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1516 Bavarian Lager - Okanagan Spring Brewery

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BA SCORE
77
okay

88 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 88
Reviews: 37
rAvg: 3.34
pDev: 14.97%
Wants: 1
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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Ratings: 88 | Reviews: 37 | Display Reviews Only:
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2/5  rDev -40.1%

heerboth, Mar 31, 2014
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2/5  rDev -40.1%

TheBeermin, Nov 12, 2012
Photo of mrmanning
2.05/5  rDev -38.6%
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?

mrmanning, Jul 29, 2009
Photo of AnHeroicHippo
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.

AnHeroicHippo, Oct 18, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -25.1%

LoudRed, Jul 20, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -25.1%

Ianleesrivette, Oct 30, 2013
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2.65/5  rDev -20.7%
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.

kjyost, Aug 24, 2010
Photo of Sammy
2.7/5  rDev -19.2%
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.

Sammy, May 24, 2009
Photo of Serge
2.75/5  rDev -17.7%
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.

Serge, Oct 12, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -17.7%

petermethot, Jun 26, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -17.7%

rodrigueZflyingf0x, Jun 11, 2012
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2.9/5  rDev -13.2%
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.

Tford, Jun 13, 2011
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2.93/5  rDev -12.3%
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.

canucklehead, Sep 24, 2005
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3/5  rDev -10.2%

CWVegas, Jul 03, 2013
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3/5  rDev -10.2%

jcubz, Dec 22, 2013
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3/5  rDev -10.2%

1stOffender, Jul 18, 2013
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3/5  rDev -10.2%

ThinkAgain, Nov 13, 2013
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3/5  rDev -10.2%

Ericbeech_87, Jun 23, 2014
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3/5  rDev -10.2%

Bockerdoppel91, Jun 26, 2012
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3/5  rDev -10.2%

fizzyted, Dec 21, 2011
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3/5  rDev -10.2%

Ivanhoes_Backpack, Jan 21, 2014
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3/5  rDev -10.2%

artemh, Feb 23, 2014
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3/5  rDev -10.2%

Jugdish, Aug 02, 2014
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3/5  rDev -10.2%

Exeter, Sep 23, 2013
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3/5  rDev -10.2%

TerryW, Nov 15, 2013
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1516 Bavarian Lager from Okanagan Spring Brewery
77 out of 100 based on 88 ratings.