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Cypress Honey Lager - Granville Island Brewery

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75
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69 Ratings
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Ratings: 69
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.2
pDev: 16.88%
Wants: 3
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
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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souvenirs

British Columbia (Canada)

2.88/5  rDev -10%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bought at BC liquor store on Commercial Drive.

Very drinkable, but nothing complex. This beer is refreshing but bland with almost no aftertaste. Despite the name, I'm not really tasting any honey. I wouldn't buy it again (Whistler's Bear Paw Honey Lager is much better), but I'm having no problem getting through the six-pack I bought.

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2013 09:13:12 | More by souvenirs
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chickenm

British Columbia (Canada)

3/5  rDev -6.3%

12-18-2012 06:01:09 | More by chickenm
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KalanM

British Columbia (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev +1.6%

11-29-2012 02:16:23 | More by KalanM
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BradMacMullin

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -14.1%

11-24-2012 02:24:27 | More by BradMacMullin
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jrempel

Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +17.2%

10-14-2012 00:53:43 | More by jrempel
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ChuckGnarly

British Columbia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +9.4%

10-13-2012 02:56:04 | More by ChuckGnarly
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shagal

Alberta (Canada)

3/5  rDev -6.3%

07-30-2012 19:05:30 | More by shagal
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sAws


2.15/5  rDev -32.8%
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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thefullpython


2.5/5  rDev -21.9%

07-15-2012 20:29:15 | More by thefullpython
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joefinnigan15

Manitoba (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev +1.6%

05-25-2012 05:45:58 | More by joefinnigan15
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schnarr84

Alberta (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +9.4%

05-11-2012 07:14:01 | More by schnarr84
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bumchilly25

British Columbia (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev +1.6%

05-11-2012 02:02:57 | More by bumchilly25
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leannegreen


4/5  rDev +25%

05-08-2012 02:44:10 | More by leannegreen
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TriggerFingers

New Jersey

2.73/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

On tap at the Boat House in Vancouver.

I don't know what is more disconcerting:

a) that the bartender listed this as the Bartender's Choice for his happy hour?

or

b) that the happy hour 12 oz beer cost $6 US/CDN

quite frankly, I homebrew a fair amount and sample an ungodly amount of beer....

had quite a few Canadian beers that knocked my socks off....however, this was not one of them...

honey? nope

anything special? hardly...
mouthfeel was average....thats all...

If I was blindfolded I would have guessed this was Dos Equis...

nuff said...avoid

Serving type: on-tap

04-29-2012 03:24:42 | More by TriggerFingers
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ScottWestmaas

Alberta (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +9.4%

04-18-2012 02:39:55 | More by ScottWestmaas
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Syr


2.5/5  rDev -21.9%

02-27-2012 01:54:22 | More by Syr
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DavidGross

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +9.4%

02-26-2012 17:16:41 | More by DavidGross
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CrazyMike

Alberta (Canada)

3.38/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Amber yellow appearance with a small amount of head that slowly settles down leaving some lacing. Smell consists of honey, grain and some malt, very light though and hard to pick up.

Taste consists of honey, bread, sweetness, some hops and malt. Very light overall, but refreshing. Light bodied with moderate carbonation. Finish is a dry honey taste.

Overall, this is a simple honey lager. It's refreshing and inoffensive, but also lacks any outstanding features. If you want an easy six pack to drink, I'd recommend.

Serving type: on-tap

02-17-2012 23:13:16 | More by CrazyMike
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LampertLand

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +25%

02-17-2012 21:55:12 | More by LampertLand
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cletetron

British Columbia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +9.4%

02-16-2012 03:01:51 | More by cletetron
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fizzyted

Ontario (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev -21.9%

12-16-2011 04:54:48 | More by fizzyted
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papawu76

British Columbia (Canada)

3/5  rDev -6.3%

12-02-2011 21:43:54 | More by papawu76
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EskimoDave

British Columbia (Canada)

5/5  rDev +56.3%

11-21-2011 03:12:48 | More by EskimoDave
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Converge

Alberta (Canada)

2.68/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

341ml bottle poured into a 16oz pint glass.

A - About a finger-and-a-half of fluffy off-white head. Very nice transparent amber-yellow hue. Head recedes quickly into a thin film. No lacing, at all.

S - Weird, musty grains and mild honey aroma. Something in this just smells... gross. The honey sweetness comes out a bit more as it warms, but if I hadn't read the bottle, I'd have no idea this was a "honey lager". Some other mild malt aromas here. Slightly stale bread, biscuits, and a faint hint of toffee sweetness.

T - Tastes like a boring lager. Maybe a faint touch of honey flavor in the aftertaste, but that's stretching it. Some enjoyable malt action appears before the glass is done. Light notes of toffee, buttery bread, caramel, and yes, a dab of honey, can be made out.

M - Low level of carbonation with a slightly creamy body make for a nice mouthfeel. It leaves behind sort of a buttery residue, although it's not a lot.

D - The clear cut above the average adjunct lager, but a disappointment overall. The honey flavor is almost undetectable, but the overall flavor profile is decent for what it is. Overall, not very good.

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2011 05:10:54 | More by Converge
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xuptygm

Nebraska

3.05/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

pours a golden orange. no head retention, but leaves a decent lace. smells of sweet citrus. Tastes lightly of honey, vanilla (?), yeast, not much of a finish. Mouth-feel is very light, low carbonation. This would be a very good cross over beer for a macro-beer drinker. Very light sweetness yet somewhat complex. A good "party" beer.

Serving type: on-tap

08-27-2011 04:47:15 | More by xuptygm
Cypress Honey Lager from Granville Island Brewery
75 out of 100 based on 69 ratings.