REVIEW: Cheli’s Pale Ale by Lake of Bays Brewing Co.

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CHELI’S PALE ALE: Chris Chelios Oak Aged Pale Ale BY LAKE OF BAYS BREWING CO.

  • STYLE: American Pale Ale
  • ABV: 7%
  • IBU: 40
  • COUNTRY: Canada
  • REGION: Baysville, ON
  • BREWERY: Lake of Bays Brewing Co.
  • TWITTER: @LB_Brewing

The Introduction

Appearance | Dark gold, clear, and carbonated with a white head.

Smell | Light notes of oak and vanilla.

Taste | Oak, vanilla, white grapes, and carbonation.

Overall | You hate him, you love him…He’s Chris Chelios. From Lake of Bays Brewing Co., this is the Cheli’s Pale Ale.

Out of the bottle pours a clear, dark gold with a white head that quickly disappeared like Chelios’ career with Atlanta Thrashers (Yes, he briefly played with them…) but the retention is good, lively, and lacey on the glass. The aroma is of oak and vanilla.  It’s a straight forward taste of an oak aged pale. The higher ABV helps the barrel taste along nicely, notes of dry white grape and an apple sweetness.  The finish is a slightly sticky burnt toffee.

It’s a well done beer in this series from Lake of Bays Brewing Company.    Pick a bottle today if you can find one.   My collection of these bottles is growing and growing, just missing three bottles (but I’m trying to find them, especially Crazy Eyes, Jake The Snake, and one more….What is that bottle?!)

I did this review with a buddy of mine by the name of Big Kev, ala Big Hoppy Cool. (And yes, I just gave him that nickname…just now.)

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More details

Price | $11.95

Size | 750ml Bottle

Purchasing | LCBO | Brewery

Note: Thanks to Lake of Bays Brewing Company for supplying The Brew Head a bottle of Chelios Pale Ale for review.  Thanks Tamsen! 

3.75/5