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Cypress Honey Lager - Granville Island Brewery

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74 Ratings
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Ratings: 74
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.2
pDev: 16.56%
Wants: 3
Gots: 4 | 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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3/5  rDev -6.3%

07-25-2013 03:44:27 | More by billab914
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Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev +1.6%

07-13-2013 00:09:28 | More by GoHabsGo
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Ontario (Canada)

3.11/5  rDev -2.8%

341ml bottle poured into a pint glass. ABV 4.7%.

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

O - The honey is barely detectable. Overall this beer is inoffensive, easy to drink yet one dimensional and easily forgettable. Despite that I wouldn't refuse one if offered.

07-11-2013 01:19:41 | More by decimator
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3/5  rDev -6.3%

07-03-2013 02:48:20 | More by CWVegas
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Alberta (Canada)

3.29/5  rDev +2.8%

341ml bottle poured into pint glass 17/6/13

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

T more of the same really, no real complexity but unoffensive, it is what it claims I suppose

M light bodied just a little foamy and sticky, not much on the finish just some sweet grains

O a little boring but easy enough to drink, needs much more honey, everything's just a little faint

I wouldn't look for seconds of this but I wouldn't turn one down if passed to me, just another basic brew

06-17-2013 23:49:58 | More by wordemupg
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British Columbia (Canada)

2.88/5  rDev -10%

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.

04-18-2013 09:13:12 | More by souvenirs
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British Columbia (Canada)

3/5  rDev -6.3%

12-18-2012 06:01:09 | More by chickenm
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British Columbia (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev +1.6%

11-29-2012 02:16:23 | More by KalanM
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2.75/5  rDev -14.1%

11-24-2012 02:24:27 | More by BradMacMullin
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Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +17.2%

10-14-2012 00:53:43 | More by jrempel
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British Columbia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +9.4%

10-13-2012 02:56:04 | More by ChuckGnarly
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Alberta (Canada)

3/5  rDev -6.3%

07-30-2012 19:05:30 | More by shagal
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2.15/5  rDev -32.8%

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.

07-19-2012 17:19:46 | More by sAws
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2.5/5  rDev -21.9%

07-15-2012 20:29:15 | More by thefullpython
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Manitoba (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev +1.6%

05-25-2012 05:45:58 | More by joefinnigan15
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Alberta (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +9.4%

05-11-2012 07:14:01 | More by schnarr84
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British Columbia (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev +1.6%

05-11-2012 02:02:57 | More by bumchilly25
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4/5  rDev +25%

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

2.73/5  rDev -14.7%

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?


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

04-29-2012 03:24:42 | More by TriggerFingers
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Alberta (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +9.4%

04-18-2012 02:39:55 | More by ScottWestmaas
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2.5/5  rDev -21.9%

02-27-2012 01:54:22 | More by Syr
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3.5/5  rDev +9.4%

02-26-2012 17:16:41 | More by DavidGross
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Alberta (Canada)

3.38/5  rDev +5.6%

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.

02-17-2012 23:13:16 | More by CrazyMike
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British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +25%

02-17-2012 21:55:12 | More by LampertLand
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British Columbia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +9.4%

02-16-2012 03:01:51 | More by cletetron
Cypress Honey Lager from Granville Island Brewery
75 out of 100 based on 74 ratings.