Prairie Ghost Pale

Reviewed by on July 5, 2018 in Local Heroes Guide

The Details

  • Brewery: Prairie Brewing Company

  • Origin: Three Hills, AB, CA

  • Rated On: July 5, 2018

  • Best Before: N/A

  • ABV: 5.2%

  • Ideal Temperature: cold to cool

  • Style: Honey Rye Ale

  • Rating: GREAT !!

The Review

Prairie Brewing has produced a ‘honey rye ale’, and named it after the rural community of Ghost Pine, Alberta, home to another of the brewery’s three founders.

This single 355ml can pours a clear, bright medium copper amber colour, with three fingers of puffy, chunky, and somewhat bubbly tan head, which leaves some decent streaky and frilly lace around the glass as it quickly evaporates.

It smells of gritty and grainy cereal malt, wet rye crackers, a bit of estery yeastiness, indistinct mixed fruity notes, and some plain earthy, musty, and floral hop bitters.  The taste is semi-sweet, bready and doughy caramel malt, a lesser toasted rye graininess, a hint of clover honey, some generic citrus peel, and more understated leafy, piney, and herbal green hoppiness.  The carbonation is average in its palate-pleasing frothiness, the body a solid middleweight, and generally smooth, with nothing really a cause for concern here.  It finishes off-dry, the mixed grainy characters exhibiting the most lingering prowess.

Overall – this comes across as a very flavourful and well-made offering. The malts are pleasantly blended, making for a robust drinkability quotient, so make sure that you grab a six-pack of this the next time that you see it in yer better bottleshops about the province.

Brady White



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