Vancouver Island Brewing – 48 Lager

Vancouver Island Brewery 48 Lager Review


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  • Brewery: Vancouver Island Brewery
  • Beer Style: Lager
  • Pros:

    Easy drinking and refreshing lager

  • Cons:

    A bit sweet for the style

  • Conclusion:

    A refreshing, mildly sweet German-styled lager

Vancouver Island Brewery 48 Lager ReviewVancouver Island Brewing – 48 Lager Review

Vancouver Island has released a lager called the 48, named after the 48.4351 degrees in which Victoria lies. This German styled lager comes in 355ml cans and is a golden colour in the glass. With two fingers of quick-to-settle head this beer has an aroma of malted character, light sweetness and a touch of citrus character. Tasting the beer it is a pretty classic German-styled lager with perhaps a bit more sweetness than is typical. Light noble hop character also comes through behind the malt-forward flavour. There may not be anything that stands out with this beer but that is true to style, it is an easy drinking lager with a mellow sweetness to it.

Alcohol – 4.8%
Size – 6 x 355ml (also in mix pack)

Vancouver Island Brewery 48 Lager Review Vancouver Island Brewery 48 Lager Review

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