Every week we post tasting notes from our Friday Staff Tasting, providing you with our take on all the latest craft beer arrivals. This week we tasted beers that, with one exception, are perfectly sessionable quaffers for the hot, dry summer that’s being forecasted. Enjoy the heat, enjoy the sun and cool of with some of these tasty brews.
Postmark Blonde 4.2% 6-packs & 12-packs (Vancouver)
Pours a light lemony yellow colour. Clean grainy malt notes on the nose. On the palate it’s perfectly light-bodied, balanced and refreshing with light floral hop notes a bit of grainy/crackery malt. Well carbonated and easy drinking.
Postmark Pilsner 4.7% 650ml (Vancouver)
Pours a rich golden yellow colour. Pleasant floral hop notes accompanied by hints of sweet grainy malt on the nose. On the palate it’s perfectly crisp and dry with a nice bitter bite on the finish. A perfect cool-down beer.
Steel & Oak Red Pilsner 5% 650ml (Vancouver)
Pours a beautiful amber-orange colour. Round malty notes of caramel and roasted grain on the nose. On the palate it’s rich and malty, with a hint of sweet fruit and nice dry finish and slug of bitterness. Two Rufus paws up from: David
Townsite Zwarte Wheat Dark Witbier 5.2% 650ml (Powell River)
Pours a gorgeous reddish chestnut colour. Complex notes of red berries, root beer and roasty malt on the nose. On the palate it’s refreshingly dry with notes of dusty cocoa, bubblegum, Belgian yeast spice. Light-bodied and refreshing. Two Rufus paws up from: Megan, Brent, Adem and Ian
Breakside Braggadocio Bourbon Barrrel Aged Imperial Porter 10.1% 650ml (Portland)
Pours a rich black-brown colour. Notes of dark fruit, chocolate, coffee and bourbon on the nose. The palate is robust and complex up front with notes of chocolate, espresso and smoky bourbon up front with a distinct tartness on the finish. Finishes dry. Two Rufus paws up from: Ayja and Glenn