Monday, 16 July 2012

Big Wheel

My new found appreciation for Toronto's Amsterdam Brewing Co. led me to revisit their Big Wheel amber ale.  The label, which features a penny farthing bicycle, extols the value of "Balance in Life, Balance in Beer--a mantra that I can get behind. Sold in 355mL green bottles, Big Wheel clocks in at a predictable 5% alcohol.

Big Wheel is really more of a deep gold colour than an amber.  It pours clear with considerable white head.  Big Wheel has a sweet aroma, similar to that of toasted marshmallows. It has a toasty nut flavour on the front end, with a dose of bitterness on the finish.

This is a very drinkable brew.  It has an interesting flavour and is, in my humble opinion, well suited to year round beer drinking.  You'll never get kicked out of a party for showing up with a sixer of this tasty elixir.

Rating: 7.5 out of 10.

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