Snobby beers got started when I used to teach a night class at the UWO. After teaching from 7-10pm, I’d come home and enjoy one (or a few) new beers that I’d pre-selected from the craft beer section at the LCBO. This ‘tradition’ quickly spread to friends, and before we knew it, we’d never drink Coors Light again.
This gem had been set aside in the fridge for a while. I’d saved this beauty for a treat after a long week of travelling for work until it came time to pull out my favorite frosty glass and gift it a whirl.
This dark ale at 5.5% alcohol has won numerous awards dating back to 2004. An ‘english brown-ale’, this beer is slight to start, but with a stronger finish with taste building as it moves down your tongue. Light carbonation with a caramel/toffee finish, and a flavour that lingers on the palate. This is a particularly malty ale to start with an earthy touch, and definitely a nutty element as it finishes with a hopsy balance.
In the end, this isn’t a beer you’d want to drink more than a few of, but after a long week, this is exactly what you’re looking for.