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Boss Light - Bowen Island Brewing Co. Ltd.

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Boss LightBoss Light

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3 Ratings
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Ratings: 3
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 2.53
pDev: 4.35%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bowen Island Brewing Co. Ltd. visit their website
British Columbia, Canada

Style | ABV
Light Lager |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BigBry on 05-19-2007)
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Ratings: 3 | Reviews: 3 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by CrazyMike:
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2.38/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pale yellow appearance with bubbly head that quickly settles. Has a typical sweet grain smell with a hint of corn.

Taste is very hard to pick up, hint of grain and sweetness. Slightly sour, but that's stretching it far. Light bodied with high carbonation. Aftertaste is slightly dry.

This is a stereotypical light beer, almost no taste but refreshing and easy to chug down. I'm sure there's better light beers out there, don't bother.

CrazyMike, Feb 21, 2011
More User Reviews:
Photo of biboergosum
2.58/5  rDev +2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

355ml can, another bottom-shelf offering made (or, as the can states, tellingly, "manufactured", for the Crowfoot Liquor guild, or whatever it is.

This beer pours a somewhat lazily hazy, very pale straw colour, with two fingers of foamy, puffy white head, which render just a few specks of sudsy lace around the glass as it returns to whence it came.

The aroma is fairly straightforward grainy malt, tinted by its cornish nature (I ain't talkin' English hens, Mr. Spellchecker!), with hints of sour breadiness. Nothing really hop-like, I forgot to lower that particular expectation.

Flavour-wise, I get a lot of the same notes - grainy, bready malt, still corn-bred, but less so than initially presumed. Some faint pithy fruitiness bleeds through, as well as an equally low-key, plain earthy dryness. So-so, but not so bad.

The carbonation is a little effervescent, and kind of frothy up the palate, the body just on the low side of medium weight, and decently so, for a so-called light beer, and generally smooth, as the bubbles let up after a while. It finishes off-dry, the lingering bready sweetness limping along gamely.

Well, for a light beer, this is alright, nothing overtly off about it - not thin, not skunky. Now let's talk about the stupid name, shall we?

biboergosum, Jan 13, 2012
Photo of BigBry
2.63/5  rDev +4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Silver can with vertical lettering, the light partner to Boss Beer. Manufactured for Crowfoot Liquor - a chain store brand sold at a buck a can.
From the label "Brewed with only choice barley malt, select hops, special yeast and pure Rocky Mountain water then cold micro-filtered for a smooth clean finish." A generic description for a generic beer.
Pours the pale yellow color expected with a short, rapidly disappearing foam. Slightly sour, grainy smell. Taste is average, nothing really stands out. A readily drinkable beer, for the price.

BigBry, May 19, 2007
Boss Light from Bowen Island Brewing Co. Ltd.
- out of 100 based on 3 ratings.