ABV – 3.5%
IBU – 16
- UK Golden Promise Pale Ale
- Light Crystal, Medium Crystal
- Roasted Barley
- Canadian Wheat
- UK Challenger
- wy1318 London Ale III
ABV – 3.5%
IBU – 16
In the early 30’s a brewer by the name of Hendrik Verlinden was tinkering with a recipe for a strong golden ale that would be able to compete with the growing popularity of pale lagers in Europe. He released his recipe in 1932 marketed under the Trappist label, though not brewed by members of the order. Hendrik justified this with several years of consulting he had done for the monks of Westmalle. A few years later, the Trappist monks of Westmalle released their own Tripel; their recipe has remained unchanged since 1956 and is now considered the standard for the style.
A mildly hazy gold featuring a whipped, dense head with moderate retention. Aromas of spice and cloves familiar from the Single are very prominent here, and a hop forward bitterness pushes the spice, banana, orange, and pear flavours to the tail of the sip. A creamy and mildly sparkling mouthfeel round out the body and allow the flavours to linger on the tongue after the beer is swallowed. Mildly sweet ethanol flavor lends a nice warmth to the finish.
ABV – 8.2%
IBU – 34
A spin-off of the American Lager Style, Cream Ales became popular during prohibition when many Canadian brewers began to produce and refine the style. Once prohibition ended it began to brewed with gusto on both sides of the border. The Cream Ale is another example of a Lagered Ale, in that it uses ale yeast to begin primary fermentation and is then is stored at cooler temperatures for several weeks to increase attenuation and create a cleaner flavor.
The Gladstone Cream Ale is sparkling, clear straw color, notably clear and carbonated with low head retention. A slightly sweet malt aroma carries hints of corn with very mild herbal hop notes. Flavors of mildly sweet malt are prevalent, with low-key floral hop bitterness lending a fairly dry, refreshing finish. Slight corn flavors may be apparent in the after taste.
India Pale Ale was originally brewed in the UK for shipping to colonists living in India. The distinctively high hop ad alcohol levels of the IPA style both helped to preserve the beer for the long sea voyage. The movement of the ship at sea would keep the yeast suspended in the beer and result in a highly attenuated (dry) beer.
The Gladstone Straight 6 IPA glints a dark copper, aromas of tropical fruit can be found, but resinous pine is much more prominent. Lightly malted, strong bitterness from West Coast hops is the focus, complimented rather than diffused by bright citrus flavours courtesy of a generous amount of Southern Hemisphere hops. What malt character remains is most apparent after swallowing, where the light sweetness works to hold the bitterness on the tongue.
ABV – 6.6%
IBU – 70
Malts – Canadian Pale, Wheat Malt, North American Vienna Malt, Crystal Malt
Hops – Australian Ella, American Amarillo, Comet, Columbus, Summit
Yeast – wlp090 San Diego Super Yeast
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