BC Craft Brewers Guild – Collaboration Maiden Voyage Ceder Aged Extra Pale Ale
BC Craft Brewers Guild – Collaboration Maiden Voyage Ceder Aged Extra Pale Ale Review
The BC Brewers Guild met up with the Central City Brewers and Distillers along with the Four Winds Brewing Company to collaborate and brew a unique, BC inspired beer. The result was the Maiden Voyage, a Cedar Aged Extra Pale Ale which comes in at 6.0% alcohol and a bitterness rating of 40 IBUs. This beer pours from the bomber bottle as a light copper, cedar coloured beer topped with a single finger of heavily lacing head. The Maiden Voyage smells fresh with tropical fruit tones and a slightly piney hop. The Cedar aging seems to have added a semi-sweet, sap like freshness with a touch of pepper to the beer that is hard to nail down but quite intoxicating. The flavour is rather hoppy with a strong northwest style flavour to it along with the big, tropical fruit tones that come from the hops. The cedar flavour comes in later on with a slightly woody-spice. Pepper tones along with a citrus-earthiness make for a complex, unique and very delicious flavour. This is a great Extra Pale Ale with a touch of cedar aging to make it even better. This is a beer that needs to be tasted!
Alcohol – 6.0%
IBU – 40
Size – 750ml
Price – 7.99 (Craft Retailer)