White Sails Brewing – Departure Bay Session Ale

White Sails Brewing – Departure Bay Session Ale

Rating

3.8 out of 5
Aroma
3.9 out of 5
Appearance
3.7 out of 5
Taste
4 out of 5
Palate

Total

3.9
3.9 out of 5

Overview

  • Type: India Session Ale
  • Brand: White Sails Brewing Co.
  • Pros:

    A session ale with a bit more to it than typical in malt character

  • Cons:

    Quite malty and light on the hop character

  • Conclusion:

    A malty and well made session beer

White Sails Brewing Departure Bay Session Ale ReviewWhite Sails Brewing – Departure Bay Session Ale

Nanaimo’s White Sails Brewing has a Session Ale in their lineup which is called the Departure Bay. Better known as the home of a ferry terminal, the Departure Bay is a beer with 25 IBUs and a 4.6% alcohol content. From the bomber bottle this beer pours a colour of light golden-amber and is topped with a single finger of head. From this beer comes a malty aroma with light toasted notes and caramel along with a subtle piney hop tone. In the aroma it comes across as more of a Pale Ale than what is typically described as a Session Ale. Sipping the beer it has a light body and crispness up front. The toasted malt character comes through quite strong and leads into a mild citrus-pine hop character. For a Session Ale this is a fairly malty and flavourful beer but still has a lightness to it and a refreshing character. The Departure Bay Session Ale is a tasty and refreshing, malt-forward summer sipper.

Alcohol – 4.6%
IBU – 25
Size – 650ml bottle
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