Saturday, 26 November 2011

Cheetah Lager

I bought a pint of Cheetah Lager at a local Indian restaurant to go with my lamb roti.  According to the tabletop ad, Cheetah was brewed specifically to compliment spicy food.  Since my roti was mad hot, the test was set.
Cheetah is produced by Cheetah International Brewers of Toronto, Ontario.  It is sold in 341mL bottles and weighs in at the standard 5% alcohol.  The brew pours a pale gold colour.  It is slightly cloudy and mildly carbonated.  Topped by a thin head, Cheetah leaves behind very little lace.

The aroma is quite mild.  It smells slightly floral, with hints of sweetness.  The brew is quite thin and a touch on the watery side.  The flavour has a citrus touch to it, but only slightly.  There is a pleasantly bitter aftertaste.

This brew was better than I was expecting.  It isn't likely to win any international accolades, but it was a fine addition to my meal.  It really was pretty good with spicy food, though on its own, it was a bit wet.  If this brew is available at a purveyor of spicy delicacies, I say give it a try.  It won't dazzle you, but it'll put out the fire effectively.

Rating: 6.5 out of 10.

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