Bear Paw Honey Lager | Whistler Brewing Company

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Bear Paw Honey LagerBear Paw Honey Lager

Brewed by:
Whistler Brewing Company
British Columbia, Canada

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

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Ratings: 73 |  Reviews: 16
Photo of Rutager
2.5/5  rDev -27.7%

Photo of TerryW
2.5/5  rDev -27.7%

Light, sweet, and malty. Noticeable honey. Undistinguished. Drinks like another macro.

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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 biboergosum
2.91/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

330ml bottle. I don't see how this isn't just the normal honey lager all gussied up in mountain lore imagery, but, with apologies to David Coverdale, here I go again.

This beer pours a clear, bright medium copper amber hue, with two pudgy fingers of puffy, thinly foamy, and fizzy off-white head, which disappears slowly and surely before my eyes, leaving some weird Simpson-esque amoebic lace around the glass.

It smells of sweet bready pale malt, a touch of corny grain, and mildly mollifying bland and musty honey, with not a lot going on hop-wise. The taste is bready, of the generally corn-oriented sort, much-lessened earthy honey, a mild dose of weedy, somewhat herbal hops, and a niggling sour tang that does its best Princess and the Pea number on me.

The carbonation is rather sedate, just a wan frothiness throughout, the body medium-light in weight, and arguably smooth, though a slight cloying tingle becomes increasingly hard to ignore. It finishes off-dry, the aforementioned graininess and plain as the day is long honey still running this particular sideshow.

Nothing renamed, nothing gained, I suppose. Another average, run of the mill honey beer - the Canadian beer-scape is littered with such middling fare. Good for only when an apres-ski hook-up invariably depends upon its, erm, 'lubricating' presence. And for that, I salute it.

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

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3/5  rDev -13.3%

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3/5  rDev -13.3%

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3/5  rDev -13.3%

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3/5  rDev -13.3%

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3/5  rDev -13.3%

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3/5  rDev -13.3%

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3/5  rDev -13.3%

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3/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of joemcgrath27
3.05/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - crystal clear rich copper, finger of head dissipated to a few random islands
S - clear adjunct aroma, mild sweetness with faint hop aromas
T - sugary sweet syrup flavour dominates and tastes fairly artificial, some light molasses maltiness with corn like adjunct
M - medium body with an initial sticky sweet feel, drys out nicely leaving some honey sweetness on the teeth
O - its a good enough honey brew but nothing that makes it stand out from the crowd, I wouldn't turn it down at the pub but it wouldn't be my first choice

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3.08/5  rDev -11%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

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

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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

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

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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

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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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

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

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Bear Paw Honey Lager from Whistler Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.46 out of 5 with 73 ratings