Okanagan Spring 1516 Bavarian Lager

Okanagan Spring 1516 Bavarian Lager

Rated 3.206 by BeerPals
No Image Available

Brewed by Okanagan Spring Brewery

Vernon, British Columbia, Canada

Style:  Helles / Dortmunder

5% Alcohol by Volume

17 International Bittering Units

Availability of this beer is unknown

Sign Up to Participate:

In 1516, Duke Wilhelm IV issued the historic "Reinheitsgebot" and it became law throughout Bavaria. Guided by the original Bavarian Purity Law, true craft beer should be brewed using only barley, hops, yeast and water. As BC's leading craft brewery, Okanagan Spring has released this very special, all natural craft beer to celebrate this pioneering landmark in brewing. This Bavarian Lager is flavourful with a crisp, clean finish and a rich golden colour.

ID: 12687 Last updated 4 years ago Added to database 17 years ago

Key Stats








0 Member Photos

No photos yet. Show us yours!

Sign up to share your photos


Most noted beer attributes

None to date - be the first! Beeributes help BeerPal predict what beers you'll love.

Sign up to participate


Overall Rank17927
Overall Percentile63.9
Style Rank75 of 476
Style Percentile84.2
Lowest Score2.5
Highest Score3.9
Average Score3.258
Weighted Score3.206
Standard Deviation0.385

Rating Distribution

Beer vs Style

12 Member Reviews

Recent | Card View | Table View
  • CYRENAICA 2246 reviews
    rated 3.2 8 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    341ml bottle
    5.0% ABV
    Milton LCBO Outlet #1 (Milton, Ontario, Canada)
    November 9, 2013
    The beer pours a translucent pale gold colour with a half inch snow white head. The aroma is grains, weak hops, and some funk. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with average carbonation. Flavour is similar to the aroma, malt forward with a hint of hops in the finish.

  • PALEALERIDER 2314 reviews
    rated 3.2 8 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Pours a thin white cap and has a pale straw coloured appearance. Weak lacing. Light aromas of citrus hops, wheats, very grassy. Flavours are mildly sweet, mostly malts, crisp, and herbal hops. Light mouthfeel, prickly sensation. Excessive carbonation. Not bad just nothing special really.

  • CHOPZ 6094 reviews
    rated 3.2 9 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 7

    Part of their Summer Craft mixed 6-pack at the LCBO. Pours a golden colour with a big white head, good retention and nice dirty lacing. Smells quite grainy, like some oat, but with a little wet straw. Malty taste with some light honey notes. Nothing too sweet, just pretty malty overall. Quite different malt though, which makes this one unique and interesting.

  • MITCHFORGIE 683 reviews
    rated 3.1 11 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 7

    Pretty average lager brew, somewhere between a micro and a macro. This one was on tap at work while we we're slow. Corn, biscuit, scone, quinoa, medium to light bodied. Well hopped, got a nice dry bite. Not a bad brew. Better than I thought.

  • MMMMBEER 1119 reviews
    rated 3.4 13 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 5 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Nice looking beer pure gold body good crown on top lots of bubble columns floating to the surface. Zero aroma and I mean zero I got nothing here when first poured, I had to wait tell almost end of glass to pick up faint traces of sweet metallic corn but even then it was weak. This beer is yummy I remember drinking this years ago and not enjoying it so either the beer has changed or I have. Refreshing sweet malts, no sourness, no skunk, nice caramel finish and a nice hop presence. Very earthy flavour with mild hints of coffee. Good beer especially for the style.

  • LENUSIK 2067 reviews
    rated 2.5 13 years ago

    Aroma: 5 | Appearance: 5 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 5 | Overall: 5

    A typical lager of the pale gold/white head variety. The aroma is grassy malts with hop. The flavour is mild. Nothing fancy that stands out as great, and nothing that stands out as bad.

  • MYKE 542 reviews
    rated 3.1 13 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    Sampled at The Football Factory. Was not imrpressed at all. Reminded me of an OV knock off, yet OV is way more drinkable. Bland, boring and weak. I have nothing more to say.

  • BEERCRONIC 895 reviews
    rated 3.0 15 years ago

    Aroma: 5 | Appearance: 5 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 6

    Weak gold, almost no head, zero retention, slightly unfiltered. Aroma takes a while to come around. Starts off dry and that's it, but a stinky pee and that almost crap dope smell that comes form cut grass sitting in a bag in the sun too long, some fruit - possibly fake pinapple, apples. Not overappealing, but not that far off of the ordinary. Taste gets better and better along the way. Very drinkable. Tasty malts, some grain, a nice dryness...probally barley. I think there's water too! Interesting spice that I cannot place - odd and dusty - that I just started to taste now that I'm at the last sips. Light bodied, noticable bitterness early on in the sip, creamy touch to it, sweet aftertaste. No gas!

  • FERO 40 reviews
    rated 3.5 16 years ago

    Aroma: 5 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    I had this a few times at a pub in Victoria, B.C., and quite enjoyed it. It has a light, golden color with a light mouthfeel to match. It definitely tastes malty, but it's not offensive. In fact, the maltiness is what I enjoyed most. Considering the bargain-basement beers I have already reviewed, I'm giving this one high marks. Oh, and no metallic aftertaste...yay!

  • POOTZ 1565 reviews
    rated 3.9 17 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Light all malt beer. Seems styled on a light Dortmunder recipie...pours a light yellow, small white rocky head. Light malty nose over citrus-cidery notes. Light bodied malty lager with some nice cider and herbal hop tones, quick finish...light biscuit after taste...a nice light all malt lager distintive from most Canadian commercial lagers by it's all malt character.

Discuss This Beer