ABV 6,2% IBU 40
Today’s beer profile comes to us from one of our ‘Official Brewery Partners’, Love Fuzz by Black Oak Brewing Co. Love Fuzz is a Red Pale Ale hopped using Legacy, Simcoe, and Galaxy hops. I picked this one up at my local LCBO.
Black Oak Brewing Co was founded in 1999 and is one of Ontario’s oldest craft breweries. They have a regular lineup of tasty beers in addition to their roster of seasonal and special beers.
Lovely and Fuzzy?
Love Fuzz is a funny name for a beer. A very quick google search didn’t shed any light for me as to what it might mean or why there’s a beer named as such. Maybe it’s just a funny name with no reason? I’m not sure, so use your imagination.
Love Fuzz is a clear red/amber colour with a white foamy top. The aroma is subtle, maybe just a hint of citrus or grapefruit. The flavour is and interesting mix of caramel malt and mild piney note. The finish is a good balanced bitterness.
The mix of caramel malt and ‘West Coast’ style hops works really well in this beer. Pair that flavour with a gorgeous clear red colour and you’ve got a real winner. Love Fuzz is really approachable to the less adventurous craft beer enthusiast. There is enough flavour and character to be interesting but it’s not so complex that it would exclude beer novices. Overall, Love Fuzz is a really great beer and one you should try!
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