Vancouver Island brewing – Sombrio Citrus Session Ale

Vancouver Island brewing – Sombrio Citrus Session Ale

Rating

3.8 out of 5
Appearance
4.1 out of 5
Aroma
3.5 out of 5
Taste
3.3 out of 5
Palate

Total

3.7
3.7 out of 5

Overview

  • Type: India Session Ale
  • Pros:

    A nice aroma of orange peel that is quite refreshing

  • Cons:

    Light bodied and mellower in flavour than the aroma

  • Conclusion:

    A light beer with a big aroma and a flavour of orange peel.

Vancouver Island Brewing - Sombrio Citrus Session Ale ReviewVancouver Island brewing – Sombrio Citrus Session Ale Review

Vancouver Island Brewing has entered the session ale business with their Sombrio Citrus Session. Brewed with orange peel and wheat and coming in at 4.0% alcohol this is a fruity and light version of the easy drinking style. Pouring from the can the beer is golden-orange in colour and has one finger of lacing head. The aroma is big with orange peel, lemon and a nice, tropical fruit hop character. Sipping the beer it is light in body and has less intense fruit character than on the nose. The orange peel notes build along side a wheaty mouthfeel and citrus character with light sweetness. As this settles, a mild bitterness grows and lingers afterwards. This bitterness could be from the hops or orange peel but it settles the overall flavour as it comes to a close.

Alcohol – 4.0%
Size – 6 x 355ml (also in mix pack)
vanislandbrewery.com

Vancouver Island Brewing - Sombrio Citrus Session Ale Review

Vancouver Island Brewing - Sombrio Citrus Session Ale Review

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