Pale Ale Australienne – 4.8% – De Fredericton, Nouveau Brunswick.
Australian Pale Ale – 4.8% – From Fredericton, New Brunswick.
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25 = 4.16/5
Hazy and cloudy straw color with low activity. Thick foamy, slightly creamy, white 3 finger head, lasting around 10 minutes, with average legs. Flavors of grapefruits, pineapples, sweet grains dominant wheat, wild yeast, coriander, and floral hops. Slick and oily medium to full body with a moderate crisp. Medium strength finish, lots of tropical fruits and zesty yeast with flowery vegetal dry hops and a hint of straw/cheese effect. Fresh ripe fruity feel, unlike an IPA it’s low bitterness, kinda like a rustic pale ale. Really well balanced and intensified. A very solid brew, similar to Rype but even better in complexity. Overall excellent quality craft.
Ale de Blé aux fruits (framboises) – 4% – De Fredericton, Nouveau Brunswick.
Fruit Wheat Ale – 4% – From Frederiction, New Brunswick.
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75 = 3.67/5
Cloudy and murky amber/orange color with low activity but lots of floating detritus including what seems to be seeds. Foamy light beige 3 finger head, lasting around 5 minutes, with decent leggings and swirl effect. Flavors of raspberries, pumpkin, orange, light caramel, sweet grains, wheat, and herbal hops. Slick full body with a moderate crisp. Light strength finish, lightly grainy and wheathy, slightly tart from the fruits, ends with balanced leafy hops that feels like autumn and flowers. Good freshness and drinkability though highly accessible. A subtle fruit beer that could be more intense, although you can feel the quality of the ingredients. Overall very good quality craft.
Pale Ale tropicale de style Ouest Américaine, 4%, de Fredericton. (NB Liquor)
Tropical Pale Ale West coast style, 4%, de Fredericton, NB.
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4 = 4/5
Deep hazy and cloudy dark straw color with light activity. Slightly foamy beige 3 finger head, lasting around 15 minutes, with decent legs. Flavors of lemon, pineapples, soft grapefruits, wheat, sweet grains and floral hops. Slick and oily full body with crispy carbonation. Medium strength finish, highly tropical, slightly dry and leafy. Dominant lemony feel, very fresh with zesty yeast, and lightly spiced. More like a session IPA than APA. Quite tender and filling. Well intensified, balanced, while very tasty. Overall very good quality craft.
Stout Américaine orienté comme un vin d’orge fruité, 7%, de Fredericton. (NB Liquor)
American Stout / Barleywine, 7%, from Fredericton, NB.
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75 = 3.84/5
Deep opaque black color. Thick cream brown 3 finger sparkling head, lasting around 10 minutes, with decent legs. Flavors of walnuts, cherries, berries, chocolate, light mocha and cocoa, toffee, roasted grains and herbal hops. Smooth creamy, almost milky, medium to full body with a soft crisp. Strong strength finish, slightly earthy but more fruity on the tongue, ends quite thick with leafy spices. Still accessible, only slightly chalky. The star here is the rich tasty ester fruits, not really coffee nor chocolate oriented, plummy like a barleywine. Yet it does ends quite roasted and coarse, slightly unbalanced. Nicely bodied and filling. Overall very good quality craft.
Pale Ale Tropicale pas amère, 5%, de Fredericton. (NB Liquor)
Tropical Pale Ale, 5%, from Fredericton, NB.
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25 = 3.96/5
Deeply hazy, almost opaque dark gold color, with a caramel murky floating yeast cloud. Slightly creamy beige 2-3 finger head, lasting around 5-10 minutes, with decent legs. Flavors of pineapples, mangos, orange, coriander, caramel, sweet grains and herbal hops. Slick and smooth full body with a moderate crisp. Medium strength finish, indeed has a nice ripe tropical fruity juicy feel, with some wheat and balanced leafy hops. Highly accessible, well interpreted APA that is fruity but not bitter, so you can really say this is not an IPA. The balance is really impressive, I’ve never tasted a Pale Ale like that. Pleasant to drink and quite delicious, filling and fresh, although the body gets a little thin quite fast. Overall excellent quality craft.