Bentley Brewers Copper Lager: Penny Wise

Bentley Brewers Copper Lager from Brewer’s Delight, Inc. in Ottawa, Ontario is a clear golden copper colour and pours with a soapy white head that hangs around as a mossy cap. This Vienna lager has deep aromas of toffee-sweetened malt, juicy stone fruit and biscuit, along with more subtle notes of lemongrass and minerals.

Bentley Brewers Copper Lager
This Photo Doesn’t Do the Beer’s Colour Justice

The sturdy and well-balanced taste of Bentley Brewers Copper Lager is built on an earthy, yet smooth malt base with light toffee and cocoa accents, as well as a light lemon tone that keeps things from being too heavy on the tongue and palate. Bitterness becomes more prevalent in the finish of the medium-bodied lager, while mineral, salt and citrus notes linger in the crisp aftertaste.

Bentley Brewers Copper Lager comes in a basic silver can and features a “Double B” brewery logo and the slogan “Ottawa’s Oldest Brewery”. While that phrase may have you scratching your head, it’s technically true. Brewer’s Delight, Inc. was established in 1991 as a Brew on Premises facility and recently transitioned to the microbrewery format.

I was impressed (and frankly a bit surprised) with the technical quality of Bentley Brewers Copper Lager. It’s a textbook Vienna lager that goes very well with a hamburger, mozzarella cheese, barbecue or roast chicken, salted nuts and soft breads. Its hearty nature helps it work well as a standalone or lunch beer as well. You can find single cans at 12 Ottawa The Beer Store locations and will get a volume discount if you buy in packs of six or 24.

Type: Vienna Lager
Country: Canada
Region: Ontario, Ottawa
Brewery: Brewer’s Delight, Inc.
Format Purchased: 473 mL
Price: $2.55
Alcohol Content: 5.1%

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