Powder Mountain Lager | Whistler Brewing Company

Powder Mountain LagerPowder Mountain Lager
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4.7%
Liked This Beer
3.12 w/ 43 ratings
Powder Mountain LagerPowder Mountain Lager
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:
Voted by Whistler residents as their preferred lager, this lightly hopped North American style lager has become our top seller in the Whistler area. It’s crisp as a moonlit night, cool as a mountain stream and clear as a howl at midnight.

Added by canucklehead on 05-18-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#41,791
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
43
Liked:
2
Avg:
3.12/5
pDev:
13.46%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
13
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 43 |  Reviews: 14
Photo of TerryW
3.1/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Slightly hazy golden yellow. Moderate head to a ring. Apple nose. Plenty malt, also quite hoppy, fruity finish. Slightly doughy. Ordinary stuff, but drinkable.

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Photo of BCborn
3.5/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of thehyperduck
3.4/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

330 mL bottle from a mixed 12-pack, picked up at TBS. Served well-chilled and reviewed on my phone.

Pours a somewhat hazy golden-yellow colour, topped with an inch of soapy, bone white-coloured froth. A bubbly collar of foam is the only remnant after a minute or two. Grain husks and gritty, doughy whole grain bread on the nose, with hints of grassy hay and lemon.

Nothing to get too excited about here. The backbone is pure grainy pale malts; gritty, crackery and doughy, with light honey biscuit sweetness. Hints of red apple at the midpoint, followed by some spicy, grassy hops accented by suggestions of citrus zest and floral undertones. Off-dry finish with a bit of lingering doughy malt. Light-bodied, with fairly assertive carbonation that feels crisp and lively on the palate. Excellent drinkability, but overall it's a little on the dull side.

Final Grade: 3.4, a B-. Whistler's Powder Mountain Lager isn't bad, but it's not exactly all that memorable, either. A pretty typical Canadian craft pale lager - malt-driven, though with a respectable amount of hop scaffolding to keep things balanced - it's fine to drink, but not much more than that. I wouldn't turn one down.

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Photo of Jotora
3.5/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ILOVEHAM
2.37/5  rDev -24%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Electros
3.57/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of frontalot
4/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BaileyMitch
3.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Chmilhouse
2.67/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.75

Light straw in colour, thick white head. Slight citrus and malt on the nose. Hopped to the point of pilsner level flavour which leaves a bitter aftertaste that I don't expect from a lager

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Photo of BcCraft710
3.46/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GrumD
3.16/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Nose is a little soapy and thin head soon fades. First taste revealed little but afterwards there was a pleasant fruity hop presence and a prominent biscuity malt character. Drinkable but unremarkable.

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Photo of k3ve
3.1/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Bunman3
3.1/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A decent lager. If lagers are your "thing", you might be pleasantly surprised by Powder Mountain. I sampled this as part of a mixer pack of cans, but I didn't leave this one until last. It is definitely better than your standard adjunct, with more substantial malt and crackery/pepper notes.

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Photo of Drknight
3/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Corson
3/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Slongie
2.48/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Caishalea
3/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of brugsbeertje
3.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of WoodBrew
3/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of BrickOneal
3/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of stript
3.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of celticcanuck
4.25/5  rDev +36.2%

Photo of Chazz_Chetly
3/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Hoopster4hire
3.01/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Served in a chilled pint glass.

Appearance: bright, translucent. Great lacing

Smell: sweet. Fresh cut straw, early spring rain

Taste: if a lager met a cider is the beat way to fit it. This strikes as more of a summer beer with lighter notes and crispness. Under ripe apple without the sour is the predominant flavor with a light amount of straw, matching the smell.

Mouthfeel: medium, medium- carbonation. Definitely lingers in flavor

Overall: this is a session lager for sure. While the flavor isn't overwhelming, you're not left lacking either. Great beer for a group setting, easy on the palate with just enough to have you ask, "what is this?"

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Photo of DamageCase76
3.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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Powder Mountain Lager from Whistler Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.7% out of 100 with 43 ratings
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