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
Ranking:
#42,898
Reviews:
46
Ratings:
129
pDev:
14.8%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Bottle. Mild aroma offers a lightly herbal hop note over creamed corn like sweetness. Clear golden body is topped by a low, white, fine bubbled head that recedes to ring. Flavour is simple and sweet with some cornlike DMS. Light body is somewhat gassy with a texture that is a bit on the watery side. A mild butterscotch note of diacetyl appears as it warms.

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3.3/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This starts out as a very average lager in terms of appearance and smell. Has a nice thin feel of a lager and a good crisp taste. Where the beer sets its self apart from most lagers is the nice smooth finish with little after taste. Its a great beer for a hot day and the quality ingredients of Reinheitsgebot make for a smooth delicious lager.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Pours a clear straw gold with a finger width of bubbly white head. Lots of bubbles present.

Smell - Barley, yeast, apple/pear, sweet smelling.

Taste - Barley and grains with a crisp apple tartness at the finish. Clean flavour kept simple, not overly complex.

Mouthfeel - Light-to-medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Crisp and dry.

Overall - An easy drinking Bavarian Lager by Okanagan Spring. Clean, crisp, a very simple brew that doesn't try to over-complicate flavour. Could easily be a session brew.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

341ml bottle poured into a 16oz pint glass.

A - Big, billowy white head. Dark, but transparent yellow color. Good head retention, foamy white lacing.

S - Barley malt, light hops, marijuana, and a bit of strawberries. Pretty clean and inviting for the most part.

T - It just tastes great. Not really complex in any way, but very nice. Toasty barley malt, honey biscuit, slight fruitiness, and some weedy hops linger in the finish. Nothing special, bust tasty, clean and refreshing.

M - Crisp carbonation, light-to-medium body.

D - Excellent beer for a hot day. This a lager done the right way, with an actual hop presence to it. As a side note, not so great after it warms up. Really good overall though.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

341ml bottle poured into pint glass 3/11/11

A clear straw yellow with just a few bubbles but produces a two finger bone white head that leaves a few partial rings of lace

S biscuit, with a little lemon with some grassy hops and hay

T a little grainy but still pretty nice, not as much noble hop flavor as the nose but still pretty decent

M crisp and clean, light and refreshing could use just a little more carbonation

O perhaps better suited for a hot summer day but I found this pretty east to drink and I'm sure I'll drink it again seeing how I can smell the brewery from moms house

I guess I liked this one more then the average BA, for style I thought it was pretty good, I consider this a macro at this point but its miles ahead of the other mass produced brews

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1516 Bavarian Lager from Okanagan Spring Brewery
Beer rating: 3.31 out of 5 with 129 ratings
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