Captain's Log Lager | Cameron's Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Cameron's Brewing Co.
Ontario, Canada
cameronsbrewing.com

Style: European Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Cameron’s Lager is pale golden in colour, this European lager is brewed with “noble hops”, the term noble hop refers to traditional varieties that have low bitterness and high aroma that have been grown for hundreds of years. Only the finest two row malted barley is used. Never rushed, this lager is fermented cold and long, to create a crisp, fresh and great for easy drinking occasions.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#43,385
Reviews:
36
Ratings:
85
pDev:
14.33%
 
 
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Ratings: 85 |  Reviews: 36
Reviews by ChrisCage:
Photo of ChrisCage
3.71/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Pours a slightly chill hazed golden color. It doesn't have much of a head unfortunately, starting off with a thin fizzy layer, quickly settling into a thin skiff of foam. There is an average amount of carbonation rising to the top and the lacing is minimal too...looks like a standard lager with more coloration....nothing special.

S- The aromas are of malted barley and not much else, which is a definite positive for this style. Perhaps there are whiffs of yeasty bread but I don't find them dominant or anything. The finish contains some mellow hop bitterness, but the story here in terms of smell is the lack of adjunct.

T- The flavors are very nice, and this tastes like a lager should....clean and crisp with good grain and honeyed malt taste. Some biscuit flavor shows through and the finish is slightly bitter, but nothing much.

M- Like I mentioned before, this is clean, crisp and has more body than a standard lager. The carbonation scrubs the palate well, but helps the flavors to explode nicely. It's somewhere in between lite and medium.

O- This is a premium lager that anyone who enjoys the style would enjoy....I'd put this along the level of PBR and the likes in terms of similarity. Fine on it's own, this would also be good with barbecued meats too. I find this highly drinkable and would have no problem enjoying several of these in a sitting, but can't due to the lack of availability in my area. I recommend this one...good job!

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More User Reviews:
Photo of DaveBar
4.03/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased at the LCBO for just under the $3.00 mark for a 473ml can. Served at 8deg C in a draught glass.

A- Opens well and pours a nice 1" high white head that is gone in a minute or so. Medium gold colour and filtered clear.

S- A touch lacking. Was hoping for more noble hops here but nope.

T- Very good. Malt abounds. Very enjoyable. The balance between sweet and hop to malt is just right. Very flavorful.

M- Very good and mellow but a touch watery

O- I like it. Will buy again for sure. The oak at the end is just what it needs.

Food Pairing

This wonderful brew went well with.... Fried green tomatoes. Msg me for the long recipe.

Enjoy!

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Photo of RedAleMan
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of bylerteck
3.08/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

The third from my Cameron's mixed pack.

A - Pours a golden colour with strong carbonation. Bright. Half finger soapy white head. Some OK lacing and a filmy head.

S - Floral, honey, noble hop. Some crackers too. Kinda mild.

T - Slightly more hop than the last Cameron's offering. Noble hop, floral, and some honey.

M - Good carbonation where a lager should be. Light to medium body with a creamy sorta feel and a sweet finish.

O/D - Not bad. Not good by any means. I wouldn't reach for it unless it was the last option, but it's not bad. Again, too much honey. Progress though.

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Photo of JohnnyBarman
3.21/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Second of my Cameron's four pack. The last time I had this was at the KW Craft beer festival, and I remember that it came immediately after a dark ale, so the transition wasn't great. Let's see how it does on its own.

Poured into a Creemore becker glass. Solid golden hue, some carbonation bubbles, an inch of head that recedes into a substantial ring. Some lacing. Not bad.

Nothing artificial here, which is nice, just a strong cereal grain nose with a slight hoppy kick to it.

Drinkable, to be sure, grainy and light, hops are very mild. Nothing really exciting, but nothing offensive whatsoever. This is exactly what it sets out to do, which is fine. I could drink buckets of this. Of course, it's still exceptionally boring, but it tastes authentic and without a trace of corn or rice.

Creamy, a bit thicker than most pale lagers. Potent carbonation.

A pale lager is tough for me to rate to scale, because there's so little separating members of the same style. This has a nice grainy flavor and tastes like it was made with real ingredients, so I'm marking accordingly. Far better than their cream ale. Is it bland and run of the mill? Sure is. Is it good for what it is and easy to drink? You bet.

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Photo of djrn2
3/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of andrenaline
3.76/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Nothing offensive here, a clean crisp lager that boasts a solid flavour profile of biscuits, toasted grains, and hints of grassy hops. Easily sessionable... A good lawnmower beer.

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Photo of bigox420
3.19/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Molson2000
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of karait95
3.15/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Yellow pale color, seems bright and medium carbonation, a permanent thin layer is always present after the big head dissipates a little too fast, the color is withe and the bubbles are compact and small.

S: Not too bad, there is a bread and malty smell with some sweetness inside it, not really intense but present and very simple not to complicated.

T: Is more the smell than the flavor, this one is a little thin nothing to incredible but not as plain as other lagers.

M: Also nothing to incredible, not a very good ending it is more a short ending in the mouth not in the back and with plain sensation more than bitter or sweet.

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Photo of spinrsx
2.8/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

341ml Bottle

Appearance - Clear gold colour with an average size fizzy white coloured head. There is a slightly lower than average amount of carbonation and there is a fair amount of lacing. The head lasted for 3 minutes.

Smell – Breads/grains, grass, hay/straw, apples and pears

Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and the beer has a basic adjunct lager feel. I can taste breads and grains mixed with a bit of a grassiness.. also some hat/straw notes. The beer has a bit of a sweetness to it as well, perhaps apples or pears. It finishes with a grainy slightly sweet aftertaste. I also picked up on a bit of a medicine like flavour in the aftertaste.

Overall – At first I found the beer to be really unbalanced but the taste did grow on me as I progressed through the beer. It's still not something that I would pick up again however.

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Photo of paxkey
3.06/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

pours golden. big white head. some lacing

some nice citrus on nose. lemon zest a bit artificial smelling, like an air freshener spritz. but not that bad.

very creamy beer but with loads of carbonation.

thin unimpressive finish.

just too much carbonation, its not terrible, kinda tastes good but too fizzy.

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Photo of bryehn
3.7/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a very nice golden, almost amber colour with a lean foamy head that gets retained as a collar. Little to no lacing.

The smell is of honey sweetened barley malts, with a very fresh and grainy hop character. Has a sort of earthy undertone as well. Very pleasant.

Very clean taste, dry and bitter, but with a decent bread-like maltiness on the tongue. Hops poke through before the finish, well-balanced and quite a refresher.

Gives a somewhat creamy, yeasty impression on the tongue. Low carbonation and finishes dry.

Very refreshing, easy to drink and great with salad. Would be great at a barbecue.

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Photo of SebD
3.13/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: It has a nice semi-cloudy pale straw yellow color to it. It has a nice white head that dies down quite fast but leaves nice lacing.

Smell: The aromas give out hints of sweet bready and grainy malts with some grassy and floral hops.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has a sweet bready malt character to it with light grain and grassy hops.

Mouthfeel: It has a low/medium carbonation with a thin and slightly watery overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied with decent flavors and aromas.

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Photo of WoodBrew
3.47/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I brought a can of this back whilst in the Toronto area for work. It poured a clear golden with no head and no lace. The scent had hints of biscuit. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink.....very similar to European adjunct lagers. The mouthfeel was lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall it was decent.

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Photo of Stocean1
3.32/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - poured a half finger head with little retention - no lacing - clear yellow

S - hops and bready malt

T - bready, sweet, some grassy hops

M - light body, stale bitterness, dry and decent carbonation

O - drinkable lager but nothing to write home about

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Photo of beerhunter13
3/5  rDev -10.4%

Photo of Atramentous
3/5  rDev -10.4%

Photo of ThinkAgain
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of Rlombardi75
3/5  rDev -10.4%

Photo of BeerClubNiagara
3/5  rDev -10.4%

Photo of KrisDLSmith
3.45/5  rDev +3%

Photo of BigGruntyThirst
3.43/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of IdeaSpeeder
3.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Serving Type - 341ml bottle poured into a pilsner glass.

Appearance - Pours a clear golden colour. Looks like your typical euro-style lager, but maybe a bit darker. It poured with a finger of fluffy white head which disappeared pretty quickly, leaving behind a faint amount of lacing.

Smell - Lot's of grass and grains and bread. Pretty standard fare. There might be some light spicy notes in there as well.

Taste - Very bready - reminiscent of a good pilsner. Other than that, there's some grassy and spicy notes, mostly towards the finish.

Mouthfeel - Light-medium body. Almost heavy for the style tho? Carbonation is pretty high, makes for a crisp and satisfying finish. Yum.

Overall - 3.5/5

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Photo of MJ63
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

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Captain's Log Lager from Cameron's Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.35 out of 5 with 85 ratings