Cariboo Honey Lager – Pacific Western Brewing (Prince George, BC, Canada)


Cariboo Honey Lager – Pacific Western Brewing, 5.5% ABV, 355ml., (Prince George, BC, Canada)

from the website:

“Hey you like beer? Our Cariboo Honey Lager is A beer. The beer itself is made with the same hops and malt as our classic recipe, but we add real BC honey from the Cariboo region. Brewed for everyone who likes a drinkable beer in any form – from craft maniacs to the everyday Joe drinking on the job – we got the Honey Boo to make Winnie The Pooh say Woopty Woo.

Tasting Notes

Just a hint of honey gives this beer nice body and it will leave you tracing your glass with your finger craving more. We crafted a lager with just a hint of sweetness not an overbearing honey flavor. Paired it with all foods especially when you have the munchies because this honey doesn’t interrupt Game Time when it’s Go Time.”

  • Style: (Honey) Flavoured Lager
  • Taste: Crisp honey sweet malt barley
  • Where I got it : BC Liquor Stores
  • How much: $8/6pack – 6x355ml., October 2014
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
  • Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: no, too boring

Visual: Pours clear copper brown with barely any head, a super thin layer of retention, not that many sluggish streams.

Nose: light molasses malt, a touch of fishiness. (lvl-4)-pungency

Attack: crisp, honey

Mid-palate: (lvl-5)-sweetness, fizzy mouthfeel, (MAIN) honey, malt, barley,

Finish: light yeasty, no-length, almost non-existent hops, crisp honey-sweet malt finish.

Summary: Pretty basic and drinkable, with a definite honeyed profile. Not that exciting in terms of texture, flavour or depth.