Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Wellington County Brewery-Trailhead

After five consecutive reviews of wheat-based beers, I've been seriously craving something different.  To that end, I opted for a case of Trailhead Lager, produced by the Wellington County Brewery in Guelph, ON.  This is a pretty tasty beer, but all the more so when you consider the price.  For the price, I would be hard-pressed to name a better brew available in Ontario.

Trailhead is billed as a Vienna-style lager, and I think the description is apt.  It is a clear, fizzy brew with a gentle gold colour and topped with a cloudy white head.  The alcohol content is low, measuring just 4.5%.  Trailhead is sold in 341mL bottles.  The beer features a warm, rusty aroma that is quite potent.  The flavour is slightly oaty and graced with a not-unpleasant metallic tang.  Trailhead is extremely mild and has very little aftertaste.

At under $17 for a dozen, Trailhead is affordable.  And unlike the majority of other value brews, this one has some merit that goes beyond price.  It is a touch thin and a bit on the weak side, but it tastes great and looks nice.  Definitely worth a try.

Rating: 7.0 out of 10.

1 comment:

  1. A great thirst quenching micro brew at a discount brewer's price, a real diamond in the rough available at most Ontario beer stores.