Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Why So Sirius?

Born in the Big Smoke, Toronto, Ontario, Why So Sirius? is an American-style pale ale. It's brewed by the Sextant Craft Brewery and is named for the Dog Star. At 4.8%, this one is a little light in punch. It comes in 473mL cans that have an astronomy theme.

Sirius? is a golden ale with a slight haze and a bright white head. It has a fresh citrus aroma and a whiff of hops. The flavour shows a lot more grassiness than I was expecting from an APA and a corresponding shortage of hops grit. The beer proved to be a bit sweeter and lighter of mouthfeel than I was expecting.

Light and refreshing, but not crisp or bitter, Why So Serius? was a bit of a mixed bag. I'm okay with having my expectations challenged, but this beer shorted some of the best elements of the APA in exchange for grass and sweetness, which strikes me as a (why so) curious choice. Still, a refreshing, summery ale that drinks easily is worth some love.

Rating: 6.0 out of 10.

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