Saltbox Brewing Nun on the Run – Cream Ale at 4.7% ABV

Saltbox Brewing Nun on the Run Cream Ale at 4.7% ABV (C$3.91 at Liquid Assets YHZ, 473 ml, no packaging date or best before, acquired 12-Nov-2017, reviewed 28-Nov-2017)

Appearance: clear pale gold with one fat finger of fluffy white head diminishing gradually to a thin cap, moderate lacing. (4/5) Aroma: pome fruit, honey, grass. (7/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate bitter. (7/10) Palate: medium-light body, moderate carbonation, off-dry medium finish. (3/5)

I was all ready to be deeply unimpressed by this – come on, it’s a typically boring style, produced by a brewery I’d never heard of until a couple of weeks ago – but the fact is, it’s not bad at all. In fact, making allowances for the style, it’s a fair bit better than that. Noble and Huell Melon hops provide a fruity note on the front end, supported by mild honey and more Noble grassiness on the back end. The honey flavour comes through a bit more prominently on the tongue, but without adding excessive sweetness. (14/20)

7/10 #ryansbooze

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