Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Galt Knife Old Style Lager - Grand River Brewing (Canada - Ontario - Cambridge) 4.4%
A deep, deep gold in a glass; slightly cloudy with very light sediment. A frothy white head with slight lacing but even though my glass was clean it wasn't "beer clean" because I forgot to rinse my glass prior to the pour (note: d'oh!) so it's probably my fault there isn't more. Pouring another dash (into a beer clean glass this time) had better head and lacing.
A malty aroma with biscuit and honey touches and a prelude of the bitterness; just a hint of yeast like you'd get from fresh bread. Delightfully bitter taste for a lager with lots of biscuit, grain and bread tones. The hops character is mostly just bitter without being at all floral but it has a bit of some leafy green flavour to it. Also, there is just a hint of something like clover in the sweetness of the malt. A bitter aftertaste with notes of grain and hints of that clover taste again. Galt Knife Old Style Lager is a very nice lager, refreshing but interesting and suitable for just about any occasion.