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Brewed by Clocktower Brewpub
Style: Bitter
Ottawa, Canada
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 44   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04   ABV: -
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Traditional English-style esb, copper-coloured & extremely drinkable; floral hop aromas supported by a malty profile to balance this classic style.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
asheft (2545) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 26, 2011
[on tap at brewpub] Sweet caramel aroma with some fruity esters, though clean. Clear dark copper with a thin white cover and ring. Weak, sweet flavour with toffee that quickly trails off to a moderate bitterness. Clean. Light body, moderate carbonation, clean finish. A clean beer, apparently.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
czar (4546) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - APR 15, 2011
on tap at brewpub. clear deep golden with a nice off-white head, good retention and lacing. aroma and taste is malty, grainy, rye with a great hop profile - citrusy, herbal, grassy and peppery, medium finish. average carbonation, light to medium body. good brew.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
cfrancis (2423) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 6, 2011
Pours a wood brown with little or no head. Aroma is leather bitterness with malt. Taste is good malt body with a semi-dry bitterness. Moderate to low bitterness. The flavours are not pronounced and you have to fish for them. Well balanced but was looking for something more.

2.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DeanF (1716) - Nunavut, CANADA - FEB 8, 2011
Okay amber body with little head, what do you expect from a brewpub brew on tap! Yet, the flavour is all right, plenty of malts and a bit of caramel and hops. Just all right.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blankboy (6181) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 23, 2010
Cask at ’Volo Cask Days 2010’. Pours a murky orange-copper with a small bubbly white head. Nice pleasant hoppy aroma, very citrusy, though a touch sweeter then I prefer. Good hoppy flavour, juicy and citrusy, slightly astringent in the finish. Medium bodied. Pretty good and better then I expected.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mabel (5805) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 26, 2010
[3458-20101030] Cask. Fresh orange-like roughage aroma. Murky, dark orange body with a quick foamy off-white head. Tea-like brewed orange peels flavour. Medium body. Average.
(Cask Days @ Volo, Toronto, ON)

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
VertBaconStrips (2088) - Assat, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 25, 2009
On tap at Byward Market in May ’09. OK at best light copper. Slight peach, ok aromatic hops, maybe too sweet? Not sure. Caramel. Tasty with solid hops, quite thick (which was a surprise), good fruit, some caramel, solid bitterness, very very drinkable but the thickness may be a touch to heavy after 6 of ’em. Near medium bodied, great carbonation, good malt middle, average bitter finish length. Best beer on tap with ease.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
robinvboyer (3143) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 11, 2009
on tap at the new brewpub in the Byward Market. Nice aroma of bready malt, and some decent english hops. The flavor is hoppy with a good bitter finish, a decent bitter.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
grandgenie (259) - gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 13, 2009
Dégusté avec french tickler le 11 juillet 2007. Cloudy copper/amber poor with a thin head. Aromas of fresh malts and yeast, yogourt, caramel and wild berries. Good bitterness with added peppery hints. Excellent balance. Hints of ginger to the flavors. Very drinkable, creamy and medium bodied. Fresh..... and refreshing!

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sinkhole (263) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 29, 2008
A classic wheat bitter, pale golden yellow in colour with strong wheat aromas. A hard wheat flavouring is all I detected with a bit of hop bitterness. It’s not my favourite clocktower beer but not the worst either.


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