Nestled 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.