Monday, 17 June 2013

Trafalgar Irish Ale

Trafalgar Irish Ale is, according to the label, "a traditional brown ale". Clocking in at 5% alcohol, T.I.A. comes from Oakville, Ontario.  It's brewed by Trafalgar Ales & Meads and sold in 500mL bottles. This handsome chestnut brown ale has is topped with a thin off-white head and displays mild carbonation.

T.I.A. has a rich, toasted malt aroma. The flavour is pleasant and malt heavy. There is a faint dose of nuttiness, which compliments a very smooth body. Notes of brown sugar and some faint molasses sweetness make this a tasty beer, while a slight bitterness adequately holds things together at the back end.

This is a very pleasant, well balanced brew. It's quite easy drinking and accessible for a brown ale. It's sweet without but not too sweet and very smooth. I wouldn't complain if there was a bit more emphasis in the hops department, but I still enjoyed it quite a bit.

Rating: 8.0 out of 10.

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