Yellowhead Remlar Pale Ale

Reviewed by on January 16, 2018 in Local Heroes Guide

The Details

  • Brewery: Yellowhead Brewery

  • Origin: Edmonton, AB, CA

  • Rated On: January 16, 2018

  • Best Before: canned December 4, 2017

  • ABV: 6.3%

  • Ideal Temperature: cold to cool

  • Style: American Pale Ale

  • Rating: GREAT !!

The Review

Edmonton’s downtown brewing concern has now taken to canning their products, including this one, which is an ode to the not so well-known ‘Remlar, the Sturgeon King of the North Saskatchewan river’.  Or something.

This 473ml can pours a clear, bright medium copper amber colour, with four fingers of puffy, loosely foamy and bubbly off-white head, which leaves some random tacky lace around the glass as things duly sink away.

It smells of fresh tropical fruit (pineapple, mango, and kiwi), grainy and crackery caramel malt, some minor biscuity toffee, a lesser domestic citrus rind acridity, and further leafy, weedy, and floral green hop bitters.  The taste is semi-sweet, bready and doughy caramel malt, candied orange and lemon, muddled exotic fruit, and more zingy leafy, piney, and slightly perfumed floral verdant hoppiness.  The carbonation is fairly average in its merely supportive frothiness, the body a solid middleweight, and generally smooth, as the hops here seem to be of the benevolent sort.  It finishes off-dry, the pleasantly mixed fruitiness and heady malt doing well to linger in an engaging tandem.

Overall, Yellowhead seems to be very well upping their non-lager game of late – and this is a prime example.  Lots of varied and heady hop character abounding, without going overboard (or encroaching into IPA territory) with the bitterness quotient.  Tasty, and easy to put back, so much so that I really wish I had another few of these to while away this cold January day.



Brady White



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