Augusta Ale: King of Kensington

Augusta Ale from Kensington Brewing Company in the heart of Toronto, Ontario pours a slightly hazy golden-amber colour with a large and frothy white head that is slow to burn off, leaving a large collar in its wake, along with a healthy coating of lace. This American Pale Ale smells of toasted malts, caramel and freshly cut grains. A nice floral tone appears after warming.

Augusta Ale
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The taste of Augusta Ale is very much in line with the aroma. It’s toasty and malty with a sweet caramel tone. There is a really solid bitter bite that carries a subtle grapefruit rind citrus character. The finish is dry and bitter. The ale is medium-bodied with a light carbonation level. A hearty, bread-like sensation is imparted on the tongue with a mild oiliness behind it. The aftertaste is grainy with a hint of chocolate.

The can that Augusta Ale comes in uses brown, gold, black and white and is emblazoned with a distinctive star-shaped logo with two large As on top. The back of the can has the image of a hop cone, an ingredients list and the slogan “Drink Good Beer”.

Augusta Ale is a solid, refreshing session-style beer that combines the roasted character of an amber with the sturdy bitterness of a pale ale. It goes well with fried foods, potato chips, grilled meats and roasted vegetables and would make a great choice for an evening at the pub.

You can find Augusta Ale listed at over 125 LCBO locations, as well as on tap at establishments throughout southern Ontario.

Type: American Pale Ale
Country: Canada
Region: Ontario, Toronto
Brewery: Kensington Brewing Company
Format Purchased: 473 mL
Price: $2.50
Alcohol Content: 5.5%

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