Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Newfoundland Macro Brews: India Beer

Of the Newfoundland macros, India Beer was the one that I thought had the coolest look. It's sold in 341mL semi-stubby bottles with a vintage looking label that features a Newfoundland dog and the motto "Man's Best Friend". India is brewed by Molson Canada in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador. The following is an excerpt from my beer reviewing notebook: "Pale lager? I'll have to check, but I'd say so." and then a later addition: "Nope pale ale." Still, ale or lager, this stuff definitely tastes like a generic macro.

It's a clear, pale yellow brew topped with a fluffy white head. It has ample carbonation. The grain-heavy aroma has just the faintest waft of something a bit spicy. It's a pretty standard pale beer--thin bodied, fizzy, with grass and grain notes that give way to mild bitterness.

There's not a thing wrong with India Beer, but it isn't really all that captivating either. This is the kind of beer that you could sit down and drink all night, but it doesn't have a lot to offer beer aficionados and snobs like me.

Rating: 6.5 out of 10.

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