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


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RATINGS: 252   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.93   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ryanhunter_4 (44) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrW (439) - Londerzeel, BELGIUM - SEP 15, 2014
On tap I think in Earl’s, Banff. A: creamy, malts, caramel Ap: Amber, small, creamy tan head which left lacings on the side of the glass. T: Caramel, malts, a bit grainy, something like peche, light toast/burnt. P: long malty, soft round mouthfeel. Full malty taste. In contrast to others here, I liked this beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
smroush (46) - Michigan, USA - SEP 9, 2014
Color: attractive deep copper. Aroma: sweet malt aroma. Taste: sweet, bread-like malt. Not much hops. A fairly typical brow ale. Not bad, but fairly simple and one dimensional.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ljthiessen (540) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 30, 2014
On tap. Caramel malt with a touch of fruit. Light bodied and pretty unremarkable. Dry finish. Not a fan.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
RhetoricalAns (417) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 21, 2014
Good old standby back home. Not the best but decent enough to last the evening. Brown pour with a medium head, minimal retention. predominately malt, toffee, some nuts, bit of roasted malt. Medium body, easy drinking.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
simonblaine (338) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 17, 2014
Highly drinkable post grass cutting beer. Not incredible, but more than adequate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
a_sully (172) - - 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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BrewGoblin (494) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Hidden_Pooch (410) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fhoublon (316) - 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.

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