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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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heerboth

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -39.8%

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

New Brunswick (Canada)

2/5  rDev -39.8%

11-12-2012 06:02:07 | More by TheBeermin
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mrmanning

Ontario (Canada)

2.05/5  rDev -38.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

On tap at Player's Athletic Lager Co. in London, ON- A deep golden pour topped with a frothy white cap. Nice lace and retention. Nose of creamed corn, butter, burnt sugar, yuck. Tastes of sweet churned butter, corn, vegetal hops. Buttery finish. Whet the hell is this?

Serving type: on-tap

07-29-2009 21:43:07 | More by mrmanning
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AnHeroicHippo

Quebec (Canada)

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
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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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Ianleesrivette

Alberta (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev -24.7%

10-30-2013 06:23:28 | More by Ianleesrivette
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kjyost

Manitoba (Canada)

2.65/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Purchased as part of a 'Craft' mixed pack by the brewery

Pours very pale straw yellow, almost pilsner-like in its lightness. White head, not lasting nor lacing. Aromas are grassy without any major hop. Body of the beer is light and fairly crisp with light flavours of cooked vegetables and malt. At times I felt like I could have been drinking a Bud. That is not a compliment.

Serving type: bottle

08-24-2010 02:34:58 | More by kjyost
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

2.7/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

On tap at C'est's What Spring Festival. Light yellow body with noticeble white foam, and lace. Lagerish mouthfeel. Skunkish, and in the taste. Sourness in finsish and sugary.Grassy hops, fairly weak helles.Surprisingly drinkable at all for what it is.

Serving type: on-tap

05-24-2009 05:07:54 | More by Sammy
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Serge

Alberta (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Bottle. Mild aroma offers a lightly herbal hop note over creamed corn like sweetness. Clear golden body is topped by a low, white, fine bubbled head that recedes to ring. Flavour is simple and sweet with some cornlike DMS. Light body is somewhat gassy with a texture that is a bit on the watery side. A mild butterscotch note of diacetyl appears as it warms.

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2012 05:10:42 | More by Serge
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petermethot

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -17.2%

06-26-2013 15:34:08 | More by petermethot
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rodrigueZflyingf0x

British Columbia (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -17.2%

06-11-2012 08:11:30 | More by rodrigueZflyingf0x
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Tford

Rhode Island

2.9/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A: It’s another typical golden lager with a quick-to-dissipate white head, nothing special.

S: Smell? What smell? Oh, that, maybe a little grain? It’s hard to tell

T: Tastes like a slightly watered down hoppy beer. it Kind of reminds me of Carlsberg, but 1516 has a little more spice and is a little more watered down.

M: It has a medium body and could use more carbonation. It has a nice creamy mouthfeel, none the less.

O: Sub-par lager, probably a bit worse than Canadian macros. This really pissed me off (not the beers fault): the menu stated “This beer adheres to the Bavarian Beer Purity Law of 1516, which states that no beer is to be made with preservatives or chemicals.” The lack of Preservatives is fine, but being a chemist I was a little angered at the notion that there were no chemicals in this beer, since, by definition, water and every other molecule in this beer are chemicals.... I know I’m just being prissy, but still.

Serving type: on-tap

06-13-2011 08:12:56 | More by Tford
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canucklehead

British Columbia (Canada)

2.93/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is a beer you will find everywhere in vancouver; restaurants, bars etc. It scares no one and also challenges no one. The beer pours yellow gold with a nice head. The nose is pretty well non-existent. The taste is fairly crisp lager with a slightly sweet finish. It has one hand in the Old World but still tastes a bit like Molson Canadian. Not bad but order the pale ale instead if Ok Springs is the only choice.

Serving type: on-tap

09-24-2005 04:58:26 | More by canucklehead
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CWVegas

Nevada

3/5  rDev -9.6%

07-03-2013 02:46:23 | More by CWVegas
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jcubz

Saskatchewan (Canada)

3/5  rDev -9.6%

12-22-2013 16:52:06 | More by jcubz
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1stOffender

British Columbia (Canada)

3/5  rDev -9.6%

07-18-2013 06:21:41 | More by 1stOffender
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ThinkAgain

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -9.6%

11-13-2013 02:01:29 | More by ThinkAgain
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Ericbeech_87

British Columbia (Canada)

3/5  rDev -9.6%

06-23-2014 21:53:34 | More by Ericbeech_87
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Bockerdoppel91

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -9.6%

06-26-2012 21:48:03 | More by Bockerdoppel91
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fizzyted

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -9.6%

12-21-2011 17:06:23 | More by fizzyted
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Ivanhoes_Backpack

New Brunswick (Canada)

3/5  rDev -9.6%

01-21-2014 00:27:34 | More by Ivanhoes_Backpack
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artemh

Alberta (Canada)

3/5  rDev -9.6%

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

Alberta (Canada)

3/5  rDev -9.6%

09-23-2013 19:48:00 | More by Exeter
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TerryW

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -9.6%

11-15-2013 03:08:59 | More by TerryW
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boszormeny

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -9.6%

12-14-2013 01:01:22 | More by boszormeny
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1516 Bavarian Lager from Okanagan Spring Brewery
77 out of 100 based on 83 ratings.