Pauline’s presents present particular problems when placed parallel to pink poinsettias
Behind door number six…
It’s Granville Island Brewing’s Lions Winter Ale. A vanilla forward Christmas offering that has been a seasonal standard for many years now.
Lions Winter Ale pours an amber red colour with a decent amount of cream coloured head. There is good clarity to this beer. It is all vanilla all the time on the nose of this beer. Fairly light bodied with a clean mouthfeel. Flavour wise you get vanilla (obviously), maltiness and a bit of a nutty taste. There is some hop to the finish, which cuts through the sweetness.
This is a good starter Christmas beer for those unfamiliar with the whole craft beer thing; it is easy to drink, comes in a six pack and tends to be pretty middling all-in-all; however, for the dedicated beer geek this one is not quite in the same league as some of the other seasonal offerings this year.
I am giving Lions Winter Ale five candy canes out of a possible ten.