HopsandBolts (112) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 28, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark clear brown with some white head. Malt and brown sugar aromas with lots of malt, chocolate and biscuit flavours. Lots of sweetness and malt with this one which I really like. This is a great brown ale.
Eructoblaster (3119) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 23, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Sir John A. (Ottawa, ON). Pours a dark brown body with a thin off-white creamy head. Decent malty aroma with hoppy and woody hints. Taste carries strong nutty notes and ends with an average bitter/woody finish. Not bad, but rather unexciting.
solidfunk (4493) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - NOV 2, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Seems like some of these Ashtons are just miscategorized by the brewers. This would do ok as a harvest red or pale ale. It certainly osnt a brown in any sense of the word. Pours cloudy amber with good head and lacing. Would give it a higher appearance grade if it were right colour for style. Smells like citrus hops. Hop heavy. Not much of a malt profile. Tap at Quinns.
DuffMan (7032) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 19, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Murray Street, Ottawa. Medium golden amber, brief white head. Low aroma of butterscotch and brown sugar. Sweet caramel profile, light burnt sugars, fruity nuances.
probstblueribbon (3068) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 25, 2012
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
4 oz sample at National Capital Craft Beer Festival. 17AU12.
App.: Hazy copper with a small, light tan head.
Aroma: Really sweet, almost cloying (if an aroma can be cloying...), tangy fruitiness, similar to their amber..., low attenuation?, high mash temp?, something else?
Palate: Medium+ body, somewhat sparse effervescence.
Flav.: Fair caramel/toffee, really sweet, far too sweet for me, fruity, cloying; sweet (duh!) with limited bitterness and a long, sweet, malty, fruity finish.
blankboy (6277) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 5, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught at Paddy’s, Ottawa, August 18. Pours a cloudy amber-brown with an average size lasting frothy tan head. Aroma is very buttery, fruity and bready along with toffee, yeast, nuts and very light hops. Flavour is sugary sweet, bready and yeasty along with fruit and nuts. Average to medium bodied. Way too sweet for me, I struggled to finish it.
rejtable (1433) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 20, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours light brown. Lots of butterscotch, dominates from top to bottom. Creamy in the mouth. Too sweet for my preferences.
asheft (2553) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 8, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
[on tap at Wellington Gastropub, Ottawa]
Butterscotch/diacetyl aroma that is pretty dominant over faint apple and bubblegum. Almost clear dark red-brown under a white patch and ring. Sweet, nutty malt flavour with dried fruit, faint spices, and diacetyl. Very low bitterness. Creamy butterscotch finish. Medium body, moderate carbonation.
Metalchopz (2406) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 7, 2012
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at Quinn’s Ale House in Ottawa, Ontario. Pours a slightly hazy copper colour with a small white head. Not much nose... just a bit of malt. As it warms up, it does get better with notes of sweetness and nuts. A little later, I get plum and butterscotch. Medium-bodied with a slight sticky mouthfeel. Thankfully the taste is better than the smell. Flavours of sweetness, mild raisins, nuts, with light bitterness creating a dry finish. Decent brown ale that starts off too mild, but shows character if you show patience.
Lubiere (10480) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 26, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A dark reddish copper brown ale with a thin creamy off white head. In aroma, sweet butterscotch, more buttery than scotch, with nutty and herbal notes. In mouth, a lightly sweet malt with some light nutty notes, oily mouthfeel very sweet, slick and cloying in finale. On tap at Patty’s, Dec. 10 2011.