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Vancouver Island Brewing

Vancouver Island Brewing
Islander Lager

Category: American Style Lager

Date Tasted:
Country: Canada
Alcohol: 5.0%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

Vancouver Island Brewing
Islander Lager

Category: American Style Lager

Date Tasted:
Country: Canada
Alcohol: 5.0%
Minutely hazy yellow color. Aromas of labnah, matzo, and oven roasted potato with a creamy, finely carbonated, dryish light body and a graceful, medium-length crisp celery, fresh parsley, water chestnut, and fresh grain finish. A nice sudsy lager with a pleasant hop presence.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Crisp & Light
Aroma Aroma: labnah, matzo, and oven roasted potato
Taste Flavor: crisp celery, fresh parsley, water chestnut, and fresh grain
Bitterness Bitterness: Faint
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Mediterranean Mezze Plate, Steak Fajitas, Sharp Cheddar
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A nice sudsy lager with a pleasant hop presence.

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