Thursday, 29 December 2011

Gopher Lager

Big Rock Brewery is an Alberta institution.  Hailing from Calgary, they produce a stable of quality ales.  Gopher, their North American-style lager, is probably worthy of the Big Rock name, but it certainly isn't their best work.

Gopher comes in 341mL bottles, contains 5% alcohol and pours a slightly cloudy pale gold colour. It is topped by a thin white head.  The aroma is malt and sweet corn.  Taste is bready, malt-focused and has notes of something sweet (possibly apple?).

It's a very inoffensive little brew.  There are no real surprises and it's mild and refreshing.  Still, it doesn't give anything extra to set it apart from the legion of pale lagers out there.  I wouldn't kick Gopher out of fridge, but at the same time, I probably wouldn't seek it out.

Rating: 6.5 out of 10.

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