Canmore Georgetown Brown

Reviewed by on May 25, 2017 in Local Heroes Guide

The Details

  • Brewery: Canmore Brewing Company

  • Origin: Canmore, AB, CA

  • Rated On: May 25, 2017

  • Best Before: N/A

  • ABV: 6.0%

  • Ideal Temperature: cool to cellar temperature

  • Style: Brown Ale

  • Rating: GOOD !

The Review

Another day, another new Alberta brewery to try out – no complaining here, no sirree!  This one comes from Canmore Brewing, and is an ode to a nearby mining ghost town.

This 473ml can pours a clear, very dark brown cola colour, with three chubby fingers of puffy, rocky, and bubbly dark tan (I know) head, which leaves some splendid old forest growth lace around the glass as it slowly dissipates.

It smells of semi-sweet, bready and doughy caramel malt, a bit of sugary nuttiness, medium cocoa powder, a touch of cafe-au-lait, and very tame earthy, leafy, and floral green hop bitters.  The taste is grainy and bready caramel malt, a suggestion of biscuity toffee, nutty chocolate, day-old coffee, dried vanilla beans, faint free-range char, and more well understated earthy, weedy, and dead floral verdant hoppiness.  The carbonation is quite low in its meek frothiness, the body a solid middleweight, and generally smooth, nothing really daring to interfere with the little party going on here, it would appear.  It finishes off-dry, the caramel, cocoa, coffee, and nuttiness all continuing to coalesce nicely.

Overall, this is one pleasant and engaging version of the style, full of flavour, and gently rounded in its bearing.  Easy to drink, not too sweet, and well worth seeking out if you’d like to try something that isn’t all hopped or soured up the wazoo!

Brady White



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