Dageraad Amber – Dageraad Brewing (Burnaby, BC, Canada)

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Dageraad Amber (Belgian Pale Ale) – Dageraad Brewing, 6% ABV – 1L., (Burnaby, BC, Canada)

  • Style: Belgian Pale Ale
  • Taste: Banana clove caramel fruity wheat malt “salty” bitter hopped
  • How much: $7 – 1L, bring your own bottle (December, 2014)
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
  • Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: mmm, nah.

Visual: (growler fill). Pours cloudy pale brown with a quickly diminishing very small head, a thin layer of retention, light lacing, a few bubbles here and there.

Nose: sweet fruity malts, wheat malts, hints of apple. (lvl-3)-pungency

Attack: half-slick, thickish mouthfeel

Mid-palate: light tingly, (lvl-6)-sweetness, (MAIN) caramel malts, banana wheat malts, light clove,

Finish: mild alcohol detection mixed with soft-to-long duration bitter hops, almost salty bitter hopped finish.

Summary: Flavour and mouthfeel are nice, and a nice unique Belgian-style change-up from all the other offerings of the local Vancouver brews. The wheat shines through well but I’m not so keen on the “salty” hopped finish.