Deadman Creek, Cranberry Wheat Ale – Yukon Brewing

From Yukon Brewing in Whitehorse in the Yukon Territories comes the “Deadman Creek, Cranberry Wheat Ale”.  The beer pours a cloudy orange colour with a white head.  The aroma consists of cranberry, yeast, wheat, grassy and some sweetness.  The flavour is of cranberries, wheat, yeast, grassy hops and a semi sweet finish.  The alcohol content comes in at  4.7%.  Taking a fruit like cranberries that are not overly sweet really goes well with a wheat ale that is far to often made to sweet.  This is a great summer ale.

Commercial Description: This beer is different. Long before the big boys added lime flavours to their lagers, we were making a wheat ale which combined natural cranberries with the tangy goodness of yeast, since the beer is unfiltered. We started as a seasonal beer, using only Yukon berries. Demand soon outstripped the supply, however, and we (now) only supplement with local berries when they are available. Of course, we only use pure natural cranberries, with no artificial flavours.  You’re not going to be overwhelmed by the cranberries, they lurk in the shadows of this ale with their tart flavour complementing the yeast perfectly.  A  cloudy pour shouldn’t scare you off, as an unfiltered beer, it’s supposed to look like that – just relax and enjoy (just make sure to keep a second close by).



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