Lager

Asahi-Super Dry

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Anyone unfamiliar to the Japanese beer scene may be surprised that the selection of beers in Japan are filled with happoushu which are beverages that taste like beer. Due to having a malt content lower than 67%, they are not classified as a beer and are thus cheaper. There are still great happoushu out there, but Asahi Super Dry is a popular “real” beer.

7/10

Your typical light and crisp Japanese lager, do distinctive hopped flavors, bready notes.

Brooklyn Lager

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Apparently the brewing history of Brooklyn dates back to 1884 when German and Austrian brewers immigrated to brew some freedom. This beer is a product of fine German engineering.

8/10

Hint of caramel, slight bitter aftertaste, complex flavors for a lager.

Cameron's Captain's Log Lager from LCBO

Cameron’s-Captain’s Log Lager

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According to the brewer’s website the lighthouse depicted on the label represents Oakville’s first lighthouse, who’s keeper was also the first tavern owner in that area. Not interested in lighthouses? Go watch The Lighthouse starring William Dafoe and Robert Pattinson, it’s pretty good.

7/10

Floral hops may taste a little weird and bitter to some expecting a regular lager, refreshing and crisp as well.

Estrella Damm

Estrella Damm

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A Spanish beer brewed all the way back in 1876, adapted to the Mediterranean climate. There beers are focused on the use of natural ingredients which includes barley malt, rice, and hops, without any additives or preservatives.

8/10

Faint hoppy aroma, easy to drink, nice and simple with nothing too special

Kaiser Beer from LCBO

Kaiser Bier

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An Austrian lager, nothing much to say here.

7/10

Light head, golden in color, straightforward lager.

Michelob Ultra

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The light flavor of this beer comes from its 95 calories and 2.6 grams of carbs. For reference Budweiser has 145 calories and 10.6 grams of carbs. It’s advertised as a healthy beer towards any consumers who are wary about their diet. Buy this as a healthier option, but should you really be drinking in the first place?

5/10

Wheat soda.

Miller Genuine Draft

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Maybe I would have some fond memories of this beer if I were in a frat.

5/10

Wheat soda.

Muskoka Brewery-Craft Lager

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There unfiltered brewing process allows the beer to retain more flavors and aromas, so don’t be alarmed if you see any odd hazes or sediments. Although considered a microbrewery, there popularity due to their flavorful beers have seen expanding operations.

9/10

A flavorful earthy lager with a clean refreshing finish.

Stella Artois from LCBO

Stella Artois

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Labatt Brewery in London, Ontario will be brewing Stella Artois and Corona beginning late 2021, although there are already many complaints on the LCBO website about the change in taste.

7/10

Smooth, light lager, great for first time beer drinkers.

Tecate

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As the name suggests this Mexican beer is…not actually Mexican? Looks like they’re being sued for masquerading as a Mexican beer when they’re actually brewed in Holland. Oddly enough the first time I had this was in Mexico.

7/10

Light and easy drinking, a simple lager.

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Tsingtao

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If you know your East Asian history you would know that European imperialism was the factor that led to German forces taking Jiazhou Bay now known as Qingdao. The German influence on brewing is a good explanation for the beer’s solid quality in a country not really know for beers.

8/10

Light bodied, overall light taste, slight biscuit or bread flavor, easy to drink.

Tiger

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When you travel to Southeast Asia you either get Heineken, Singha, or Tiger. Originally from Singapore, you probably will see Tiger ads and banners everywhere in the general South East Asia region, lah.

8/10

Clean refreshing lager ideal for beating the summer heat.