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Fort Garry Brewing Company Ltd.
Manitoba, Canada

Style: Light Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by andrenaline on 07-01-2010

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Reviews by joefinnigan15:
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3.5/5  rDev +26.4%

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Photo of biboergosum
3.33/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

341ml bottle, part of the Fort Garry mixed pack circulating at my office Christmas party right now.

This beer pours a slightly hazy, pale golden straw colour, with one anemic finger of thin, weakly foamy, and soapy off-white head, which leaves a few sparse instances of arched lace around the glass after its brief struggle with gravity and surface tension.

It smells of semi-sweet bready cereal grain, faint generic orchard fruit, earthy yeast, and mild grassy, weedy hops. The taste is more grainy malt - some barley, some corn, but generally well blended, like yer average breakfast repast. There's really very little else, beyond a few wan earthy hop echoes, and a moderate saccharine swelling as it warms.

The carbonation is a bit prickly, and thus average in its quotidian frothiness, the body boxing in the upper reaches of the lightweight category, and smooth, with a tiny, encroaching cloying character. It finishes off-dry, the grainy malt persisting, but accruing a fair bit more of that clingy, palate-coating essence.

For a light lager, this sure beats the pants off most of the competition - flavour and weight alone put this in a certain rarefied company. However, dropping the relativity-speak, this is indeed a so-so quaffer, good only for when a lower ABV may be a requirement, and you don't want to totally give your beer-drinking palate over to the dark side.

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Photo of Sammy
2.2/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Not the worst replacement for a macro beer that I have had. Poor yellow coloured body, with a little light head. Minimal taste but not harsh, a light malt.Lighter mouthfeel, carbonation is there but not too aggressive.Nothng I would try again, but not the worst beer I have had.

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Photo of CrazyMike
2.82/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pale golden apperance with thin light head that disappears quickly leaving little lase. Smell consists of grassiness and malt, very hard to pick up though.

Taste is grassy with a hint if malt and hops, picked up some sweetness as well. Taste is very light though and hard to detect. Light bodied with moderate carbonation. Aftertaste is a lingering dry grassy taste.

Overall, not bad for a light beer. The grassiness helps give it character, but kind of boring and makes you wish you stuck with Fort Garys regular lager. Drink when it's 30 C out.

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Photo of andrenaline
2.51/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Second selection from their summer mixer pack.

A - Pours an incredibly pale golden colour with next to no head and zero lacing.

S - Very metallic scent with a hint of cardboard. Yes, cardboard. Faint grassy scent, and a bit of a sour lemon finish.

T - The grassy malts are the strongest flavour on this one. After-taste is a bit more bready, but rather non-existent.

M - This one is very light and smooth on the palette, however tends to bubble up a bit too much in your mouth. Similar to the last one I tried, I found the carbonation a little high, and it also finishes very dry.

D - I love almost any beer and would never turn this down, but that being said, I would never offer it to someone. Flavour is rather bland, the mouthfeel is dry and overly carbonated. Obviously being a light lager, the scent and flavour are expected to be mild, but I wasn't overly impressed by this offering.

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Photo of Howlader
2.25/5  rDev -18.8%

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