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!
Sunday, 3 March 2013
Black Creek Brown Ale
I enjoyed a pint of this offering, produced by Toronto's Black Creek Historic Brewery, at the Halfway House, the pub at the Black Creek Pioneer Village. It was a not-quite-clear, reddish brown ale topped with a quickly thinning eggshell head. It features a nice, malt heavy aroma with brown sugar notes. The flavour is quite rich at the front end, with brown sugar and molasses the driving forces. There is not a lot of bitterness, and what bitterness there is is confined to the finish.
This saucy rogue marks the entrance to the men's room.
BCBA is none too shabby for an English-style brown ale. It's smooth with an interesting flavour. I'd like a bit more oomph, but otherwise I was quite satisfied. It made a lovely compliment to the chevre-filled bison burger that I enjoyed at the Halfway House.