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: Euro 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.

Added by brewdlyhooked13 on 04-19-2003

BEER STATS
Reviews:
32
Ratings:
75
Avg:
3.34
pDev:
20.66%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
10
For Trade:
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Reviews: 32 | Ratings: 75
Reviews by cratez:
Photo of cratez
3.38/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

341ml bottle from the Cameron's Mixer Pack, purchased at the Lawrence & Avenue LCBO. Yellowish gold in colour with a thin ring of bright white head and sheets of lacing on the lager mug. Smell and taste are sweet and grainy malts, funk, slight floral, yeast, a bit grassy, green apple, trace of metal, mild soapy bitterness, some must in there as well. Mouthfeel is medium, crisp, quenching, well carbonated, good spiciness, fleeting aftertaste. Substantially better than the Dark 266, and one of the top APLs in Ontario.

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Photo of beerhunter13
3/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of JohnnyBarman
3.21/5  rDev -3.9%
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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3/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of MJ63
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of biboergosum
3.7/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

341ml bottle, another $2 special from the nearby LCBO, pretty convenient, seeing as getting out to Oakville isn't in my current southern Ontario itinerary.

This beer pours a clear, medium golden straw hue, with two fingers of moderately foamy, and mostly bubbly dirty white head, which leaves some broad swathes of splotchy lace around the glass in its hasty exit from the building.

It smells of semi-sweet, rather biscuity grainy pale malt, tart green apple esters, and peppy earthy, grassy hops. The taste is more toasted biscuit pale grain, a touch of stale countertop butter, more understated green apple and unfermented white wine grape fruitiness, musty honey, and mild earthy, muddy hops.

The carbonation is a bit edgy, with heady frothiness throughout, the body medium-light in weight, and plainly smooth, the bubbles the only challenge here. It finishes on the dry side, quite clean, with a softly biscuity graininess rounding things off.

A decent enough Euro-style lager, bordering egregiously on the Czechs' homeland offerings (I'm sure they get nervous at such an idea), what with all that sassy biscuit character. For a Canadian-made craft lager, this is more than alright, though perhaps a tad disjointed, but enjoyable enough for its earnestness.

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Photo of mintjellie
3.85/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pale straw in colour, topped by a finger of pale white head. Head is lacy but poorly retained. Mild cereal aroma, simple but with no apparent flaws. It tastes extremely clean, which I suppose is an appropriate yardstick to measure this style of beer by. No buttery or vegetal character. None of the green apple skin that mars many industrial lagers like Carling or Canadian. This just has a simple and delicate grainy flavour with the barest hint of hop bitterness, and an almost non-existent finish.

Light-bodied with pretty low carbonation for the style, a pleasant change from the prickly feel common to many industrial lagers. This wont excite the average Beer Advocate, and that's ok. This isn't meant for them. It's clean, simple, light, and meant to be all things to all people - or in other words, it's meant to be nothing to anyone. I think it succeeds.

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Photo of Sammy
2.7/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Taste was off and may be daicetyl. Had it in the plant. Light but little in way of taste. Marginal beer, could sub for a national brand. I couldn't finish a glass, but your average beer drinker would likely drink it and simply not ask for another. Creamy head .Had 5 years later on tap at the brewery and it was improved.

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Photo of bryanzk
3.84/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Reinheitsgebot71
3.15/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Par deux of the Cameron's 4 pack sampler.

A pure white head on top of a pale golden body, medium levels of carbonation support ok retention.

Grainy malt aromas, corn some slight grassiness nothing overly exciting or offensive here.

Basic pale malt flavours not much bitterness slight sweetness.
The body is nice an creamy very easy drinking.

A ho hum lager but I suppose they need to brew this to appeal to the masses.

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Photo of al_al1357
4.04/5  rDev +21%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WeizenMike
3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

Photo of DaveBar
4.03/5  rDev +20.7%
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 ChrisCage
3.71/5  rDev +11.1%
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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Photo of Stocean1
3.32/5  rDev -0.6%
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 paxkey
3.06/5  rDev -8.4%
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 ThinkAgain
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of WillAndSarah
2.75/5  rDev -17.7%

Photo of irishkyle21
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of spinrsx
2.8/5  rDev -16.2%
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 RedAleMan
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of tomdavistoronto
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of Bigmrred
3.43/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tacticalreload
2.42/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

I thought it was a good honest lager.

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Photo of Shiloh
3.71/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

My compliments to Cameron's. This is a really nice micro.
A very full bodied pale lager with a thick crown that has an idea that it wants to stick around .
Carbonation is light.
Very smooth offering with a well balanced taste( a slight edge to the mallts.)
Grainy/grassy tease.
Definetley recomended....

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Captain's Log Lager from Cameron's Brewing Co.
3.34 out of 5 based on 75 ratings.
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