Red Cap Ale

Brick Brewing Co


It doesn't get much more Canadian than this. Dust off your copy of "Strange Brew," put on your toque and enoy an evening downing a sixer of this stuff. Comes in the old school Canadian stubby that somehow had dissapeared somewhere between the 70s and now. And in fact "Red Cap" itself dissapeared over that same time period. Brick bought the rights to the recipe and resurected this beer. Back in the day it was apparently "THE" ale in taverns all across Ontario and popular in other parts of the country as well. This is a dry ale, no citrus taste, little hop taste if any, mild malt taste. So you get a sweet ale with no bitterness. You can down a lot of these in a hurry, but it isn't at all watery. Old timers tell me that this new incarnation isn't as good as the original, but it still works for me. Overall this is probably only a slightly above average beer. But it's a good everyday beer that's much better than Canadian, Blue, or Pilsner. And definitely more of a winter beer than any of those are. So when I'm at home watching "Hockey Night In Canada" there's a good chance I'll be drinking this.

Reviewed: July 03, 2004

Rating: 6/10

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