PictureI’m a big fan of Innocente. It may simply be because they are from my home town of Waterloo, Ontario. The sad part is I still have not had a chance to visit them.

While at The Craft in Liberty Village (after a wonderful massage) after using my Craft Beer Passport I gave Innocente’s red ale a try. As you might remember, Shawna and I both LOVE red ales and believe our province is severely lacking in them.

This was served in a pretty normal pint glass and on draft, not from a bottle or can.

This beer is NOT available at the LCBO but it sits at 5.7% ABV.

Appearance: Very deep red. Filtered. Off white head.
Aroma: Red. Also smokey and sweet. Blood orange.
Taste: Chocolate first but quickly gets a bit more bitter. Cherry on the back bone.
Aftertaste: Hint of hops.
Overall: A great red ale and I am super happy more of these great ales are starting to show up.

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