Full Review

Vancouver Island Brewing

Vancouver Island Brewing
Victoria Lager

Category: Dortmunder

Date Tasted:
Country: Canada
Alcohol: 5.5%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

Vancouver Island Brewing
Victoria Lager

Category: Dortmunder

Date Tasted:
Country: Canada
Alcohol: 5.5%
Gold in color, with moderate and funky aromas of soft tropical fruit, toasted grain, and green apple. On the palate, crisp acidity brings flavors of lemon marmalade and egg croissant into a breezy, warming finish. This rock-solid Dortmunder has the fruity nuance of a perfect lunchtime pairing.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Crisp & Light
Aroma Aroma: soft tropical fruit, herb focaccia, toasted grain, and green apple
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with shades of lemon marmalade and egg croissant
Bitterness Bitterness: Faint
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Baked Ham, Eggplant Parmesan, Swiss
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A high-octane lager with some fruity nuance.

The Producer

Vancouver Island Brewing Co.

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

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Dortmunder

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Serve in a Pilsner Glass
Dortmunders are straw to pale gold in color and range in alcohol from 5-6%. These beers are well-balanced, smooth and refreshing, and tend to be stronger and fuller than other pale lagers or Munich Helles styles. They may also be a shade darker and a touch hoppier. The style originated from the city of Dortmund in northern Germany. The "export" appendage refers to the fact that dortmunder beers were exported to surrounding regions. Today the term “dortmunder” widely refers to stronger lagers brewed for export, though not necessarily from Dortmund. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Great Lakes dortmunder Gold, DAB Original, Three Floyds Jinx Proof and Berghoff DortWunder Lager.