Bear Paw Honey Lager | Whistler Brewing Company

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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
Ratings:
72
Reviews:
16
Avg:
3.45
pDev:
11.01%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
24
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 72 |  Reviews: 16
Photo of Johnnyafghanseed
4.27/5  rDev +23.8%
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 Jotora
4.25/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Embails7
4.25/5  rDev +23.2%

Photo of OneTuffPony
4.09/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bud_Light
4.05/5  rDev +17.4%
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 Kuba
4/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of CRObighit2
4/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of ZachT
3.94/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of TzarLazar
3.92/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of souvenirs
3.81/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This beer pours a clear golden brown with a moderate head that dissipates quite quickly. You can pick up the scent of honey, and other than that, it smells like, well, lager. I taste mainly the honey, but it's not overly sweet. A bit malty. Medium bodied, not overly carbonated. This is a very pleasant, easy drinking beer that I can easily see becoming a summer favourite.

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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tarks
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hoppy_McGee
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of ChrisCage
3.74/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours a clear yet robust golden honey color, and there is a good bit of big bubbly carbonation throughout the liquid. The head is a mixture of bristly large bubbles and smooth dense foam....the head looks really unsettled as it dissipates into a somewhat thick-ish layer. The lacing is interesting....watery yet oily looking, and not a whole lot of foam clings to the glass.

S- Very much of honey....this is by far the dominant aroma going on here. Other than this it doesn't offer much else to the nasal cavity....clean grainy smells, modest malt and perhaps some corn/rice. It is a sweet smelling lager, of course due to the honeyed quality but is very reminiscent of a lager aroma wise anyways...

T- More of the same happening here, with a very dominant honey flavor....now this isn't a bad thing...Whistler does a very good job of making this the primary character of the beer, there just isn't much else to talk about here. It's cleanly flavored, and the finish does have a modest bitter taste that helps to balance out the palate for the next taste.

M- This is quite a smooth creamy lager if I do say so! The carbonation is deceiving by looks, as it the bubbles aren't zesty at all on the palate, but provide a complimentary burst of honey flavor. The body isn't full by any means but definitely leans towards medium. Overall this category doesn't disappoint!

O- Overall this is a very decent honey lager that delivers on the primary flavor that they were going for, and I've tried several similar type of beers that don't go as far as this one does. I would buy this again, and think this makes an excellent dessert brew and would do well with a spicy Asian dish to help balance things out.

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Photo of mick303
3.73/5  rDev +8.1%
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 +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ssgunbond
3.64/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ILOVEHAM
3.63/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of andrenaline
3.61/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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Bear Paw Honey Lager from Whistler Brewing Company
3.45 out of 5 based on 72 ratings.
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