Review: Wayne Gretzky's No. 99 Light Session Ale

I reviewed Wayne Gretzky's No. 99 Rye Lager back in January and since then I've learned that Wayne Gretzky's No. 99 Craft Brewery have launched a Pale Ale as well as a Light Session Ale. Today I'm trying out their Light Session Ale as the Pale Ale isn't currently available in Manitoba.

From the can: Brewed with a winning finish in mind. A refreshing 4% alcohol session ale to keep things light, with a tropical aroma and a clean citrus finish. Water, Malted Barley, Hops and Yeast.

Appearance: Mostly clear golden straw body with a very light amount of cloudiness to it. Good amount of carbonation and a thick amount of white head that diminishes only a bit, leaving behind a webbing of lacing on the glass.

Aroma: Good amount of hoppiness to it - quite floral with a bit of pine, floral and a bit of a citrusy hop presence at the end. Lots of toasted malt and a decent amount of sweetness to it.

Taste: The hops are what pops out the most for me - I get a good amount of pine, a bit of a floral presence, a bit of leafiness, a bit of lemon and a heavy amount of maltiness to it. For some reason it's a tad tart which is a bit off-putting for a Light Session Ale

Overall Thoughts: Hoppier than expected, quite bitter and a bit citrusy. Then there's the tartness which you don't expect and I'm not really liking.. but aside from that, it's a bit heavier than most Session Ales and certainly quite hoppy, hoppier than I expected.

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