Bear Paw Honey Lager | Whistler Brewing Company

Bear Paw Honey LagerBear Paw Honey Lager
BA SCORE
27.4%
Liked This Beer
3.46 w/ 73 ratings
Bear Paw Honey LagerBear Paw Honey Lager
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our honey lager is fresh-brewed and fermented with 100% organic BC honey, so you can actually smell the honey aromas and taste silky smooth honey on the finish. It’s a very unique lager experience.

Added by joemcgrath27 on 09-11-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#39,017
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
73
Liked:
20
Avg:
3.46/5
pDev:
10.98%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
24
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 73 |  Reviews: 16
Photo of Darandos
3.78/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of OneTuffPony
4.09/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BCborn
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ssgunbond
3.64/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BcCraft710
2.94/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of frontalot
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Johnnyafghanseed
4.27/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is one of the more inexpensive choices for craft beer around the area, which is always a plus. It is nice to have a beer that has honey in it without it being mead, just because mead can get so pricey. But this is the exact opposite very good value on this one. straight out of the bottle, not overly hoppy, pretty straight forward with the maltiness but still an all around good beer.

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Photo of Bud_Light
4.05/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

Had it on tap at Whistler in Vancouver. Should've written this review earlier as my memory likes to escape me. However, I do remember that the taste was quite good. Enjoyed the very present honey flavors and the smoothness of the beer.

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Photo of GeoWitt
2.58/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

This was purchased in a discounted 12 pack of summer beers. It was not the best of them. The honey note is nice but it's on top of a very thin beer.

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Photo of TzarLazar
3.92/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of OsoRojo
3.6/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ILOVEHAM
3.63/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mcthfg
3.27/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ArmyATCBrewer
3.48/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Phil-Fresh
3.58/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle.

A: Moderate malt aroma with some honey evident in the finish.

A: Clear Copper color with a white frothy head of micro-bubbles.

T: Moderate malt flavor with a slight sweet floral honey flavor. The beer finishes semi-dry.

M: Med-light bodied with moderate carbonation.

O: The beer balances the honey flavor with out being cloying. The beer could be a little crisper and finish a bit drier, but all in all pretty good.

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Photo of k3ve
3.47/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Drknight
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Rempeba
3.45/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of FrazFraz
3.6/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beeeeeerman
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mick303
3.73/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Had from the bottle from LCBO West coast taster pack. I actually quite enjoyed this beer. Good appearance, aromas are floral and with a bit of nice honey undertones, pears, and bready malts.

Taste is a bit too sweet and bready to start but lots of the honey and fruity floral notes start to come through and it dries up a little bit toward the finish, toasty bread with honey, still quite malty on the finish, but its clean.

M light, refreshing, a bit sweet and grainy, honey adds some earthy notes, and there is some nice dryness to the finish.

Definitely more flavourful than your average lager, nice balance and honey incorporation, drinks well, just a bit sweet.

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Photo of misternebbie
3.68/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bunman3
3.27/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

If I was to compare this to other adjunct lagers, it would be world class. The honey gives this beer a nice balance, like adding flavoured sweetener to a shitty cup of coffee. I wouldn't want to drink a lot of this beer, but it would certainly have its place, apres ski in the place it is brewed.

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Photo of andrenaline
3.61/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Brew_42
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

Pours deep amber color. Like maple syrup.

Smells of honey and caramel


Tastes-Strong honey flavor followed by some malts so it's almost like eating honey flavored bread.

Mouthfeel- smooth with a tiny bit of carbonation.

Overall-Decent beer for honey enthusiasts.

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Bear Paw Honey Lager from Whistler Brewing Company
Beer rating: 27.4% out of 100 with 73 ratings
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