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Brewed by Central City Brewing
Style: American Strong Ale
Surrey, Canada
Serve in Snifter, Tulip

bottled
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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.87/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jercraigs (7812) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 9, 2014
2013-06-22. Crisp dark red amber body with a nice beige head and lace. Aroma is pleasant, leafy hops over pleasantly sweet malt base. Flavour is similar, leafy green hops, light bitter over layer and finish but the middle is sweet malt. 7++ Average to medium bodied palate, modest carbonation. Relatively simple but quite enjoyable. Central City Version at Session Festival 2013

2014-05-03. Crisp dark red-brown body with a nice foamy beige head. 3++ Aroma of green leafy hops, light dusty malt accents. Flavour is fairly bitter, nice malty core, lingering resiny green hops. Average plus bodied palate, pleasant carbonation suits it. Not super complex but pretty enjoyable. 7/4/7/3/15 FM Version Bottle from the LCBO, Toronto

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcberko (6419) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 24, 2013
On tap at the Alibi Room, pours a dark reddish amber with a small beige head. Aroma of dry caramel malts, bready malts, and some pungent resinous hops. Flavour is very round, full of dry caramel malts, resinous hops, and some very subtle fruity notes. Extremely well-balanced but the flavour profile isn’t anything special. Good stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mar (4842) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 10, 2014
Amber with a cream head. Nose is malts, chewy, resin, and bread. Easy palate, rich malts, caramel, sweet, nice Hop finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cuso (4556) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 5, 2014
Bottle. Red amber color with thick light beige head. Caramel, burned sugar, spices, alcohol. Caramel malt, burned sugar, citrus hops. Long hoppy bitter finish. Tasty.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (4125) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 31, 2013
Draft - Flowery hops, grapefruit and candy malts. Clear amber with a rich thin tan head. Spicy, grapefruit, dark malts and nice bitterness. Alcohol is not evident and finished bitter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Crit (3350) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 31, 2013
Sparkling chestnut,lasting beige head.Piney hop nose.Citrus hop profile,good malt in back. Huge long hop finish. Medium alcohol heat

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
robinvboyer (3103) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - APR 5, 2014
Super dark red pour, huge fluffy, sticky off white head. Lovely citrus aroma, big notes of pine, and some sticky chewy malts. The hops are pungent, and sticky, and quite bitter. the mouthfeel is sticky, and thick, the carbonation is a little low and soft. the finish is highly bitter, big notes of grassy, citrucy hops. The malts are thick with caramel, and bread. A big hoppy red ale, nice stuff.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
probstblueribbon (2916) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 21, 2014
750 mL bottle from LCBO served cool in a tulip glass shared with a buddy. Second bottle...the first was extremely bitter. Deep ruby copper with a large reddish-tan head. Rich, sweet, fruity malts, dank, resinous hopping, grapefruit peel, brown sugar, deep treacle, so richly malty, strawberry jam, very nice. Medium-full body with gentle, elegant effervescence. Strawberry jam, brown sugar, rich maltiness with more balanced goings than the first bottle, quite resinous and dank, more balanced, a very big beer; dry (surprisingly) with big bitterness and a long, very fruity and resinous finish. I’m glad I grabbed a second bottle!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheJester (1873) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 3, 2014
750 mL bottle. Looks the part. It pretty much has the prototypical caramel sweet\hoppy aroma of an ASA. And in all honesty, this is fairly prototypical. Which isn’t a bad thing. It is, perhaps, less sweet up front, and more bitter in the finish, than most. Also not bad things. just a well constructed, well executed beer.,

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gerbeer (1777) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 1, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 2, 2013 650 ml bottle. Pours a dark red/brown with medium foamy head. Aromas of brown sugar, roasted malts, dark sour fruit and citrus. Flavors of piney hops, roasted malts, dough, and prunes/figs. Some alcohol notes. Quite good.


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