Full Review

Vancouver Island Brewery

Vancouver Island Brewery
Islander Lager

Category: American Style Lager

Date Tasted:
Country: Canada
Alcohol: 5%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

Vancouver Island Brewery
Islander Lager

Category: American Style Lager

Date Tasted:
Country: Canada
Alcohol: 5%
Dusty light gold color. Delicate, sweet aromas and flavors of roasted corn, honeyed corn bread, and kiwi tart with a soft, crisp, effervescent, dryish light body and a tingling, quick finish that shows notes of apple-pear salad, toast, peppered nuts, and roasted root vegetables finish. A nice snappy lawnmower lager.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Crisp & light
Aroma Aroma: roasted corn, honeyed corn bread, and kiwi tart
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of apple-pear salad, toast, peppered nuts, and roasted root vegetables
Bitterness Bitterness: Faint
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own or with food
Recipes Pairing: Sausage Pizza, Italian Beef Sandwich, Sharp Cheddar
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A nice snappy lawnmower lager.

The Producer

Vancouver Island Brewing Co.

The Producer
2330 Government St.
Victoria, BC V8T 5G5
Canada
1 250-361-0007

American Style Lager

American style lagers are very light straw in color and range in alcohol from 4-5%. These lagers are clean, crisp, and light in body and flavor with low-to-no detectable hop or malt aromas. In addition to malt, many of these beers contain adjuncts such as corn and rice that are used to lessen the body and flavor. These beers originated in the US as versions of the pilsner style. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Capital Supper Club, Stevens Point Special Lager and Full Sail Session Premium Lager.

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American Style Lager