BeerAndPonies (29) - Medicine Hat, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 24, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
473 ml can purchased singly from Sobeys Liquor and served in a small footed pilsner glass. Pours a clear, light amber, with light carbonation and an off-white cap that quickly shrinks, leaving no lace. Aroma is light malt, cereal grains, and light citrus; flavor is very faint malt, cereals, and only hints of hoppiness, with perhaps a breath of caramel. Body and mouthfeel are pleasant enough, despite the faint flavors. Refreshing but uneventful; a mild ale indeed. I guess I need to be quenching my thirst with Rudyard Kipling on the Serengeti plains, monitoring the wildebeest, in service of King and Empire, to get the fullest effect.
dfearnley (1080) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 2, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle to bock glass
Lemon, hay, cheese, and straw. Clear light yellowish amber with a thin creamy white head. Taste is straw, hay, and a touch of funk. This is quite thin.
Ferris (5001) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 2, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle - Pale malts and earthy hops. Clear gold with a decent white head. Sweet pale malts and not much else. Not much like a mild, more of an English ale or golden ale.
RhetoricalAns (368) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 9, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Musty malt aroma, some nuts? Taste has a bit of caramel. fairly mild but has more flavour than most mass produced fare.
ljthiessen (515) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 22, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can. Golden amber pour, virtually no head. I'm beginning to get the impression that most Big Rock beers are based on the same recipe - this one smells nearly identical to at least a few other Big Rock brews, most surprisingly their "IPA." Malt, light candied fruit and caramel with a slightly herbal note. Light bodied and easy drinking, low carbonation. Not a terrible brew, but by no means a passable brown ale. Can was labelled an English Mild, which makes more sense. Very mild, and pretty neutral.
dfinney23 (1840) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 7, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Despite this and every other site I’ve seen labeling this a brown ale, Big Rock themselves now claim this is mild, which makes sense since it was pretty mild and not at all brown. Bad for a brown, marginal for a mild.
cmacklin (307) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 2, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
330 ml bottle. Pours a clear, light copper colour with a small, short lived off-white head. Aroma is caramel malt. Flavour is sweet with caramel and toffee. Light body, watery texture and soft carbonation.
RumRunner101 (809) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 30, 2014
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Brilliant amber pour. Aroma is sweet grain, mild caramel, wet grass. More sweet grain in the body with light caramel notes and a light earthy hop finish. Easy drinking.
Headbanger (3388) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - APR 22, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
22oz bottle (Old Notes)-Pours a light copper with a small head. Aromaof malt, caramel, and slight hops. Taste of the same. This light to medium bodied brew was a disappointment.
Fatehunter (1399) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - MAR 14, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a half finger of head on a hazy dark straw colored body.
The aroma is musty, barnyard like with sour lemon in the background.
The taste is sweet and grainy. There’s a mild lemon bitterness in the background.
The texture is crisper with moderate carbonation.
It’s okay, tends sweet. It’s sweet like a Scotch Ale.