Pengo Pally (Bush Pilot Brewing, Ontario, Canada; 6.5%):

Bright gold with a floral (sunflower and a whiff of lavender), off-dry and spicy (white pepper, chamomile) aroma holding a hint of yeastiness. The body begins sweet but not too much so, more along the lines of a light cordial, with spicy and floral orange notes leading to a more peppery, drier and eventually slightly boozy body. It stays perhaps a bit too sweet, but some of that might be due to the Arctic herbs used, since the finish dries out quite nicely, leaving a lingering spiciness, hints of tannin and a soft residue of alcoholic strength. Overall a nice effort on a beer that is genuinely saison-esque.

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