Drink: Flying Monkeys Confederation Amber Ale
Source: Flying Monkeys Brewery, Barrie, Ontario
Size: 473 mL tallboy
This orange-amber ale from Flying Monkeys is just in time for Canada Day, and branded for it.
Orange peel and clove notes meld with the malt on the nose, the head moderate but not highly aromatic.
With a gentle citrus tang from the hops, this is a creamy ale with classic malt and leather undertones.
A clean finish with a gentle but palate-cleansing bitterness, thanks to the Columbus hops.
Although it comes at a craft price, this is an ale that evokes British ales such as Spitfire and Wells, and is well worth tasting.
Hoochsavvy Grade: B+