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My recent reviews have been on a few International craft beers, so I thought I would finally get back to basics and tackle a Canadian session brew. Anarchist Amber Ale from Cannery Brewing is a 5.5% ABV amber ale by style brewed in Penticton, BC.

Pour out a bright coppery amber with dark brown notes in the body and a thin cap of dispersed yellow head. The nose has a mild toasty and caramel malt accentuated aroma with a hint of floral hop notes as well as an overall mild sweetness. The taste is nutty and toasty with boring cereal malts and a few floral and grass notes. Mild citrus and bitter hop presence on the finish, but no astringency or dryness on the finish. A bit watery and thin in the mouthfeel, but a well balanced beer throughtout. Overall, a solid session brew with a nice balanced taste.

Grade:B-

Next Review: Dieu du Ciel! Blanche Neige

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At 9% alcohol, this Belgian Style double from Microbrasserie Charlevoix in Baie St. Paul, Quebec packs a punch. For some reason I’ve never had this beer, but I’ve absolutely loved everything I’ve had from Charlevoix. I’m especially fond of their single hop Double IPA series which has produced some of Canada’s most unique beers.

Dominus Vobiscum Double pours out a dark brown, fully opaque in the most of the body with a thin, creamy beige head. Bands of thick creamy lacing stick around the glass. The nose has an overall sweetness and fruity aroma. Notes of nuts, plum, caramel, raisin, cherry and a mild presence of alcohol. My first taste is sublime with a bit of a wheat malt subtly presenting itself midst a nutty, caramel malted middle. A sweet, cherry and beery taste with a plum and raisin aftertaste. The finish has a nice alcohol warmth, but not too much taste of alcohol. The body is a bit too thin, but creamy and delicious regardless.

Overall, a bit too sweet and not enough a roasted, toffee malt common in this style. I still like the real Belgian ones better.

Grade: A