First Light Session Lager
Cameron's Brewing Co.

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3.42 | pDev: 6.43%
Cameron's Brewing Co.
Ontario, Canada
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thehyperduck from Canada

3.72/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

473 mL can from the LCBO; the only new beer included in their latest mixed 4-pack. Dated Apr 11 2018 and served slightly chilled.

Pours a sunny pale golden-yellow hue, with crystal clarity and plenty of effervescence. One finger of loose, bubbly white head steadily erodes within the next five minutes; a thin cap of froth and a wide collar continue to stick around afterwards. Some lacing wouldn't hurt, but otherwise it looks fine for a light lager. Smells of clean pale malts and noble hops; grain husks and light crackery sweetness, accented by touches of grassy hay and herbal hops.

This beer is lucky that I try to grade to style - I personally find it very dull, but it's still a very well-crafted light lager. It has a mild flavour consisting mostly of clean, cereal grain sweetness from start to finish, with some lightly grassy hops remaining hidden until later in the sip. Finishes with a weak malt note that fades almost immediately, resulting in a dry aftertaste. Light in body, with moderate carbonation levels that start off spritzy but flatten out fairly quickly (that effervescence isn't just for show), resulting in a thin mouthfeel. Not quite as thin or bloaty as a macro light, but definitely a bit more flavourful.

Final Grade: 3.72, a B grade. Cameron's First Light is a good light - erm, sorry, "session" lager. Honestly I'm not too sure who this one is supposed to be aimed at - personally I'd rather drink their cream ale or IPL (or any number of imported pilseners), as those would all be more flavourful. As for the light beer-swilling crowd, they're just far too brand loyal to be worth targeting with a $3 can of higher-quality light beer. This is pretty darn good for what it is... I just don't know if there's a lot of consumers out there looking for premium light beer.

Jun 03, 2018
First Light Session Lager from Cameron's Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.42 out of 5 with 6 ratings