Review: Boréale Pale Ale des Bois

I reviewed Boréale's Double Blanche du Lac the other day, now I'm checking out their Pale Ale des Bois. I never expected to see Boréale in Manitoba so it's great to be able to try something different.

Pale Ale des Bois is an American Pale Ale brewed with Bravo and Cascade hops and has 5.1% ABV / 38 IBU.

Appearance: Cloudy and straw yellow in appearance, lots of carbonation in the body, and the head has a moderate thickness with an off-white appearance on top, gradually leaves behind a bit of foam on the glass as it gets savoured.

Aroma: Citrus forward with notes of lemon, a bit of grapefruit, a hint of caramel, a bit of floral presence and a bite of pine at the very end.

Taste: Sweet with a caramel malt presence popping out right at the beginning, followed by a leafy hop presence, notes of lemon, grapefruit, pine and a hint of orange peel. Fairly bitter Pale Ale, reminds me of a classic American Pale Ale from the mid 2010s.

Overall Thoughts: Pretty much a classic American Pale Ale - It's a bit bitter, citrusy, has a caramel malt sweetness to it. Pretty decent. You can find this at the Quality Beer Store in Winnipeg.

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