pushkinwow (1584) - Ottawa, Ontario, - JUL 2, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at brewpub. Clear amber with a creamy off white head. Very mild, some grains, caramel and light malt. Moderate carbonation, mild body, sweet from the caramel and more malts on the finish. Ok.
solidfunk (2592) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 5, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pretty boring red lager. Average carbonation. Pours reddish clear amber. Finishes a little sweet with some off-tasting sourness - even the gold is better than this. Doesn’t come together well. Tap at brewpub.
Alpha10 (207) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
2013/03/02 - Pours a light, clear amber with a small white head. Aroma is sweet roasted malts, smoke, caramel and apple. Taste is caramel, toffee and apples with a dry finish. Medium mouthfeel with lots of carbonation.
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gilvanblight (731) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 19, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear amber pour with a busy white head. Head faded while I was opening up ratebeer to rate this. Unique earthy smell. Smells ’healthy’ for some reason. Grains, malts. Interesting that odd taste carries into the mouth. A very unique taste. I wonder if it’s the Big Rig hops. I have one more to try from them and I must remember to compare the two. Somewhat rich and thick tasting which is surprising given the look of the beer. Very clean finish. Really liked this.
GuillaumeCL (342) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 1, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a light brown with a bit of white head that dissipates quickly. Smell is fairly sweet, with a bit of fresh fruit, like apples and raspberry, and a bit of citrus, quite refreshing. Palate is light bodied with aggressive but short lasting carbonation. Taste is sweet at first, then gets a bit of a bitter hop kick, then goes quickly to nothing, with no real aftertaste to speak of. Kind of boring, but the smell is decently interesting. Probably best served quite cold on a patio.
probstblueribbon (2623) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 4, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Sample at brew pub. Clear moderate amber with a thin white rim. Reasonable light fruitiness, a touch of butterscotch, light caramel notes, tight because it’s cold. Medium body, weak effervescence. Light roasted malts, a bit earthy, more restrained han he nose, only a touch fruity; dry with moderate bitterness and a somewhat weak light roasted malt finish.
cfrancis (2016) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 2, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a hazy dark gold with a small white head. Aroma is small caramel and bready grains. Taste is small bready grains and faint caramel. Lacking as a red.
robinvboyer (2762) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 13, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber pour, small white head. Solid cereals, grassy hops, light caramels, and toffee. Solid mouthfeel, a tad low on the carb. Finish is a toich too sweet, but the bitterness kicks in and helps to balance it out.
sseb69 (1360) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 24, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
En fût au Big Rig à Ottawa. Couleur ambrée-orange....NOT RED, mousse blanche. Arôme de malt. En bouche, caramel, malt, sucre. Très peu d’herbe, malt en finale, un peu sucrée. Bonne.
Lubiere (9031) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 8, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A hazed amber (not red) ale with a thick frothy off white head. In aroma, smooth caramel malt with light butterscotch, fruity esters, not bad. In mouth, a sweet caramel malt with faint herbal hops, light lemon and tropical fruits, pledge cleaning spray, weird. On tap at brewpub, July 7 2012.