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Lager - Cameron's Brewing Co.

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55 Ratings
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Ratings: 55
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.28
pDev: 14.33%
Wants: 3
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cameron's Brewing Co. visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
Euro Pale Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Cameron’s Lager is pale golden in colour, this European lager is brewed with “noble hops”, the term noble hop refers to traditional varieties that have low bitterness and high aroma that have been grown for hundreds of years. Only the finest two row malted barley is used. Never rushed, this lager is fermented cold and long, to create a crisp, fresh and great for easy drinking occasions.

(Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 04-19-2003)
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Ratings: 55 | Reviews: 29 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of shamus
1.9/5  rDev -42.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Ugh, I really wasn't expecting this to taste like chicken soup broth. Horrible. Is their salt in this beer? The can says it was a gold medal winner at the "US Open Beer Championships". Well I have no faith in that competition because there are so many better lagers out there. What a major disappointment. I was cheering for it to be good as it's brewed in Ontario, but I'm sorry Cameron's lager, you are all marketing and no content.

shamus, Jul 14, 2011
Photo of cfalovo97
2/5  rDev -39%

cfalovo97, Nov 06, 2012
Photo of Pmicdee
2.5/5  rDev -23.8%

Pmicdee, Apr 23, 2014
Photo of pootz
2.55/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

340ml standard twist top brown bottle. According to the box these 9 beer were bottled slightly less than 3 months ago, according to their site this is half life on the shelf...but this LCBO had them unchiiled as the box recommends keeping refigerated...could have something to do with my tasting results. Pours a pale slightly hazed gold lager, small white cap , some lacing. Nose is light malts, herbal hops and a funky sour smell like spoiled dairy. Has some bready malt presense, tangy hops sit back...finish is fast with a bit of a bread after taste...and that annoying sour taste (sulferous?) I think this lot may be spoiled...don’t know if they are but the LCBO should be more careful to refigerate beer that instructs them to do so...this is probably a standard lager...little weak on malt for my tastes but I can’t be sure as I suspect spoilage. Will rerate later.

pootz, Jan 22, 2005
Photo of Sammy
2.68/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Taste was off and may be daicetyl. Had it in the plant. Light but little in way of taste. Marginal beer, could sub for a national brand. I couldn't finish a glass, but your average beer drinker would likely drink it and simply not ask for another. Creamy head .Had 5 years later on tap at the brewery and it was improved.

Sammy, Dec 08, 2003
Photo of WillAndSarah
2.75/5  rDev -16.2%

WillAndSarah, Aug 11, 2013
Photo of Wolverine123
2.75/5  rDev -16.2%

Wolverine123, Oct 05, 2014
Photo of spinrsx
2.78/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

341ml Bottle

Appearance - Clear gold colour with an average size fizzy white coloured head. There is a slightly lower than average amount of carbonation and there is a fair amount of lacing. The head lasted for 3 minutes.

Smell – Breads/grains, grass, hay/straw, apples and pears

Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and the beer has a basic adjunct lager feel. I can taste breads and grains mixed with a bit of a grassiness.. also some hat/straw notes. The beer has a bit of a sweetness to it as well, perhaps apples or pears. It finishes with a grainy slightly sweet aftertaste. I also picked up on a bit of a medicine like flavour in the aftertaste.

Overall – At first I found the beer to be really unbalanced but the taste did grow on me as I progressed through the beer. It's still not something that I would pick up again however.

spinrsx, Jun 21, 2011
Photo of slitherySOB
2.98/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

If it wasn't for the high price, this would make a terrific session beer. However, at about sixteen for a pack of nine, it is not worth it. Pours a very pale gold colour, with a thick head that slowly disipates to about two fingers. Not much lace on the glass. Smells simple. Bit of malts, some grass, somewhat sour scent and some bitterness. Tastes okay. Simple, but good. Starts out a bit like a dry cracker, and finishes refreshingly grassy and bitter. Mouthfeel is smooth, though a bit thin. A good session beer. Nothing remarkable. However, for the price, I won't be picking it up to often, if at all.

slitherySOB, Aug 16, 2006
Photo of beerhunter13
3/5  rDev -8.5%

beerhunter13, Nov 24, 2011
Photo of Atramentous
3/5  rDev -8.5%

Atramentous, Nov 23, 2011
Photo of DenisKolkin
3/5  rDev -8.5%

DenisKolkin, Jul 12, 2013
Photo of Rlombardi75
3/5  rDev -8.5%

Rlombardi75, Jan 13, 2012
Photo of BeerClubNiagara
3/5  rDev -8.5%

BeerClubNiagara, Jan 13, 2012
Photo of TerryW
3/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Crystal clear yellow gold in colour. Short-lived moderate head that quickly zeroes out. Some lace, but not much. An average looking brew.

And average pretty much sums stuff up the rest of the way. Some graininess, some grassiness, but not a brew that distinguishes itself in any way. Nothing offensive, but nothing of particular not either.

I really like Cameron's Auburn Ale, but this offering just doesn't do anything for me. Average, better than most macros. That's it.

TerryW, Mar 14, 2011
Photo of paxkey
3.05/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

pours golden. big white head. some lacing

some nice citrus on nose. lemon zest a bit artificial smelling, like an air freshener spritz. but not that bad.

very creamy beer but with loads of carbonation.

thin unimpressive finish.

just too much carbonation, its not terrible, kinda tastes good but too fizzy.

paxkey, Jan 13, 2011
Photo of tbeckett
3.08/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

The third from my Cameron's mixed pack.

A - Pours a golden colour with strong carbonation. Bright. Half finger soapy white head. Some OK lacing and a filmy head.

S - Floral, honey, noble hop. Some crackers too. Kinda mild.

T - Slightly more hop than the last Cameron's offering. Noble hop, floral, and some honey.

M - Good carbonation where a lager should be. Light to medium body with a creamy sorta feel and a sweet finish.

O/D - Not bad. Not good by any means. I wouldn't reach for it unless it was the last option, but it's not bad. Again, too much honey. Progress though.

tbeckett, Jul 16, 2011
Photo of SebD
3.13/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: It has a nice semi-cloudy pale straw yellow color to it. It has a nice white head that dies down quite fast but leaves nice lacing.

Smell: The aromas give out hints of sweet bready and grainy malts with some grassy and floral hops.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has a sweet bready malt character to it with light grain and grassy hops.

Mouthfeel: It has a low/medium carbonation with a thin and slightly watery overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied with decent flavors and aromas.

SebD, Mar 28, 2012
Photo of karait95
3.13/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Yellow pale color, seems bright and medium carbonation, a permanent thin layer is always present after the big head dissipates a little too fast, the color is withe and the bubbles are compact and small.

S: Not too bad, there is a bread and malty smell with some sweetness inside it, not really intense but present and very simple not to complicated.

T: Is more the smell than the flavor, this one is a little thin nothing to incredible but not as plain as other lagers.

M: Also nothing to incredible, not a very good ending it is more a short ending in the mouth not in the back and with plain sensation more than bitter or sweet.

karait95, Jul 23, 2011
Photo of Reinheitsgebot71
3.15/5  rDev -4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Par deux of the Cameron's 4 pack sampler.

A pure white head on top of a pale golden body, medium levels of carbonation support ok retention.

Grainy malt aromas, corn some slight grassiness nothing overly exciting or offensive here.

Basic pale malt flavours not much bitterness slight sweetness.
The body is nice an creamy very easy drinking.

A ho hum lager but I suppose they need to brew this to appeal to the masses.

Reinheitsgebot71, Jul 29, 2010
Photo of JohnnyBarman
3.2/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Second of my Cameron's four pack. The last time I had this was at the KW Craft beer festival, and I remember that it came immediately after a dark ale, so the transition wasn't great. Let's see how it does on its own.

Poured into a Creemore becker glass. Solid golden hue, some carbonation bubbles, an inch of head that recedes into a substantial ring. Some lacing. Not bad.

Nothing artificial here, which is nice, just a strong cereal grain nose with a slight hoppy kick to it.

Drinkable, to be sure, grainy and light, hops are very mild. Nothing really exciting, but nothing offensive whatsoever. This is exactly what it sets out to do, which is fine. I could drink buckets of this. Of course, it's still exceptionally boring, but it tastes authentic and without a trace of corn or rice.

Creamy, a bit thicker than most pale lagers. Potent carbonation.

A pale lager is tough for me to rate to scale, because there's so little separating members of the same style. This has a nice grainy flavor and tastes like it was made with real ingredients, so I'm marking accordingly. Far better than their cream ale. Is it bland and run of the mill? Sure is. Is it good for what it is and easy to drink? You bet.

JohnnyBarman, Feb 20, 2011
Photo of irishkyle21
3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

irishkyle21, Aug 12, 2014
Photo of tomdavistoronto
3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

tomdavistoronto, Mar 24, 2013
Photo of Jotora
3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Jotora, Aug 11, 2014
Photo of JasonThaler
3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

JasonThaler, Aug 27, 2014
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77 out of 100 based on 55 ratings.