Henderson Brewing Company Rush Canadian Golden Ale – Golden Ale at 5.5% ABV | 30 IBU (C$4.41 at Collective, 473 ml, packaged on 10-Feb-2023, acquired 21-Mar-2023, reviewed 21-Mar-2023)
Appearance: clear pale gold with one finger of fine pale ivory head, good retention and minimal droopy lacing. (3/5) Aroma: bready malt, citrus, rye grass, hint of black tea. (7/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate bitter. (7/10) Palate: medium body, moderate carbonation, off-dry medium duration finish. (3/5)
“Books are for tourists. Beer is for geniuses.” But to quote Geddy Lee, “Did you know the phrase ‘Drinking beer is better than being hit in the head with a hammer’ can’t be put on a beer can?” Brewer notes say this is malted with 2-Row, Vienna, Flaked Rye, and Acidulated; hops are Magnum and Sasquatch; and the yeast is English Ale I. I mean, it’s fine – it’s a Golden, so how exciting can it be? (Except from the light rye note, which does add a little depth.) I probably wouldn’t have bothered but for the Rush tie-in. It’s clean and easy to drink, but it’s also about as memorable as, ohhh, I dunno, a certain solo album from 2000? (14/20)
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