Monday, 16 March 2015
Saint of Circumstance
From Burlington, Ontario comes Saint of Circumstance, a citrus-infused blonde ale brewed by the creative minds at Collective Arts Brewing Limited. At 4.7%, it's a tad understrength, but not woefully so. It comes in 355mL bottles, each with a different image on the label--a very cool touch. I reviewed this faintly cloudy, pale gold ale topped with a layer of off-white head with my missus.
According to Partner, Saint of Circumstance smells very fruity, but with a sourness and whiff of wet gym sock. It tastes less sour than it smells. There's some citrus, but also something more exotic, like lychee. There was no strong aftertaste, which she found appealing. According to my better half, this is an ale that she probably wouldn't buy again, but one she wouldn't kick out of bed either.
She gave it a 6.5 out of 10.
According to yours truly, Saint of Circumstance has a grainy aroma with a pretty evident citrus subtext. It has a thin, dry mouthfeel and one that is reasonably crisp. The flavour is an interesting blend of grassiness, floral hops, and a healthy measure of lime notes. It tastes nice enough, but I wanted it to have more body. It's a nice warm weather guzzler, but not much else.
Rating: 6.5 out of 10.