This American pale lager from Lake of Bays Brewing Company in Baysville, Ontario pours a deep golden colour with a sizable and frothy white head that leaves small streaks of lace and settles as a thin collar and cap. Rock Cut Baysville Lager smells of honey-sweetened and toasted barley, with a perfumy, floral aroma and notes of fresh grasses and minerals.
The taste of Rock Cut Baysville Lager is somewhat faint, but fairly sweet with red berry and light, grainy malt flavours coming forward and mild, grassy bitterness providing balance. There is a familiar mineral tone in the crisp finish that is joined by a sweet and flowery flavour in the aftertaste. This lager is on the thin side, but also has a mild and pleasant creaminess to it and a small prickle on the tongue.
The can that Rock Cut Baysville Lager comes in is primarily a dark khaki colour with the wordmark and logo printed in a bluish green and burgundy respectively. The back contains a description and inspiration of the beer and a minimal list of ingredients. A best before date is stamped near the shoulder of the can.
Rock Cut Baysville Lager is a simple, but well-executed pale lager with a surprisingly full taste. It is a solid and approachable choice for barbecue season and goes with everything from potato salad and breads to grilled chicken, frankfurters and ribs. This beer sees wide distribution to over 200 LCBO outlets, The Beer Store locations across Ontario and the brewery is open seven days a week.
Type: American Pale Lager
Region: Ontario, Baysville
Brewery: Lake of Bays Brewing Company
Format Purchased: 473 mL
Alcohol Content: 4.2%