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Wayne Gretzky

Wayne Gretzky
Pale Ale, British Columbia

Category: English Style Pale Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: Canada
Alcohol: 5%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

Wayne Gretzky
Pale Ale, British Columbia

Category: English Style Pale Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: Canada
Alcohol: 5%
Golden yellow color. Aromas of toasted coconut bread, honeyed herb muffin, orange marmalade, and chocolate puffed rice with a satiny, bright, finely carbonated, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, stimulating, long grapefruit yogurt, honeyed bitter greens, hint of BBQ wood, and grilled sweet potatoes finish. A hoppy, chewy English style Ale with plenty to offer.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Crisp & Light, Hoppy & Malty
Aroma Aroma: toasted coconut bread, honeyed herb muffin, orange marmalade, and chocolate puff rice
Taste Flavor: grapefruit yogurt, honeyed bitter greens, hint of bbq woods, and grilled sweet potatoes
Bitterness Bitterness: Medium
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own
Recipes Pairing: Souvlaki, Fish & Chips, Asiago
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A hoppy, chewy English style ale with plenty to offer.

The Producer

Andrew Peller LTD.

The Producer
697 South Service Road
Grimsby, ON L3M 4E8
Canada
1 905-643-4131

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English Style Pale Ale

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Serve in a Nonic Pint Glass
English-style pale ales are pale gold to amber in color and range in alcohol from 4-6%. These beers are characterized by the flavors and aromas of nutty and biscuity English malts, floral and earthy English hops and the notes of fruitiness and faint butterscotch of English yeast. Water also plays a key role in the overall character of these beers. Great examples of this style are brewed with harder water resembling that of Burton-Upon-Trent, lending these beers an impression of dryness in the finish and rounded hop bitterness.

Pale ales originated in England over 300 years ago with the advent of new technology making pale barely malt a possibility. In the 19th century, ales that were pale in color were often referred to as pale ale or bitter interchangeably. Today, there is a distinction between these styles, albeit a very fine distinction with some arguing that “bitter” refers to the style dispensed as draft and “pale ale” to the style when bottled. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Fuller’s London Pride Pale Ale, Sam Smith’s Organic Pale Ale and Marston’s Pedigree English Pale Ale.

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