Ever since I saw the super stereotypical image on the front of the Canuck Pale Ale by Great Lakes Brewery I had to drink it. Something about a lumberjack just brought out my Canadian pride.

This beer is an American style pale ale which are generally lighter than the currently fashionable IPA’s. The drink was sampled in balloon style glasses (our favourite) and shared between the two of us.

The Canuck sits at 5.2% and can be had for a paltry $2.50 a can.

Lets get on to the tasting notes:

Appearance:  Light gold with light head. Almost blonde like. Somewhat cloudy.

Aroma: Citrusy hops like any good APA. Hint of strawberry. Bit softer than others.

Taste: Less sweet and less hoppy than expected from the smell. A mellow APA which is nice. Good way to introduce newbies to good beer.

Aftertaste: Just hops with much less citrus. Very dry.

Overall:  It’s a good APA and I’d certainly get it again. I can imagine its really great on tap.

Kole McRae

Founder of Toronto Booze Hound. He can be seen drinking almost anything in the wild from beer to rum. Try not to startle him, he may use humour as a self defence method.

Email: kole@torontoboozehound.com