Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Winnikeg, Manitobeer--Bulldog Amber Ale

Another offering from Winnipeg, Manitoba's Half Pints Brewing Co., Bulldog Amber Ale is a saucy, hazy, orangy amber beer. It came in a 341mL bottle, contained 5.4% alcohol and a mere 20 IBUs, and poured with a flimsy off-white head.

Bulldog has a very bready, malt nose with just a touch of confectionary sweetness. Its flavour is composed of toasted barley and biscuit elements, as well as a mild metallic shadow. There is just enough of a hops presence in the home stretch to give this ale some balance and shape, though I'd have liked a touch more by way of IBU count.

This was a solid effort--an amber beer with a nice toasty, bready bod and very little sweetness.

Rating: 8.0 out of 10.

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