Jamaican Style Lager | Zion Canyon Brew Pub

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Jamaican Style LagerJamaican Style Lager

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Zion Canyon Brew Pub
Utah, United States

Style: Light Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Bitterbill on 07-09-2008

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Ratings: 33 |  Reviews: 22
Photo of JoeCeez
3.88/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got this in a trade with Wasatch, thanks again John!

App: pours a hazy golden with yellow edges, a foamy 2 fingered off white head slowly fades to leave some healthy lacing

S: sweet grainy malt with a mildly spicy hop aroma

T: crisp spicy/cirtusy hops (possibly saaz) and slightly sweet bready malt, this is really malty and flavorful for the style

M: very light body, crisp carbonation and bitterness that quickly cleanses the palate

D: I could drink this all day long, surprisingly flavorful and complex for a light lager, this is probably one of the best light lagers I've ever had but I think it's more akin to a German or Czech Pilsner. This is an excellent session beer!

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Photo of RblWthACoz
3.92/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Beer #33 in my great Utah Brew Hunt.

First off, what precisely is a Jamaican style lager? Are we going for a Red Stripe clone or something? Second, what is all that crap settling at the bottom of my beer? It looks like soggy hop pellets?

Anyways. I suppose my third point would be to ask why this is classified as a light lager? Because it's 4% abv? The flavor profile is nothing close to light. Not at all. Hearty and rustic with a full body, for a lager. And it all works well, I say. All of those points I brought up aside, it's still a well done beer. Won't be as light as some might want for a lager, but it's still good in my book.

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Photo of Bitterbill
3.93/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

I got this bottle in a trade with Wasatch. Thanks John!

This pours a hazy yellow gold with another fine 2 finger head of foam.

The smell is malty with some fruitiness and just a touch of hop bitterness. Nice nose and god for the style.

The taste has good caramel maltiness and some light grain, a little fruit, and just a wee bit of citrus hop bitterness just to keep the sweetness in check. Nice taster here and very easy to drink.

Light mouthfeel and lightish carbonation, it finishes with a slight bitterness. Good stuff.

Btw, the foam does a very good job of sticking around and the lacing is pretty good.

Bottom line: Another good brew from Zion. What more can I say? ;^)

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Photo of BeerAdvocate
4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine Issue #32 (Sep 2009):

What is a Jamaican Lager doing way out in the boonies of Utah? Are the brewers day- dreaming of Caribbean nights of quaffing? Regardless, there are not enough craft lagers in the world.

Good clarity as long as you don't dash in the last ounce that holds the sediment. Crisp snap of carbonation has lager written all over it. Grainy pale malt all over the place; modest hopping just helps to balance. Clean throughout. Great balance between being really fla- vorful and holding out to the lighter side of lager. Crispness stays into the dry finish.

Hooray, Zion Canyon Brewing Company! This is a lager done right.

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Photo of Wasatch
4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy golden yellow color, very nice carbonation, very nice one-finger fizzy/creamy off-white head, there is some nice sticky lacing left behind. The nose is malty, very slight hops. The taste is malty, slightly bitter from the hops, nice little sweetness, the finish is slightly dry. Medium body. Drinkable, this is a very tasty malty lager, recommended.

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4/5  rDev +12%

Photo of emsroth
4.58/5  rDev +28.3%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

12oz bottle

App: light gold with a fluffy head that quickly disappears. Chunky yeast sediments float after an active pour.

Smell: fruit and floral nose with hints of something sweet, perhaps caramel

Taste: light crisp malty body with a pleasant fruity undertone

very refreshing without being overly crisp or carbonated

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Jamaican Style Lager from Zion Canyon Brew Pub
Beer rating: 3.57 out of 5 with 33 ratings