4% alc./vol., 341 ml bottle
Brasseur de Montréal – http://www.brasseursdemontreal.ca/
Montréal, Québec, Canada
Hmm, this beer looks a bit angry, doesn’t it? The first surprise for me was that it’s the brownest ruby I’ve ever seen. Rubies, in case you forgot, are always red. If it’s a ruby and it’s not red, it’s a sapphire and not a ruby at all. Sapphires are usually blue, but can come in almost any colour except red. If a sapphire is red, it’s a ruby. Here’s a beer that is not red, but it’s called a ruby. Okay, what about the “London” half of the moniker? It’s brewed in Montréal. The style is a pale ale based on the kind of water you’d find in the Trent River, about a 200 km drive north of London. So it’s not London and it’s not ruby. It’s not quite hoppy enough for me as a pale ale…I’m thinking more of a brown ale. That big foamy head wasn’t exactly it’s best feature. Tasty, though. Poorly named for picky people like me.