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Henderson’s Best

Amber Ale 5.5%
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Henderson’s flagship, Henderson’s Best, is a modern take on classic English Ale; refreshing, with a mild floral nose and an ABV of 5.5%.  To create this beer, we tried to imagine the beer first brewed in Toronto at the beginning of the 19th century and how it would have changed and matured over the 215 years between then and now. That recipe, tweaked throughout 2015 became Henderson’s Best. Best won an award at the 2016 (Bronze) and 2017 (Gold) Ontario Brewing Awards and (Gold) at the 2020 Canadian Brewing Awards. Henderson’s Best is moderately hopped, with caramel and malt-forward flavour. Well-balanced, smooth, and easy-drinking.

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Tasting Notes

  • OG: 14.0
  • IBU: 35
  • SRM: 18
  • Carbonation: 2.40 Volumes (Medium)
  • Malts: Pale 2 Row, Caramunich III, DextraPils, C-15, Carafa Special III
  • Hops: Magnum, Centennial, Amarillo
  • Yeast: English Ale
  • Appearance: Amber copper, slightly hazy, tan head
  • Aroma: Fruity esters, caramel, toasty malt, spicy earthy hops with a citrus note
  • Taste: Caramel, fruity esters of berries and apricot, spicy hops, citrus, marmalade, toasty malt finish
  • Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a creamy carbonation
  • Overall impression: A classic British ale that is complex and interesting while maintaining an immanent drinkability
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  • Icon/Award-medal Created with Sketch. Canadian Brewing Awards 2020: English Bitters
  • Icon/Award-medal Created with Sketch. Ontario Brewing Awards 2018: Amber Ale
  • Icon/Award-medal Created with Sketch. Ontario Brewing Awards 2017: Amber Ale
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