Landwash Brewery One Wave – Blond Ale at 5.3% ABV

Landwash Brewery One Wave Blond Ale at 5.3% ABV (Trade – thanks Norm, 473 ml, no packaging date or best before, acquired 21-Dec-2018, reviewed 28-Dec-2018)

Appearance: hazy pale gold with one finger of loose white head diminishing rapidly to a thin ring, spotty lacing. (3/5) Aroma: grass, herbal, grainy malt, faint citrus. (7/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate bitter. (7/10) Medium body, moderate carbonation, off-dry moderate bitter finish. (4/5)

I loved the beers I had at Habits/Folly in Toronto when Chris brewed there, so I had high hopes here. Now, to be fair, this is a pretty unremarkable style at the best of times, so brewing it correctly to spec is pretty much by definition going to mean something pretty middle-of-the-road. That’s what this is: a refreshing, unchallenging, well-implemented interpretation of an excruciatingly boring style. Probably an effective gateway beer for the unwashed masses who haven’t tried craft beer yet (i.e. Mount Pearlies). Thanks to Norm for picking this up for me! (14/20)

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