Brewsters The Local Brew

Reviewed by on March 31, 2017 in Local Heroes Guide

The Details

  • Brewery: Brewsters Brewing Company

  • Origin: Calgary, AB, CA

  • Rated On: March 31, 2017

  • Best Before: N/A

  • ABV: 5.0%

  • Ideal Temperature: cool to cellar temperature

  • Style: Red Wheat Ale

  • Rating: GOOD !

The Review

Calgary’s Brewsters have created this hoppy red wheat ale, made in collaboration with the Local Laundry, a fellow Cowtown-based clothing company – so, great name, then, I suppose.

This beer appears a clear, medium bronzed amber colour, with one skinny finger of wispy and bubbly off-white head, which leaves a few instances of ocean plume lace around the glass as things quickly abate.

It smells of semi-sweet, bready and biscuity caramel malt, gritty toffee candies, an indistinct pome and citrus fruitiness, some mild ashy notes, and a weak leafy, earthy, and piney green hoppiness.  The taste is sweet bready and pastry-like caramel malt, grainy toffee, a red berry-forward fruity character, ethereal domestic citrus rind, and more tame leafy, weedy, and musty floral verdant hops.  The carbonation is fairly active in its robust frothiness, the body a solid middleweight, and mostly smooth, with a minor airy creaminess creeping in as things warm up a bit. It finishes well off-dry, the big biscuity malt ruling the roost.

Overall, this is a decent malty brew, with both the Bavaria hops and wheat malt components playing second fiddle to the big Alberta barley beast.  A commendable charitable effort, in that a portion of each sale will be donated to the Comrie Sports Equipment Bank.

Brady White

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