Monday, 30 March 2015

The "Witty" Traveller Pint

The "Witty" Traveller Pint comes from St. Thomas, Ontario, where it is brewed by the Railway City Brewing Co., the brilliant minds behind lots of beers, most notably their Dead Elephant India Pale Ale. The first question that one must ask oneself when one claps eyes on The "Witty" Traveller is whether those quotation marks are intentional or misused That aside, the 473mL can features a debonaire gentleman in a top hat with a moustache and a high collar. The can looks neat but feels cheap. It has a crappy plastic coating that does it no favours. The beer within contains a very slight 4.2% alcohol and 15 IBUs. According to the can, this little brew features "spices from the East, the fruits of the South, and yeasts of the North". The ingredients list includes wheat, orange peel zest, coriander, and white pepper.

This stuff has the hazy, whitish gold colour of a wheat beer. It pours with a thin white head that vanished to nothing at an astounding rate. The beer has a decidedly peppery aroma which boldly accents a yeast and citrus note. It has a very thin mouthfeel and a fairly interesting flavour, but it really suffered from a lack of carbonated life. It tastes as it smells, though milder and with a substantial and agreeable pepper note colouring a predictable yeast and orange vibe.

This beer was fine, but it left me a little disappointed. It just wasn't anywhere near the standard of a brewery responsible for Dead Elephant.

Rating: 5.5 out of 10.

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