Review: Okanagan Spring Hopped Lager

Review: Okanagan Spring Hopped Lager by Cody La Bière

In the 2012 Okanagan Spring taster pack, they have four beers, the 1516 Bavarian Lager, Hopped Lager, Brewmaster Black Lager and a Pale Ale.

This review is of the Hopped Lager. I'm a huge fan of lagers that use an abundance of hops. Why? It gives it a nice zing to the beer. A regular lager usually lacks it, so hops helps make the beer more bearable. This beer was introduced as part of Okanagan Spring's 25th anniversary.

Appearance: Looks like the 1516 lager, pale golden colour, like straw. Somewhat hazy. White foam with some bubbley going on.

Aroma: A bit of citrus and it's very known that it will be a hoppy beer. I don't generally like lagers but that citrusy hop aroma is very welcoming. Bit of a slight maltiness, like the 1516.

Taste: Citrusy hoppiness, yum! If lagers had more hops like this, I'd drink more lagers. Hell, this is beer has more hops than "Alexander Keith's India Pale Ale" - which is a blasphemy for a "beer."

Overall Thoughts: Love hops but want a lighter beer? This beer is for you! It has a nice combination. The hops aren't overpowering, but you do know they're there.

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