- Published on Friday, 24 October 2014 21:12
Often hailed as one of the finest breweries in America, Great Lakes only release this Nosferatu Red Ale during the fall season. The Internet community has met Great Lakes Nosferatu with critical acclaim and I was eagerly awaiting my first pint.
Appearance: It’s advertised as a rich deep blood red colour, but it’s slightly lighter than
that. Never the less, it’s truly stunning and easy on the eyes.
Scent: It’s fairly sweet with a prominent mix of caramel.
Taste: The first couple of sips were quite bitter, but eventually the sweetness settles in with hints of fruit and citrus. The aftertaste is extremely hoppy with a hint of smokiness.
Overall: Is Great Lakes Nosferatu worthy of the wide spread praise it has been receiving? Absolutely! Everything about this particular brew is unique and the flavour combinations were outstanding. Once you get past the first couple of sips, you are in for quite the treat.
- Published on Tuesday, 21 October 2014 19:36
Mini Beer Review: Lucky Girl Brewing “Haunted Pumpkin Ale”
On my recent trip to Frankenmuth, Michigan, I picked up this beer along with many others that cannot be located in Canada. I’m always anxious to consume new brews and cracked this open during a delicious lasanga dinner.
Appearance – A clear amber colour with a fair bit of carbonation
Scent – Sweet and citrusy with some brown sugar
Taste – I picked up on hints of bread, malt and nutmeg, but tasted very little pumpkin.
Overall – While this beer is extremely drinkable, I found it rather difficult to classify it as a ”pumpkin ale” since it contained very little pumpkin flavour. That being said, I would certainly be willing to pick up this beer again.
Side note: As an avid fan of advertising, I must provide this company with the appropriate amount of praise for the creative and visually pleasing labelling.
- Published on Thursday, 18 September 2014 22:08
Appearance - A beautiful copper colour with a sizeable amount of foam that quickly dissipates.
Scent- Nutmeg, cinnamon, all spice and pumpkin
Taste - I instantly picked up on the hints of cinnamon, vanilla and pumpkin. It's creamy with a light bitterness throughout and extremely drinkable.
Overall - Over the past year, Mill Street has quickly become one of my favourite breweries. They have never disappointed me with their high quality efforts and attention to detailing from both a brewing and branding perspective. I highly recommend this beer and would easily call it one of the best and most complete pumpkin ales available.
*Note: This is a seasonal beer and only available for a limited time*
- Published on Monday, 15 September 2014 18:27
Ever since I was a young child, it was distilled in me to believe that hard work will eventually pay off. We are constantly tested by this theory and at times it seems inaccurate, preposterous and unobtainable. Perhaps it's merely impatience or the fact we witness others get ahead in life due to nothing other than luck, but we start to doubt the concept of hard work.
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