Beer Review 91 // Focus by Beyond the Pale
Name: Focus - Pacifica Hops and Munich Malts
Style: SMaSH Ale (A single malt and single ale).
Brewery: Beyond the Pale Brewing Company
Country: Canada. Ottawa, Ontario.
Commercial Fluff: The FOCUS series is a SMaSH beer, each time highlighting a new malt and a new hop. This version is Munich malts giving it a beautiful clear copper colouring with easy-drinking bready malt flavour, whilst the Pacifica Hops adds a gentle refreshing orange zing.
The Label: Very traditional looking label, not as exciting as some of the beers. The colour stripes change each time.
The Pour: Beautiful orange/copper pour that has a wonderful lively white head. Great looking brew.
The Aroma: As described it has a great bready aroma from the malts. Smells like a proper German-style beer.
The Taste: A tasty slightly sweet brew. Great clean tasting beer, the malts lead the way in flavours, but as the brew continues you get a soft gentle orange flavour creeping in, so easy to enjoy.
Would I buy it again: Yes. It's a very enjoyable brew and extremely easy to drink. Almost the perfect patio brew, almost.