Downhill Pale Ale

Brewery: The Collingwood Brewery Type: American Pale Ale ABV: 5.4% IBU: 33 Appearance / Aroma: Fluffy white head and a somewhat hazy, but rich, honey color. It smells like apricots and peach with notes of floral hops. Taste / Feel: The head itself has a honey-garlic and caramel taste mixed with hops. That sounds a bit weird, in fact, I changed my notes…

Grolsch (second opinion)

Brewery: Grolsch Bierbrouwerij N. V. Type: Euro Pale Lager ABV: 5% Appearance / Aroma: Big, fluffy white head and a golden yellow color. It gives off a bright and crisp, slightly tangy and zesty aroma. Taste / Feel: The taste is very solid. Pure, no flavors that jump out with intensity in any particular way. It’s bright and crisp with…

A Summer Smash

So I didn’t make proper notes of these beers.  But I will briefly touch on them before they are lost in my brain forever. Wanderlust, by Breakside Brewery in Oregon, USA.  It’s an American IPA @ 6.6% alcohol.  It was my favorite of the three beers Emily brought  home.  It’s label is a thing a…

Kickin’ Back

Brewery: Wellington Brewery (Guelph) Type: Dry Hopped Session Ale ABV: 4.8% IBU: 48 This is a delicious, SESSIONABLE ale.  The head leaves a nice lacing.  It glows like a nice wheat beer- that gorgeous orange.  It smells very fresh.  The beer is completely light and fresh but also with that bit of bitterness that only appears…

Biere de Garde

Brewery: Oast House Brewers (Niagara on the Lake) Type: Biere de Garde ABV: 7.0% Appearance / Aroma: Rich brown ale with a deep cream froth which retained quite well yet laced rather little.  It smells very little. Taste / Feel: It’s a lively carbonated and excited beer.  It is as unsmooth of a malt beer as I’ve…

Pompous Ass English Ale

Brewery: Great Lakes Brewery Type: English Pale Ale IBU: 28 ABV: 4.2% Appearance / Aroma: Hop aroma at the front with tangy raisin and malted grain layer beneath. It has a beautiful, rich red wood color with a frothy and generous head that leaves moderate lacing on the glass. Taste / Feel: Goes down quite clean with a fairly light body….

Hopfenweisse

Brewery: All or Nothing Brewhouse Type: Wheat IBU: 25 ABV: 5.1% Appearance / Aroma: This beer has a cloudy pale orange color, topped with a fluffy white head. It smells very similarly to Beau’s Bog Water or other wheat beers with floral and tropical fruit notes. Taste / Feel: In all honesty, this just tastes like all the other wheat beers….