ljthiessen (320) - 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 (1582) - 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 (221) - 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 (745) - 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 (3231) - 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 (1179) - 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.
AleRider78 (44) - - FEB 17, 2014
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
"Poured into glass, a thin layer of head, creamy. A light amber appearance. The aroma is pretty strong, of wheats and malts. lacing is ok. Flavour is hints of caramel, roasted malts, and something burnt haha. Not too bad, mixed emotions with the aroma (something’s off, can’t quite pinpoint). First time trying this beer, drank directly from bottle. It glass, aromas escape, and doesn’t sit with me well. Might keep drinking from bottle :(
AgentAle (599) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 31, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma: Some sweet roasty malt aromas with hints of generic hopinessTaste:some subtle caramel malt flavors with some bland hopinessAppearance: clear brown body with poorly retained head
Masterkush7 (501) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 25, 2013
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a clear reddish gold color with little head. Smell is toffee and nuts and taste is toffee up front with a very minimal hop finish. Very thin beer, a watered down trad.
BeerandBlues2 (9438) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAY 7, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Calgary Beer Fest. Pours clear gold with a medium, frothy white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is honey and caramel malt, pear esters and no hops. Flavor is malt, honey, light fruity esters, no hops or bitterness, and a sweet finish. Light body and medium carbonation.