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


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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.85/5   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
gilvanblight (821) - Windsor, Ontario, - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ChadPoole (137) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 8, 2016
At Ajax Beerfest. Pours clear gold with a white head. Sweet malts aroma. Taste of biscuit malts with a fruit finish. Decent beer, very drinkable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Johnsense (1220) - - MAY 7, 2016
UPDATED: MAY 7, 2016 Clear gold pour with a small. Lighter hopping, light sweet biscuit malt, straw, cracker in aroma and taste. Light body, perfect for kicking back during a round of golf (much like Chris Philips is doing now). For a basic golden ale you could do far worse.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
VT (2233) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 19, 2015
473 ml can. Pours a veiled straw with a white head. Aroma is light malt, herbal hops. Flavor is slightly herbal, pale malt. Finish is slightly fruity. Medium body, average carbonation. Quite bland.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Reimer96 (1743) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 17, 2015
Pours a clear gold with a frothy white head. Aroma of fruity esthers and pale malts. Taste is the same with the balance towards the esthers... Easy drinking beer that would be better with less esthers and more of a malt profile.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rodenbach99 (4019) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 7, 2015
Canette. Une liquide dorée avec une mousse blanche. Un nez de grain, dans le mauvais sens du terme. Une bouche aux saveurs sucrées de grains non-fermentés à la manière d’un malt liquor. Ordinaire même avec de la pizza.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
Karol (738) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 7, 2015
Tapaed at The Pilot House in Kingston/Canada. Overall for me a hard to drink beer. Golden clear color. White time-short head. A too sweet aroma of malt and sweet tropical fruits. Same with taste. Some rice and corn detectable, malty, no bitterness. It reminds me of a German helles but it is even more sweet. Not my style of a beer at all.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
rouxeau (5) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 30, 2015 does not count
UPDATED: JUL 4, 2015 Very nice floral aroma.Pale colour wit h a frothy head that disappears quickly. Sweet with bitter overtones and a light body with a creamy texture. Just the right amount of fizz. Overall, I think this is a great drinkable beer. If you plan on drinking a few beers and watching the game, this could be just what you need.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pootzboy (1687) - Hopville, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 8, 2015
Pours gold...clear small white cap, aromas of swet pale malt over some gold nugget hops - smooth, pleasant delivery and a clean malty finish - this is classic Canadian golden ale before the national breweries Fxxxed it up.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
shaynsawchuk (681) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 19, 2015
473 mL can. Golden pour with a thick head of white. Pale cereals on the nose with light cracker, lemon and straw. Mild grainy sweetness. Light bodied and moderately carbonated. Inconspicuous.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ametras (1150) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 17, 2015
473ml can. Clear golden with a foamy white head. Flavors are bread, butter, toasted cereals and caramel with grassy and fruity notes. Light body, moderate carbonation, thin texture.

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