The newest addition to the Wild Goose family, it's such a welcome change to see a microbrewed lager. There are just not enough solid, craft-brewed, domestic lagers. On the nose expect very rich aromatic notes, a bright nuttiness, notes of toffee, caramel, a kiss of brown sugar, fresh wort (unfermented beer), lightly peppery hops in the background, and just the slightest lager-like hint from the lager yeast (it's a very subtle sulfur and metallic note, but perfectly appropriate. This is a normal aroma imparted by healthy lager yeast, so don't freak.) On the palate, look for notes of cereal grains, faint milk chocolate, café latté, just a touch of fruitiness, and chestnuts. Finishes with a wonderful balance provided by mildly bitter hops that coat the back of the throat and tongue and stick around to nicely dry things out. A remarkably well-balanced beer that provides the full flavor of an ale with the drinkability of a lager—the best of both worlds! Kudos to Wild Goose B.C. for putting out such a solid, easy-to-drink craft-brewed lager. The brewery recommends pairing with hearty foods like thick, juicy steak, hamburgers, bratwurst, smoked fish, strong aged cheese like cheddar, or, for dessert, walnut cake. We went with the walnut cake suggestion—give it a shot!