Premium Export Lager | Whistler Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Whistler Brewing Company
British Columbia, Canada
whistlerbeer.com

Style: American Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BDTyre on 08-02-2006

BEER STATS
Ratings:
49
Reviews:
34
Avg:
2.91
pDev:
20.27%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
2
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 49 |  Reviews: 34
Photo of SmashPants
3.48/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Format: an embossed 330mL clear bottle with a stylish Canadian label.

Appearance: a nice light amber colour with a great creamy head that dissipates a little too quickly.

Aroma: an interesting pine, wood, resin and molasses aroma. Hopefully a portent of things to come.

Taste: some caramel and that molasses along with definite pine and resin. Works quite well.

Aftertaste: lingers for quite a while - mainly the pine and resin bitterness without the caramel malts.

Mouth feel: medium in body with a medium carbonation that brings the flavours through nicely.

Overall: definitely worthwhile having again. Comes across as more of an American Pale Ale rather than a lager, just with a higher than usual caramel and molasses malt profile. Quite nice and interesting flavours. A bit dear at AU$70 a case, but I'll take a 6-pack or whatever.

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Photo of bumchilly25
3/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of petermethot
3/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of TheBeeraholic
3/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of soju6
3.16/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Poured a nice golden color with a big head that faded to some lacing.

S: Aroma is a bit on the mild side with some citrus, malt sweetness and fresh grain.

T: Taste is has a mild malt sweetness, bit of citrus and fresh grain. Mild bitterness and a clean finish.

F: Fairly light body, smooth and refreshing.

O: This is a much better beer that I expected. Enjoyable beer that goes down very easy

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Photo of pin
2/5  rDev -31.3%

Photo of magpieken
2.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of intoxabroad
4/5  rDev +37.5%

Photo of BigBry
2.85/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

It is a cold, snowy day - perfect for catching up on some reviews from my notes.

341 ml clear bottle (as pictured above) from a mixed Whistler case.
"Naturall brewed and carefully aged without preservatives or additives. A pure and truly refreshing lager. Brewed exclusively with Whistler Glacier Water. Born in the pristine icefields, naturally filtered by the mountains themselves. Whistler Glacier Water is brought directly to the Whistler Brewing Company to create a pure and truly refreshing brew."

This beer is clear, bright yellow color. Hard pour coaxed out half an inch of fizzy, white head. No retention or lace. It smells of sweet corn syrup, and sour grain malt.
The taste has the similar sweetish start and sour finish. Slightly skunk-like hops (hate the clear bottles, regardless of the brewer). The carbonation is on the fizzy side, the body is thin and light. Average at best, but I will give it another go.

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Photo of 4ster
3/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of brandon911
3/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of Coastal_Brew
3/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of Kulrak
2.44/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours a bright golden color with 2cm of head that is slowly fading, but lacing the glass. Doesn't have much aroma, a little spicy and a little yeasty. Tastes very clean, a little yeast (to go with the aroma) and not much else. No hop flavor or bitterness, no malt that I can taste. Mouthfeel is watery and flat. Overall, it's a very good attempt at a bland macro by a microbrewery.

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Photo of creez
3.75/5  rDev +28.9%

Photo of shagal
2.5/5  rDev -14.1%

Photo of NickMunford
2/5  rDev -31.3%

Photo of TrojanWheels
2.5/5  rDev -14.1%

Photo of CrazyDavros
1.86/5  rDev -36.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours amber with a large, lasting head.
Nose shows hay, sweet cereal-like malt and corn. Not bad but not what you'd call nice either.
Similarly sweet flavours, more hay and cooked vegetables. Pretty much no bitterness. Cloying.
Could use more carbonation.

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Photo of cdwil
3/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of BucannonXC5
3.58/5  rDev +23%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a pilsner glass. At least an inch of head. Color was light honey and light golden. Light lacing with lots of uneven film on the sides of the glass.

Smelled slightly skunky, also a bit malty and buttery/creamy.

A host of flavors with some skunk still in there. I tasted grain, breads, bitterness and some butter/cream. Somehow it all worked for me.

A fairly smooth beer with that butter/cream reigning supreme. Average carbonation.

Not a bad beer, which I thought it would be after the bad reviews. This is the second time I’ve had a bottle and both times I came away with the same feeling.

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Photo of biboergosum
3.08/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

330ml bottle.

This beer pours a clear, bright golden yellow hue, with a half finger of fizzy off-white head, which does as expected and drops out of sight in an instant, leaving nothing but a low ring of clingy lace around the shoreline. It smells of sweet corn and sour grainy malt, a subtle whiff of mild mountain sulfur, and earthy, weedy hops. The taste is more sweet sour bready malt, a stronger metallic sulfur character than I was lead on about, and some moderately skunky, weedy hops. The carbonation is average, and a little zippy, the body light, but not thin, and a little sugary. It finishes off-dry, the matchstick tainted malt still keeping dryness at bay.

I can't seem to actually outright dislike this offering - it's plain, sure, with some off-flavours, that just aren't really that off-putting. Or maybe I just really want a not-too-dumbed-down cabin beer right now...

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Photo of Hubris
3.36/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A clear bottle is always a warning sign, and yes there was a slightly skunky aroma. It had come all the way across the Pacific though.

Slightly sweet taste that is whacked by a very bitter aftertaste. The malt can be tasted , but again that very bitter aftertaste hits that too.

Still more fun to drink than local aussie mass produced beer, but if I ever do make it to Canada I'll only try this again on tap.

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Photo of Bookseeb
2.65/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance has a golden color with nill head and lace. Smell of lightly sweet grains and slight malt. Taste has a spicey earthy sweetness from the malt, with the hops ending in a cloying bitterness. Mouthfeel is light with good carbonation. A different twist on a lager, one I probably wouldn't go for again.

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Photo of beertunes
2.91/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into 10oz glass. Poured a clean, clear pale gold color with a tall, fluffy, white head that had very good retention but no lacing.

The slight skunk aroma was sort of a pleasant surprise, coming in a clear bottle I expected a skunk-bomb. Otherwise the aroma was a benign blend of grain and gentle hops. The flavor was unremarkable as well, some grains, very light hops.

Body and drinkability were both typical for the style. Overall, this is just an average yellow beer, there are better examples, and worse.

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Premium Export Lager from Whistler Brewing Company
2.91 out of 5 based on 49 ratings.
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