Pale Ale Américaine / Saison, 6.5%, de Penticton, Colombie-Britannique. (NB Liquor)
American Pale Ale / Saison, 6.5%, from Penticton, British Columbia.
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25 = 3.93/5
Clear golden color with moderate activity and a haze of yeast. Slightly creamy and frothy beige 2-3 finger head, lasting around 10 minutes, with serious legs and a good swirl effect. Flavors of pineapples, mangos, grapefruits, lemon, caramel, sweet grains, ginger, wild yeast, floral hops. Smooth oily full body with a moderately sharp crisp. Medium strength finish, highly tropical and sweet, ending with flowery dry hops. Slightly tongue numbing, still pretty accessible and well intensified. Impressive pale ale that is close to the line of an IPA, while still remaining true to the style from a highly balanced finish. Gets a bit more intense with the yeast, more citrusy with almost Saison qualities. Good freshness and filling, yet delicately super well rounded body. Overall excellent quality craft.