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North Country | Boshkung Brewing Co.

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3.71/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Boshkung Brewing Co.
Ontario, Canada
boshkungbrewing.com

Style: German Kellerbier / Zwickelbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#28,386
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
19
pDev:
10.24%
 
 
Wants:
1
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6
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Ratings: 19 |  Reviews: 7
Reviews by ThinkAgain:
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3.61/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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Photo of Sammy
3.42/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

On tap at wickson social. Carbonation right there, if not much. Ok drinkability. This is an attempt at a keller, and not a kolsch. Ho-hum beer. Mild unfiltered look.

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Photo of Danielr26
3.77/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MichaelGennings
4.3/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Boshkung Brewing Company's North Country Kellerbier. Brewed in Minden Hills, Ontario. 473 ml can. 5% alc. 23 IBUs.

The beer has a hazy, almost amber colour and a thick white head.

The smell is white bread and malted barley. All very delicate. Subtle hop aroma.

The taste is malty up front, followed by yeast and white bread that smooth out the overall beer.

The beer is medium bodied and there is a dry finish. There is also a nice hop bitterness at the end but nothing that is robust.

This was my first time trying this beer and I really liked it. I would say it's very good.

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Photo of StormAles
3.97/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ikidunot
3.71/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mr_Rocca
3.64/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mousel
3.79/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of thehyperduck
3.73/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

473 mL can from the LCBO; packaged Nov 23 2016 and served lightly chilled.

Pours a hazy medium-golden colour, capped off with nearly a full inch of frothy, bubbly, bone white head that fades off within the next 2-3 minutes. Scant lacing, with a modest collar and a thin, wispy cap remaining in place afterwards. Not too interesting visually. Grassy hay/straw, spicy hops, doughy bread and crackers on the nose, with a pronounced grainy-sweet character and a clean aroma.

The flavour follows the aroma, with grainy, crackery pale malts and doughy, bready sweetness working together at the forefront. Hints of banana mid-sip. The back end is where the understated hops start to work their magic, providing a grassy, herbal bitterness with just a touch of peppery spice. Light in body, with mild carbonation that gives this brew a soft, smooth texture, and makes it extraordinarily easy to knock back and very sessionable. Tasty and refreshing.

Final Grade: 3.73, a serviceable B grade. Boshkung's North Country is not a bad brew at all - I actually quite enjoy it, but simply put I don't think it's a particularly amazing example of a kellerbier. Certainly a good stab at the style, though, and a welcome addition to the shelves in a relatively keller-less Ontario. If this ends up being distributed to Sarnia then I'll be grabbing a few more cans to support this relatively young brewery, and I'll keep an eye out for additional Boshkung products in the future.

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Photo of taxandbeerguy
3.35/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

473 ml can served cold into a pint glass. A kellerbier as per the advertising on the label. Brewed on Halloween.

Appearance - moderately clear with just so e haze and a small half finger of white head that recedes quickly. Rich golden color in the beer itself.

Smell - some wheat and graininess with a little sweetness. Not a big nose. Hints of banana.

Taste - fairly clean tasting, with some lightly dank grainy flavours, hints of banana and just enough bitterness to keep everything balanced.

Mouthfeel - thinner body than I'm used to for the style with a drying finish.

Overall - I can see why the initial review indicated this as a kolsch as the drying finish and lighter body give this more kolsch-ish characteristics than a traditional Kellerbier. Either way it's passable but not outstanding.

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Photo of eberesford
3.72/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pale amber with generous creamy stable head. Aroma light almost indistinct malt sweetness. Flavour bready, cookie door with distinct well balenced herbal bitterness. Good mouth feel - refreshing finish.

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Photo of Boo-urns
4.2/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of nullbort
3.64/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Pmicdee
2.5/5  rDev -32.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Electros
3.85/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JPNesker
3.83/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Motski
4.19/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Great beer! Best I have ever had in this style. A bit confusing very old style of beer though... Boshkung shows this as an Ale. However traditional recipes categorize "Kellerbier" as a Lager. Hmmm? Either way, this is a very flavorful and session-able beer. Pours gold in color, with a bubbly head. Forward bitterness, finishing dry and a tad sour. Really good beer. Boshkung Cream Ale is nice as well.

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Photo of TerryW
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Slightly hazed, apricot colour, no head, no lace. Some yeast or sediment or bubbles (???) suspended throughout gives it an oddly interesting look somehow. Nose is grain over malts. Same to taste, lingering bitterness and dryness. Passably good, but not really too memorable. Reminds me somehow of an English ale, but far less bitter. Not really sweet or juicy enough to come across as a Kolsch to my palate. Competent, but no thrill.

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Photo of GoHabsGo
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

North Country from Boshkung Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.71 out of 5 with 19 ratings