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Big Rock Juniper Berry Mild Summer Lager - Big Rock Brewery

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Ratings: 10
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 3.21
pDev: 19%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Big Rock Brewery visit their website
Alberta, Canada

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: biboergosum on 05-02-2014)
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3.5/5  rDev +9%

BigBry, Jun 01, 2014
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3.49/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

355ml can, part of the impending summer of 2014's Swinger Pack. Made with juniper berries, of course, and amongst other things, "citrusy pine and cascade hops" Wait, what?

This beer pours a clear, medium golden amber hue, with three fingers of frothy, bubbly, and loosely foamy ecru head, which leaves little beyond a few wayward specks of remote islet lace around the glass as things sink away.

It smells of musty, kind of indistinct semi-sweet berry fruit (so, gin, then, yes), white pepper, somewhat biscuity pale grainy malt, and quite muted pine resin and warm citrus esters. The taste is more gin-like acerbic leafy pine and dried berry fruitiness, bready and crackery pale malt, a touch of dry caramel, and more peppery, than anything really citrusy in the hop department.

The carbonation is moderate, manifesting in an edgy frothiness, the body a decent medium weight, and generally smooth, the peppery character continuing to do more to mess with things now than any hoppiness. It finishes off-dry, the bready malt doing well to linger, along with a waning tonic-friendly fruitiness, one quite bereft of the alcohol punch normally associated with it.

Another interesting enough boardroom idea, I imagine, that kind of falls flat in production. Again, nothing wrong with this offering, per se, but I believe that they have over-promised and under-delivered once more. Crisp lager? Not really. Slightly fruity, and peppery amber lager? Sure.

biboergosum, May 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +16.8%

jcubz, Jul 12, 2014
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3/5  rDev -6.5%

WillAndSarah, Jun 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +9%

Kmat10, May 10, 2014
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1.5/5  rDev -53.3%

Corson, Aug 26, 2014
Photo of wordemupg
3.39/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

355ml can poured into tulip 12/7/14

A clear golden liquid, with lots of bubbles but only a short lived finger of foam that leaves a few random patches of lace

S juniper and spruce, some gummy bears and faint blueberry with some sweet grains

T lots of pine and spruce, a little orange peel, spicy, and strange fruity notes, OK but nothing great

M medium bodied, soft carbonation, lots of spice and spruce on the finish

O much like most of the beer brewed at Big Rock this ones nothing special, I couldn't see myself wanting to drink another

its a strange brew and nothing to write home about, try again Big Rock

wordemupg, Jul 12, 2014
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3/5  rDev -6.5%

maclean25, Aug 11, 2014
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schopenhauerale, May 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +9%

schnarr84, May 04, 2014
Big Rock Juniper Berry Mild Summer Lager from Big Rock Brewery
79 out of 100 based on 10 ratings.