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Big Rock Traditional Ale

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Brewed by Big Rock Brewery
Style: Brown Ale
Calgary, Canada

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RATINGS: 246   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.92   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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This English-style brown ale fills your mouth with a fusion of toasty malt and sweet caramel up front finishing with a nutty flavour, medium creamy carbonation, and mild hop bitterness.


2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
a_sully (80) - - JUN 6, 2014
Amber colour, white head. Taste of malts and strong hints of caramel and a hint of a grassy taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BrewGoblin (242) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - MAY 30, 2014
Sort of a watery looking ruddy brown clay colour. Quite a bit better than the Grasshopper Wheat, this ale is mediocre tasting and is still definitely lacking a lot of qualities that would make it great. Smells is sweet earthy must with some caramel. Tastes of roasted caramelised almonds, roasted malt, dark bread, vanilla and some very passive floral hops. Thin, unexceptional body. Things just didn’t come together on this one.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Hidden_Pooch (261) - Stratford, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - MAY 28, 2014
Can. Taste of nuts and toffee, and some roasted malt. Has a medium body with lower carbonation, and a slick mouth feel. Somewhat of a strange syrup aftertaste not bad, but not good either. Just an okay beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fhoublon (312) - Lachine, Quebec, CANADA - APR 30, 2014
Bouteille de 341 ml achetée au Beer Store de Hawkesbury. Dégustée le 9 septembre 2003. Bière rousse limpide. Mousse assez, col moyen assez compact, durable. Assez effervescente, bulles moyennes. Odeur de fruits et de céréales grillées. Très douce, assez sucrée, assez amère en finale.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Headbanger (3226) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - APR 22, 2014
Bottle 12/02 (Old Notes)-Pours a lighter brown with a decent sized head. Aroma of malt, caramel, and slight grass. Taste of sweetness, grains, and malt. This medium bodied brew is well balanced and goes down smooth.

2.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BooRadleyRed (10) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 3, 2014
Nice malt forward session beer. Caramel and toast were the most prominent notes for me. Borders on a brown ale in taste although it is a deep amber colour. Great malt beer, especially when your not in the mood for hops.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
trussell (14) - - MAR 21, 2014
Trad is a great go to at any bar in Alberta. Dark amber, nearly brown with a strong malt flavour. A relatively strong beer and tastes that way! Definitely packs a punch. -- rated via 'Find A Beer' for Blackberry 10

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jayseppi (143) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 28, 2014
Enjoyed this one quite a bit. Had it on draught and was exactly what I was looking for. A simple beer that is very malt forward, but the caramel notes are up front with a hint of roast swimming in the background. Super sessionable. Great on a cold night at the pub.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
NatKadaw (95) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 25, 2014
Malty and syrupy, a classic around these parts and grew up with it but very thin and sweet, mild carbonation.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
AgentAle (584) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 31, 2013
Aroma:very light sweet malt notes but mostly carbonation Taste:some bland sweet maltiness. Some caramel and cream flavors that finosh woth some basic hop biterness Appearance: clear amber body with cleamy lace head with medium/ great retention


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