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Vancouver Island Brewing

Vancouver Island Brewing
Juan De Fuca Cervesa Lager

Category: Pale Lager

Date Tasted:
Country: Canada
Alcohol: 4.8%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

Vancouver Island Brewing
Juan De Fuca Cervesa Lager

Category: Pale Lager

Date Tasted:
Country: Canada
Alcohol: 4.8%
Minutely hazy golden yellow color. Aromas of fresh raw corn, underripe apricot, green tea, and breakfast soufflé with a round, vibrant, effervescent, dry medium-to-full body and a medium-length lemon zest, oyster cracker, poppyseed, hint of roasted nuts, and bamboo finish. A balanced, refreshing lager with an underlying hop presence and roasty nuance.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Crisp & Light
Aroma Aroma: fresh raw corn, underripe apricot, green tea, and breakfast soufflé
Taste Flavor: lemon zest, oyster cracker, poppyseed, hint of roasted nuts, and bamboo
Bitterness Bitterness: Low
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Grilled Beer-Cooked Sausages, Raw Oysters, Brie
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A balanced, refreshing lager with an underlying hop presence and roasty nuance.

The Producer

Vancouver Island Brewing Co.

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

Their Portfolio

84 Vancouver Island Brewing Gladstone Brewing Collaboration Burton Ale 7.5% (Canada)
91 Vancouver Island Brewing Hermannator 30th Anniversary Ice Bock 9.5% (Canada)
92 Vancouver Island Brewing Hermannator Barrel Aged Ice Bock 9.5% (Canada)
88 Vancouver Island Brewing Ukidama Lychee Yuzu Saison 4.5% (Canada)
88 Vancouver Island Brewing Tidal Series Grapefruit Agave Gose 5.0% (Canada)
86 Vancouver Island Brewing Piper’s Pale Ale 4.8% (Canada)
95 Vancouver Island Brewing Hermannator Ice Bock 9.5% (Canada)
94 Vancouver Island Brewing Dominion Dark Lager 4.8% (Canada)
89 Vancouver Island Brewing Juan De Fuca Cervesa Lager 4.8% (Canada)
88 Vancouver Island Brewing Islander Lager 5.0% (Canada)
94 Vancouver Island Brewing Victoria Dortmunder Lager 4.8% (Canada)
87 Vancouver Island Brewing Raspberry Export Stout 7.5% (Canada)
89 Vancouver Island Brewing Mocha Export Stout 7.5% (Canada)
85 Vancouver Island Brewing Misthorn Winter Amber IPA 6.5% (Canada)
89 Vancouver Island Brewing Bourbon Barrel Aged Hermannator Ice Bock 9.5% (Canada)
88 Vancouver Island Brewing Champagne Powder Belgian Brut IPA 6.2% (Canada)
92 Vancouver Island Brewing Nanaimo Bar Imperial Porter 8.2% (Canada)
87 Vancouver Island Brewing Broken Islands Hazy IPA 6.0% (Canada)
88 Vancouver Island Brewing Faller Northwest Pale Ale 5.4% (Canada)
90 Vancouver Island Brewing Piper’s Pale Ale 4.6% (Canada)
88 Vancouver Island Brewing Magic Hour Grapefruit Gose 2.4% (Canada)
91 Vancouver Island Brewing Castles in the Sand Saison 6.7% (Canada)
87 Vancouver Island Brewing Twisted Stalk Blackberry Helles 5% (Canada)

Pale Lager

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True to their name, pale lagers are pale in color and range in alcohol from 4-6%. These beers are generally light to medium-bodied with a light-to-medium hop impression and a clean, crisp malt character. Pale lagers are the standard international beer style as exemplified by products from Miller to Heineken. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Brooklyn Brewery Brooklyn Lager, Birra Moretti Lager and Damm Estrella Damm Lager.