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1516 Bavarian Lager - Okanagan Spring Brewery

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BA SCORE
77
okay

83 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 83
Reviews: 37
rAvg: 3.32
pDev: 15.06%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
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 pootz:
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pootz

Ontario (Canada)

3.43/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Light all malt beer. Seems styled on a light Dortmunder recipe...pours a light yellow, small white rocky head. Light malty nose over citrus-cidery notes. Light bodied malty lager with some nice cider and herbal hop tones, crisp finish...light malt after taste...a nice light all malt lager but really not all that distinct.Still it is light years ahead of the corn and rice swill from Mol-Coor-batt's

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2005 00:49:15 | More by pootz
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LoudRed

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -24.7%

07-20-2014 18:02:56 | More by LoudRed
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Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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British Columbia (Canada)

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Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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Alberta (Canada)

3/5  rDev -9.6%

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Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

01-30-2014 18:29:49 | More by DaveR514
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New Brunswick (Canada)

3/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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3/5  rDev -9.6%

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CalgaryFMC

Alberta (Canada)

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

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2.5/5  rDev -24.7%
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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.

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1516 Bavarian Lager from Okanagan Spring Brewery
77 out of 100 based on 83 ratings.