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

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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


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lubiere (10457) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee (8565) - 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

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jercraigs (8070) - 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

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mabel (6723) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2014
[6127-20140118] Tap. Yeasty sourdough bread aroma. Clear, golden yellow body with a long-lasting creamy white head and some lattice lacing. Sweet corn bread flavour. Medium body. Good. (7/4/7/3/13) 3.3
(@ brewpub, Ottawa, ON)

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
blankboy (6277) - 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

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Boutip (4868) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 31, 2014
Can: Poured a clear bright golden color ale with a nice large white foamy head with good retention and some light lacing. Aroma of grainy cereal notes is not the most pleasant. Taste is also dominated by grainy unrefined notes with light cereal notes. Body is about average for style with good carbonation. Malt bill is definitely not clean enough in my opinion.

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.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
solidfunk (4489) - 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 (3264) - 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 (3067) - 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.


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