Honey Brown Lager | Big Surf Beer Co.

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Honey Brown LagerHoney Brown Lager

Brewed by:
Big Surf Beer Co.
British Columbia, Canada

Style: American Amber / Red Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by biboergosum on 06-30-2012

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Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 7
Reviews by BigBry:
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3/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I have a couple can collectors looking for the Lager and Honey Brown. I have seen the draft version, but finally found 6 packs available in Calgary. Nice looking graphics, now how is the beer inside?

355ml can.
This beer pours a clear, light amber color - I supposed you could call it honey brown, with a thin, of white head. As the lager, very little lace or head retention.
It smells of grainy malt, also on the sweet side.
Taste has the same sweet, breadt malt, some floral honey, might have a touch of leafy/earthy hops. Decent carbonation level, medium body, sticky sweet finish.
A non-offensive, easy to drink beer. Comparable to many of the other mass produced honey browns out there.

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Photo of biboergosum
3.35/5  rDev +4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

355ml can. The next offering from this nascent Kelowna industrial park brewery (not that it's a bad thing), with little in the way of any surf-side view.

This beer pours a clear, medium golden amber hue, with two fingers of thin and fizzy dirty white head, which leaves very little in the way of persistent lace anywhere near the glass as it quickly abates.

It smells of mild grainy malt, a very faint earthy sweetness, a slight mineral character, and weak weedy hops. The taste is more soft grainy malt, with a bit of stale breadiness, some musty honey essence, a lingering metallic twinge, and well-faded dead leafy hops.

The bubbles are fairly even and nondescript, just going about their pedestrian duties, the body on the light side of middleweight, and altogether plain and inoffensive. It finishes a tad bitter, surprisingly, from origins unknown, at least until a now cloying dusty sweetness hits, rendering it all off-dry.

A strangely easy beer to drink, yet more so difficult to describe - the purported honey is quite underwhelming, but everything else is just, well, just a beer, i.e. something to drink when tossed to you, and little more. Again, not a bad thing.

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Photo of chickenm
2.5/5  rDev -22.4%

Photo of Mlkluther
2.94/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Svingjo
3.24/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ZachT
3.69/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CalgaryFMC
3.41/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Had on tap and based on keg date was quite fresh. This beer looks like diluted root beer, a light brown with a bit of haze. Minimal head despite being quite bubbly. A doughy, tangy aroma matches up well with English muffin sourdough malt, weak lemonade, and sour dark fruit on the palate, maybe a hint of floral honey sweetness. All flavors are subtle and well balanced. Overall effect is that of mildly bitter and sour lemon iced tea. Finish is fairly dry and bitter but some sweetness lingers as well. Reasonably good summer session beer and the sweetness appeals to the ale aficionado in me. Many amber lagers are bone dry and dull. This one falls short of captivating but does stand apart from the macros.

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Honey Brown Lager from Big Surf Beer Co.
3.22 out of 5 based on 7 ratings.
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