Sunday, 4 October 2015

Downhill Pale Ale

The Collingwood Brewery, out of Collingwood, Ontario is the brewery behind Downhill Pale Ale. It's a clear copper beer topped with a rebellious froth of white head. There is a mild aroma that doesn't really give much away, except to hint at an English style and modest hops. The taste is very enjoyable. It's well balanced between caramel and malt initially, and dry and almost imperceptibly spicy hops à la fin. The mouthfeel is a touch thin, especially in the early stages.

The 473mL can isn't super macho, with a powder blue colour and cursive font, but I kinda like it. The beer clocks in at 5.4% alcohol.

Downhill Pale Ale is perhaps an unremarkable beer, but it's none the worse for it. It's well made and delivers a pleasant and reliable flavour. I'll definitely buy this beer again. I wonder what else we can expect to come out of Collingwood?

Rating: 7.5 out of 10.

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