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Canoe River Rock Bitter

Canoe River Rock Bitter
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Brewed by Canoe Brewpub
Style: Bitter
Victoria, Canada
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 3.01/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
kramer (4688) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 4, 2013
Tap. Pours a clear reddish amber body with a small fizzy off-white head that faded to a thin film. The nose is very light, a slight hint of butter, some toasty and caramel malt, minimal to no bitterness. The flavor is thin and sweet with some noticeable dactyl, a big turn-off for me. The minimal hop bill doesn’t do anything to hide it either. The malt is thin and husky with a grainy finish. Mouthfeel is slightly clingy with fizzy carbonation. Pretty poor attempt as a Bitter.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (2032) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 4, 2013
Daft - Toasted malts and lots of grain. Amber with a creamy beige head. Lots of grain with a dry bitter finish. Decent, would have been better with a lower ABV and they would have had a winner.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Druid (82) - Wamuran, AUSTRALIA - AUG 10, 2013
Nice malt aromas with some hoppiness. Good bitterness and a short to medium finish. Rather smooth and creamy, ver enjoyable.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
solidfunk (3009) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAY 8, 2013
Well done for style. Pours clear orange with good head and lacing. Brewerly smell malt, like when you drive by the Molson factory during boiling time. Carbonation a little below average, good for style. Better than a lot of bitters I’ve had in Victoria brewpubs. On tap at Canoe.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
cleverlobo (309) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 11, 2012
Draught at Canoe; aroma-floral, resin, caramel; taste-light sweetness, moderate bitterness, moderate body. Slightly weaker than expected.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Radek Kliber (6324) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUN 12, 2012
Bottle 650ml ?
Aroma refreshing clean proper. British character shown. Nice.
Appearance clear nice amber colour with medium white cap.
Flavor and Palate : medium bodied. Quiet drinkable. Slightly nutty , toasty with clean hop profile. Very nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
riversideAK (5560) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JAN 26, 2012
Nose of grainy malt light marmalade earthy fruity hop notes toasted grains. Pours bright amber orange good clarity nice lasting head. Flavors of toasted grain marmalade lighter fruits and a moderate hop presence that is earthy and lightly fruity. Long lingering bitterness. Nice bitter.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HogTownHarry (5984) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUL 28, 2011
November 13, 2010 - Waterloo tasting with blankboy, jerc, mabel and tupalev. 22oz bottle courtesy of blankboy. Amber, almost gelatinous-looking with a raft of tiny dark suspended particles and an average white fizzy sticky head, even some lacing. Dry lightly fruity and leafy-bitter aroma, no alcohol and a hint of butcher’s paper. Does taste like a bitter, a bit dry and papery, herbal bitterness with a background of apricot marmalade. Solid body, almost harshly astringent, weakly carbonated, with a unwelcome long harsh bitter finish. Not bad, a bit odd, and overly bitter.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blankboy (5799) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 4, 2011
My bottle [650ml] shared with HogTownHarry, tupalev, jerc & mabel. Pours a clear golden-orange with tons of tiny sediment and an average size frothy off-white head. Aroma of UK hops and the "butterness" I often get from them, along with grain and caramel malt. Slightly watery flavour of UK hops, caramel malt and a touch of spices in the finish. Average bodied. Not great, just good.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mabel (5371) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 26, 2010
[3466-20101113] Bottle. Odd herbal notes and mild earth in the aroma. Slightly hazy, bright orange brown body with a medium-lasting foamy off-white head and lots of small floaties. Lightly skunked flavour has a light honeycomb toast throughout. Medium body. Fair.
(c/o blankboy, w/ him, HogTownHarry, jerc, tupalev)


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