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Brewed by Black Oak Brewing
Style: American Pale Ale
Etobicoke, Canada

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RATINGS: 158   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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This is our flagship beer. Medium body, beautiful golden colour, good mouth feel and a refreshing hop finish. We use six selected malts and five different kinds of premium hops. This recipe is secret, but the Pale Ale is very tasty and hoppy.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
probstblueribbon (2737) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 5, 2010
341 bottle in 6-pack from LCBO, served cold in a tulip glass. 05MA10.

App.: Clear deep golden with a fair off-white white foam. Aroma: Pleasantly fruity malts and hops, some toast and biscuit, slightly earthy, British, hints of caramel and toffee, slightly peppery, definitely vegetal, I don’t love it. Palate: Medium body, sparse yet pointy effervescence with an overall, slightly oily feel. Flav.: Dusty, musty, biscuity, earthy, slight austere, British caramel/toffee, still vegetal, some decent resinous, earthy, slightly floral hops; dry with fair bitterness and a surprisingly pleasant malty finish (lacks the vegetal/earthiness).

Could be a style thing. Liked the bitterness, didn’t love the aromas and flavours.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
GRM (2828) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 24, 2009
Échantillon, Mondial de la bière, 3 juin 2009; oeil : ambrée, claire, effervescence moyenne, petit anneau de mousse beige; nez : léger malt, léger grain; bouche : léger malt, léger grain, drèche, mousseuse, finale en drèche avec une surprenante amertume, astringence moyenne, corps moyen, carbonatation moyenne, plutôt amère; en résumé : ordinaire ENGLISH Sample, Mondial de la bière, savoured on June 3 2009; eye: amber, clear, average effervescence, tiny ring of beige head; nose: light malt, light grain; mouth: light malt, light grain, spent grains, foamy, finale in spent grains with a surprising bitterness, mild astringency, medium body, average carbonation, rather bitter; overall: ordinary

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Trev (1840) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 3, 2009
Pours gold with a thin head. Aroma is caramel maltiness with some woody, fruity hop. Flavour is very nice fruity and resinous/piney hop with a medium toasty caramel malt body and a dry bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Spab (2124) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 29, 2009
On tap at Rebel. Pours a clear yellow gold with medium-sized lasting white head; decent retention. Hoppy aroma (pine) with notes of grass and light maltiness. Hops prominent in taste with nice pale malt balance and a light grassiness, maybe a hint of citrus. Crisp finish. Very tasty - this has been my go-to session beer for several years now.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
strowlands8 (175) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 3, 2009
Great flavour, lots of hops and very tasty. Good mouth feel, fairly strongly carbonated but it suits the taste pretty well. Very drinkable as well, could definitely polish off enough of these in a night. Definitely not the most complex/interesting beer I’ve ever had but a great taste for sure.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ladnewton (1325) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 14, 2009
Draught at the Bow & Arrow, Toronto, Canada on 7th June 2008. Very dry, hoppy and bitter. For UK drinkers, treat Milton Sparta as a reference beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DerWeg (1431) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 8, 2009
Great mouth-engaging feel of rounded but bitter hops and full but not sticky malts. Grassy and citrus, bit of caramel, highly drinkable ’session pale’. Great standard fridge item that grows on you, I swear.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BostonFox (26) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 8, 2009
Pretty good. Drinkable and well balanced. I wish it was hopped a whole lot more but cest la vie. I think that’s french for kinda boring.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
garthicus (2591) - Dublin, IRELAND - FEB 6, 2009
On tap. I can’t believe I haven’t rated this before!! App: golden with no visible carbonation and a tiny white head. Aroma: sugar and grass with hops and malt. Flavour: bitter and grassy a hint of lime and malt, not bad.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AWS9 (463) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 19, 2009
341 mL bottle. Pours a honey-gold, with a slight bubbly head. Sweet honey and malt aroma. Bitter malt and honey, with a touch of hop. Very nice oaky finish. I actually didn’t enjoy the first one I had, but as I worked through the 6-pack, this stuff tasted better and better. Great beer.


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