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


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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 2.98/5.0   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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Strangebrewer (844) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - APR 1, 2013
bottle. Poured pale amber with a thin white head. Light grainy aroma. Prickly carbonated mouthfeel, light bodied. Grassy with a sweet bready malt taste, and finishes slightly dry.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Alpha10 (322) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 1, 2013
2013/03/01 - pours a pale gold with a foamy white head. Aroma is bread, grass and corn. Taste is similar to nose. Dry aftertaste with this mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
GuillaumeCL (343) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 27, 2013
Bottle from the beer club. Pouts a very clear pale gold with a good bit of fine head that drops a fair bit but stays and also has good active carbonation. Smell is slightly malty sweet and slightly hoppy with grass and spruce, but fairly weak. Palate is light bodied with moderate active carbonation. Taste is about what I’d expect for a golden ale, slightly sweet, slightly bitter, clean aftertaste. It’s a golden ale.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
gilvanblight (772) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 19, 2013
Pale golden pour that’s just a touch hazy. Long lasting white foamy head. Very grassy and grainy. A little bit of that earthy smell I found in the Red. Again it has that earthy taste. I’m really thinking it’s the Big Rig hops, which I’ve officially decided I dig. Very different from the Red other than that. This is thinner and easier to drink. Grassy and maybe even a bit corny. There’s a sweet spike in the taste just before the finish I find doesn’t fit. Not bad and easy to drink but not nearly as good as the Red.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
probstblueribbon (2892) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 21, 2012
Sample at the brewpub. Clear golden with a white rim. Lots of pale malt and grain in the nose, toasty and breast, maybe a little light Noble hops. Medium body, moderate effervescence. Pleasant maltiness/cereals, a bit bready, light Noble hopping, pleasant and inoffensive, more hops than expected; dry with moderate bitterness and a nice pale malt finish with good toast notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cfrancis (2324) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 2, 2012
Poirs a clear golden yellow with a moderate pillowy white top. Aroma is bready and grassy malts. Taste is a nice grassy malt profile.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
robinvboyer (3080) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 13, 2012
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rejtable (1269) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 27, 2012
Bottle. Pours straw with some initial head with medium lacing. Nice sweet malt backing, just enough for a pale ale. Some grassy notes. Nothing too complex, but an easy enough beer to please everyone.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sseb69 (1487) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 24, 2012
En fût au Big Rig à Ottawa. Couleur jaune or, mousse blanche. Arôme de malt. En bouche, malt allemand, houblon. Finale un peu sucrée, houblon, malt. Très bonne. Surprenante.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lubiere (9877) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 8, 2012
A golden ale with a thin lacing white head. In aroma, crisp malt with light sulfur notes and cheesy notes. In mouth, a nice biscuit malt with faint chalky notes, grassy hops, not bad. On tap at brewpub, July 7 2012.

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