This is totally a gimmick beer, since Sam Roberts Band hasn’t had a decent song in a decade (outside of Toronto). But, in keeping with the tradition of music and beer going together (so far, we’ve had AC/DC, Iron Maiden and City and Colour beer) why not try it.
Kevin had this the night before and sent me a pic from a fancy dinner thingy he was at, and said it wasn’t that great. Keeping in mind Kevin doesn’t like hoppy beer and this was a session ale, I knew I couldn’t really trust him.
After a very long day of taking care of 1, 3, 4 and the wife who were all down with the flu, I thought I deserved a beer, but not a big one. It poured out dark amber and smelled like a dry, hoppy beer. The description said it was a blend of English and American ales, which meant, to me, it was going to be sweet and flat.
I was right on both accounts. It was sweet like an American ale and was flat like an EPA or an ESB. It did, however, have a nice kick of hops right off the top, but they faded quickly. Whatever hops they used were flat, not bright, like a Centennial or Cascade hop.
It was decent, but not the greatest session I’ve tried this year.
Country of Origin: Canada
Alcohol Content: 4.5%
Vessel: Glass by way of bottle