Bright & Balanced

Bright & Balanced Taste Profile

Beer is an extremely diverse drink, in style, texture, taste and flavours. Even beers within the same category can feature very distinct aromas and flavours. Though every beer is unique, you can typically describe beers from this profile as having:

  • Light to medium body

  • Balanced hop bitterness and malt sweetness

  • Crisp finish

Take a moment to explore the many beers at the NSLC that fit the Bright & Balanced taste profile. You’re sure to find one or two you’d like to try!

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Beer-Bright&Balanced Shelf Talker

Here’s the info you will find at shelf.

  1. ① Taste Profile

    A simple description that sums up the taste experience of the beer. There are seven unique profiles, each with a different colour for easy reference.

  2. ② Flavours

    A beer’s flavours are determined by a number of factors, including the ingredients used and the brewing method. The most distinct flavours of a beer are summarized here.

  3. ③ Food Pairings

    The enjoyment of a glass of beer can be enhanced by pairing it with the right food. Each label includes a few suggestions for foods that go well with that beer.

Blistered cherry tomato and ricotta tart

Blistered cherry tomato and ricotta tart

This Italian inspired appetizer comes to life when paired with a tangy Italian red wine.

See Recipe

A slice of bread topped with dill mayo, cucumber and caper salsa

Cucumber and smoked salmon sandwiches

Serve these up at afternoon tea.

See Recipe

Spring pea, mint and chevre toast points

Spring pea, mint and chevre toast points

A deliciously flavourful spring appetizer.

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Mozzarella, olive and prosciutto panzanella

Mozzarella, olive and prosciutto panzanella

An Italian inspired appetizer, ideally paired with a glass of rosato (rose wine).

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Grilled vegetable sandwich

Grilled vegetable sandwich

This delicious Mediterranean inspired sandwich gets its flavour from grilled vegetables.

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Rosemary shrimp

Rosemary shrimp

An easy to make appetizer that will add a little Mediterranean flavour to any occasion.

See Recipe