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Brakeman's Session Ale - Junction Craft Brewing

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Ratings: 5
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 7.43%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Junction Craft Brewing visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
English Pale Ale |  4.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: mrcasual on 08-14-2014)
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3/5  rDev -14.3%

cfalovo97, Aug 18, 2014
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Photo of thehyperduck
3.64/5  rDev +4%

Tallboy can picked up at the LCBO; no freshness info given. Served well-chilled. Glad to see another offering from these guys finally making its way into retail stores across the province, as I am a big fan of their Conductor's Craft Ale.

Pours an attractive, clear golden-blonde colour, topped with one finger of soapy, white head. It doesn't last terribly long, taking only a minute or two to fade into a modest collar and thin film. A beautiful curtain of lace is left clinging to the glass. The aroma is very subtle and not terribly interesting... a little grainy, with sponge toffee, a touch of doughy malts and wet grass.

The taste is more up my alley - though it is also fairly straightforward and unlikely to raise many eyebrows. The malt backbone is grainy and bready, with a light touch of dough and honey sweetness. The hop bill figures in more strongly than the aroma would seem to suggest, offering up some grassy, earthy, somewhat leafy notes that should register as recognizable to anyone experienced with English IPAs. The finish is fairly bitter and earthy, leaving a mild astringency behind in the aftertaste which encourages rapid sipping. Light-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a crisp, smooth mouthfeel - exactly what I want from a beer intended for multiple servings in a row.

Final Grade: 3.64, a decent B grade. A session beer if there ever was one. Brakeman's Session Ale is a serviceable, balanced English-style pale ale that seems to be taking the safe route. While it is a refreshing beverage with no off-putting features to speak of, there is still nothing about this beer that stands out - perhaps except its drinkability. I prefer the Conductor's Craft Ale over this one, but it still has its merits and is certainly worth a try. A brew I'd consider returning to, although it won't be a priority.

thehyperduck, Aug 16, 2014
Photo of DenisKolkin
3.63/5  rDev +3.7%

473 ml can purchased from LCBO for $2.85 CDN. Served cold in a pint glass. Advertised as 4.5% ABV.

Appearance - Clear coppery colored beer, with some lively bubbles and capped by a finger plus of white froth with pretty good retention time. plenty of sticky lacing.

Smell - A nice sweet caramel aroma topped by a few citrusy hops, maybe just a trace of nectarine behind the bigger malt presence. Aromatics are on the sweet side, and none too potent but decent.

Taste - Moderately bitter with clean malt balance again the caramel comes through. Beer tastes more on the earthy side as opposed to the citrus side, with some pine like flavor. Overall flavor is fairly potent for an EPA.

Mouthfeel- Smooth and clean, but missing a little bit of extra carbonation that could really make this pop. Dry finish.

Overall - A well crafted EPA with a nice flavor profile that is subdued yet very drinkable. Not a terribly complicated beer, this proves once again that a simple beer can be a rather good beer.

DenisKolkin, Aug 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

andrenaline, Sep 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

Bf_89, Aug 16, 2014
Brakeman's Session Ale from Junction Craft Brewing
- out of 100 based on 5 ratings.