Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Sling Shot California Common

"Fuel for a revolution" is how Toronto's Radical Road Brewing Co. describes its beer, at least on the 473mL can of Sling Shot California Common. An amber-hued lager, Sling Shot checks in at the baseline 5% alcohol. It pours with a very sudsy eggshell head and is quite hazy.

This beer packs an amplified and interesting nose that combines notes of cereal, well roasted malt, and copper. The flavour is similarly constructed, but considerably more mild. Much more assertive than a macro pale lager, Sling Shot is far milder than the average pale ale, but it boasts a sort of mindful calm that I found engaging. The beer moves from sweet to faintly bitter.

To its benefit, I found this subtle sauce to have an interesting taste. Perhaps it was slightly too metallic, but it was otherwise quite nice.

Rating: 8.0 out of 10.

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