White Sails Brewing Co. – Snake Island Cascadian Dark Ale

White Sails Brewing Co. – Snake Island Cascadian Dark Ale

Rating

4.4 out of 5
Aroma
4.2 out of 5
Appearance
4.3 out of 5
Taste
4 out of 5
Palate

Total

4.2
4.2 out of 5

Overview

  • Type: Cascadian Dark Ale
  • Brand: White Sails Brewing Co.
  • Pros:

    A smooth and flavourful blend of chocolate tones and west coast hop bitterness

  • Cons:

    Hop tones are quite strong and take charge later on in the flavour

  • Conclusion:

    A well hopped balance of piney flavour and smooth chocolate notes

White Sails Brewing - Snake Island Cascadian Dark Ale Review White Sails Brewing Co. – Snake Island Cascadian Dark Ale Review

Nanaimo’s White Sails Brewing Company has released a CDA, or Cascadian Dark Ale, by the name of Snake Island. This west coast inspired dark ale comes in bomber bottles and is a dark brown colour. Pouring the beer the glass is topped with two fingers of head which settles slowly leaving an off white rim of lacing on the sides of the glass. The Snake Island CDA has an aroma of pine, roasted malt and chocolate. The chocolate note add a creaminess with a touch of coffee to it while the hop tones give a bitterness and pineyness reminiscent of a BC-styled IPA. The flavour of this beer is smooth with the chocolate and coffee tones coming out front. This initial hit is accompanied by a growing hop presence that adds a bitterness to the smooth chocolate character. The hop and chocolate are contrasting but work well together to make for a balanced and enjoyable beer that is true to the BC style of being a Cascadian Dark Ale.

Alcohol – 6.5%
IBU – 80
Size – 650ml bottle
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White Sails Brewing - Snake Island Cascadian Dark Ale Review White Sails Brewing - Snake Island Cascadian Dark Ale Review

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