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


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RATINGS: 22   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
matt7215 (2173) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AleRider78 (44) - - AUG 4, 2013
This is the only Big Rig brew I did not try at the brewpub. Instead, I purchased a growler to take home with me. :) Opened her up just a few days later. Pours a light golden colour, with not much too head, but creamy nonetheless. Malts do come through strong from the beginning, and getting a little bit of fruitiness in the taste. Minimal carbonation. Hops aren’t quite out there yet. From brewer’s description, they will soon be using hops grown from Mr. Chris "#4" Philips’ own farm near Ottawa! Will try this one again at the brewpub.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sseb69 (1488) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
robinvboyer (3107) - 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 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cfrancis (2355) - 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 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Metalchopz (2285) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Spab (2388) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
probstblueribbon (2918) - 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 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Strangebrewer (857) - 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.

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