CBC Classic Lager
Cape Brewing Company

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Lager - European Pale
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3.45 | pDev: 4.06%
Cape Brewing Company
South Africa
CBC Classic LagerCBC Classic Lager
Notes: A traditional style Lager with a malty, hoppy flavour profile that is crisp and generous.
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Reviews by metter98:
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metter98 from New York

3.43/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is crystal clear yellow in color and has no visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high frothy off white head that never completely faded away and left lots of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Light aromas of pilsener and bready malts are present in the nose.
T: The taste is a near mirror image to the smell and has flavors of pilsener and bready malts. Little, if any bitterness is perceptible.
M: It feels just about medium-bodied, very smooth, and a little clean on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is all about the malts but is very clean. It would make for a good accompaniment to a meal.

Serving type: bottle

Oct 28, 2019
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WoodBrew from Ohio

3.46/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The Classic Lager from Cape drinks like a pilsner.....and its quite nice. The Beer poured golden clear with big foamy white head that is leaving some lace. The scent carries grassy corn like scent. The taste is dominated by Saaz hops. The mouthfeel is medium in body with big carbonation. Overall its good.

Jun 25, 2015
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belgianista from Maine

3.2/5  rDev -7.2%

Sep 07, 2014
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TheBierdimpfe from Canada (QC)

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Medium: Capped.
Opacity: Bright.
Color: Gold with strong activity.
Head: Thick foamy and frothy 4 finger.
Legs: Decent with a potent swirl.
Smell: Grainy/Light veggies.
Taste: Barley/Floral.
Feel: Cereal/Mineral/Noble hops.
Body: Full slick.
Carbonation: Prickly.
Overall: Basic lager with a nice German feel. Good quality.

Visual 8/10 - Flavors 6/10 - Sensations 7/10 - Balance 8/10 -
Freshness 8/10 - Intensity 4/10 - Complexity 7/10 - Appreciation 6/10

Feb 15, 2019
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3.68/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Easy drinking lager with slightly above average carbonation. Nothing jumps out at you, but good enough to enjoy at any occasion.

Jul 20, 2021
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bark from Sweden

3.33/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

The colour is pale gold (6 EBC), the liquid is clear. The three finger head is white, it sinks slowly to a thick uneven lid leaving lots of lacing.

The smell is medium strong. Pilsner malt, light bitterness, hints of dough and flowers.

The taste is bitter at the start, it becomes bitterer with some flowery notes. Clean with hints of lemon zest and a touch of yeast. Light to medium body. The aftertaste is a little harsh with some bitterness and some sweet notes of wheat dough. The short clean finish got some alcoholic notes.

The carbonation is medium strong, the many small bubbles are smooth. The liquid is semi-smooth.

An OK pale eurolager. No idea why it should be transported from South Africa to Sweden, because we can do this sort of beer just as well ourselves.

Oct 05, 2013
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Evil_Pidde from Sweden

3.53/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Clear, pale golden color with lots of bubbles in the liquid. The tall white head, rather compact, leaves decent lacings.

S: Rather macro-smell; malt, bitter hops but also canned corn. Some citric notes.

T: Follows the smell, but the corn is weaker, the bitter hops are stronger.

M: Rather long, bitter aftertaste. Medium body, a bit creamy and smooth. Rich aftertaste, but non-aggresive.

O: Luckily the corn was rather mild - not too shabby.

Sep 14, 2013
CBC Classic Lager from Cape Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.45 out of 5 with 7 ratings