Fat Unicorn Last Call Blonde
Reviewed by Brady White on October 22, 2015 in Local Heroes Guide
- Brewery: Fat Unicorn Brewery
- Origin: Plamondon, AB, CA
- Rated On: October 22, 2015
- Best Before: N/A
- ABV: 5.0%
- Ideal Temperature: cold to cool
- Style: American Pale Lager
- Rating: GOOD !
This 650ml bottle pours a mostly clear, very pale golden straw colour, with three fingers of puffy, finely foamy, and mildly bubbly bone-white head, which leaves some mangled coral reef lace around the glass as it gently subsides.
It smells of bready, crackery pale malt, lemon rind, a further doughy sweetness, and perky leafy, grassy, and somewhat spicy hops. The taste is grainy, doughy pale malt, a subtle caramel character, some soft aged lemon juiciness, faint earthy yeast, and more playful and agreeable grassy, weedy, and kind of estery floral hoppiness. The carbonation is nice and light in its genteel frothiness, the body a square medium weight for the style, and generally smooth, nothing really existing here that might be prone to mess with things, even to the point of a small airy creaminess. It finishes off-dry, the still doughy malt doing well to keep the home fires a-burnin’, while the hops simply carry on impressing me, full stop.
Not a bad sudden and welcome introduction into the Alberta beer scene, I gotta say – before a few weeks ago, I hadn’t even heard of the town of Plamondon, and now I can say that I’ve had a well-made brew from there. Yeah, blondes (be they lagers or ales) don’t have the greatest street cred, but when they’re made like this, I’d gladly sip away at them while watching the trolling going on at the titular ‘event’.