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Crosswind Pale Ale - Lake of Bays Brewing Company

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Crosswind Pale AleCrosswind Pale Ale

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77
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76 Ratings
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Ratings: 76
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.3
pDev: 15.76%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lake of Bays Brewing Company visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Although pale ale is one of the world’s most common beer styles, Crosswind is anything but. Light in colour but not flavour, our pale ale is a surefire hit among drinkers of full-flavoured premium imports.

(Beer added by: Viggo on 05-26-2010)
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A: Golden with an orange tinge, little carbonation, huge 4 finger off white head, chunky lacing, clear filtered.

S: Citrus, orange, sweet orange candy, slight red chili spice, dark toasted malt. There is almost a slight smokiness not like a smoked beer, just a hint of it. Somewhat earthy and wild as in the smell of a forest.

T: Citrus and orange candy, earthiness and light toasted notes as well as the herbal forest qualities come through. Rather light overall, but the presence of these make this one interesting.

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Bucky had been wanting to try another of Lake of Bays brews for quite some time, and finally found some single cans of their Crosswind Pale Ale in his local liquor store. Crosswind came in a 473 ml can with the 'Best Before' date blurred beyond distinction. The beer was 5.0% alcohol by volume.

Crosswind poured an attractive clear deep gold, which became deeper still when backlit. Plenty of fast rising bubbles were visible. Pouring produced about 1/2" of frothy white head, which faded to a thin collar of foam and patchy film within two minutes. For a beer that didn't retain much foam, Crosswind left a surprising amount of lacing and some spotting down the glass.

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Crosswind Pale Ale from Lake of Bays Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 76 ratings.