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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


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lubiere (9728) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jercraigs (7456) - 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

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
blankboy (5945) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 30, 2013
Bottle [355ml]. Pours a clear gold with a small fizzy off-white head. Aroma is mainly grain and pale malt along with very light grassy hops and toast. Flavour is grainy, biscuity and slightly sugary sweet along with light grassy hops and a hint of honey. Light bitter finish. Average bodied. It’s clean and inoffensive but clearly I’m not the market for this beer -- it’s a better beer for Joe Sixpack. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
czar (4105) - 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.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
solidfunk (3567) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
robinvboyer (2984) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
probstblueribbon (2851) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cfrancis (2248) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Spab (2241) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Metalchopz (2197) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 31, 2013
First beer of this brewery to be available at the LCBO, in a 6-pack. Pours a gold colour with a foamy white head, average retention and minimal lace. Big grainy cereal malt nose with a little grassy hop in the background. Pretty much the same for the taste. Nice bread malt with the hops in the finish. Aromas of caramel malt eventually come out. A big step ahead of macro lagers, for a typical lager.


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