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

bottled
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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 2.96/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.93   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


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee (8622) - 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

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Freaky_tiki (644) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jksipa (418) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheJester (1963) - 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 isn’t much going on.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Spab (2578) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jercraigs (8091) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 28, 2014
2014-01-18. Crisp golden yellow body small white head and less. 3+ Aroma is mild sweet cereally grains. Flavour is sweet pale malt, some sweet diacetyl. Smooth average plus bodied palate, soft carbonation. Draft sampler at the brewpub, Ottawa

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
matt7215 (2231) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 21, 2014
355 ml bottle from the lcbo. Golden with a white head. Fresh barley malt nose, super clean simple and pleasant. The flavour follows the aroma. Just a super clean well crafted "beer". This is lovely really.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
czar (4687) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 29, 2013
tap on the premises. clear pale golden pour with a small white head, some retention and lacing. honeyed yet crisp pale maltiness, some floral and citrusy notes, pepper, bread - crusty notes, bit of chalk. almost aggressive carbonation, light body - not watery, dry very herbal finish. o-k.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
UM02 (324) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 24, 2013
Grainy malt tastes a bit like there is some unfermented grain. The wheat is noticeable. Otherwise while easy drinkable a bit bland and watery. Better than the macro golden ales but mostly a microbrew beer for people used to tasteless macros.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
solidfunk (4493) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - DEC 5, 2013
Works well for style. Has decent crisp barley finish. Pours gold with ok head and lacing. Slightly sweet malt as well, with note of residual booze in finish, some bitter barley. Average carbonation. Tap at brewpub.


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