July 2017 Beer Pick of the Month


Saint of Circumstance Citrus Blonde Ale

Summer in my area got off to a rocky start this year. It had been cold and wet, and the kickoff for summer beer, for me, was subsequently delayed. 
Well, now that summer is finally in full swing I figured it was time to come with a citrusy flavourful blonde.


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Style: Blonde Ale
ABV: 4.7%
IBU: 19
Untappd Rating: 3.6/5
GadgetSyrup Rating: 3.5/5

Nees some more details on these stats? Have a look here: http://http://www.gadgetsyrup.com/home/2017/6/19/beer-stats-explained

Why I like it:

To be completely honest, the first time I tried this beer I felt it was too bitter, despite the lower IBU rating. However, with each drink, the feeling of bitterness transformed to bring the citrus flavours of orange and lemon. I also started picking up grapefruit notes which is a natural taste thanks to the hops used. Citra, Amarillo and Sorachi Ace hops to be exact.

Going back to the citrus flavouring, the lemon notes found in this type beer is a natural flavour from the wheat used. However, Collective wanted to kick that taste up a notch they added the zests of oranges and lemons to the brewing process before fermentation. 

The result was a very easy drinking and refreshing summer ale which does not disappoint. Be sure to serve it as cold as possible to maximise taste this beer offers. 


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Where to buy: 

You can purchase Saint of Circumstance from the LCBO.

You can also purchase directly from the Collective Arts online store in single, four and six packs which can be found here: Collective Arts Brewing Store

Have you tried this or any other Collective Arts Brewing beers? Let me know in the comments!


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