Olde Towne Bavarian Lager
Swans Brewpub / Buckerfield Brewery

Olde Towne Bavarian LagerOlde Towne Bavarian Lager
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German Pilsner
Ranked #377
Ranked #50,839
3.69 | pDev: 20.6%
Swans Brewpub / Buckerfield Brewery
British Columbia, Canada
Olde Towne Bavarian LagerOlde Towne Bavarian Lager
Notes: The “champagne of beer” fermented slowly & aged a full six weeks. We use imported German hops, producing a balanced beer with a “hoppy” aroma & a full, soft texture.
Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 10
Reviews by Voonder:
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4.1/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Purchased the bottle at their liquor store. Pours deep gold colour with nice big white head. Smells a bit citrusy with a touch of hops. Tastes very good but it's a bit too hoppy for a lager in my opinion. Medium body, moderate carbonation. Very nice beer, it's drinkable, but i'm not really sure if it's a lager..:)

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4.05/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

An outstanding lager. Good amber hue, with a very fluffy white head. Malty smell with decent hop bitterness. Very pronounced, sweet malt taste. Hops impart a somewhat dry, slightly acid taste. Nothing unpleasant about the taste at all.

Mouthfeel is good, but the head tends to get in the way a bit until it settles down.

Drinkable, but becomes a bit sweet as it warms up.

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Photo of 2beerdogs
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of Derek
4.22/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Clear bronze with a white head, some retention & lacing.

S: Awesome, German nobel hop aroma: Floral, grass, spicy.

T: Good German hop flavour, slight breadyness, balanced bitterness.

M: Very smooth with a body on the low side of moderate.

D: Great stuff.

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Photo of harpus
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of Grunewald
4.01/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - poured from a 650ml bottle into a pint glass. It pours clear deep yellow. The head settles to a ring and leaves minimal lacing.

S - sweet malt and piny, earthy hops

T - sweet malt that transitions into the hops flavors well. There is a bit of a soapy finish to the hops that invites another sip.

M - medium carbonation that dissipates slowly in the mouth, medium-thin body and slightly dry finish

D - excellent. The smell and taste is unlike any lager I've had before.

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Photo of lespaulrocker
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served on-tap at the brew-pub.

A: Amber with a small white head. Minimal retention, moderate lacing.

S: Lots of malts and hops. Floral notes. Maybe some butterscotch?

T: Hoppy, but well balanced with some malts. I still think I detect a little bit of butterscotch. Really a great beer.

M: Medium bodied, moderate carbonation.

I am normally not a fan of lagers, but this was a really good offering from Swan's. I would seek this out, though I'm still disappointed they were out of the oatmeal stout when I was in town. Also, they billed this as the "champagne of beers." That is an overstatement. It is good, but it's not the best I've had.

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Photo of northjet
1.5/5  rDev -59.3%

Photo of harrymel
3.32/5  rDev -10%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Verbatim from notes 16JUL11

Golden/honey ale with no head, no surface. Brilliant clarity. Some nice honey blossom notes on the nose. Some grain, hops presence of unk nature. A sweet but simple beer. Lager yeast is actually present in the taste, but not bad. Thin with low cab. Dry finish. Okay, drinkable.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Olde Towne Bavarian Lager from Swans Brewpub / Buckerfield Brewery
Beer rating: 82 out of 100 with 10 ratings