Barkerville 18 Karat Ale

barkerville_18karatBrewer: Barkerville Brewing, Quesnel BC
Style: Amber Ale
Alc/Vol: 4.9%
IBUs: 33

Description: Named in honor of the Gold Rush, this amber ale is the flagship beer produced by the recently-opened Barkerville Brewing Company. Employing a pale malt base and a descent hopping, the beer aims for a balance in flavor and a consistently amber-gold color.

Tasting Notes: This beer was a good introduction to this brewery’s wares, though I neglected to give it a review at the time. This beer is quite balanced, combining a relatively crisp malt base with a varied hop palette that includes notes of grass, resiny pine, citrus, and some lingering bitterness. Quite pleasing. I look forward to seeing and sampling more from this interior-BC brewery!

Appearance: Golden amber, slightly cloudy, good foam retention and carbonation
Nose: Balanced malt, bread, good dose of grassy, resiny, piney hops
Taste: Crisp malt, slight tang, grassy hop flavor, citrus, bitter pine
Aftertaste: Lingering hop bitterness, smooth malt finish
Overall: 7.8/10

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