Brewed by Yukon Brewing Company
Style: Fruit Beer
Whitehorse, Canada
Serve in Flute, Shaker


on tap


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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 2.87/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.88/5   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
Editors note: originally labeled as Black Currant Ale, later became known as Black Currant IPA

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alanthebeerguy (213) - British Columbia, - JAN 22, 2014
Black currant ale. Their website actual call it an IPA. Beer 4 in the advent calendar. Pours cloudy amber orange, small head. Smells of bread, dried fruit and some sour notes. Taste is fruit forward, mild but tangy. The fruit is pleasant and not overwhelming. Transitions into a bitter finish, giving it the IPA quality. Found it well balanced and refreshing. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ferris (13208) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 25, 2016
Bottle - Black currant. Clear Amber with a small white head. Black currant some pale malts and a dry bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cruzer (103) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 27, 2014
I am having the 2014 one, called "Black Currant India Pale Ale", but Yukon said it was basically the same beer, so Ill put my review on this one. Pours ruby, small head. Aroma of hops and fruits. Almost tangy taste with initial hops, but the fruits start to come out of the flavour, into a bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bulldogops (2322) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 17, 2013
Rating #806 - December 4, 2013 - Beer 4 in the Craft BeerAdvent Calendar. 341ml bottle, 6.7% Pours a ruby colour with a near-absent white foam. Aroma is consistent with a North American style wheat ale, with notes of plum, raisin, and currant. Taste is quite sweet, with a fainty yeastwheat kick and a dominant currant/berry sweetness. This was actually quite enjoyable, the real fruit notes evoking what some of the bigger belgian ales create with yeast strains and esters.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
MunBro (942) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 11, 2013
Aroma was malty, so was the taste. None of the currant flavor came through at all. Second worst advent beer so far behind that hurricane amber. Would not reccomend or drink again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
JeanDuteau (18) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 7, 2013
A nice looking beer but it lacks any foam or lacing. It smells nice with a sweet smell, presumably from the currants. The taste is very bitter with an underlying sweetness. It would have been better to not have so many hops so that the sweetness could come through better. It does explode in the mouth but it is not a beer that I would have again nor recommend.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
slimspady (219) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 5, 2013
Day 3 Advent calendar. Light red color. No head. Fairly bitter with little fruit flavor. Overall, average to poor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rogyrl (1) - - DEC 4, 2013 does not count
4th beer of the calendar Quite a pleasant surprise Neither of us are big on "fruit" beers Black currants faint but pleasant - just bitter enough

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (9647) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 4, 2013
Bottle, from my December 4th Beer Advent Calendar. Quite a lovely pink-tinged deep golden with a frothy white head that leaves a broad curtain of lace as I make my way through this beer. Aroma is a pleasing combination of sweet biscuit malt and black current fruit. If you have ever had Ribena, then youll know immediately that this has black current in it-- it is unmistakable. Pale malts with a light honey sweetness, lightly estery, with a blush of black current fruit. The finish is surprisingly bitter, slightly grappa-ish, and combined with the fruit, gives the finish a medicinal quality. Fruit beers can be so many different things, and this one will not be for everybody, but it struck the right cord with me. The best beer Ive ad from Yukon in a long time. Im very surprised, in a good way.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Malbers (18) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 4, 2013
Pours a pale ruby gold, with thin white head. Initial aroma is sour wine, but once it warms is replaced with citrus notes from the hops, and subtle black current and raspberry. Should have waited to smell a couple minutes longer. Flavour is a smooth hop bitterness, but fairly hoppy for a fruit beer. Bitterness is well balanced though to the 6.7%. Subtle on the black current, but pairs nice with the citrus flavours that come through in the flavour. Carmel back bone comes through as the beer warms. There is some kind of background flavour I cant put my finger on that may keep me coming back for more.

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