Big Ridge Whalley Winter Ale
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Brewed by Big Ridge Brewing Co.
Style: English Strong Ale
Surrey, Canada


on tap


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RATINGS: 3   MEAN: 2.9/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.8/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
This is an English style winter ale with caramel and brown malt flavours and notes of chocolate and coffee. It comes in at a drinkable 5.9%. Come on down and be one of the first to have a pint of Tariq’s latest seasonal.

Editor’s note: 2012 seasonal
Appeared at the brewpub on tap and cask dry hopped with Kent Goldings and Bravo (mid December) and at Alibi Room as cask dry hopped with Fuggles (beginning of January 2013)

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mcberko (14361) - Vancouver, British Columbia, - JAN 26, 2013
Cask at Central City Winter Cask Fest ’13, pours a deep dark mahogany with a small beige head. Aroma of winter spices, wood and some metallic notes. Flavour brings out a strong mixtures of spices (including vanilla and cinnamon), metallic notes and rotting wood. Quite off-putting, especially for Tariq’s usual quality standard – perhaps this is a bad keg. Barely drinkable – this cask at least is not so thrilling.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
Crit (3820) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 28, 2013
Nose and palate of diacetyl, not much else here excepting some faint hops. Obviously something wrong here

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiulijn (19119) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 7, 2013
Cask at Alibi Room, Vancouver, with Fuggles
Dark mahogany color with generous head. Very nice aroma of caramel and fudge, traces of spices. Round mouthfeel, soft; it has an excellent flavor of dark caramel, with nuances of fudge, cakes, earth; it’s moderately sweet; the bitterness seems quite low.
In the final there are some roasted nuts and a feeling of Christmas cake, some dark chocolate too.
Excellent beer!

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