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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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96 Ratings
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Ratings: 96
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.31
pDev: 15.71%
Wants: 2
Gots: 11 | 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:
Beer added by: Viggo on 05-26-2010

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.
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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Got this one at the LCBO in Waterloo.

From a 16oz can into a snifter

APPEARANCE: Pours a small, medium looking, foamy white head with good retention. Cloudy amber orange with a touch higher carbonation. Head fades to a faint wisp. A splotchy wisp remains leaving some dots of lacing down the glass.

SMELL: Pale malts, caramel notes, some floral aromas and a touch of honeydew melon. Okay, but mild.

TASTE: Pale malts, light caramel notes with some grainy bread and hop bitterness at the swallow. Somewhat empty through the middle. Medium but lingering finish of bready sweetness, floral hops and grass notes. Some bitterness lingers. It's a beer.

PALATE: Slightly thinner body with medium levels of carbonation. A little watery on the palat,e goes down fine and finishes a touch dry.

OVERALL: This is okay, but a little watery and not all that exciting. The label says there are roasted grains in here too, but obviously none of that is to be found. Decent to drink, but nothing worth remembering, and certainly not something worth going for if you're looking for a real drinking experience. Something I'd buy again if I wanted to watch the Arsenal take on the Spurs without any distractions.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pale ale limited to the muskokas, but fortunately available at the session beer festival.

Light gold pour with a white head. Nice retention and lace. Sweet malt aroma with hints of cereal and lemon. Slightly malty body with a hint of corn, lemon and grass. Some citrus, but not as much as I like, and somewhat of a lager taste for a pale ale. This is a passable ale, but should really appeal to the mainstream markey (hopefully). Medium-light body with a medium carbonation is okay for the style - could perhaps be smoother.

For a first attempt its a little ho-hum for me, but should hopefully get them some good business from the macro market. I'd like to see these guys develop a little bit more.

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look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

lcbo taster packs are consistenly disappointing. want more atomic smashbomb.

anyway..golden yellow hue with thin white head. head is gone immediately. looks like someone spit in the glass with a white glob sitting in the middle of the drink

i think i smell booze. at 5% that is a tad of a let down. poured in a duvel glass i do get some beery aromas. but sort of all over the place. grassy skunk-like notes. some off smells.

medicinal bitterness followed by malty booze. just a poorly balanced offering. some of the flavors are acceptable but this just doesnt blend well.

gulping it down leaves a chalky taste with some sourdough notes. but not in any good way if you like sourbread.

i suppose gulping this in one sitting would promote a headrush and quench the thirst but as for flavor and craft i find this unworthy.

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Crosswind Pale Ale from Lake of Bays Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 96 ratings.