Silversmith – Hill 145 Golden Ale

hill145aleNestled in Niagara-on-the-lake, Ontario, Canada – Silversmith Brewing named the ‘Hill 145’ Golden Ale in celebration and gratitude to those Canadians forces who served the battle of Vimy Ridge in the first world war.

Sitting at 4% ABV, this brew is also unfiltered and unpasteurized.

Appearance: Golden straw in color with brilliant clarity. A persistent soapy white head, leaving a beautiful strong lacing as the beer slowly disappeared.

Aroma: Medium slightly sweet intensity. A mildly bready malt sweetness. slight honeycomb, mild tropical fruits which may atone to the slightly sweet aromas but very soft; maybe some citrus. The malt characters more forward than any fruit aroma or otherwise.

Taste: Equally as medium an intensity with flavor, yet dry rather than an expected minor sweetness. Much of the same bready malt character.

Mouthfeel: Medium to light body, with a more lively than faint carbonation. A bit of a drying sensation yet very refreshing.

Finish: Mild intensity that seemed medium to short in length, which ended with the late arrival of mild drying bitterness.

Overall: Surprisingly very good. It was a very refreshing brew that still maintained much unexpected character and flavor. Went very well with the beef stew I had that was a bit spicy. Off set that spice a bit which helped me enjoy my food more.

CHEERS!

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