Thursday, 29 November 2012

Elora Grand Lager

Elora Grand Lager is a product of Trafalgar Ales & Meads out of Oakville, Ontario. This "dry-hopped" lager comes in a 473mL can, and clocks in at 5% alcohol. According to the can, Elora is an alternative to "watery domestic lagers".

It pours a hazy straw colour with lots of carbonation and a long-lasting white head. It has a grassy aroma buttressed with some citrus notes. There's a light malt taste on the front end, with some solid bitterness bringing up the rear. There are citrus notes of grapefruit and orange alongside some grainy sweetness.

Elora Grand is quite a nice spin on the pale lager. I particularly appreciate the extra hop bombast and the surprising complexity. It's flavourful, but still drinkable and refreshing. I'd like a bit more clarity, but that's a really minor beef with an otherwise great brew.  I'd definitely buy this one again.

Rating: 8.5 out of 10.

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