

Taste - Lemon, ginger and spices lead in, followed by bready/biscuity malts, wheat and grassiness from the hops. Very refreshing combination.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Dry, spicy finish.

Overall - A well-crafted summer ale with some unique flavours. The lemon, ginger and spices are well showcased. Bring on patio season!

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2014 03:50:18 | More by leaddog
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Cramshawbar

Ontario (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

06-17-2014 17:17:01 | More by Cramshawbar
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BigGruntyThirst

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

06-10-2014 00:01:29 | More by BigGruntyThirst
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cam477

Newfoundland (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

06-08-2014 00:15:31 | More by cam477
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thehyperduck

Ontario (Canada)

3.51/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

750 mL bottle picked up at the LCBO; bottled on Apr. 23 2014. This is the only Lake of Bays seasonal that I have not yet tried, as the price tag caused me to shy away from it last year - but with the hot weather beaming down on us right now, a spiced summer ale with ginger and lemon peel sounded like it might really hit the spot. Served slightly chilled.

This ale pours a bright, clear golden-blonde colour, generating one finger of frothy white head that wilts relatively quickly over the next minute or two, leaving a loose collar and a thin ring of lacing behind. Looks like like your typical blonde ale, but the aroma is a little more along the lines of what I was expecting - spicy ginger and lemon-orange citrus are quite noticeable, with some grainy, bready malt sweetness underneath. Somewhat yeasty, with slight suggestions of clove.

Not a bad brew at all, but nothing special in my opinion. Bready malts and toasted wheat sweetness provide the backbone, with more attention-grabbing notes of ginger, lemon and orange citrus soon sweeping across the palate. It's more spicy toward the finish, with clove and pepper alongside some mild ginger heat. Bitter, slightly drying aftertaste that lingers briefly. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a pleasant overall feel on the palate.

Final Grade: 3.51, a B grade. Lake of Bays' River Walker Summer Ale is a serviceable spiced brew, offering up an enjoyable trio of sweet wheaty malt, Belgian yeast and spicy ginger accents. I don't mind this beer and will have no trouble finishing the bottle off, but in all honesty I think I had this one pinned down accurately last year - overpriced and not all that memorable. I don't think I'd buy this again, and given the unnecessarily high price point, I doubt it would be one of my first recommendations to anyone seeking out a ginger beer for the summer months.

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2014 18:11:41 | More by thehyperduck
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Bf_89

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

05-30-2014 02:05:47 | More by Bf_89
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beerhunter13

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

03-12-2014 20:02:49 | More by beerhunter13
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BeerClubNiagara

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

01-19-2014 18:32:41 | More by BeerClubNiagara
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lwadd

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -15.7%

12-22-2013 13:25:14 | More by lwadd
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Molson2000

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +12.4%

10-11-2013 22:17:33 | More by Molson2000
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TerryW

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

09-11-2013 16:52:19 | More by TerryW
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IdeaSpeeder

Ontario (Canada)

3.28/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Serving Type - 750ml bottle poured into a small pint glass

Appearance - Pours a bright golden colour...slightly darker than a typical adjunct lager. On top sits about a finger of bright white head with moderate retention. A decent amount of lacing clings to the glass.

Smell - Lots of ginger. Some light citrus...orange and lemon I think. There's also some light grain/lemon bits present as well.

Taste - Following there head, getting mostly ginger and citrus. Lots and lots of ginger. Now I'm not opposed to big flavors and off balanced beers...but this much ginger is producing some off noes which I'm not really enjoying. There's quite a bit of spice present as well.

Mouthfeel - Medium carbonation, medium body.

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2013 01:39:13 | More by IdeaSpeeder
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GoHabsGo

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

08-12-2013 12:39:35 | More by GoHabsGo
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Will12

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

08-11-2013 17:57:21 | More by Will12
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WillAndSarah

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

08-10-2013 18:11:36 | More by WillAndSarah
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DaPan

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

07-31-2013 02:08:07 | More by DaPan
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bigox420

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +12.4%

07-24-2013 02:45:38 | More by bigox420
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andrenaline

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

07-22-2013 23:10:21 | More by andrenaline
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SebD

Ontario (Canada)

3.7/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance: It has a nice clear golden straw yellow color to it. It has a nice white head that dies down moderately and leaves little lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of citrus/lemon, ginger, peppery spices and some breadiness.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has a some ginger, lemon/citrus zest, some peppery spices, a slight earthiness and some bready notes.

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

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied with decent flavors and aromas. Very refreshing on a hot summer day.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2013 00:11:52 | More by SebD
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jmkoscie

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -15.7%

06-25-2013 00:32:34 | More by jmkoscie
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cfalovo97

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -15.7%

06-18-2013 15:36:54 | More by cfalovo97
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decimator

Ontario (Canada)

4.01/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle poured into a mug. ABV 6%.

A - Poured a clear gold with a 2cm white head, everlasting cap, very good lacing.

S - Light grains, citrus zest, lots of spice, earthy.

T - Light sweetness, citrus, ginger, other spices, bitter hops in the finish.

M - Medium-heavy carbonation, medium body, slight creaminess, prickly, drying finish.

O - The ginger gives this pale ale a nice kick. Great beer overall.

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2013 02:14:12 | More by decimator
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RedAleMan

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

06-16-2013 04:14:20 | More by RedAleMan
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peensteen

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -15.7%

06-15-2013 11:51:18 | More by peensteen
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River Walker Summer Ale from Lake of Bays Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.