I've been a beer lover for as long as I can remember. I have little formal training (I have taken a beer appreciation course), and I do not possess a "sophisticated palate". I simply know what I like and why. My tastes range from lagers to porters and everything in between. This blog is a collection of reviews, as well as a platform for my thoughts on all things beer. Cheers!
Monday, 2 July 2012
Okanagan Spring Pale Ale
The Okanagan Spring Brewery in Vernon, BC is responsible for this reddish gold pale ale. It's sold in incredibly busy 341mL bottles and contains 5% alcohol. According to the label, this is "BC's original & favourite Pale Ale."
It pours very clear with slight carbonation and a thin ring of white head. OSPA gives off a fruity aroma with a backing note of caramel. The flavour moves from sweet to bitter. Orange peel and raisin notes kick things off, gradually giving way to a hoppy finish.
Okanagan Spring Pale Ale is a mellow, drinkable pale ale. I can see why this beer is so popular in BC. It has good flavour and decent bitterness. However, a little more boozy kick would be a treat.