Monday, 3 August 2015

Burning River Ale

Sitting around at The Exchequer Restaurant & Pub in Chicago, I had a draught pint of Burning River Ale, a 6% alcohol beer by the Great Lakes Brewing Co. out of Cleveland, Ohio. According to the Great Lakes website, this brew contains 45 IBUs and is named in a nod to the Cuyahoga River Fire. A strikingly clear copper ale arrived at my table with a thin off-white head and little carbonation. Its nose was nice and toasty, with some tinny malts initially and moderate hops heft in back. There was a vague toastiness that ran from start to finish that contributes a bit of verve to the flavour of this ale.

While it was a bit thin for me, and not particularly bitter, Burning River definitely had some originality that made it well worth purchasing.

Rating: 8.0 out of 10.

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