Vancouver Island Brewing – Juniper Lime Ale

Vancouver Island Brewing – Juniper Lime Ale

Rating

3.7 out of 5
Appearance
3.6 out of 5
Aroma
3.5 out of 5
Taste
3.9 out of 5
Palate

Total

3.7
3.7 out of 5

Overview

  • Type: Strong Ale
  • Brand: Vancouver Island Brewery
  • Pros:

    A unique beer that is inspired by a classic cocktail

  • Cons:

    Beer base is quite malty and masks juniper and lime

  • Conclusion:

    A big beer with a sweet juniper and lime infusion

Vancouver Island Brewing Juniper Lime Ale ReviewVancouver Island Brewing – Juniper Lime Ale Review

Vancouver Island Brewing has started a new, limited series of beers that are inspired by classic cocktails. The Juniper Lime Ales is a beer that is based on the Gimlet, a gin and lime cocktail. Pouring from the bomber bottle this beer is a light amber colour and has one finger of head which settles quickly and without a trace. The aroma has a maltiness to it that is topped by a tart lime character and mellow juniper note. The flavour is unique with a stronger malt character than expected. This malt character is made more apparent with a distinct sweetness which makes sense given that sucrose is the third ingredient. The juniper is apparent throughout but the lime builds as the flavour progresses. Coming across as more of a subtle acidity, there isn’t a ton of lime flavour but the acidity can be felt in the cheeks. This is an interesting beer and take on the classic gimlet cocktail. Perhaps a lighter base beer could have made the juniper a bit more bold and the lime flavour more apparent but at 7% this is a different beast.

Alcohol – 7.0%
Size – 650ml
IBU – 13
vanislandbrewery.com

 

 

Vancouver Island Brewing Juniper Lime Ale Review

Vancouver Island Brewing Juniper Lime Ale Review

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