1516 Bavarian Lager - Okanagan Spring Brewery
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Reviews by iSip:
3.49/5 rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Okanagan Spring 1516: This brew pours with a clear golden color. Not much in the aroma department. The flavor is a very pleasant layer of malts and a clean finish. Overall, I rate this as a decent beer, refreshing. I discount that the tasting was done on a ski trip to Canada. A day of skiing great powder does make any beer taste good. Having factored in the positive environment, the Okanagan 1516 still does shine.
Serving type: on-tap
01-25-2013 15:28:52 | More by iSip
More User Reviews:
3.48/5 rDev +4.8%
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
2.5/5 rDev -24.7%
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
10-17-2013 23:29:14 | More by AnHeroicHippo
1516 Bavarian Lager from Okanagan Spring Brewery
77 out of 100 based on 83 ratings.