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


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RATINGS: 166   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.61   IBU: 16   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Lighter, copper colored version of Traditional has a nutty finish reminiscent of fine English brown ale.

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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
simonblaine (230) - Alberta, - JAN 7, 2013
Sigh, I want to support the local stuff, but this is pretty boring. The best thing about it is the label. Watery, with bready aroma, just another ordinary beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fatehunter (1092) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - MAR 14, 2014
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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AleRider78 (44) - - FEB 17, 2014
"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 :(

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
AgentAle (414) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 31, 2013
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

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Masterkush7 (378) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 25, 2013
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerandBlues2 (9094) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAY 7, 2013
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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Lagerboy (1071) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 5, 2013
Clear medium orange copper, small foamy off white head vanishes. Muted malty aroma. Thin caramel malt taste, lightly sweet, some vague nuttiness. Softly carbed, light bodied, low hopped. An inoffensive and ordinary ale. LF (Lagerboy Friendly) ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Wanja (567) - GERMANY - FEB 1, 2013
0.33 l bottle at Whistler. Very boring and uninspiring Ale taste... One is enough...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
vadie (520) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 27, 2012
Du malt, caramel, et pain. Le goût est faible, mais assez complexe quand même. Une de mes bières préféré de Big Rock.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
lotsalaughs (119) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 2, 2012
caramel, bread, toast, grass, leaves, orange, clear, white foam, light sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour, light body, thin feel, average carbonation, astringent Copper pour with minimal head. Light aroma of grass/toast. Medium bitterness and some caramel/toffee sweetness present. Overly thin though, but on the refreshing side. Astringency is light and pleasant. I agree with others posting here that this presents a more watered down version of their Traditional Ale (which I quite enjoy on tap).

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