Cypress Honey Lager | Granville Island Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Granville Island Brewery
British Columbia, Canada
gib.ca

Style: American Amber / Red Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed in small batches, our Cypress Honey Lager is lightly hopped, mild and bright, and given a hint of sweetness with pure Fraser Valley honey. It’s like a refreshing blast of Cypress Mountain air.

Added by IronDjinn on 06-30-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
105
Reviews:
30
Avg:
3.19
pDev:
15.99%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
19
For Trade:
0
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3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.84/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -21.6%

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.02/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Draft: Poured a golden/amber color lager with a medium size foamy head with OK retention. Aroma consists of light malt presence with light sweet notes form honey. Taste is also dominated by light caramel notes with sweet honey finish. Body is about average with good carbonation. This is almost closer to a Vienna then a straight lager but refreshing nonetheless with limited amount of complexity.

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3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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3/5  rDev -6%

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3/5  rDev -6%

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3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of decimator
3.12/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

341ml bottle poured into a pint glass. ABV 4.7%.

A - Poured a deep gold with a thin white head, head reduced to some surface bubbles, minimal lacing.

S - Light grains, hint of honey, some floral. Pretty light.

T - Mild sweetness with a hint of honey, low bitterness in the finish.

M - Medium carbonation, medium body, some stickiness, clean finish

O - The honey is barely detectable. Overall this beer is inoffensive, easy to drink yet one dimensional and easily forgettable. Despite that I wouldn't refuse one if offered.

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3/5  rDev -6%

Photo of wordemupg
3.29/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

341ml bottle poured into pint glass 17/6/13

A clear light copper with bubbles of all sizes feeding a short lived finger of foam that leaves just a single random patch of lace

S faint honey, sweet grains and some floral notes, pretty basic

T more of the same really, no real complexity but unoffensive, it is what it claims I suppose

M light bodied just a little foamy and sticky, not much on the finish just some sweet grains

O a little boring but easy enough to drink, needs much more honey, everything's just a little faint

I wouldn't look for seconds of this but I wouldn't turn one down if passed to me, just another basic brew

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2.92/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bought at BC liquor store on Commercial Drive.

Very drinkable, but nothing complex. This beer is refreshing but bland with almost no aftertaste. Despite the name, I'm not really tasting any honey. I wouldn't buy it again (Whistler's Bear Paw Honey Lager is much better), but I'm having no problem getting through the six-pack I bought.

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3/5  rDev -6%

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3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +17.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

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3/5  rDev -6%

Photo of sAws
2.18/5  rDev -31.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours golden with no head retention.

This is not a bad beer but rather one of the most flavorless beers I have ever tasted especially when compared to other honey lagers. Thin mouth feel and nonexistent after taste. The beer starts out ok but gets very boring as you continue to drink since it seems to lose its flavor.

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2.5/5  rDev -21.6%

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3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

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3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4/5  rDev +25.4%

Cypress Honey Lager from Granville Island Brewery
3.19 out of 5 based on 105 ratings.
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