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TGIF: Theatre Madness

The first look reveals a hazy, golden yellow after the initial pour. As the drink...

TGIF: Theatre Madness

Let’s be honest…there are worse ways to kickstart the weekend than with a cold beverage.

And yet, it’s easy to fall into a routine of buying the same couple of beers or spirits at your favorite watering hole or the LCBO. Of course, there’s always going to be your standard go-to’s. But mixing it up (get it…mixing???) makes for a fun outing.

With that in mind, we’re taking a shot (bet you thought we would stop with the drinking puns after that first one) at finding you a weekly selection of spirits to liven up your Friday.

This week why don’t your try…

Theatre Of Madness – Flying Monkey’s

The first look reveals a hazy, golden yellow after the initial pour. As the drink settles, a distinct creamy head foam circles the glass and establishes itself firmly. There is a slight disintegration, leaving a lacy swirl, while a healthy dose of bubbles float to the top.

The initial smell brings forth aromas of pumpkin, cinnamon and brown sugar. There is also a definite gourd odor in and under the sitting, which greets you right from the start. 

The nose suggests this is very pumpkin forward, while your palate suggests otherwise. There’s a pleasant blend between the pumpkin aspect but doesn’t detract from the beer’s lager pedigree. Pumpkin, spice, clove, and cinnamon spice up front but finishes with lager graininess and a balanced bitterness.

The mouthfeel is carbonated, but only moderately. 

TGIF: Theatre Madness

Under The Hood

ABV 6% alc./vol.|IBUs 20
Malts: 2-Row Pale Malt, Honey Gambrinus Malt, Raven Roasted Wheat
Hops: Cascade, Pahto
Special Additions: Pumpkin Puree, Cinnamon, Allspice, Nutmeg, Demerara Sugar, Lactose.

Available at the LCBO or through Flying Monkey’s Website!

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Stu Lynam

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