Friday, 20 December 2013

Kitsilano Maple Cream Ale

Kitsilano Maple Cream Ale is sold in 341mL bottles and contains 5% alcohol. It hails from Vancouver, British Columbia, where it is built by Granville Island Brewing. It's a very attractive brown coloured ale--it actually bears a slight resemblance to quality maple syrup--and it's topped with an off-white head that thins rapidly. There is very little carbonation.

Kitsilano has a mild aroma that is sweet and features some toasty malts. According to the label, this stuff is brewed using real maple sugar.  I was worried that it would be cloyingly sweet--it is sweet, but in a restrained, understated way. The flavour starts off malty, with some faint maple sweetness. The back end is toasty, with a slight bitter crunch.

This is not a bad brew, but I'd like a bit more body--I found it to be a bit too thin. This could possibly be fixed by upping the carbonation a bit. I really dig the toasty finish though.

Rating: 6.5 out of 10.

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