Trailhead Premium Lager | Wellington County Brewery

Trailhead Premium LagerTrailhead Premium Lager
BA SCORE
2.99/5
64 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Wellington County Brewery
Ontario, Canada
wellingtonbrewery.ca

Style: Vienna Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Trailhead is a Vienna-style lager which is characterized by a careful balance of malt sweetness and clean, crisp hop bitterness.

Added by Shiloh on 02-20-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#43,074
Reviews:
44
Ratings:
64
pDev:
12.71%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
2
Trade:
0
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3.28/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of StormAles
3.49/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mark_mla
3.15/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Good easy drinker and inexpensive.

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Photo of Coronaeus
3.08/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Cycle69
3.49/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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2.75/5  rDev -8%

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3/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +25.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +25.4%

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3.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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3/5  rDev +0.3%

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3/5  rDev +0.3%

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3/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of ZachT
3.48/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

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3/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of ThinkAgain
2.75/5  rDev -8%

Photo of TheBeeraholic
2.75/5  rDev -8%

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3.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Adge0058
2.5/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of spinrsx
2.55/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

473ml Can from the LCBO

Appearance - Clear yellow colour with a small size fizzy white coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing and there isn't much lacing. The head lasted for 2 minutes.

Smell - Bread, apples, corn, grains

Taste & Mouth - The beer has an average amount of carbonation an I can taste bread mixed with corn syrup and apple juice. There is also a light amount of a grassiness and some grains.

Overall - Nothing to write home about. Just another basic adjunct lager that is inter-changeable with so many other beers in it's style category.

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3.1/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Tallboy can from the LCBO; best before July 2012. I knew before I bought this that it was not really much of a craft beer, but given past experience with Wellington I expect it to be at least good for what it is.

Pours that familiar pale golden-yellow colour, topped with one finger of foamy white head. Not very effervescent, but the head retains itself for a few minutes; impressive given the style. It leaves behind a thin, creamy cap with minimal lacing. I like the doughy, vaguely sweet malt character of the aroma; it's approachable for the style but unfortunately it's still quite faint. A little corny, with that apple juice feel I find in a lot of adjunct lagers.

The taste is decent, but nothing memorable. More grainy, slightly doughy malts with a light honey sweetness. Light lemon citrus and tart apple juice notes with some slight dryness toward the end of the sip. Weird sourness in the aftertaste is the only thing that stops this from being a noticeably superior adjunct lager. Thin-bodied and watery, with relatively low carbonation for the style. Crisp and refreshing enough to get the job done.

The packaging leads one to believe that this might be a genuine Vienna lager, but an adjunct lager categorization is much more appropriate. It's an above-average pale lager with no serious flaws, but few redeeming qualities of note.

Final Grade: 3.1, about a C+. This tallboy was priced the same as a can of the 'premium' macro equivalent (e.g. Canadian/Keith's), rather than a value brand like Lakeport or Lucky. In terms of quality, I would wedge Trailhead between those two groups - a little better than the cheap stuff, but not any better than your typical domestic premium lager. Purchase accordingly.

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Photo of hopsolutely
2.5/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of Antikythera
3/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

You know, this is a lawnmower beer but it's tasty. Clear with a little bit of head around the edge, applejuice yellow in colour, hoppy smell. Little bit of bitterness going down, very pleasant and no weird aftertaste. I'm going to call it average all around, but I'm enjoying it.

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Photo of Mit
3.05/5  rDev +2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a pale golden clear colour with respectable head.

Malty slight sour bitterness...very slight hoppy smell.

Light fairly unsassuming...mild malt and hop characteristics.

Good for the abv.

Overall it's pretty good...nice lawnmower beer that is inexpensive.

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Photo of grub
2.16/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

500ml can. sampled march 8/2011.

pours hazy pale yellow with a big fluffy white head. the head drops quickly and leaves almost no lace.

aroma is okay. honey and buttery toffee. bit of dms. corn. white bread and cracker. light alcohol. bit of faint floral/herbal character.

taste is delicious! well, maybe not... bit of carbonation bite, but not as bad as the silver wheat before it. bit of honey and butter on white bread. dms and corn, more than in the aroma. low bitterness level, but with a sort of clingy lingering unpleasant aftertaste.

mouthfeel is bad. bit of sting from the medium-high carbonation. light body, almost watery. unpleasant clingy lingering mouthfeel.

drinkability is okay. i suppose it's not aiming very high to begin with, but still not interesting or enjoyable.

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Trailhead Premium Lager from Wellington County Brewery
Beer rating: 2.99 out of 5 with 64 ratings
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