Lake of Bays Brewing Company River Walker Summer Ale – Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer at 6% ABV

Lake of Bays Brewing Company River Walker Summer Ale Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer at 6% ABV ($9.80 at NLC Sobey’s Mount Pearl, 750ml, bottle date 17-Apr-2014)

Pours pale gold with a fat finger of white head diminishing gradually to a thin cap, moderate lacing. (4/5) Nose is doughy yeast, wheat, citrus, some faint ginger. (6/10) Taste is mild sweet, bitter and sour. (6/10) Light body, moderate to low sustained carbonation, crisp tart bitter finish. (3/5)

Not bad, but a little muddled. I’m not entirely clear on what style they’re going for here, other than “generic pale ale”. With spice. But not too much. I guess it’s sorta kinda like a wit? It’s certainly not offensive, but it’s nothing special either. And now I’ve got The Log Driver’s Waltz stuck in my head. I dunno whether that’s a good thing or a bad one. (12/20)

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