Big Rig Gold
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Brewed by Big Rig Brewery
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Ottawa, Canada


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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 2.98/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Our flagship beer is a refreshing Golden brew that uses a blend of the finest Canadian and German malts giving it a smooth mild body that balances the crisp, pleasant German hop finish. The hops used in this local brew are soon to be grown at our very own hop yard at the Phillips farm in Manotick. STATS - 5% alc. vol. - O.G. 1.048 - 20 IBU - 2.5 Lovibond PAIRS BEST WITH - PIZZA, HEAT, THE HOCKEY GAME

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GregClow (2901) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 9, 2014
Can from the LCBO. Light, clear golden-orange with a finger of bright white head. Aroma is simple - starts with bready malt with a hint of caramel and toasted cereal, finishes with grassy and very slightly spicy hops, with not much inbetween. Flavour follows - bread, grain, quick hint of peach, enough noble hops to balance and offer a fairly dry finish, but not enough to leave a lasting impression. Itís OK, but with so many great pale ales on the market in Ontario now, I canít see this picking up a lot of traction outside of its home turf.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
97hill (55) - - OCT 7, 2014
Pretty simple tasty beer, nothing special but refreshing and tasty. Light amber colour good carbonation , a bit bready. A good change from hopped up options. 473ml can from the LCBO

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
RhetoricalAns (304) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 3, 2014
Can. Golden pour with a medium white head composed of fairly uniform medium sized bubbles. Grain aroma with some light hop notes. Tastes is predominately bread / biscuit malts with a touch of sweetness. Enjoyed it for what it is.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bendrixian (1131) - Canadiana, Nova Scotia, CANADA - OCT 3, 2014
Pours a clear gold colour out of a can with a pillowy white head. I dont like the aroma, it is bready right off the top and that is surprising to me. After it opens up it shows light grassy hops and a hint of something citrus and a touch of pepper. Fast palate, the flavours are gone before they even begin and finishes with a bit of a metallic bite. Over carbonated crapola. Not enjoying this one what so ever.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee (8510) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 2, 2014
Golden pour with a thick white head. The nose is soft and balanced. Aroma of lightly spicy/noble hops. A touch of bready malts with the faintest hint of toast as well. Very clean tasting with a balanced finish. A very quaffable pint. Simple but good

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Freaky_tiki (578) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 24, 2014
Tall can from the LCBO pours well um I guess gold with a creamy white one finger cap. Watery & sugary. Slight metallic essence is as welcome as a politician on the door step. Tries to be so Canadian, from the blandness of the style & the cheesy nationalism of the copy on the can. Not as bad as it could be but lets face it: this beer puts the EH in MEH.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jksipa (382) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 19, 2014
Can from the LCBO. Clear medium amber with a large white head that fades slowly and leaves a bit of lace. Nose is predominantly grain with a light bit of fruit and just a hint of grassy hops. Light sweet caramel, honey and fruit throughout with very light bitterness. Medium light slick mouth with soft carbonation and a crisp finish. Decent Blonde Ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheJester (1913) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 12, 2014
473 mL can. Looks nice - gold with a small white head. Head disappears quickly though. No off aromas or flavours, but there really isnít much going on.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Spab (2452) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 19, 2014
355 ml bottle from LCBO. Pours a clear golden colour with small white head. Aroma is cereal grains, hints of grassy hops and a faint fruitiness. Flavour is also dominated by chewy cereal grains with a little honeyed sweetness, butter, and very light grassy hops and fruit. A little bland but decent.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hoppybeerlover (163) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 30, 2014
Sweet bready malts, light grains, light grassy hops. Good carb, solid mouthfeel. More grassy hops in the finish with a slight bitter kick with a smooth cereal kicker.

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