Cameron’s Into The Shade

Reviewed by on July 21, 2015 in Summer Guide

The Details

  • Brewery: Cameron's Brewing Co.

  • Origin: Oakville, ON, CA

  • Rated On: July 21, 2015

  • Best Before: N/A

  • ABV: 5.2%

  • Ideal Temperature: cool to cellar temperature

  • Style: Saison

  • Rating: GOOD !

The Review

Into the Shade is made in the saison style, and is part of Cameron’s summer 2015 mixed pack.

This 341ml bottle pours a clear, pale golden yellow colour, with a looming tower of puffy, densely foamy, and somewhat creamy bone-white head, which leaves some well eroded concrete wall lace around the glass as it gently subsides.

It smells of gritty, grainy pale and wheat malt, musty and mildly estery yeast, muted black and white pepper dust, muddled light orchard fruit (in its chewing gum format), and faint earthy, weedy hops. The taste is bready, crackery malt, a bit of spicy wheat graininess, still edgy yeast, bubblegum, fading table pepper spice, and more weak earthy, leafy, and hay-like hoppiness. The carbonation is quite tame in its traipsing across the froth-ready areas of my palate, the body medium-light in weight, and generally smooth, I suppose, as that weird yeastiness kind of puts a minor damper on things here. It finishes off-dry, the Juicy-Fruit worthy fruitiness finding further life in this game.

An interesting and mostly approachable version of the style, the only sticking point being the continuing saga of the sort of clumsy and oafish yeast. Otherwise, easy enough to drink, and workable as a welcome tipple after you’ve done some actual physical labour during the day.

Brady White

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