Saturday, 14 January 2012

Red Leaf

Red Leaf comes from Toronto.  It's made by the Great Lakes Brewing Company.  It's sold in 473mL cans and contains 5% alcohol.  It's a lager, but it has a very attractive orange-red colour.  Topped with a fluffy cloud of off-white head, R.L. is well-carbonated and not exactly clear.
The aroma is coppery with a malty undertone.  The flavour is metallic.  It creeps from sweet to bitter and there is some faint toffee action.  The aftertaste is mildly bitter, bready and fairly short.  Red Leaf has a thin, slightly buttery mouthfeel.
The brew is fairly nice, but a touch "genteel" for my tastes.  I'd need a more full flavour to totally sign on to this one.  Still, it's a nice looking beer with some really excellent qualities.  It's easy-drinking and sessionable.

Rating: 7.0 out of 10.

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