Friday, July 12, 2013

Game Day Beer Review: Whistler Brewing Whiskey Jack English Pale Ale

(5.00% ABV)  Poured on draft into a pint glass and drunk in Whistler, Canada. Whiskey Jack showed a clear amber color with very little head, although what small amount there was appeared as white as the still visible snowcap on the surrounding mountainside.
The beer's primary smell was malt, with no whiskey character noticeable.  Despite the name and what we felt was a suggested mental linkage to the barrel aging phenomenon so popular with craft brewers at the present moment, there was no whiskey character at all to this beer.
Malt and biscuit were the first things we tasted, but they were followed by a strangely sweet finish. We didn't detect any hops at all in our sample. We don't believe this beer is Whistler Brewing's best effort; in fact, we liked their Paradise River Grapefruit Ale and the Powder Mountain Lager much better. B-


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