Tasting: Quesnel Ale

Posted: March 10, 2012 in Tasting Notes

I tried the Quesnel Ale tonight for the first time, only 1 week into conditioning. Nice hop aroma and good flavor. It’s well balanced, but the Simcoe hops really shine through to give a nice hoppy finish. It’s a good amber color, and very nice drinkable beer with the qualities that I like. I think the carbonation could be a bit better. There is enough there to make it not flat, but not a lot of head retention. It comes out very much like the Southern Tier IPA I had the other day, with a small amount of carbing.

I didn’t taste any young or green notes in this bottle, and it’s very drinkable now. I do expect the flavors to come together even more with some aging, which should help make it even better.

First Pour: Quesnel Ale, Opus 2

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