I recently went on a pub crawl with my friend Scott. At our first stop, Bart’s, we enjoyed pints of the Lighthouse Keepers Stout. Long ago I made a promise to review this beer. So I did. But the pour seemed poor to me, with a dearth of head, and my tasting notes were not satisfactory. So you won’t find any Keepers Stout tasting notes in this blog post. What you will find is a review for Hoyne’s Helios, so read on.
After stops at the Drake and the Local, our fourth stop of the day was Smith’s Pub where we were joined by a friend.
Scott and Aaron drank some Yellow Dog ISA, while I finally took the time to review the Hoyne Helios Dortmunder, perhaps the finest lager I have ever had from BC.
Nose: freshly cut grass, heather, malt.
Palate: malty, roasty.
Finish: well balanced with flan (custard dessert) and tonic water.
Rating: 4/5 Excellent
Afterwards we journeyed to the Bent Mast for cheesecake and mixed drinks. Scott accidentally ordered an 8oz Polar Bear; luckily the server knew that he wanted the $8 version or he would have had a nasty bill and a nasty hangover!