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1516 Bavarian Lager - Okanagan Spring Brewery

1516 Bavarian Lager1516 Bavarian Lager

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80 Ratings
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Ratings: 80
Reviews: 37
rAvg: 3.34
pDev: 14.97%


Brewed by:
Okanagan Spring Brewery visit their website
British Columbia, Canada

Style | ABV
Munich Helles Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
The decree states that only four ingredients can be used when making beer: barley, hops, yeast and water. The result is a lager with a crisp finish and a rich golden colour.

(Beer added by: canadianbarman on 04-13-2003)
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Reviews by Dawkfan:
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Dawkfan

Alberta (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours an extremly clear light golden yellow with 1 finger of white head that settles rather quickly. Good lacing and a noticeable amount of carbonation.

S- Not a lot in the nose except for some grassy/floral hops and light malt.

T- A little more malt in the taste than in the nose, mild hops in the end.

M- Light bodied, above average carbonation. A crisp, clean finish.

D- Although this isn't the most flavorful beer, I'd reach for this before any macro beer any day. It's a refreshing lager and it has it's place. Let's be honest, sometimes you just feel like pounding a couple of beers back and this one does the trick nicely.

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2010 23:47:03 | More by Dawkfan
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heerboth

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -40.1%

03-31-2014 17:17:33 | More by heerboth
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beerhunter13

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +27.2%

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yancot

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

03-17-2014 01:36:47 | More by yancot
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celticcanuck

Alberta (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

02-24-2014 07:01:47 | More by celticcanuck
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artemh

Alberta (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

02-23-2014 10:49:57 | More by artemh
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DaveR514

Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

01-30-2014 18:29:49 | More by DaveR514
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Ivanhoes_Backpack

New Brunswick (Canada)

3/5  rDev -10.2%

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DamageCase76

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

01-11-2014 14:50:51 | More by DamageCase76
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jcubz

Saskatchewan (Canada)

3/5  rDev -10.2%

12-22-2013 16:52:06 | More by jcubz
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CalgaryFMC

Alberta (Canada)

3.48/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

I had yet to encounter this one on tap in this city, so figured I'd take the plunge and enjoy a 20 oz. pint. This style is a bit of a rarity when it comes to what western Canadian micros usually tackle and as an unabashed Lowenbrau fan I was intrigued. A pleasant goldenrod brassy color with a few white bubbles, this brew smells like good old prairie pilsener malt with a moderate dose of noble hop green spiciness. Popcorn and cracker malts and a little toast buttress some sour green fruit (gooseberry?) and crabapple notes, some cooked corn DMS flavor, and a little green vegetation from the hops. Not particularly assertive in the latter regard, however. Is that diacetyl as well? This one is quite sweet and sour in the finish, with a fair degree of carbonation. The final assessment? This actually reminds me a bit of a kolsch or even certain Czech pilseners in terms of the malt flavor profile and the presence of subtle fruit flavors that yield a rather cidery character. Still falls within style guidelines I suppose. I prefer the European examples I have tried.

Serving type: on-tap

12-16-2013 04:41:14 | More by CalgaryFMC
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Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -10.2%

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Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -10.2%

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Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -10.2%

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British Columbia (Canada)

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Alberta (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev -25.1%

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Quebec (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Served in a snifter, at about 3 degrees Celsius.

A — Clear, golden pale lager appearance; a bit of retention; light lacing.

S — Malty, a bit sweet. Not much else.

T — Malty, light bitterness and some skunk at the end.

M — A bit too heavy and carbonated, but overall still fairly light and drinkable.

O — Generic commercial lager.

Serving type: bottle

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Alberta (Canada)

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British Columbia (Canada)

3/5  rDev -10.2%

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New Jersey

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1516 Bavarian Lager from Okanagan Spring Brewery
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