Beer of the Night - January 8, 2006


Hello fellow beer connoisseurs! It's been a very long time since the Beer of the Night has last been around, but it's back, atleast for now, mainly due to the blog system being down from summer until a few months ago.

This is the first beer review of the new year, I hope you enjoy.

The beer I have selected for the evening of January 8, 2006 is Brewhouse Pilsener by Saskatchewan-based Great Western Brewing. Great Western Brewing is a beer company that rose from the ashes of Molson's Carling O'Keefe brewery in Saskatoon that closed down in 1989, the employees of Carling O'Keefe didn't want to lose their jobs so they successfully saved their brewery, over 15 years later they're making quality and affordable beer to this very day, including Pabst Blue Ribbon for Canadian consumers.

First of all, I was expecting worse when I picked up a case of Brewhouse Pilsener, since it sells for $5.52 Canadian (atleast in Manitoba) for a six of cans of the beer, I expected it to be a very cheap tasting beer, similar to Labatt Lucky Lager, but surprisingly it was not, as soon as I opened up a can of Brewhouse Pilsener, it had a very slight malty odor similar to the average domestic Canadian lager such as Molson Canadian, and as soon as I tasted it, it tasted very similar to Labatt Blue, a bit too much like Labatt Blue, but then again both beers are Pilseners. Brewhouse Pilsener contains 5% and is available in cans and bottles. This beer was well worth the price for being a value beer, I usually prefer higher percentage value beers, but having a value beer that actually tastes decent is something different.

Price: 5/5, one of the cheapest beers on the market, under a dollar a can, well worth the money.
Taste: 3/5, very similar to other Canadian based pilseners such as Labatt Blue, slightly watered down though
Body: 3/5, basically looks as it does in the picture
Flavour: 3/5, a bit light on flavour but still good


This was feature that originally came from my now defunct blog on Spymac.com. Reposted in August, 2009.

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