REVIEW: Crazy Canuck Pale Ale by Great Lakes Brewery

Crazy Canuck Pale Ale by Great Lakes Brewery

Crazy Canuck Pale Ale by Great Lakes Brewery

CRAZY CANUCK PALE ALE BY GREAT LAKES BREWERY

  • STYLE: American Pale Ale
  • ABV: 5.2%
  • COUNTRY: Canada
  • REGION: Toronto, ON
  • BREWERY: Great Lakes Brewery

From Great Lakes Brewery; 2010 & 2011 Gold Medal Winners at Canadian Brewing Awards in North American Pale Ale Category, 2012 Silver Medal Winner at Canadian Brewing Awards in North American Pale Ale Category:

“Our version of a west coast pale ale pushes the boundaries much like the Crazy Canucks of the past. We’ve brewed it for those who enjoy adventure and a departure from the ordinary. The result is a wildly hoppy aroma with a lingering bitterness complemented by a soft breadly malt flavour.”

Appearance | Cloudy gold with a lingering head.

Smell | Hops, pine, citrus, and floral.

Taste | Sharp notes of hops, malts, and bready.  Slightly sour with grapefruit.  Sharply bitter.

Aftertaste | Surprisingly a refreshing aftertaste with a light crisp bitterness.

Overall | It is very balanced for a pale ale that isn’t too hoppy.  This brew is very flavourful; once the drinker gets over the bitterness, it is relatively easy on the palate. At 5.2%, it is a comfortably bold session beer that might be nice to enjoy on Canada Day (for the patriotic beer drinkers out there).  This is another adept addition to Great Lakes Brewery’s delicious line ups from the last few years, including their 25th Anniversary series and their Project X Series.

Crazy Canuck would compliment any type of spicy food such as curry and hot chicken wings.

LCBO Inventory | $2.50 | 473ml

halfpint-rating

3.5 Pints /5 Pints

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