Review: Vessel Times Change(d) High and Lonesome Ale

Winnipeg's Vessel Beer recently came out with a beer called the Times Change(d) High & Lonesome Ale, brewed for the Times Change(d) High & Lonesome Club. The beer is a British-style Golden Ale, which is a bit weird to me as Vessel is known for coming out with predominantly beers that wouldn't be considered to be classical styles in any sense, it seemed more like something that would've come out by their sister brewery Nonsuch, which already has a French-style Pilsner called La Molière brewed for Le Cercle Molière. 5.0% ABV

Appearance: Clear, golden, crisp-looking Golden Ale. Light-to-moderate amount of carbonation on the body and a good amount of snow white frothiness on the top of the beer. 

Aroma: Sweet, decently grainy, notes of honey, a bit of a grassiness to it and a light floral hop presence at the end. Not aggressive at all.

Taste: Quite a grassy and floral based Golden Ale that has a bit more of a bitterness than expected. Decently sweet with notes of honey and a surprising hint of bubble gum at the end. Aftertaste is a tad bitter with a hint of apple.

Overall Thoughts: This is exactly the kind of beer you would typically drink at a live music venue that caters mainly towards blues, folk & country music demographics. It's crisp, tad sweet, light and a craft beer alternative to Standard, Pils and all other music venue-friendly beers. If I gave this to my dad, he'd say "Decent, tastes like beer, not like the weird kind of beer you tend to like" - Whatever that means. Aside from on Zoom, I haven't seen a live concert in over a year and half.. this beer needs to be paired with music. I miss live music. 

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