What beers are one of my favourites for the summer. They are brimming with flavour but still have a nice light mouth feel, allowing for extended patio sessions.

The can for Amsterdam’s Spotted Cow is instantly recognizable at the LCBO so I had to grab a can (or a few) and give it a try.

Marked as just 12 IBU’s you wont find much bitterness but being a wheat you should expect clove and banana flavours to dominate. It looks like they include coriander and orange peel to liven things up a bit as well.

This beer can be purchased at the LCBO for $3.15 a can and it sits at 5% ABV.

Appearance: Unfiltered, dirty gold. Whit head fades fast.
Aroma: Banana, green peppers, a bit of salt.
Taste: Banana at first but quickly replaced with spicy wheat notes. Like chilli peppers and clove.
Aftertaste: Short and dry.
Overall: A high quality wheat, almost comparable to Side launch. Love it. Have with barbecue chicken.

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