Sunday, 22 January 2017
Low Gear Sessionable Ale
Maclean's Ales from Hanover, Ontario can usually be counted on to deliver austere packaging, but the 473mL can of Low Gear Sessionable Ale was uncommonly vivid. The beer within was genuinely sessionable, at just 3.5%. Described as a golden ale, Low Gear was a clear, straw coloured brew with a fluffy white head.
The beer displayed a very grainy aroma, with a little tick of hops dryness. It's flavour proved grassy and mellow, with a pilsner quality, but the back end had a touch of pale ale hops. With a pretty substantial mouthfeel, this beer proved to taste a lot more robust than it's low alcohol pedigree.
Low Gear was an interesting number. It wasn't bright and citrusy like most of my fave session ales, but still flavourful and pleasingly. I'd have liked more hops, though. That cost them a bit.
Rating: 7.5 out of 10.