"Storm Watcher" Winter Lager | Vancouver Island Brewery

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"Storm Watcher" Winter Lager"Storm Watcher" Winter Lager
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Vancouver Island Brewery
British Columbia, Canada | website

Style: American Amber / Red Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by LampertLand on 11-08-2012

BEER STATS
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
19
Avg:
3.7
pDev:
33.51%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
4
For Trade:
0
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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 19
Reviews by LampertLand:
Photo of LampertLand
3.7/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Vancouver Is -"Storm Watcher" Winter Lager @ 5.5% , served from a 341 ml bottle ,
6pack for $12
A-pours a warm amber/red , with a small quick dissapating off white head , leaving some spotty lacing along the stein
S-caramel sweetness and a hint of honey
T-sweet caramel start with a malty toffee & a lot of honey finish , no wow factor
MF-low carbonation , medum body , easy on the palate ,
Ov-Storm Watcheris an ok/good beer but lacks something , not sure what ,
I'd rather enjoy a Hermannator this winter

cheers LampertLand

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More User Reviews:
Photo of chickenm
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of souvenirs
3.81/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Dark amber with two fingers of tan bubbly head dissipating into a thin layer.
S: Sweet and malty, aroma of rich, dark, perhaps dried fruits.
T: Sweet, but not overly so. This is kind of like the fruitcake of beers: dark, sweet and fruity.
F: Thin but crisp.
O: Quite enjoyable.

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Photo of pudoo
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of Svingjo
3.54/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

It pours a dark red in colour with definite caramel on the nose. It tastes just like it smells a sweet toffee like with mild carbonation.

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Photo of Kevin_Tupper
4.75/5  rDev +28.4%

Photo of Kantifave
4.47/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mack
3.68/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Erik-P
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of canucklehead
3.66/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Part of the sweet new craft beer mixed pack for October 2013. This is a very malty lager that has big caramel notes on the finish. Pretty decent and what VIB does well :ie a ,malty dark lager. I am not sure I would want a 6 pack of this a welcome addition to the mixed 6 pack.

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Photo of hoppylaura
4.41/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ZachT
3.52/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

A: Deep amber color, very thin head, very little lacing
S: Rich caramel, slight burnt sugar and toffee notes
T: Caramel, sweet and malty, slightly fruity, leaves a rich malt sweetness in your mouth
M: Medium body, a little bit creamy, finish is quite sweet
O: More or less what you would expect from a seasonal winter lager, flavors are good but not complex, caramel sweetness dominates the palate with little else going on, its not a bad beer at all, I really enjoyed it, but it does not compare to some of the other winter warmers out there

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Photo of liverpoolcanuck
4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of Larz_73
2/5  rDev -45.9%

Photo of Eric_Standard
3.49/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of FinnHawk
4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of maclean25
3.47/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of schopenhauerale
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of imfinished
3.48/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

"Storm Watcher" Winter Lager from Vancouver Island Brewery
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