Brewed by Boston Breweries (South Africa)
Style: American Strong Ale
Paarden Eiland, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Serve in Snifter, Tulip


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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.08/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Formerly Hazzard Ten Ale

Loaded Cannon Ale - If you’re a fizzy yellow beer drinker this is definitely not for you. With an alcohol content of 10% it is the strongest beer brewed in South Africa, the most defining character however is it’s flavour. It is dark red in colour, has a thick creamy head, and a strong malty character. The sweetness has been balanced by adding large amounts of hops to the beer after fermentation, a process called dry hopping. It’s definitely the beer that is the most fun to make.

I made this for my cooler evenings. Please consume with care.

Only available in 340ml bottles.

10% alc/vol. Ingredients - Malted Barley (pale, crystal), Roasted barley, Sugar, Hops (Styrian, Southern Promise, Hallertauer Northen Brewer), Water, Yeast

S.G. 1.090 / F.G. 1.018

Vaiz's rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Vaiz (4335) - Den Haag, - FEB 23, 2013
Bottle from Tops @ Spar, Cape Town. Clear amber pour, thin white head. Aroma full of unfermatable sugars, some caramel. Flavor is overly sweet, a bit alcoholic and one dimensional. More like a malt liquor, without any complexity.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Imaena (2231) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - AUG 13, 2016
Bottle. Tries this in Franschoek SA. Not a bad little brew but nothing exceptionally special either.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
MSBrindbergs (664) - Solna, SWEDEN - MAY 22, 2015
Sista flaskan från fruns resa till Sydafrika. Klar kopparfärgad med ett lågt skum. Doftar mest maltsött. Smakar Portello men med mindre socker och en tråkig beska. Alkoholen slår inte igenom dock vilket förvånar. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ChewyBeer (268) - SOUTH AFRICA - MAY 1, 2015
Sweet malty nose. Pours beautiful clear amber hut not much head. Medium mouthfeel low carbonation. Earthy malty flavours with good bitterness that follows through

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
deanso (9213) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 8, 2014
Bottle shared courtesy of Kermis. Thin white head. Clear light amber pour. Nice enough brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kermis (11268) - Where the wild whales are, NETHERLANDS - NOV 8, 2014
Bottle shared. Pours clear Amber with a small off white head. Aroma of dark fruits, caramel, toffee, yeast, light veggies and herbs. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Wim (3683) - Weelde, BELGIUM - SEP 19, 2014
with yves at my home dark amber colored body with a white head and a dark fruit malt hops aroma a fruity bitter hop malt taste with a bitter finish

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Abrakarl (422) - SWEDEN - SEP 4, 2014
Does not taste like an american strong ale but rather like a barley wine. Some notes of malt and apple. Decent, but not again. Weak aroma, small head.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Yves (2851) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - AUG 29, 2014
Shared with wim at wim’s place. Clear amber colored beer, with small white head and only few carbonation. Herby malty aroma. Finish is sweet malty bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
capetownbrew (21) - SOUTH AFRICA - APR 12, 2014
330ml bottle 10% ABV. No apparent "hot" flavour. A few sips in and you can feel it, but not taste it! A very nice Ale

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
aleksander9 (1377) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 19, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2014 Pours deep caramel with nice off-white head. Aroma is loads of toffee and light roasted malt. Sticky and thick syrup mouth feel with low carbonation. Aftertaste is more toffee, floral hop bitterness, alcohol and lasting metal finish. Overall: Enjoyed the toffee notes. Too sweet and metallic in the aftertaste.

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