I first connected with Triple Bogey Brewing Co. on Twitter. We talked back and forth for a while, and I kept asking them to send me some beers to review. Finally they did. They sent two cans, and I opened one as soon as it was cold. I must say, the first impression wasn’t great. But what does impress me is this brewing company’s brand. Their website is polished, I love their logo, and they have a well rounded appearance online. What concerns me is they only make one beer… The Premium Lager.
Speaking of the Premium Lager, it has a sweet logo. The brewery, too. On the outside, this brewing company means business. Plus, I’m a golfer, and, well… The only thing better than being on the golf course is being on the golf course with a beer in your hand.
Triple Bogey Brewing Co. is from Toronto. There aren’t a lot of great craft beers coming from Canada, so it is nice to see these guys making a quality product. That is what this beer is. It isn’t anything worth writing home about, but it is a good, classic beer that I could drink by the gallon. I haven’t had this beer on the golf course, but I bet it would taste great on the golf course. Especially in these hot Arizona summers.
Here are some basic stats on the beer.
Name: Premium Lager
Brewery: Triple Bogey Brewing Co.
Country of Origin: Canada
City & State: Toronto, Ontario
Style: American Pale Lager
Alcohol Content (ABV): 5.00%
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In the Glass: Not much color, but the beer produced a nice head. No lace whatsoever, and I, based on the style, suggest drinking this ICE COLD!
Nose: It smells like a lager. As a matter of fact, it smells like a European lager. I’ve spent quite a bit of time overseas, and they know beer!
Flavor: Just what you would expect from a lager. It’s easy to drink, has a faint sweetness to it, and something I could drink a pitcher full of.
Mouthfeel: It’s a lager, so the mouthfeel is thin, making the beer extremely easy to drink. The beer isn’t very carbonated, either.
Aftertaste: Not much aftertaste. Of course, that isn’t a bad thing. It makes me want to keep drinking. This hides the ABV well.
I did it!!! That was fun. I might start doing that more often. We might be on to something…
They didn’t need to make a whale to intrigue me. They just made a good, daily drinking, clean, crisp lager that, even at 5% ABV, I could drink several of. Especially on the golf course. Not sure if I should say, cheers or fore…
Premium Lager – The can says: “Triple Bogey Brewing Co. was established for the everyday golfer. We know how much you love the game so we brewed a beer that’s perfectly fit for the fairways! Whether you are cruising up the 18th or relaxing on the patio after a round, a Triple Bogey has never been this easy to swallow.
“Cheers to the 19th hole and those beautiful summer days. Enjoy our crisp, refreshing blonde lager, crafted just for you.
“At Triple Bogey it’s okay to say, ‘better hit another!’
This is a beer from a golf brewing company. What exactly does that mean? Well, looking at the website for Triple Bogey, it looks like they also make golf gear and brewed the beer as a “beer that’s perfectly fit for the fairways”. Hmm. I’m not really a golfer. Should I even be drinking this beer?
It’s a lager, so nothing too substantial. Lagers are good beers to drink when you want something clean and crisp. This one is no exception, from what I can tell. It’s kind of a dark yellow in the glass. Darker than, say Bud Light or something like that. It looks pretty thin and there isn’t a lot of head or nose. What is there mostly just smells, like, well, beer. That bread smell. You know.
There’s not a lot of flavor on the first sip. But it is a lager, so that’s kind of to be expected. They are light, not a heavy beer by any means. And they are a good fit for the golf course. They’re refreshing, which is what you want when you’re out playing golf for several hours, especially in the heat (which we have plenty of here).
While not quite a spectacular beer, this one is good for what it is. If I was out playing golf and wanted something refreshing, I’d probably reach for a lager or something light, and this beer fits that bill perfectly. I’m not sure if it’s one I’ll pick up again, but if I play golf and this beer is available, it just might be the first one I reach for.