Amber Dry Lager | The Olde Heidelberg Tavern and Brew Pub

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The Olde Heidelberg Tavern and Brew Pub
Ontario, Canada

Style: Light Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by pootz on 07-01-2004

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2.9/5  rDev 0%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

I had 3 of these today (one I inhaled) as it was hot and I was on the bike cruising the “minni-country” boondocks all day. The waiter (a dead ringer for the geek in the 50s Black label ads) called it "House amber dry". Amber it was not (more a dark gold) but dry it was… and refreshing under the circumstances. Definitely a light Canadian draft lager. It was marginally superior to the OV or Blue they usually pump out at these retro country draft houses. They serve this stuff fairly cold, which helps cover the rough edges of its short lagering period. Taps a darker gold with a 2cm cap that reduces to a small white ring ...aroma is subdued grainy, musty,… lots of sparkle to the palate, mild malt body and a dry finish with some kind of (Oaks just about nailed it) "funky" after taste. A better than average Canuck draft for the type of place/time/ it represents....a local landmark roadhouse that slings trays full of cold draft to blue collar patrons. With the exception of the picture window brew kettles, the place hasn’t changed since my parents took me here as a kid for pigtail n’ kraut dinners and they say it hasn’t changed a lot since they went there in the 60s.

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2.15/5  rDev 0%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

On tap at the Olde Heidelberg- This pale lager, now brewed at Brick Brewing Company, using the same Olde Heidelberg recipe from yesteryear, is simply a replacement for the macros with a homebrewed twist, according to the server. This lager tapped golden liquid under a frothy, but short lived white foam. Grainy, sugary, pale malt nose took some time to discern as this was served ice cold. Sweet grainy flavours with a slight floral component from the mild hopping. The finish is, again, grainy with some sweetness and an almost sour flavour comes through right at the end. Just a step above blue or the likes.

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Amber Dry Lager from The Olde Heidelberg Tavern and Brew Pub
Beer rating: 2.53 out of 5 with 2 ratings
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