Rainhard has basically become our “regular” craft brewery.

It’s within a reasonable streetcar ride from us and there is always something new and interesting to try when we get there.

Today I finally got around to doing a proper tasting of True Grit, a beer they have had for quite some time. I’ve had the beer numerous times while at the brewery but only had a chance to review it properly recently.

Jordan (the head brewer) is best known for his IPA’s so it’s always fun to see what he does with other styles.

A Brett Saison is a Belgian style which is very yeast forward. The yeast should give it a funky taste.

True Grit is currently not available in the LCBO but keep your eyes peeled, it may show up there soon enough. It sits at 6% ABV. The beer is not currently available so check with the brewery for pricing when it’s released again.

Appearance: Light golden hay. Thick white head that stays.
Aroma: Citrus first, lime peel. Then a bit of clove and banana.
Taste: Clove and citrus takes over the tongue. A bit of mint.
Aftertaste: Short and dry. Not much too it.
Overall: Will go well with fresh fish and fruit. Keep it simple. Great for a patio.

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