Alberta Boot Company Sh$tkicker | Brewsters Brewing Company & Restaurant - Oliver Square

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Brewsters Brewing Company & Restaurant - Oliver Square
Alberta, Canada

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by biboergosum on 06-27-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews by CalgaryFMC:
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3.85/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Enjoyed an industry pint at Brewsters Calgary Crowfoot location (no, I am not going to add another entry because I didn't drink this in Edmonton). A bright gold color with a dappling of white head. Not sure if this brew is best deemed an APA, but what else to call it is up for debate. Honestly, I get a lot of European character here, almost a light Oktoberfest in terms of a decidedly "old world" biscuit and caramel malt character (its an ale granted), floral/herbal hop character, and a "marmalade on toast" vibe, particularly in the finish, that makes me think English pale ale. Lightly toasted on nose and palate, light caramel, underripe apricots, slightly smoky apple, malts somewhat reminiscent of an imperial pilsener for a moment before some forest floor and celery hop flavors emerge. Finishes rather crisp and dry despite the initial maltiness with a faint fruit gum vibe. Rather unique and not in a bad way. P.S. -- Its not dry hopped with boots or anything. The tech specs are a joke. Hahaha ... Ha.

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3.81/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

14oz industry pint at the Oliver Square location. Brewed in conjunction with the Alberta Boot Company, as a promotional tie-in with the Calgary Stampede. And made with 'real boots' - whatever the hell that means.

This beer appears a glassy, bright medium golden yellow, with one finger of loosely foamy off-white head, which leaves a few sparse streaks of paramecia lace around the glass as things sink away.

It smells of biscuity, bready pale, grainy malt, dry white crackers, a tame minerality, and soft earthy, leafy hops. The taste is more grainy, white bready malt, a bit of neutered lemon peel, and a solid leafy, woody hoppiness.

The carbonation is tight, with small bubbles that tickle at times, the body a decent medium weight, and generally smooth, as that crackery character gets a tad tongue-coating here and there. It finishes on the dry side, the graininess of the malt and the hoppiness of the, er, hops both sway in that direction.

A decently reserved pale ale, hoppy without being in your face about it, letting the malt shine - or is that the boot notes I'm getting?

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Alberta Boot Company Sh$tkicker from Brewsters Brewing Company & Restaurant - Oliver Square
Beer rating: 3.83 out of 5 with 2 ratings