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Okanagan Spring Brewery

Okanagan Spring Brewery
Switchback Summer Ale

Category: American Style Golden Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: Canada
Alcohol: 5%
83 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended

Okanagan Spring Brewery
Switchback Summer Ale

Category: American Style Golden Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: Canada
Alcohol: 5%
Bright yellow color. Fruity, floral aromas of hi-c fruit juice, raspberry tea, fruit snacks, and lettuces with a tannic, soft, spritzy, fruity light body and a smooth, medium-length grapefruit juice, faint mint, eucalyptus, and lemon-lime soda finish. An absolutely delicious beer that doesn’t fit the golden ale style; think of this as the serious beer drinkers radler and grab a second one.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Sweet & Fruity
Aroma Aroma: hi-c fruit juice, raspberry tea, fruit snacks, and lettuces
Taste Flavor: grapefruit juice, faint mint, eucalyptus, and lemon-lime soda
Bitterness Bitterness: Faint
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own
Recipes Pairing: Meat Loaf, Grilled Salmon, Edam
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An absolutely delicious beer that doesn't fit the golden ale style; think of this as the serious beer drinkers radler and grab a second one.

The Producer

Okanagan Spring Brewing Co.

The Producer
2801 27A Ave.
Vernon, BC V1T 1T5
Canada
1 250-542-2337

American Style Golden Ale

True to their name, American style golden ales are golden to light copper in color and range from 4-5.5% in alcohol. They have a more subtle overall character and lighter body in comparison to typical pale ales and do not contain the same fruitiness of English ales. The most important qualification is that they are brewed domestically. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Fish Tale Organic Blonde Ale, Kona Big Wave Golden Ale and Half Acre Gossamer Golden Ale.

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American Style Golden Ale