Town Square Brewing Air Tractor Alberta Ale – Blond Ale at 5.3% ABV

Town Square Brewing Air Tractor Alberta Ale Blond Ale at 5.3% ABV (C$3.82 at Collective, 473 ml, packaged on 13-Feb-2019, acquired 22-Feb-2019, reviewed 24-Feb-2019)

Appearance: slightly hazy pale gold with one fat finger of rocky white head, excellent retention and moderate soapy lacing. (4/5) Aroma: melon, floral, grainy malt, berries. (7/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate bitter. (6/10) Palate: medium body, moderate carbonation, off-dry medium duration finish. (4/5)

The label says this “Alberta Ale” is “not quite a Blonde Ale, and not quite a Pale Ale”, though personally I’d say it’s a lot more a Blonde than a Pale. It smells much fruitier than it tastes, and in fact on the tongue there’s a not-unwelcome near vegetal note. For lack of a better description, I find it quite botanical, though fairly refreshing after a working weekend drive. (I’d also say this may be the first and only one of these to make it to The Ass End of Nowhere, Newfoundland! I’m staying at a B&B in Mose Ambrose tonight – good thing I came prepared.) (14/20)

7/10 #ryansbooze ryansbooze.com

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