Sunday, 13 March 2016


Lost Craft Revivale is a Kölsch-style ale, though there is no mention of that particular appellation on the Spartan 473mL can. Rather, the copy on the can refers to its contents as a "premium lagered ale" and as being "inspired by a specialty beer style from Cologne". The brew in question comes from Toronto, Ontario's Lost Craft Brewing Co. It's a cheery pale golden ale, clear, and thickly covered with a frothy layer of loose white head.

Revivale exhibits a fresh, pastoral nose, packing a fair few malt notes and a nice, faintly sweet grain profile. Its mouthfeel is creamy and agreeable, built around a mild flavour. Major tasting notes involve cereal grains, roasted malt, and sweet grass, in advance of a gently bitter finish.

Lost Craft's effort with Revivale is quite similar to another Ontarian lagered ale, Beau's Lug Tread, though it has a little bit less panache. That said, it is a nicely constructed and thoroughly enjoyable beer reminiscent of Cologne's finest. The first beer I've seen in Toronto's beer-selling establishments, I think it's a commendable first effort.

Rating: 7.5 out of 10.

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