This week's Sunday Night Suds looks at Laker Honey Lager.
Following up on last week's Leinenkugel Honey Weiss, I decided to bring a six pack of recently purchased Laker Honey Lager with me when we went away to family for the Rosh Hashanah holiday. This gave me the opportunity to sample the Laker Honey Lager with both dairy and meat meals and get a better appreciation for the brew.
Before getting to the description of the brew, let me first state that despite the information posted on the BeerAdvocate website, the Laker Honey Lager has not been "retired" by the Brick Brewing Company. The Laker Honey Lager was available in six, twelve and twenty four packs at the "Beer Store" in Niagara Falls (ON) last month. Additionally, the Laker website indicates that Laker is still brewing the Laker Honey beer (link here http://www2.brickbeer.com/brands/lakerHoney ).
The beer poured a pale yellow and had a pleasant honey smell in the glass. The first taste of the brew was not exactly as I expected as the honey flavor was not as strong as the nose of the beer led me to believe. In fact, the beer was a bin on the dry side with a little honey in the finish, but certainly not as strong as the Blue Moon Honey Moon or the Leinenkugel Honey Weiss.
The Laker Honey Lager was an OK pairing with chicken and turkey dishes, but was not strong enough to stand up to roasts or meat. I found that it went very well with sweet and sour salmon (poached, not chinese style) and was also a nice pairing with sweet yom tov cakes.
Laker Honey Lager is certified kosher by the COR (aka Kashruth Council of Canada). For the experts' take on Laker Honey click here http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/416/28375.
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