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Brewed by Oland Brewery (AB-InBev)
Style: Amber Ale
Halifax, Canada

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RATINGS: 227   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.28   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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A refreshing amber ale crafted using the finest quality ingredients, with a moderate body and a crisp, clean bitter finish.


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1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
collieman (191) - montreal, Quebec, - FEB 26, 2006
this is now the best beer we have at my work, wich ofcource doesnít say very much for our selection. Cource maby I am blinded by the thirst and exaustion that leaves the kitchen with me, but I find this one to be refreshing and a little better. Better than what is the question. Pours a "very clearly too perfect to be natural" ruby red, with some high levels of carbonation and a prety pathetick head of misty white fizz, but I feel that like most clasic Canadian ales {and that is what this realy is} itís best from the bottle. Aroma is a little sweet, and a little hard to completly detect due to the mass amout of co2 flowing out of the neck. Taste is where it wins me over a 50, but only slightly. Slightly bready, nutty sweet malt makes a tiny first aperance, folowed by a very nice, yet overly small splash of nice pinny tangy hopy bitterness, folowed by a sweet and rosey finish with a trace of yeast. Add to that itís dry, thin and slightly silky palat, and light "almost not there" mouthfeel, not to mention itís light dry aftertase, this is a perfect realy hot, tired and thirsty, 20 seconds to swalow beer. And, realy, isnít that what a clasic Canadian ale shoud be? not a delecate sipper for the refined palat, but an honest beer for the workin man.and in that respect, itís a great choice over the normal montreal tavern molson and labat prodouts. But in this beer-o-centrec world of ours, this is a standard blend of artificialyfermentend grains that is for some reason called beer. All depends on youíre point of view I guess. Cheers


2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
PrattBrat (20) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 22, 2015
Pours a clear reddish amber with a small off-white head. Aroma of malt and grain. Tastes of sweet malt with a bad aftertaste. Light to medium bodied and very carbonated.

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Yamato (30) - Tokyo, JAPAN - FEB 2, 2015
At Puckís sports bar. Good color, but below my expectation. I had a high one because I like the IPA. Watery. I donít like watery one. Fruity taste.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
RhetoricalAns (501) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 26, 2014
Draft. Clear amber pour, taste and aroma of caramel, a bit of grain. Little bit of sweetness. terrible body like the others in this line.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
simonblaine (382) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 15, 2014
Had a pint with Mexican food, pairs better than crap Sol or Corona. It did the job, not hideous. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
RobertDale (3988) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - OCT 7, 2014
473 ml. can. Thanks Doug! Pours a clear copper with a decent off-white head. Aroma of malt and caramel. Taste is malt, caramel, and a bit of fruit. On the thin side. Drinkable but not memorable.

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
AgentAle (944) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 25, 2014
Aroma is light roasted malts, caramel and bland hops. Taste is rich malts with a bland bitterness. Pretty uninspiring overall. A clear amber body with a pearl head that retains fairly poorly.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (2719) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 22, 2014
Bottle. Clear honey brown, cream soda, mild caramel in the nose. Thin watery body. The taste is weak watery caramel, a bit acrid bitter malts kind of a sugary sweet finish. Meh. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BreWedge (358) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 1, 2014
On tap @ Lone Star Belleville. Pours a clear amber with a small white head. Aromas are fermented fruit, spent grain, a bit of alcohol. Tastes are light grainy malts, a hint of bitterness in the back-end, and a touch of alcohol. Light body, medium carbonation, light and short bitter finish. Though non-offensive, this beer is a typical mass produced ale distinguished only by a little bit of added color. I have some self-loathing for having chosen this beer simply because I had not yet rated it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
ljthiessen (617) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 29, 2014
On tap. Caramel amber pour with very little head. Caramel malt flavour. Kinda flat. Not much going on here.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
monk191 (1217) - California, USA - JUL 24, 2014
A simple and refreshing red, but forgettable. Pours a nice red color with a light white head. Smells of malt and cherries. A bit more cherries in the start, with some malt, but finishes sort of empty. Had on tap at Mug and Anchor is Mahone Bay.


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