TGIF: CRACK THE CODE
Let’s be honest…there are worse ways to kickstart the weekend than with a cold beverage.
And yet, it’s easy to fall into a routine of buying the same couple of beers or spirits at your favorite watering hole or the LCBO. Of course, there’s always going to be your standard go-to’s. But mixing it up (get it…mixing???) makes for a fun outing.
With that in mind, we’re taking a shot (bet you thought we would stop with the drinking puns after that first one) at finding you a weekly selection of spirits to liven up your Friday.
This week why don’t your try…
BINARY SYSTEM – SAWDUST
The initial pour produces an extremely hazy golden colour, generating an almost murky appearance. The head comes in thick and creamy, with lace all the way to the bottom of the glass. Noticeable as well is a healthy amount of floaties, as the beer settles.
As the first aromas hit the senses, this IIPA presents a host of strong citrus, fruit and pine smells. The sweetness of the aroma continues to the first taste, which is bursting with the blended tropical combination. A bready backbone is present, tying the drink together nicely.
The body establishes on the higher end of the medium-body scale. It comes in as a smooth and creamy contour, with low carbonation. As a result, the high ABV is hardly noticeable.
Overall, this is a summery drink that pops with zest and colour.
Best paired with traditional pub fare favoring sharper, salty sides to balance the sweeter sections of the drink.
By the numbers:
- ABV 8.5% alc./vol.
- Original Gravity: 19.0
- IBU: 45
- Final Gravity: 3.5