Audio/Visual Lager
Collective Arts Brewing

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Lager - Adjunct
Ranked #38
Ranked #40,172
3.55 | pDev: 12.68%
Collective Arts Brewing
Ontario, Canada
Audio/Visual LagerAudio/Visual Lager
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TooManyGlasses from Canada

3.48/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a pale near clear straw yellow with finger of white creamy to slightly bubbly white head.
Aroma faint - mild bready doughy note, a bit floral, hint of corn.
Taste biscuity malt, bit of honey, corn, and a touch grassy.
Medium mouthfeel - clean, easy drinking with minimal bitterness. Decent, non offensive

May 21, 2020
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TheHammer from Canada

3.24/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Poured with a finger of head that retained admirably but produced zero lacing. The body is a brass yellow that seems to have a bit of a particulate haze about it. Carbonation looks a bit thin as well.

Smell: A mixture of doughy biscuit, rough grain and hay in that order of potency, but none seem to overwhelm the other. I'm catching a bit of lemon and maybe a small whiff of corn. Warming didn't really help it's case and it's potency is adequate.

Taste: Much like the smell, starts off with doughy malt with maybe a hint of sweet corn and moves onto a more hay and lemon experience that ends with a touch of a wet grassy snap and the end. It certainly is more interesting then most generic lagers of the style.

Mouthfeel: That grassy snap I mentioned earlier, does a great job of cleansing the palate of the beer, but the issue is that it's a bit dry, which isn't something I desire to see in a lager. The transitioning is good, but the carbonation is a bit lower then what I would like it to be.

Drinkability: This should be the Lager's strength, it's ability to refresh with ease. However, that dry note ruins that aspect for me. I'll give props for the amount of flavor in the lighter body, but it strikes me as having a slightly too thin consistency. Light enough of the system I suppose.

Final Thoughts: A lot of locals have taken to drinking this, and while applaud supporting local beer, nothing about this said "This will replace your easy to drink macro lager in the summer, or the bottle of Steamwhistle" to me. It's a well enough done lager for sure, but some glorious reinvention or spin on the style, it is not. Maybe if something was done about that dry snap, it could fare a bit better.

Apr 23, 2020
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Lone_Freighter from Vermont

3.59/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Can to lager glass.
The appearance was a nice looking yellow color with a good transparency about it. Some carbonation was seen rising. Just a filmy small head slid off delicately to leave some mild concave lace.
The aroma started with a sweet bready/biscuity maltiness then corn and honey but coming together very nicely. Small whiff of floral character.
The flavor leaned towards the sweet malty side running through the malts. Distinct malty aftertaste with some corn and honey.
The mouthfeel was between light and medium bodied with a decent sessionability about it. Good carbonation. Fairly smooth with some crisp malts invoking the finish to be in the same way.
Overall, despite having as much corn in it as I detected, it's do-able as everything seemed to be cleanly brewed.

Apr 18, 2020
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justintcoons from Pennsylvania

2.64/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

16 oz can poured into a tulip pint.

Pale blonde. Excellent clarity. Short head. Light carbonation.

Honey, corn, and citrus. Very little aroma.

Cereal grains, honey, corn, and cracker. Very light hop aroma of nondescript citrus.

Light bodied, crisp, clean, and refreshing.

It tastes like a corny adjunct Lager. I was really looking forward to the Wai-iti hops, but they are hardly apparent.

Jan 02, 2020
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thehyperduck from Canada

3.72/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

473 mL can from Superstore; dated Oct 24 2019 and served barely chilled.

Pours a pale golden-yellow colour, topped at first with an inch of foamy white head that disintegrates in less than two minutes' time. A wide collar of soapy froth is the main remnant, paired with a thin film on the surface and little in the way of lace; looks typical of the style. Clean aroma of cereal grain sweetness, with very faint touches of indistinct, hoppy citrus and stone fruitiness.

A premium American-style pale lager; it tastes primarily of clean, grainy pale malts and cereal sweetness, together with lighter suggestions of lemon-lime citrus, stone fruit and a weakly grassy bitterness towards the finish. Light in body, with moderate carbonation levels that provide a bit of crispness to its otherwise smooth mouthfeel. Not quite dry, but headed in that direction, with excellent drinkability in either case.

Final Grade: 3.72, a B grade. Audio / Visual Lager is hardly Collective Arts' most exciting release... but as is the case with nearly any of their products, this is a quality brew that is free from serious imperfections. While it's technically correct to call this an adjunct lager - it's brewed with brown rice, so one cannot really argue otherwise - the truth is this beer has more in common with premium lagers than macro swill. Of course, it's priced accordingly, so I don't expect it to be mistaken for bottom shelf stuff. Give this one a try if you have any interest in craft lagers.

Dec 30, 2019
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leaddog from Canada

4.12/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours a pale straw with four fingers of frothy bubbly white head.

Smell - hint of grassy,floral, and herbal hops, grassy and hay aromas, biscuity malts, lemon, hint of apple, and earthy yeast.

Taste - hint of grassy, floral, and herbal hops upfront. The grassy and hay aromas, biscuity malts, lemon, and hint of apple come through next. The earthy yeast rounds out the brew.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with light to moderate carbonation. Finishes slightly sticky from the hops. A well rounded clean finish.

Overall - A highly crushable American adjunct lager. Collective Arts has certainly taken what the mass produced breweries produce and make it into something really flavourful and crushable.

Dec 29, 2019
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CAMRAhardliner from Canada

3.86/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours clear gold with a foamy, long lasting head that drapes the glass in lace. Doughy malts, fresh mown grass and some vegetal edges in the nose. The taste is malty with a clean cracker like character. Some leafy, herbal hops in the back. The mouthfeel is medium to light bodied with moderate carbonation. Bit of malt sweetness and light bitterness in the finish.

A nice, straight forward American Lager. Balanced and light and crushable. Worth a try.

Dec 04, 2019
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DrMullet from Florida

3.59/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy golden yellow with moderate head resolving to thin lacing.
Smell is a faint grain and a bit of grape and green apple. A little funky.
Taste brings mostly the fruit and apple accents with a light bed of grain.

Nov 23, 2019
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taxandbeerguy from Canada

3.59/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

473 ml can served cold into a pint glass. LCBO purchase for about $3.25 CDN.

Appearance -Pale golden straw colored, very clear, some effervescence and a sparkling finger and a half of white head.

Smell - Not big aromas, some grainy aromas initially with some apple and stone fruit very subtlety placed in behind that.

Taste - Pretty much the same as the nose, light grain, just a touch of fruity notes and not a lot else.

Mouthfeel - Very easy drinking, good carbonation and pretty light body,

Overall - Not something I'd drink on the regular, but as a beer after a night of sports it's pretty solid. Definitely a notch or two above most of the macro comparables.

Nov 09, 2019
Audio/Visual Lager from Collective Arts Brewing
Beer rating: 71 out of 100 with 27 ratings