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Cypress Honey Lager - Granville Island Brewery

Cypress Honey LagerCypress Honey Lager

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66 Ratings
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Ratings: 66
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.21
pDev: 17.13%


Brewed by:
Granville Island Brewery visit their website
British Columbia, Canada

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Lager |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Brewed in small batches, our Cypress Honey Lager is lightly hopped, mild and bright, and given a hint of sweetness with pure Fraser Valley honey. It’s like a refreshing blast of Cypress Mountain air.

(Beer added by: IronDjinn on 06-30-2003)
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Ratings: 66 | Reviews: 28 | Show All Ratings:
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sAws


2.15/5  rDev -33%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours golden with no head retention.

This is not a bad beer but rather one of the most flavorless beers I have ever tasted especially when compared to other honey lagers. Thin mouth feel and nonexistent after taste. The beer starts out ok but gets very boring as you continue to drink since it seems to lose its flavor.

Serving type: can

07-19-2012 17:19:46 | More by sAws
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3.01/5  rDev -6.2%
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A - Poured a deep gold with a thin white head, head reduced to some surface bubbles, minimal lacing.

S - Light grains, hint of honey, some floral. Pretty light.

T - Mild sweetness with a hint of honey, low bitterness in the finish.

M - Medium carbonation, medium body, some stickiness, clean finish

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A clear light copper with bubbles of all sizes feeding a short lived finger of foam that leaves just a single random patch of lace

S faint honey, sweet grains and some floral notes, pretty basic

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Cypress Honey Lager from Granville Island Brewery
75 out of 100 based on 66 ratings.