Brewed with the head of hot granite the Green Leaf Brewing Company has gone back to the old days of brewing traditions with the Burning Rock Ale. This beer pours a caramel colour topped with two full fingers of very fine and moderately lacing head. The aroma is light with citrus and mild hops with a slight caramel scent that comes through. The Burning Rock Ale actually smells a little lighter than the colour depicts. The flavour is a malt forward, lightly hopped ale that has a subtle caramel sweetness to it. Again the flavour is lighter and thinner than you may expect and compared to the on-tap version it is less caramelized. Given the stone process it would be nice to have a little more caramel in the body but the Burning Rock is a lightly sweetened, malt forward beer that is unique and another option from Lonsdale Quay’s Green Leaf Brewing Co.
Alcohol – 5%
IBU – 26
Size – 650ml bottles
Price – $7.00 (Green Leaf Brewery)
The making of Green Leaf’s Burning Rock Ale: