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True North Lager | GP Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
GP Brewing Co.
Alberta, Canada
gpbrewingco.com

Style: American Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by biboergosum on 05-15-2016

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Reviews:
2
Ratings:
5
pDev:
22.65%
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Ratings: 5 |  Reviews: 2
Reviews by ChrisCage:
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3.85/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A- This pours a slightly chill hazed golden yellow color and has an extremely good looking head, that is dense, two fingers thick to start, excellent retention and is super white in its coloration. There appears to be lots of fast paced carbonation rising to the top....typical for the style and lacing appears to be very plush as well, with plenty of protein laced foam clinging to the side of the glass. Overall a very nice looking lager!

S- Initially I get a dry grassy aroma that reminds me of unmalted cereal grains, along with clean, mildly spiced barley malt, slightly biscuity/yeasty and a grainy finish that is mellow on the nostrils. A lager that actually smells like something other than adjunct!

T- Very nice flavors overall, with sweet yet mild caramel/toffee, grain malts coming through early on and yeasty bread throughout the body, grassy dryness, clean fruitiness like pear/pink lady apple crispness and the finish is clean, yet with subdued leaf extract bitterness. Overall a good flavor profile!

M/O- Good light/medium body for a lager, crisp carbonation that over time becomes more velvety, and just nice, well balanced flavors make this a very enjoyable beer that does the job on a hot summer day after work, and I think would be a great session brew! I recommend this one and will seek it out again for sure....definitely above average!

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3.54/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

355ml can - I guess it was only a matter of time before this brewing concern successfully saturated Grande Prairie's vast liquor landscape, and took to getting their wares out to the rest of the province.

This beer pours a clear, pale golden straw colour, with three fat-ass fingers of puffy, loosely foamy, and mostly just fizzy bone-white head, which leaves some sparse island chain lace around the glass as it quickly blows off.

It smells of grainy and crackery pale malt, some further untethered cereal notes, a twinge of musty lager yeast, subtle apple and pear fruit, and sort of surprising leafy, weedy, and somewhat grassy noble hop bitters. The taste is bready and doughy pale malt, maybe a hint of corn-bred grainy astringency, still over-staying its normal bounds earthy yeast, a muddled pome fruitiness, ephemeral petrol essences, and more decent leafy, herbal, and dead grassy hoppiness.

The carbonation is adequate in its supportive and sometimes sassy frothiness, the body a so-so medium weight, and mostly smooth, just a sense of estery gasoline making a minor dent in the proceedings here. It finishes off-dry, the malt showing some balls beyond the truck kit variety, while the hops indicate that they are more of the punch out early if ya can sort.

Overall, a much headier and agreeable version of well, a generic lager than I was expecting - I'm not certain what the difference is between this and the Maddhatter's Mercury, besides the ABV delta and contractual nature of the latter. At any rate, if I were to want to go on a hockey-watching, get away from the in-laws bender in Grande Prairie, this wouldn't be such a bad accompaniment, I gotta say.

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Photo of Slogr783
2.68/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Bunman3
3.44/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cknoch
1.92/5  rDev -37.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

True North Lager from GP Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.09 out of 5 with 5 ratings
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