Today I sample another beer given to me by Todd. Fuller’s Organic Honey Dew Refreshing Golden Beer.
Is it refreshing you ask? Indeed.
Is it golden? Very much so.
Does it make a great summer lawn mower beer? Yes, and then some.
This beer comes in a 500ml bottle and weighs in at 5% alc / vol. At the time of pour, the beer had a pinky’s worth of head in the glass. Beers with fruit can benefit or suffer from it. This beer works. It sips an easy drinking mild to medium carbonation level with floral, fruit and honey notes. I would buy this again specifically in the spring or summer and serve it cold.
I was recently furnished with a few tasty beers from my co-workers. I thank them heartily. This one pictured here is from Todd.
Cannery Brewing produces some great beers – their Maple Stout is delicious as is their Anarchist Ale and Naramada Brown. Today I sample their Squire Scotch Ale – a tasty tipple indeed. Weighing in at 6.5% alc/vol. in a 650 ml bottle, this Scotch Ale differs quite starkly from the other local Scotch Ale I have consumed (Russell Brewing – A Wee Angry Scotch Ale). When I opened this beer I was expecting a much bolder roasty malt flavour but that is not what I was greeted with. After collecting myself and realizing I wasn’t going to get a repeat of the other microbrew’s Scotch Ale, I prepared myself for a different experience.
After checking the aroma and having a taste, I realized that this beer may be more closely related to Fróech, a heather ale I once had. What I mean to say is, the beer is not overpowered by a roasted malt – sure it’s there, but there’s more subtlety going on here with the yeast and malt that make it a more balanced experience. What this means is you have a very drinkable light scotch ale with more hops and yeast in the flavour than you might find in your usual scotch ale experience.
I enjoyed this beer and while it may not be my goto beer for scotch ale, you couldn’t go wrong bringing this beer to a tasting.
For those that are unfamiliar with the scotch ale genre Click here for a nice primer.