It’s almost the time of the year to dig out the Canadian National dress: flannel. 🧶 🍁
But Flanelle is also an American Pale Ale from @5eBaron this year, inspired by the more classic Pacific Northwest brews of yesteryear. Indeed, it’s hopped heavily with Citra (making up 90% of the hop bill) as well as a touch of Columbus in support. 🌲 ⛰️ 🍺
It boasts a classic and hugely aromatic bouquet of grapefruit, orange pith, and pine from the Citra, as well as plenty of softer stone fruit in the background. This is well married with a solid malty backbone that provides some caramel aroma and flavor that lifts up the fruitiness throughout.
It finishes with a well-balanced resinous bitterness with a thinner, slightly oily texture that goes down super easy. It’s another great little brew that goes against the current grain from 5e Baron. 🍊 🍑 😋
Originally from England, Mike came to Quebec ten years ago to study history. During this time he fell in love with the microbreweries of Quebec, which reminded him of English pubs. Now, he holds a Ph.D in History from McGill University, but works in the beer world as the Brand Ambassador for Microbrasserie 4 Origines.