Posts Tagged ‘Yukon’

Yukon Brewing: Lead Dog Ale

Posted: April 26, 2011 in Bottle, Canada, Norm, Yukon

I’ve noticed that I’ve hit two of the coastlines of Canada for beer. It’s time to make the third coastlines debut! Yukon Brewery, well farther to the north, shouldn’t be left out in the proverbial cold. They opened their doors in 1997 to service the men and women of the territory with fine craft beer. With an addition goal in mind of keeping the hard-earned dollar within it too. This fine craft beer can now also be found in BC, Alberta, with some of it even finding its way over to Quebec. Apparently they even sell to the Hannover Zoo in Germany! Talk about going global.

The Lead Dog pours a deep, dark red. So dark, I wouldn’t have been able to tell if I hadn’t poured it as well as held it up to the light. I may have botched the pour because it produce very little head for me. What little head it did get was a light espresso coloring which quickly faded away. In the nose I instantly pick up on some dried fruits, I believe raisins, toffee, and I believe a touch of coffee. The taste matches up perfectly with the nose with the addition of a crisp nuttiness. At the tail end after the alcohol passes away, I’m also picking up on some holiday spices such as cinnamon, nutmeg, and orange peel. Despite it’s higher than norm alcohol content this brew goes down smooth and easy… Could be a dangerous one on cold winter nights.

7% Strong