This is Cassel Brewery's first beer and their flagship. Inspired by Fuller's Honey Dew which is half beer and half mead, brewmaster Mario Bourgeois created a recipe using honey malt to mimic the flavour. The aroma is mostly malt, with notes of sweet honey, caramel and slight floral hops. The taste mimics the aroma with honey and caramel malt balanced by subtle spicy and floral hops. At 5% ABV and 24 IBU it goes down easy and would please most palates.
Cassel Brewery's Golden Rails Honey Brown pours with a nice amber colour and the honey aroma is evident on pour. I
enjoyed the honey flavour and appreciated that it had just the right
amount of sweetness. Cassel definitely pulled the wool over my eyes on
this one as there is no actual honey in this beer. It
has a nice smooth feel on the palate and isn't too strong, making it
perfect for someone who doesn't like a strong hoppy beer flavour. Overall, I enjoyed this beer and with a ABV of only 5% I can imagine enjoying a few pints of this refreshing brew on my patio!
Golden Rails Honey Brown Ale is available in 1.89 litre growlers at Cassel Brewery or on tap at a selection of pubs throughout Ottawa – we suggest you Hop On and give it a try.