1516 Bavarian Lager | Okanagan Spring Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Okanagan Spring Brewery
British Columbia, Canada
okspring.com

Style: Munich Helles Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
The decree states that only four ingredients can be used when making beer: barley, hops, yeast and water. The result is a lager with a crisp finish and a rich golden colour.

Added by canadianbarman on 04-13-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
126
Reviews:
45
Avg:
3.33
pDev:
14.71%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
14
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Photo of mortsbrews
3.92/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed this, clean and simple. Crisp finish, relatively clear golden pour.

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Photo of Alexc11
3.14/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

I guess it's an okay beer overall. No defining feature really. Non-descript scent, okay cream, translucent golden color, a little fizzle/bitter feel, wheat/malt taste, and no particularly over whelming aroma. Just a good, light, crisp tasting lager.

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Photo of Mack
2.93/5  rDev -12%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Bf_89
3.02/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Dean1139
4/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is really good stuff, a great craft beer.

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Photo of DaveBar
3.23/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Purchased at the LCBO for $2.50 473ml can served at 4deg C in a draught glass

A- Opens well and pours a high 1-1/2" white head that films out within a minute or two. Medium gold colour and filtered clear

S- Not much here at all

T- Malty good. Pretty typical malt brew with some light hops. Nothing special. Not even that European taste from hops. Not much flavor

M- Creamy going down. Pretty good

O- Nice brew. Nothing special and will not buy again but it is nice to try and see what it is

Food Pairing

This ok brew went well with....... Channa Masala

Enjoy

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Photo of HipCzech
3.64/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the Flying Beaver Bar & Grill (Richmond, BC), served in a sleeve. Clear, pale gold yellow with a sudsy head of white foam. Smells of cereal grains and faint grassy hops. Taste follows with more grainy malt body, crackers, very slight sweetness and light herbal hop notes. Closes lightly bitter and dry. Medium body and carbonation. Overall crisp and drinkable.

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Photo of CurtisD
2.69/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of ILOVEHAM
3.71/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lilfo0
3.82/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of OneTuffPony
3.52/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of flagmantho
3.08/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Poured from 500mL can into a dimpled mug.

Appearance: light golden hue with a very light effervescence and a finger of frothy white foam that leaves a decent lace. Stylistically very appropriate.

Smell: mild and sweet with a dash of a plasticy tinge. It's a bit more like an AAL than a Munich helles; that said, it's not terrible. Just not great.

Taste: mildly sweet and a big grainy, with a dash of corn element. Bitterness is almost zero. More than the aroma, the flavor is more AAL than Munich helles. Just not a huge fan.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a huge carbonation and a thin but thorough creaminess. It's actually not bad at all.

Overall: this beer is definitely thirst-quenching, but it's not brilliant in any way.

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Photo of TheBierdimpfe
3.63/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Faint hazy dark straw color with lots of activity. Slightly frothy white 2 finger head, lasting around 5 minutes, but producing very good amounts of lacing. Flavors of fresh barley, caramel, buttery floral and herbal hops. Highly sugary, a little syrupy, with roasted spiciness. Smooth medium body with crispy carbonation. Light finish, lingering caramel sweetness and grassy hoppy notes. Overall good quality craft. Inviting smell, decent flavors, nicely balanced and accessible. Feels like a quality malty pilsner. Although a little thin, flat, and lacking some freshness.

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Photo of fortyfield
2.5/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Tpop1005
3.67/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Eric_Standard
3.24/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dmorgan310
3.15/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of headlessparrot
3.29/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

As far as North American attempts at the Munich Helles style go, this is surprisingly not bad. And the fact that it's available *everywhere* is a plus. But this pales in comparison to legitimate Munich Helles.

Pours a dull gold, capped by two fingers of fast receding foam that does leave some lacing. Smells of crackers and biscuit, faint leafy greens, and a weird distant hint of chicken soup broth. A dusting of noble hops. Taste echoes--more malt than hop, lots of crackers, and almost *shockingly* dry. This one absolutely parches my throat, whereas I think a really good Munich Helles is a great thirst quencher.

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Photo of Electros
3.1/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Tivlavrie
3.63/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Socialiste
3.25/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of imfinished
3.62/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of souvenirs
3.31/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A bit better than generic lager.

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Photo of Bunman3
3.6/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is a very solid choice when it comes to selecting a sessionable, tasty lager. It is light, crisp, and has just enough wheat/malt flavour to make it interesting. If I want to grab a sixer of beer for a social function, this is one of my "go to" beers. When Spring brewery first started, Spring Lager was a staple of my visits to Kelowna. I love the fact that they are still brewing quality beer.

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Photo of Pmicdee
2.5/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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