Island Lager | Granville Island Brewery

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Island Lager is brewed to our original recipe, which combines all-natural ingredients to produce its distinct hop flavour. The same clean, refreshing taste that put us on the map in ’84 still makes this one a local favourite.

Added by 49degrees on 01-04-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
104
Reviews:
40
Avg:
3.26
pDev:
13.5%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
26
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 104 |  Reviews: 40
Photo of rrock44
4/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mack
3.25/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TheBierdimpfe
1.99/5  rDev -39%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

Clear dark straw color with a good layer of activity. Very faint foamy white 1 finger head, lasting around 5 minutes, making a bit of lacing. Flavors of sweet grains, barley, light caramel and lemon, with herbal spices. Thick sugary feel, with almost sour hops. Oily full body with soft prickly carbonation. Light to medium strength finish, biscuity and bready, highly syrupy with very coarse leafy hops. Badly flavored, almost with an aftertaste of puke from a wet bitter corn feel, and it's way too syrupy. Doesn't feel very fresh, hardly smells anything...no enjoyment here. Overall bad quality craft.

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Photo of SweetChicken
3.06/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of jgunther71
3.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ILOVEHAM
3.08/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of kevofficiel
3.02/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Island Lager from Granville Island Brewery

Look: Yellow, no head. Medium carbonation

Smell: Malt

Taste: malt and some sweetness, hop bitterness in the finish.

Feels: Like a budweiser from molson

Overall would I recommend it ? I will say yes and no. It is really up to up, give it a try maybe.

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Photo of SirDirtJoe
3.29/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of APP
3.37/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 4ster
3.44/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CurtisD
2.77/5  rDev -15%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of LampertLand
3.84/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Granville Is. 'Island Lager' @ 5.0% , served from x3 341 ml bottles from the Summer Mingler
A-pour is a light gold from the bottle to clear gold in the glass with a small thin white head leaving a streaky lace along the pint
S-pale malts
T-crisp & clean tasting lager
MF-ok carbonation , medium body
Ov-ok beer
prost LampertLand

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Photo of PorterPro125
3.41/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Serving Type: 341 mL Bottle

A- Pale Yellow with a thin, whispy, white head. No lacing.

S- Apples and bready malt.

T- Same as aroma.

M- Light body and Moderate to High Carbonation.

O- Like many other "Premium" Lagers that are brewed, this one has a sweet nose and taste and nothing much that really sets it apart from Macro Lagers.

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Photo of CoryR
3.65/5  rDev +12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Malone47
3.28/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Pmicdee
3.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of imfinished
3.33/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Exeter
2.64/5  rDev -19%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Svingjo
3.02/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Merlin68
2.5/5  rDev -23.3%

Photo of CalgaryFMC
3.23/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Single bottle sampled at a neighborhood pub. Fairly pale straw color with a quick-breaking soapy white head. Aroma of apples, grape candy, doughy pale malts and some floral hops. Rather standard fare much like what one encounters with most or all adjunct lagers, perhaps a hair more assertive. Ditto on the palate. More sweet white bread malts, apple pomace, a citric note vaguely reminiscent of lemons, perhaps less sweet than many mainstream lagers with a more pronounced malt flavor. The dryish finish is probably this brew's greatest asset, I am actually getting some gooseberry-like hop notes. All in all, decidedly "meh" and inoffensive. Sort of a textbook example of the pseudo-style "American premium lager". Perhaps one could gently suggest that a pub mate who insists on getting the least interesting lager in the joint every time you go out broaden his horizons, with this as a tentative foray into the scary world of "different".

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Photo of Chazz_Chetly
3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of YamagamiTravis
3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of Corson
3/5  rDev -8%

Photo of joeyjoey104
3.16/5  rDev -3.1%

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Island Lager from Granville Island Brewery
3.26 out of 5 based on 104 ratings.
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