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TGIF: Good For What Ales Ya

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The initial pour presents a hazy, golden orange color. That includes a rich...

TGIF: Good For What Ales Ya

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…

Mild Mannered – Redline Brewing

The initial pour presents clear brown, with a red tinge. There is a two-finger quick-to-dissipate tan head.

You’ll detect bread and nutty tones on the first encounter with the aroma. That’s supported with some biscuit and toast notes as the backbone. Also present is a distinct peppery tone. Further, the pleasant smells enhance the experience as the sitting goes on.

As for the taste; expect inviting blends of caramel, toast and pumpernickel bread coming to the fore. Beyond that, there are touches of steak sauce shining through, leading to a striking balance between sweet and bitter.

Out of the can, this is a medium bodied mouth feel, featuring extreme carbonation. The finish is dry, while thirst quenching. And despite the color, it’s light in body.

Overall, this is a traditional and refreshing brown ale.

Best paired with a cheese infused dish, such as pizza or poutine.

Find more about Mild Mannered on Redliner’s website

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