Granville Island Brewing – Lions Summer Ale

Granville Island Brewing Lions Summer Ale


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  • Brewery: Granville Island Brewing Co.
  • Beer Style: Fruit Beer
  • Release Date: April 03, 2017
  • Pros:

    Refreshing, sessionable, and fruity, this beer offers a lot to enjoy for summertime.

  • Cons:

    While refreshing, the balance between tartness and sweetness on the finish is a bit off.

  • Conclusion:

    A quaffable summer beer with plenty of fruity notes that should keep people coming back for more.

Granville Island Brewing Lions Summer Ale CanGranville Island Brewing – Lions Summer Ale Review

Released just in time for the spring thaw, Granville Island has brought out its new summer offering: the Lions Summer Ale.  Brewed with fruit juices from passion fruit and pineapple, this summer beer offers a refreshing, fruity, and sessionable experience.  Lions Summer Ale pours a slightly hazy golden colour with two fingers of lasting white head that leaves some lacing behind in the glass.  The beer initially gives off aroma of lemon, citrus rind, and grapefruit, though pineapple, cereal grains, and mango become more apparent as the beer warms slightly.  In the mouth are flavours of passion fruit, pineapple, citrus, and wheat.  Lions summer ale comes with a light mouthfeel, and a lightly sweet yet slightly tart finish that is crisp and refreshing.

Alcohol – 4.7%
Size – 355mL

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  1. Chooker
    Chooker 29 May, 2017, 07:31

    Really didn’t lIke it…sour finish. Not for me.

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