Townsite Brewing Inc. – Biere d’Hiver Brown Ale
Townsite Brewing Inc. has made quite the splash over the past year with some great tasting and award winning beers. As a winter seasonal this Powell River based brewery has released the Biere d’Hiver. A deep chestnut brown colour topped with two fingers of mocha coloured head the aroma is lighter that expected when it comes to winter ales. A sweetness comes through the smell with light caramelisation paired with a cherry/currant balancing the notes. The taste is not like many similarly categorized beers. Starting off a malt body comes into play that builds to include a defined sweetness. As the sugar builds on the palate it shifts to a lightly burnt caramel flavour that gives a bitter-sweet finish. The sweetness seems to overpower the other notes of plum and currant called out in the smell and on the label leaving a strong tasting beer that is quite enjoyable but you may want to share.
Alcohol – 7.5%
IBU – 29
Size – 650ml
Price – $6.50 (Cold Beer and Wine)
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