Friday, December 11, 2009

Saltspring Island Pale Ale

Saltspring Island Pale Ale

Lately the Left4Beer fridge has been filled with exotic beers from all over the world. It is nice to have strong ales from Belgium, big IPA's from Oregon and hefes from Germany. Maybe we should be trying beers from closer to home. So I picked up a simple (or so I thought) pale ale from Saltspring Island.

Ratebeer 2.53/5 18th percentile
Beer Advocate B

Taste +3

The first thing I noticed was the aromatic floral hops (East Kent Goldings). A good hit of carbonation cleanses the palate to let the malts and hops have fun. It was a nutty/pecan malt that did overwhelm the hops a bit much. Overall it was good.

Aftertaste +1

It was a quick and dry ending. There was just the bare residue of roasted nut malt and floral hops.

Alcohol Content 0 5%

Value +1

This was a great deal at under $5 for a bomber.

Ingame Enhancement +1

Bias again. You can drink this beer by the glassful and it does not dull the reflexes.

Overall 6/10

I do not care what the Ratebeer reviews say, I thought this was a good beer. It was slightly aromatic, malty and not overpowering in the hop department.

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