What does “flagship beer” mean? For brewers, is it a beer they are proud of, the first beer made or is it based on sales and marketing? For drinkers, does it mean a beer that is good, not great, but with a general mass appeal? These are some of the thoughts that are bouncing around my noggin as I have a St. Ambroise Pale Ale, the flagship beer of McAuslan (also, why are most flagship beers a pale ale?).
The pale ale is pretty decent: caramel nuttiness and a moderate pine bitterness. A little sweeter and not quite as much oomph as the Mill Street Tankhouse, but that is the closest comparison. As a flagship beer, it is good but obviously not the best thing McAuslan brews.
Today: 341. Year-to-date: 91.75L.