Vancouver Island Brewery – Dough Head Gingerbread Ale

Vancouver Island Brewery – Dough Head Gingerbread Ale


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3.6 out of 5


  • Beer Style: Winter Ale
  • Brewery: Vancouver Island Brewery
  • Pros:

    Spicy holiday beer in time for Christmas

  • Cons:

    Could use some additional hop

  • Conclusion:

    Well spiced, mild beer.

Vancouver Island Brewery – Dough Head Gingerbread Ale Review

Vancouver Island Brewery has released the Dough Head Gingerbread Ale as a winter seasonal. The Beer is a transparent amber-brown colour that resembles that of a gingerbread cookie. The head is about a finger thick and settles with a small amount of residue clinging to the glass. Smelling this seasonal beer the aroma is thick with cinnamon and nutmeg two staple ingredients in gingerbread. The taste is of … Gingerbread. The spices take up the front of the beer leading to a malty center and finish. The tongue is left with a lingering of nutmeg and a touch of molasses sweetness. There is very minimal hop bitterness that comes into play. Perhaps, a bit of a boost in the IBU could actually make this beer a touch more drinkable?

Alcohol – 5.5%
Size – 650ml
Price – $5.50 (BCL)
This is a Fall Seasonal Beer

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