Mission Springs Brewing Co. – Belgian Style Cherry Bomb Pale Ale Review
Mission Springs beer has been popping up at seemingly every liquor store in the lower mainland. With brewmaster Kevin Winter at the helm this little brewery is on its way to big things on the BC Craft Beer Scene. The Cherry Bomb Pale ale is a copper coloured ale that wears a hat of head two fingers thick which laces the glass long after settling. With cherries on the ingredients list it is no surprise that a dark cherry sweetness comes through strong alongside a Belgian wheat smell and a touch of sourness. The flavour is creamier than expected with a well malted body. The cherry notes do not overpower the beer but add a slight sweet & sour tone to the taste. The cherry notes hide some of the more traditional Belgian tones that would be expected in this type of beer. The Cherry Bomb’s finish is relatively dry with mild hop notes and a dark cherry bitter-sweetness. This is a pleasant twist on a pale ale and is quite nice. It may not be for every day of the week but it is definitely worth giving it a try!
Alcohol – 5.5%
IBU – 28
Size – 650ml
Price – $7.25 (Private Liquor Store)
missionspringsbrewingcompany.com (not on website)