Jasne Pełne

Brewery: Okocim (Poland) Type: Lager ABV: 5.5% IBU: 17 Thoughts: Kind of a dull yellow gold shine to the beer, with a fairly weak but bright white head typical of a Lager.  Lots of carbonation.  Typical sweet yeast European smell.  It’s nice.  It’s fresh and balanced, sweet and light without being boring.  There’s a spicyness to the…

8th Sin

Brewery: Hopcity Brewing Co. Type: Black Lager ABV: 5.0% IBU: 25 Thoughts: The can design is what initially caught my eye – unfortunately for most breweries, I’m a sucker for looks and I often judge a beer by it’s cover. As well, while we’re on the topic of the can, I’m also noticing that this beer has won some awards….

Bonfire Black Lager

Brewery: Perth Brewery Type: Dark Lager ABV: 5% IBU: 20 Appearance / Aroma: Aroma is sweet and grainy with hint of apple. The colour is similar to a black coffee, dark brown and slightly translucent. The head is fluffy and big. Not so dense but it sticks around. Decent lacing. Taste  / Feel: I’m conflicted on this one because the first…

Naughty Otter

Brewery: Gananoque Brewing Company Type: Lager ABV: 5.2% IBU: 24 Thoughts:  To be honest it pours as one of the ugliest beers I have ever seen; it doesn’t have golden or bright attributes like most lagers.  It’s murky; foul looking.  It does have a nice foamy head, but again it’s a cloudy and impure looking affair.  It…

Kirby’s Kölsch

Brewery: Muskoka Brewery Type:  Kölsch Kölsch is a clear, all-barley pale ale with a bright, straw-yellow hue similar to a standard German pale lager.[1] Kölsch is warm fermented at around 13 to 21 °C (55 to 70 °F), then conditioned by lagering at cold temperatures.[2] This style of fermentation links Kölsch with some other central northern European beers such…

Grolsch (second opinion)

Brewery: Grolsch Bierbrouwerij N. V. Type: Euro Pale Lager ABV: 5% Appearance / Aroma: Big, fluffy white head and a golden yellow color. It gives off a bright and crisp, slightly tangy and zesty aroma. Taste / Feel: The taste is very solid. Pure, no flavors that jump out with intensity in any particular way. It’s bright and crisp with…

A Summer Smash

So I didn’t make proper notes of these beers.  But I will briefly touch on them before they are lost in my brain forever. Wanderlust, by Breakside Brewery in Oregon, USA.  It’s an American IPA @ 6.6% alcohol.  It was my favorite of the three beers Emily brought  home.  It’s label is a thing a…

Captain’s Log

Brewery: Cameron’s Brewing (Oakville, Ontario) Type: Lager ABV: 5% Appearance / Aroma: Bright gold typical lager colour.  Nice head from a vigarous pour- noticeable carbonation and bubbles in the glass. Taste / Feel: I took a nice big gulp, as this is my post 25km bike ride thirst quench and at first I wanted to say…

Coors Light

Brewery: Coors Brewing Company Type: Lager ABV: 4.2% Appearance / Aroma: Its smell is mildly grainy but strongly college dorm room, post party. the head looks like you’ve just poured a can of ginger ale too quickly; big bubbles that disappear quickly. The color is a kind-of pee yellow. Taste / Feel: The first sip offers very little in terms…

Tusker’s

Brewery: East African Brewery (Kenya) Type: Lager ABV: 4.2% Opinion: It has a fresh, sweet smell, but not overly pronounced.  Very bubbly, bright lager, yellow, nice light bright white head which sticks around a bit on the glass.  Looks fantastic. It has a sweetness to it, like a honey additive flavour to it- which also gives it…

Abro Brygg Gold

Brewery: Abro Brewery (Sweden) Type: Golden Lager? ABV: 5.9% Appearance and Aroma: Bright sunny gold.  Noticeable lively carbonation.  Little to no head comes from a vigorous pour.  Almost no smell to speak of.  No discernible characteristics however I would say it has a clean smell. Feel Very light feel- it doesn’t say but this is a lager…

Dark Horse Lager

Brewery: Thornbury Beverage Company Type:  Dark Lager ABV: 4.8% Appearance / Aroma: This beer has a nice coffee color with a beige, dense head. It smells strongly of raisins and sweet malts. Taste / Feel: Upfront, it’s tangy with a subtle roasted malt undertone. It actually taste like vinegar at time; tangy but salty, almost. Towards the end of the…