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.

Rating: 7.5 out of 10.

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