Top Shelf Classic Lager | Lake of Bays Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Lake of Bays Brewing Company
Ontario, Canada
lakeofbaysbrewing.ca

Style: American Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by thehyperduck on 10-18-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
58
Reviews:
16
Avg:
3.26
pDev:
19.94%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
11
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 58 |  Reviews: 16
Photo of AugustusRex
1/5  rDev -69.3%

Photo of deonreds
1.5/5  rDev -54%

Photo of fortyfield
1.5/5  rDev -54%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of ghisty
2/5  rDev -38.7%

appearance: yellow. clear. without head at all.
smell: straight up honey. all I'm getting is an over powering honey scent.
mouth: slick, not really carbbed , just heavy and only slightly better than water.
taste: tastes like adjunct. pretty basic, with a slightly oiley after taste, sort of distant bitterness and a bit of vegetable in there on the finish.
overall: it could be worse, I knew it wasnt going to be great, it was on sale for $2.80
for a tall can, so I knew it was swill basically. the honey nose is over powering and probably the only interesting thing about this lager. If they wanted to make a lager, as the can advertises, they should have given it at least 5% abv. and not so.. adjunct..and watery.. its hardly a lager. its hardly and ale. its hardly worth my time.

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Photo of Orionigel
2.5/5  rDev -23.3%

Photo of Sammy
2.53/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Phyl21ca
2.74/5  rDev -16%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Can: Poured a light golden color lager with a medium size foamy head with minimal retention and some light lacing. Aroma of light sweet notes with very subtle cereal notes. Taste is quite bland with light sweet notes and some very subtle notes. Body is light with good carbonation. Bland tasting lager which might appeal to their target audience.

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Photo of JasonThaler
2.75/5  rDev -15.6%

Photo of MayonakaStout
2.75/5  rDev -15.6%

Photo of SebD
2.81/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Appearance: It has a clear straw yellow color to it. It has an off-white head that dies down fast and leaves no lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of grainy malts, light honey and a faint grassiness.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has some grainy malts, slight breadiness, honey and faint grassy hops.

Mouthfeel: It has a low/medium carbonation with a light and watery overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied by bland flavors and aromas.

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Photo of DannyBaldoni
3/5  rDev -8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of MJ63
3/5  rDev -8%

Photo of StormAles
3/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ThinkAgain
3/5  rDev -8%

Photo of CurtisD
3/5  rDev -8%

Photo of Mr_Rocca
3/5  rDev -8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of cfalovo97
3/5  rDev -8%

Photo of ToddMopps
3/5  rDev -8%

Photo of Pmicdee
3/5  rDev -8%

Photo of CRObighit2
3/5  rDev -8%

Photo of TerryW
3.03/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bright gold under a moderate head that settles to a splotchy film. Surrenders some fairly good lace.

Grassy hops on the nose. Malty and crisp. No off flavours or funk of any kind, not excessively corny, so not bad for a cheap beer.

This is a very ordinary brew. Nothing wrong with it, but nothing great about it either. Very basic, clean drinking.

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Photo of DaveBar
3.05/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Purchased at the LCBO for just over $2.00 for a 473ml can. Served at 4deg C in a draught glass

A- Opens well and pours a medium head that is gone in 30sec. Medium to darkish gold color. Filtered clear

S- Decent hops and malt. Nothing to write home about

T- Has a good malt backbone but nothing special or anything that will stick out at you. Touch sweet

M- Dry but a bit of creaminess. Typical lager

O- Pretty good but will not buy again. Typical lager really. North American mass produced beer. At least there is no metallic smell or taste.

Food Pairing

This ok beer went well with...... Fish and chips!

Enjoy

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Photo of mikecram
3.06/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Bunman3
3.1/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Knowing that this is the "Official beer of the NHL Alumni Association" almost makes me want to avoid this beer. In general, retired hockey players are know for their love of "light" beer, and this certainly fits that category. It's not as bad as most of those beers. Really, its a decent lager with a bit of biscuity malt flavour. Definitely not the worst thing a person could drink, but nothing to set it apart from other quality lagers in this category.

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Photo of DaPan
3.11/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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Top Shelf Classic Lager from Lake of Bays Brewing Company
3.26 out of 5 based on 58 ratings.
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