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%
 
 
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1
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14
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3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of Serge
2.71/5  rDev -18.6%
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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3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +35.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of sAws
3.3/5  rDev -0.9%
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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4/5  rDev +20.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

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3/5  rDev -9.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -17.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of leaddog
3.53/5  rDev +6%
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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5/5  rDev +50.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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3/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of Converge
3.53/5  rDev +6%
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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Photo of wordemupg
3.8/5  rDev +14.1%
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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4/5  rDev +20.1%

Photo of ChrisCage
3.01/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A- This is a clean, clear looking golden color that appears to have plenty of carbonation, as it aggressively rises to the top. The head isn't spectacular at first, but I have to say that what is there retains very well, settling to a creamy looking foam layer overseeing the liquid underneath. Modest lacing clings to the side of the glass, and does slowly slip back into the beer itself. Overall, an above average looking brew.

S- I think the aromas are subdued in this one, as it is mainly comprised of weak malts and dry grain. There is a faint hop bitterness at the end. Although these are familiar characteristics of a macro, there is no adjunct present and it is definitely sweeter due to the malt....it just doesn't stand out aroma wise.

T- The flavors follow the aromas closely, however, the bitterness is more astringent, and the grain profile is more prominent, providing a dryness that reminds me of the windblown, dusty prairie farms that our barley comes from...down to Earth flavor but alright I guess, with little to no aftertaste.

M- This beer is actually quite palate drying....it's too clean for the style in my opinion. The carbonation is brisk and helps scrub the palate very clean in preparation for the next swig.
Crisp and refreshing, this isn't bad at all....just not what I expected here.

O- I find this to be a nice drinkable beer....is there better out there....yes there is. With that said, this is another good brew that is suitable more for warm weather, although I think I'd quite enjoy this throughout an evening, due to the lite body this has. This isn't the best offering by Okanagan Spring, but I still think this is worthy of trying out, and is definitely better than an everyday macro.

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4/5  rDev +20.1%

Photo of evlu1441
3.38/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The lady at the store was trying to explain where 1516 comes from. She ended up saying it was a Canadian law #1516 that established the ingredients of beer. Not quite true, but I got it anyways.

It pours a medium golden colour, and has a nice foamy head that settles down to a nice film over the beer.

The aroma is predominately grainy, with some faint caramel sweetness in the background.

It has some some crisp maltiness that is sharply accented by the hops, which come through and lend a light aromatic and slightly bitter quality to the finish.

Overall, this is a better-than-average lager. It's Bavarian inspiration is apparent and pleasing.

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1516 Bavarian Lager from Okanagan Spring Brewery
3.33 out of 5 based on 126 ratings.
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