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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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BA SCORE
76
okay

84 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 84
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.3
pDev: 15.76%
Wants: 1
Gots: 7 | 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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Jones153

Quebec (Canada)

1/5  rDev -69.7%

04-19-2014 14:16:37 | More by Jones153
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

1.5/5  rDev -54.5%

07-20-2014 22:07:26 | More by XmnwildX12
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ZachT

British Columbia (Canada)

2.25/5  rDev -31.8%

12-17-2013 02:47:19 | More by ZachT
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Jeffo

Netherlands

2.58/5  rDev -21.8%

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.

09-11-2013 19:36:51 | More by Jeffo
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bobsy

Ontario (Canada)

2.7/5  rDev -18.2%

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.

06-27-2010 01:51:58 | More by bobsy
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randallpink

Ontario (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -16.7%

12-17-2013 17:12:06 | More by randallpink
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Derek

British Columbia (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -16.7%

12-17-2013 04:21:56 | More by Derek
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ToddMopps

Ontario (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -16.7%

07-03-2014 14:29:21 | More by ToddMopps
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derberts


2.75/5  rDev -16.7%

08-04-2014 00:41:28 | More by derberts
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mjacquard

Ontario (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -16.7%

08-09-2014 00:40:02 | More by mjacquard
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DaPan

Ontario (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -16.7%

02-13-2013 12:41:25 | More by DaPan
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paxkey

Ontario (Canada)

2.78/5  rDev -15.8%

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.

08-27-2011 23:17:12 | More by paxkey
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

3/5  rDev -9.1%

Bottle: Poured a light golden color ale with a nice large foamy head with OK retention and limited lacing. Aroma of semi-sweet cereal notes with some unrefined grain notes also detectable. Taste is also a mix between some cereal notes with some unrefined grain notes and some light dry hops. Body is about average with good carbonation. Not bad overall but light notes of unrefined grain are more or less interesting.

03-21-2012 17:28:09 | More by Phyl21ca
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irishkyle21

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -9.1%

01-17-2012 21:29:39 | More by irishkyle21
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mattsander

Alberta (Canada)

3/5  rDev -9.1%

01-28-2014 01:43:32 | More by mattsander
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cfalovo97

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -9.1%

11-06-2012 19:02:20 | More by cfalovo97
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oldp0rt

Quebec (Canada)

3/5  rDev -9.1%

02-10-2012 19:50:01 | More by oldp0rt
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lgmol

Nova Scotia (Canada)

3/5  rDev -9.1%

01-05-2014 18:10:23 | More by lgmol
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Westvleteren12

Newfoundland (Canada)

3/5  rDev -9.1%

12-18-2013 23:06:53 | More by Westvleteren12
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Cramshawbar

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -9.1%

07-21-2013 17:35:09 | More by Cramshawbar
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Coastal_Brew

British Columbia (Canada)

3/5  rDev -9.1%

08-07-2014 12:41:36 | More by Coastal_Brew
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MylesMac

Manitoba (Canada)

3/5  rDev -9.1%

09-14-2013 03:44:15 | More by MylesMac
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MrBuckHigh

Ohio

3/5  rDev -9.1%

07-16-2013 19:20:10 | More by MrBuckHigh
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Orionigel

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -9.1%

08-18-2014 00:50:44 | More by Orionigel
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boszormeny

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -9.1%

06-16-2014 03:02:01 | More by boszormeny
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Crosswind Pale Ale from Lake of Bays Brewing Company
76 out of 100 based on 84 ratings.