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Church-Key Northumberland Ale

Brewed by Church-Key Brewing
Style: English Pale Ale
Campbellford, Canada
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 89   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.6/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Our original brew, (some just call it "Church-Key".) This Stock Ale was designed to be a throw back to the tavern ales of the 40’s and 50’s. Crisp, light palette with a dry citrus finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ChadPoole (281) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 27, 2016
Pours orange amber with a quick disappearing white head. Aroma and taste are a decent mix of hops and malts with a crisp dry finish. Not a bad beer but nothing special.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Strangebrewer (1168) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 21, 2015
bottle. Poured clear amber with a bleach white head. Aroma is faint and grainy. Light-medium body, crisp carbonation. Flavour of sweet malt, light bready-ness but still grainy, slight metallic finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bendrixian (1487) - Canadiana, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 15, 2014
Finally found a single of these guys at the LCBO. Clear yellow colour. Fairly mute aroma with a malt and grassy backbone that I’d swear were closer to a pils than an ale. Fast flavour profile, watery mid palate and a terrible experience over all. Why would anybody buy a six’er of these is beyond me.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ferris (12682) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 9, 2014
Draft - Sweet malts and som corn. Pale clear gold with a small white head. Sweet corn, apple and pale malts. Much too sweet and light.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
DuffMan (9538) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 27, 2014
Bottle, brought to me by Robbie. Light golden, weak white head formation and retention. Old dirty dishrag aroma. Thin and watery with an unclean grainy profile. Didn’t finish it-- not your fault Robbie!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Niall73 (2419) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 8, 2014
Tap at The Social, Port Hope. Pours a hazy straw with a thin head. Aroma is slightly corny, ashy aroma. Light to medium body, medium carbonation. Orange, honey, candy caramel, popcorn, a little butter... It’s fine.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BreWedge (482) - goose bay, Newfoundland, CANADA - MAY 11, 2014
On tap @ The Boathouse Belleville. Pours a clear gold with a moderate white head. Aromas are sweet malts and corn. Tastes are adjunct (corn), grains, and the mildest hint of bitterness. Fairly thin and clean on the palate. Not a great beer but better than your standard mass produced swill, in particular, it doesn’t have the tinny, alcohol finish I often notice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mnurda (1242) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 20, 2013
Bottled sample at Brothers Beer Bistro in ottawa. Decent tastin pale ale. Very drinkable

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hateball16 (105) - - MAR 17, 2013
Pours a deep yellow gold, thin white head. Aromas of cereal and biscuit, some sweetness like cinnamon or vanilla hiding in the background. Moderately high carbonation up front, nicely balanced in the centre with a toffee chewiness to the malt side and some bittering hops (could do with an extra handful or 2!) which bring a crisp but not overly dry finish. Probably wouldn’t buy again but could see this being a good session beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiulijn (19119) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 14, 2012
Draught at C’est What, Toronto
Light amber color, clean. Light aroma of paper, corn, malt, cereals. Crispy mouthfeel, but the flavor has accents of cereals and hay, a bit strange; ordinary bitterness.
Simple beer, but not too bad.

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