PC Down Under Amber: Under Performs

This American amber ale from Whitewater Brewing in Kitchener, Ontario is a golden amber colour and yields a large and loose white head that burns off quickly, leaving a thin collar and spotty film behind, but no lacing to speak of. There is a strong mineral presence in the smell of PC Down Under Amber, with notes of light caramel malt, corn syrup, citrus, pepper and ethanol.

PC Down Under Amber
The Body of this Ale is a Big Letdown

PC Down Under Amber has a fairly balanced taste built on flavours of milk chocolate and fresh grains and accented by lemon peel. The body is quite thin and watery, with just enough grainy feeling and carbonation to remind you that you’re drinking beer. The finish is tart and dry, with a hint of lemon oil in the aftertaste, which is relatively clean but tarnished by a diacetyl note that becomes apparent as the ale warms up.

PC Genuine Lager: Fit for a Junior Vice President

PC Genuine Lager from Whitewater Brewing in Waterloo, Ontario pours a pale golden straw colour with a large, frothy white head that hangs on as a long-lasting collar and leaves large amounts of lace on the glass. This budget-priced American adjunct lager smells of sweet corn and light malts, backed by a mild floral tone and a hint of red berries.

PC Genuine Lager
Technically This is Craft Beer

PC Genuine Lager is very sweet with a thick corn taste, but surprisingly solid malt character behind it. Even more surprising is a pleasant floral hop tone that brings a mild dryness with it. This beer is medium-bodied with a moderate carbonation. The mouthfeel is syrupy, but finishes with a crisp touch. Unfortunately, the aftertaste has a persistent corn syrup tone.