Sam Roberts Band Session Ale
The other day, I had occasion to be in our local liquor (lick her? I hardly know her!) store. In the mood for something different, I saw this beer in the cooler room. I’d seen it there a while ago (I believe I’d texted James a picture, way back when) and I was happy to discover that it was still there. The time was right to try it!
Everything about the packaging is very aesthetically pleasing. Dark glass bottles, no-twist caps, the orange and black together look sharp, and the vinyl record incorporated into it all is classy and perfect. The sides of the box were also informative and interesting. Click the photos below to make them bigger and read the text!
It was time to give ‘er!
And of course, I simply could not take the first sip without…
And how does it taste? To me, friggin’ fantastic. It’s hoppy without being heavy like a lot of beers of this kind. I’m a big fan of Guiness, the Nectar Of The Gods, and while this Session Ale is nothing at all like Guiness, a lot of beers that try to be flavourful and darker just end up being overbearing. Also, often times, the nose of some of these beers assaults you so hard you can’t even get your lips to the glass, or they’ll overdo it on one note, like citrus or something like that, so it’s all you can taste. This one is not at all difficult by aroma or taste. It’s an eminently drinkable ale.
My lovely wife is not a beer drinker, but she wanted to try this one. She tried a good sip and gave it two thumbs up, said it was very enjoyable.
So there you go, the Sam Roberts Band Session Ale is really damn good. I don’t know that our international Readers will be able to find it in their local booze shoppe (it’d be nice if you could), but I found it in our LCBO here in my small town (6-pack was $13.95) and I would buy it again any time.
More information on this beer can be found here!
Here’s the LCBO description!
And if you’re a beer afficiando and really wish I had used your fancypants beer snob terminology in my little blurb here, there are a whole bunch of reviews of it right here!