Crosswind Pale Ale | Lake of Bays Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Lake of Bays Brewing Company
Ontario, Canada
lakeofbaysbrewing.ca

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

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.

Added by Viggo on 05-26-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
130
Reviews:
30
Avg:
3.4
pDev:
14.71%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
26
For Trade:
0
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Photo of StormAles
3.62/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Yeldarb92
3.35/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Squeezyq
3.72/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of spinrsx
3/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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Photo of Gryffinbeer
3.71/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of papat444
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Boo-urns
4.15/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mousel
3.46/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Pmicdee
3/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Lewnanny
3.54/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A nice beer to have again.

A nice touch of hop just enough. Nice odor, this beer smell really nice.

The 43 ml can is 5% ABV, and an IBU of 25. Just the amount I can tollerate.

I will have this one again.

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Photo of Electros
3.28/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Sammy
2.41/5  rDev -29.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Noelan
3.84/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another excellent beer from Lake of Bays. This brewery has done some excellent work mixing various elements with taste and smell, whilst breaking the narrative on the style, in a good way.

From a "tall can" (could not find a bottle)

Look(4.25): Golden, with hints of orange and amber. Very attractive in a traditional UK style pint glass.
Smell(3.25): Relatively traditional for the style, Mainly hops with hints of other attractive elements.
Taste(4): First thing that came was hops, finishing with malts and a mixture of bitter and sweet
Feel(4): Heavy, slightly creamy, slightly flat. All the elements of this beer complement each other
Overall(4): Easily one of the best beers I've tried this year. Would like to see a little more carbonation in the beer, but it doesn't ruin the experience. Went great with smoked ribs. Would recommend to a friend.

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Photo of BillT916
3.81/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of fortyfield
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DavePsutka
3.63/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of glass_house
3.48/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ECsurfattic
3/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of byronic
2.88/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Mlkluther
2.86/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Meh.

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Photo of RQuigley
4.44/5  rDev +30.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This tasting was opened as my Day 4 beer in my Beer Advent Calendar for 2015. This is the second year my wife has made me one of these and it is a great treat to get to open a beer every day after work.
This a find American Blonde Ale with a fine finish. This is a go to beer for me when I go out and I'm look for something to have out with the boys. It really needs to be cold to enjoy. rq

Tweet: Today’s #BeerAdventCalendar2015 is a Lake of Bays Brewing Co – ‘Crosswind Pale Ale’. Very tasty clean ale. @LB_Brewing [with photo]

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Photo of TheBierdimpfe
4.17/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Slightly hazy golden color with a good amount of activity. Slightly creamy white 1 finger, lasting around 5 to 10 minutes, with some very good legs.

Aromas of butterscotch and sweet grains. Flavors of roasted malts, lemon, caramel, floral and noble spices. Balanced sweetness and salivating sharpness. Nice bread feel with a hint of grass.

Smooth oily almost full body with prickly carbonation. Light finish that lingers a little, ending with bready feel of burnt caramel, and roasted malty sweetness.

Overall a very good quality craft. Delicious mix of flavors that are super well balanced and quite complex. A little faint but super fresh and sharp.

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Photo of Knapp85
3.13/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of wordemupg
3.43/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

473ml can poured into tulip 25/9/15

A clear golden liquid with fine sediment suspended throughout, a short lived finger of foam leaves no lace

S orange cream, leafy herbal hops, cooked veggies, and some bread crust

T bread and butterscotch, leafy, earthy, metallic, maybe even some nuttiness? kinda ho hum

M medium bodied, bubbles fluff up and flatten out, slick on the palate, herbal, caramel finish

O OK pale ale but plenty of room for improvement, maybe some diacetyl popping up, drinkable though just nothing special

Nothing really worth seeking out but I wouldn't say no if someone passed me one either, just another beer

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Photo of atsir
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Crosswind Pale Ale from Lake of Bays Brewing Company
3.4 out of 5 based on 130 ratings.
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