New Product Tasting Notes for May 26

Every Monday we’ll be posting tasting notes on the latest craft beer arrivals. Check out what’s new!


Double Mountain Kölsch 5.2%
Pours a pale yellow colour. Subtle notes of honey and straw on the nose. Taste offers light malt notes and grassy/lemony malt notes. Strong bitter finish. Drinks like a Czech pilsner. Light, refreshing, hoppy, crisp.


Boris Le Flacon D’Alsace 5.5%
Pours a rich yellow lager colour. Notes of grain, grass and honey on the nose. Taste is slightly sweet with nice fruit (grape), honey and grainy malt notes. Decently dry, bitter finish. Very easy-drinking, hot-weather lager.


St-Ambroise Framboise 5%
Pours a slightly cloudy reddish-brown colour. Nose is fairly muted with a hint of tart raspberry and fruit. There’s some really pleasant and up-front raspberry notes on the palate. Good malty backbone with a little sweetness to balance the fruitiness. Nice dry finish, excellent carbonation. A nice one for the patio in warm weather. Very refreshing. One of the better raspberry ales out there.


Anderson Poleeko Pale Ale 5%
Pours a pale yellow colour with a slight bit of haze. Very exotic hop notes of melon, tropical fruit and mint on the nose. Some nutty malt notes, as well. There’s a little funkiness from the hops on the palate with big fruity hop notes accompanying a big bitter finish. Quite an assertive pale ale, along the lines of Sierra Nevada Pale Ale.


Base Camp Ripstop Rye Pilsner 5.7%
Pours a light yellow colour. There are plenty of clean grassy/grainy/nutty pilsner notes on the nose. Similarly bold on the palate with tart citrus earthy/grassy hop notes mingling with spicy rye notes and a bit of grainy malt. Quite a nice bitter finish. This beer is light, crisp and drinkable, yet will satisfy IPA drinkers.


Hoyne Sumer Haze Honey Hefe 5.1%
Pours a slightly hazy yellow colour (with just a hint of orange). Nose is fairly subtle, with just some basic malt notes and honey showing up. Definitely not a Bavarian-style hefeweizen. On the palate there are notes of tart fruit (citrus), some malt nuttiness and a touch of honey. Nicely carbonated. Add a squeeze from a lemon slice if you so desire.


The Moon This Is Hefeweizen 5.5%
Pours a hazy golden yellow colour. Typical traditional Bavarian here notes of fruit, clove, spice and citrus on the nose. The palate is a bit light-bodied with flavors of spice/clove, tart fruit, bubblegum and a nice dry finish. Very drinkable and pleasant.


Saison Dupont 6.5%
Pours a hazy, dirty yellow/white colour. Plenty of fresh spicy/fruity Belgian yeast notes on the nose. The flavors are equally complex with notes of fresh ground pepper, spice, tart berries and grassy hops all mingling together. The carbonation is very assertive. This is the saison against which all others are measured.


Townsite Charleston Triple 9%
Pours a big, rich yellow colour. Orchard fruit notes—green apple, pear, apricots—dominate the nose. Sweet notes of candied pear, apple pie, spice (pepper) are bold and up-front on the palate, with a little hop dryness and bitterness on the finish. This fruit bomb is perfectly balanced. It’s big, boozy and full-bodied.