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


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RATINGS: 261   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94/5   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Signature Series
Comfort Food in a Glass
According to the poem, there is a corner of a foreign field that is forever England. Since 1985, we’ve been turning many Albertan fields into one of England’s favourite drinks, brown ale. The go-to favourite for many, it’s become something of a legend.

Little Known Fact
One of our original three craft brews, Traditional was also one of the first English-style brown ales ever brewed in Canada... it’s still our best-known beer today.

Lady_Bastet's rating

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lady_Bastet (113) - Burlington, Ontario, - NOV 21, 2010
Caramel nose. Pours deep amber with a minimal, soapy head. Lively carbonation. More than I expected. Sweely malty but well balanced. Quite average overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Wim (3677) - Weelde, BELGIUM - AUG 18, 2016
On holiday in Canada 473ml can amber coloured body with a white head and a malt hops aroma a fruity sweet caramel malt hops bitter taste with a bitter finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PeatyPete (951) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 29, 2016
Red brown colour with off-white head. Aroma is caramel. Taste light sweet, caramel and malt.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BreWedge (486) - goose bay, Newfoundland, CANADA - JUN 4, 2016
On tap @ 1979 Taphouse. Pours a dark Amber with a large off white head. Aromas are nuts and chalk. Tastes are slightly sweet malts, a little nutty. Light to medium body, medium carbonation, ---Rated via Beer Buddy

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gumbo2go (12) - - JAN 7, 2016
This was my go to dark beer in Alberta for a number of reasons. Mainly for easy availability in the local establishments. A decent darker beer but not a great beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bdleedahl (192) - , Saskatchewan, CANADA - NOV 30, 2015
Great everyday easy drinking beer. Very clear copper colour. Sweet caramel taste. Not really a standard brown ale, more of an american style ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MunBro (942) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 28, 2015
Not a bad brown ale. Has a sweet caramel flavour, some roasted malts and a toasty nuttiness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cmacklin (880) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 1, 2015
330 ml bottle. Pours a clear, reddish brown with a thin, beige head. Sweet caramel malt aroma with a faint nutty note. Sweet flavour of roasted malt, caramel and nuts with a dry finish. Medium body with a watery texture and average carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
UXO (1524) - CANADA - MAR 22, 2015
Pours clear medium amber with one finger of light tan head diminishing gradually to a thin skim, spotty lacing. (4/5) Nose is caramel with hints of toffee, grainy malt, mild fruit and nuttiness. (6/10) Taste is moderate sweet, mild bitter. (6/10) Medium to light bodied, moderate carbonation, dry finish. (3/5) “Boring” might be a little harsh, but I’m not sure how better to describe it. “Straightforward”? “Unremarkable”? It’s a little light for the style, but there are no other negatives. Very drinkable and - speaking from experience - sessionable. (Just because this is the first time I’ve officially reviewed it, doesn’t mean it’s the first time I’ve drunk it!) (12/20)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MadRobin (2828) - Silver Spring, Alabama, USA - FEB 13, 2015
On tap at Sage in Canmore, Alberta. Clear, reddish copper with an off-white head and excellent lacing. Aroma of caramel, light fruit and lemon rind. Taste of mixed spices, caramel, light fruit and mild citrus. Medium/light body and medium/high carbonization. My take on this beer clearly differs from other reviewers--particularly in regard to the spiciness. I checked with others in my party who had tried the beer and they also felt that spiciness was the predominant flavor, closely followed by caramel malt. In any case, the beer I tasted was fairly decent. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ryanhunter_4 (221) - La Crete, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 24, 2014
355 ml can poured at home. I’ve had this beer many times; aroma smelled strongly of dry dog food (very malty). Taste is a nice malty flavor with a nutty finish. This is a decent little beer.

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