Friday, 16 September 2016
Granville Island India Session Ale
Granville Island Brewery is a Molson property, and one that delivers a real mixed bag of brews. A really great Winter Ale, a lousy Maple Cream Ale, and just fair pale ale and lager. But I keep going back to the well, this time with their India Session Ale. At 4.6%, this stuff comes in azure 473mL cans. The beer within is a rusty brown ale, topped with a fuzzy cream head.
Nice balanced through the nose, with citrus and evergreen hops, and a decent malt profile, this beer has a comparable flavour--especially in the malty character, that adds a bit of value.
For a low alcohol brew, this stuff is full-bodied and agreeable. It's not remarkable, but it is genuinely well made. The kind of suds I'll be certain to revisit on the reg.
Rating: 8.5 out of 10.