BIG AND BOLD SESSION BEERS
For those who believe bigger is better, here is a handful of ales leaning toward boldness. An impressive showing of flavour, while managing to stay in the realm of sessionability.
Founders All Day IPA LCBO 486514, 6 pk, $14.45 (4.7% ABV)
Full-flavoured explosion of citrus and pine; a low-alcohol beer that manages to pack a huge punch of flavour. Sweet mango and orange curd mesh beautifully with bitter hopping, reminiscent of green tea.
Wellington Special Pale Ale LCBO 190439, 473 mL, $2.95 (5% ABV)
A full-flavoured ale with notes of dried biscuit, caramel and kernel fruit on the nose. A round maltiness is kept in check with gentle hopping for a pleasing, clean finish.
Old Tomorrow Canadian Pale Ale LCBO 400853, 473 mL, $3.00 (4.9% ABV)
A warm nose of toasted raisin bread and orange marmalade leads into a wonderfully balanced, British-style ale. Full of sweet toffee and malt flavour and a clean, elegant finish.
Fuller’s London Pride LCBO 470757, 500 mL, $3.00 (4.7% ABV)
A warm sweet nose of apricot and toffee, with a warm sweet malt aroma. The palate delivers as promised with round, fruity maltiness and a refreshingly bitter, dried herb finish.