Review: Boundary Ale by Moosehead Breweries
Appearance: Boundary Ale pours a light caramel amber ale, thick amount of soapy snow white head. The residue is sticking to the side of the glassware. Minimal carbonation.
Aroma: Knowing that this is a Moosehead product, I didn't expect much and I was right. It has a light caramel maltiness in there followed by a grassy aroma from the hops. Similar in some aspects to the original Moosehead Lager, but this one has an incredibly subtle Canadianesque grassy hoppiness to it.
Taste: There are hops present in this beer, but mostly gives off a grassy hoppiness with a lightly bitter aftertaste that lingers for a bit. Notes of sweet caramel malt and a light tinny taste from the aluminum can.
Overall Thoughts: Average. In no way's a craft-style (amberish) pale ale, but from an independent Canadian macrobrewery, it's a start. I'd like to see them experiment more like what most breweries in Canada are doing - don't be shy with being around hops! Will I buy this again? Probably not but if it's one of the only beers available on tap at a local bar, I'll certainly drink that over Kokanee. Boundary Ale costs $2.79 for a 473mL can and 5% ABV.
PS: the label has "Premium" on its packaging, which is a no-no, but for this beer, I'll let it pass. It's certainly very drinkable and a step up from Keith's, but I hate the word "Premium" when it comes to beers.