Craft Beer Tasting Notes: June 26

The “theme” for the latest arrivals was oddly enough goses (a sour German beer brewed with coriander and a touch of salt)  and IPAs. Crazy, huh? We actually tasted four goses, but only currently have the three below in stock. Well, we also have Driftwood’s Cry Me a River. It’s a great style for the summer—low-alcohol, refreshing acidity and a kiss of salt to keep you coming back for more!

Trou Du Diable Willow Gose 4% 600ml (Quebec)
Pours a lemon yellow colour. Grainy minerality and herbal notes on the nose. Lemony acidity on the palate with hint of briny salt and herbs. Refreshing!

Pohjala Meri Gose 4.4% 330ml (Estonia)
Pours a rich golden colour. Pleasant herbal/vegetal notes on the nose. Good lemony acidity on the palate with notes of fresh herbs and a dry palate. Easy drinking!

Coal Harbour Guava Sunrise Gose 3.8% 6pk cans (Vancouver)
Pours a cloudy grapefruit juice colour. Major juicy guava notes on the nose. Very tart on the palate with juicy guava notes and a kiss of salt.

Breakside Passionfruit Sour Ale 5% 650ml (Portland)
Pours a cloudy yellow colour with an orange tint. Notes of tart peach and passionfruit on the nose. The palate is beautifully tart, crisp and dry with nice natural passionfruit notes.

Bellwoods Farmhouse Classic Saison 6.2% 600ml (Toronto)
Pours a hazy, pale straw yellow colour. Major brett funk aromas of barnyard, horse blanket and straw. Funky on the palate as well with notes of pineapple, fresh hay, minerality and dry finish.

Superflux Easy Tiger Session IPA% 4pkl (Vancouver)
Pours a cloudy yellow-orange colour. Dank notes of tropical fruit and berries on the nose. Bright, juicy, clean and light-bodied with big tropical fruit notes, low bitterness.

St-Ambroise Grapefruit IPA 6.2% 473ml (Quebec)
Pours a bright rich golden yellow colour. Juicy citrus ad bright grapefruit notes on the nose. Nice grapefruit-peel bitterness and sweet malt balance.

St-Ambroise Black IPA 6.5% 473ml (Quebec)
Pours a black coffee colour. Rich chocolate and coffee malt notes on the nose. Dark malt notes of molasses and chocolate contrasted with bright fruit notes and a pleasantly bitter finish.

Faculty 778 IPA 7.4% 650ml (Vancouver)
Pours a deep golden yellow colour. Fresh, bright citrus notes  with a hint of pine and spice on the nose. Sweet on the and a bit boozy palate with classic grapefruit, lemon and pine hop notes.

Fuggles & Warlock Cannon IPA 7% 650ml (Vancouver)
Pours a hazy orange-yellow colour. A ton of ripe, exotic tropical fruit notes on the nose. Juicy and fruity on the palate with spice notes and a bitter finish.