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

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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 2.9/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.9   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


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
matt7215 (2263) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AleRider78 (155) - - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee (8837) - 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

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daniel0017 (404) - Yukon, CANADA - NOV 13, 2014
Impossible that this ale has such a low rating on this site... Golden effervescent body with short lived head. Scent of fresh baked bread, spring fruits and malts but can’t really discern any hops. It’s in the mouth that the hops are noticeable and they are good (they balance the sweetness of the malts perfectly)! Flavours also include sweet apple / pear and peppery notes. Very enjoyable in mouth.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mabel (7059) - 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)

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sseb69 (1626) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
97hill (84) - - OCT 7, 2014
Pretty simple tasty beer, nothing special but refreshing and tasty. Light amber colour good carbonation , a bit bready. A good change from hopped up options. 473ml can from the LCBO

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GregClow (2961) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 9, 2014
Can from the LCBO. Light, clear golden-orange with a finger of bright white head. Aroma is simple - starts with bready malt with a hint of caramel and toasted cereal, finishes with grassy and very slightly spicy hops, with not much inbetween. Flavour follows - bread, grain, quick hint of peach, enough noble hops to balance and offer a fairly dry finish, but not enough to leave a lasting impression. It’s OK, but with so many great pale ales on the market in Ontario now, I can’t see this picking up a lot of traction outside of its home turf.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
robinvboyer (3418) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cfrancis (2673) - 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.


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