Lager | Upper Canada Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Upper Canada Brewing Company
Ontario, Canada
uppercanada.com

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
The most popular of Upper Canada brews, this German style lager combines imported hops and yeast, spring water and malted barley for an exceptionally balanced, honey coloured lager.

Added by kbub6f on 02-17-1998

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#41,487
Reviews:
61
Ratings:
92
pDev:
13.82%
Bros Score:
4
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
11
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 92 |  Reviews: 61
Photo of carusca
1.43/5  rDev -57.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.25

This used to be a good German (I worked in Bavaria for a number of years and drank many of the beers) style beer. Something changed after Sleeman bought it and I stopped drinking it. I think it had to do with the hops. I bought a case of Upper Canada lager recently and it still has an unpleasant after taste that is related to the hops. No self respecting German brewery would use hops like that, If they did, they would be out of business.

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Photo of Orignal65
3.94/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

By far the best value at the Beer Store. Priced at 34$ for a two-four, this is a 'budget' beer with flavour. And while it doesn't compare to the Upper Canada Lager of the late 1990s (before being purchased by Sleeman), it is better than the vast majority of macros brews out there.

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Photo of EdwardVii1902
4.16/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mousel
3.39/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mark_mla
3.6/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A nice choice, but not likely to buy again with so many other great offerings from other local breweries

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Photo of fortyfield
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Samuel_Merryweather
3.59/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Look: nice golden honey colour. Nice lacy foam but it dissipates in seconds. A little residual carbonation.

Scent: a bit grassy. A hint of orange peel? Honeyish maltish scent? Very lil hops obviously.

Taste: Bit more ale like than I expected. Honey flavours?

Feel: coats the tastebuds but not clingy. Refreshing without being watery.

Solid cheap beer.

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4.13/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

In my experience, the best bang for your buck Ontario beer. Nothing comes close to the same taste per value as Upper Canada in the region.

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Photo of EddieLM
3.9/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Sellen
3/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of Latarnik
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of EvanHarper
3.36/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

355 mL bottle into pint glass, no decipherable date code.

Medium straw color with a very short-lived head. Fairly fizzy.

Light to moderate aroma, mostly cereal grain and sulfur with faint corny DMS and the barest hint of hops.

Taste is slightly towards the bitter side, with a bit of sulfur and mineral notes and a fair amount of sweetness that is masked at first but comes out after multiple sips. Peppery hops linger on the palate.

Light mouthfeel, moderate carbonation. Slightly "sticky."

A good, basic pilsner. Much like their dark ale, it's unpretentious, more or less to-style, and reccomendable as much for the very low price as for the quality. Heads and tails above the regrettable alternatives in its price range, and preferable in my opinion to most non-craft "premium" lagers, which cost at least 50% more in Ontario.

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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of mick303
3.49/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A full light golden colour with a good initial head, some light lacing and plenty of carbonation. Smell is light, with grassy, malt, and slight nutty notes. Taste has a fuller malt body than mass lagers, with a bit of a caramel note, bready, light citrus edge and some mineralality. Not amazingly exciting or an outstanding lager, but it did exceed by (admittedly low) expectations. A rather balanced body with a smooth carbonation, if the flavour was ramped up a bit this could be a regular buy.

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Photo of Pog-Mo-Thoin
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of MJ63
4/5  rDev +17.6%

Photo of ZachT
4.05/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Noelito76
2.25/5  rDev -33.8%

Photo of ThinkAgain
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of taxandbeerguy
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of GoHabsGo
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of TheBeeraholic
3/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of DarkForest
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of atr2605
3.48/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A-pours a clear yellow straw color with a white head with average retention
S-hint of malt and spiciness
T-slightly sweet and spicy, nice bit of malt in the finish
M-medium-light bodied but very smooth.
O-really solid beer and caught me by surprise. Most canadian beers I have had don't really hit the styles they shoot for, well done and very drinkable

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Lager from Upper Canada Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.4 out of 5 with 92 ratings
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