Granny Smith Apple Pie Ale – Storm Brewing (Vancouver, BC, Canada)

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Granny Smith Apple Pie Ale – Storm Brewing, 5% ABV – 1L., (Vancouver, BC, Canada)

My second visit, one week later and this is one of their new beers that they didn’t have last week. Sadly I forgot to take a picture of their beer offerings.

  • Style: (apple, cinnamon) Spiced Fruit Beer
  • Taste: Malty pressed apple soft hopped cinnamon
  • How much: $11 – 1L, bring your own bottle (December 20, 2014)
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
  • Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: it’s pretty cool

Visual: Pours cloudy pale orange-brown without much head (growler fill), thin ringed retention, barely any activity.

Nose: very faint pressed apple juice. (lvl-2)-pungency

Attack: pressed apple juice viscosity

Mid-palate: (lvl-6)-sweetness, restrained sour-tanginess, (MAIN): pressed apple juice, cinnamon, malts

Finish: very subtle bitter hops, tangy fruity apple sweet malt finish.

Summary: Very easy to drink, good sweet-crisp-cinnamon-malt balanced flavour. Not too gimmicky in that it still has beer characteristics.

Pineapple Paradise Pilsner – Storm Brewing (Vancouver, Canada)

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Pineapple Paradise Pilsner (Seasonal experimental) – Storm Brewing, 5% ABV – 1L., (Vancouver, BC, Canada)

It was my first time visiting this local brewery and I just found out that they do a weekly rotation of experimental “brainstorm” brews – right up my alley. My interest has been piqued. Just bring your 1L or growler for them to fill and off you go. Here’s what they had when I went:

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  • Style: (Pineapple) Fruit Beer
  • Taste: Pineapple juice wheat malt
  • How much: $11 – 1L, bring your own bottle
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
  • Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: it’s not particularly memorable

Visual: Pours bright cloudy golden yellow, barely any head (growler fill), lots of tiny slow steady streams.

Nose: clean authentic pineapple with a touch of vanilla, superb. (lvl-10)-pungency

Attack: tingly-fizzy

Mid-palate: (lvl-5)-sweetness, (MAIN): pineapple juice, wheat malt, hints of vanilla, yeasty

Finish: residual light malt sweetness mixed with fruity pineapple.

Summary: Excellent nose, goes down okay but not a whole lot of complexity. It drinks like a Pineapple Stiegl Radler. It makes me feel bloated after sipping half a glass.