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Brewed by County Durham Brewing
Style: English Pale Ale
Pickering, Canada
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 88   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
VeloVampire (625) - Parkdale, Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 30, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 24, 2008 341 ml bottle - pours coppery orange with a nice fluffy head that was lasts throughout the glass and leaves sticky lace. Interesting nose - pine, light malts, yeast, some citrus, and hops to balance. Taste is quite beautiful - sticky, resiny hops, but not overblown - sort of soft and muted, but definitely there; an expert melding with the malt and yeast - more than the sum of its parts, which is exactly what a beer should be - everything is well-balanced. Minimal carbonation is true to the style, makes it seem almost like cask. Very pleasant soft woody undertone leading to an earthy finish. Very nice. Bolder than most EPAs I’ve tried, but lighter than a typical IPA. A really good beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Slacks (615) - Bolton, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 15, 2006
Draught @ Hostex: Pours dark amber - almost red - with very, rapidly dying, head. Aroma is caramel, malt, and hops in that order. Flavour astounds; an unexpectedly tasty and earthy ale with good hopping and a terrific front palate delicate sweetness. It all comes together in great fashion, perhaps benefiting from lowered expectations from the "good" aroma.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JHunter (676) - British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 22, 2006
pours amber darke with almost no head has a sorta watered down tast with hints of hops.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Trev (1936) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 19, 2006
Bottle: Light copper colour with a thin bubbly white head that fades fast. Aroma was biscuit malty with a hint of hoppy orange peel. Flavour was clean though a little thin and watery in the front. A present but not overly assertive hoppy bitterness in the finish. A nice session beer, but somewhat thin in flavour.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shintriad (700) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 16, 2006
Bottled. I was very pleasantly surprised at this beer: crisp, grassy hop notes and a compatible malt presence gives this British-style session ale the right balance to make a plain, simple, but pleasant beer. Looks good, tastes good. I usually like a bit more oomph in my beers, but this will definitely do the trick.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Thaichile (599) - 10aFly, New Jersey, USA - APR 23, 2006
Bottle. Pours an amber without any head. Lightly carbonated. Malts predominate on the nose. That continues onto the palate, but could use more hops for balance. Slightly bitter throughout. Thanks Blankboy for the bottle.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnBarleycorn (537) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 28, 2005
Looks like a sunburst of orange and red. Aromas of rain water, raspberry and caramel, plus a good balance of malt and hops. Smooth palate leads to a semi-chalky texture. A nice, well-balanced, fruity ale.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mds (2209) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 2, 2005
cask. Volo. hazy copper body with a small soapy white head. aroma consists of mild fruit and floral hops with nut and caramel overtones. body is flavourful - sweet cereal grains, creamy with a good hop bite that leaves a nice lasting impression. sweet sticky finish. Enjoyed thoroughly.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Lubiere (9999) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 23, 2005
Hazed golden ale with a thick creamy lacing white head. Light malts and sweet aroma. In mouth, very light in body, short malt and very short British hops. Dissapears quickly with just residual bitterness. A watered down version of a good beer which i tasted a few years back, before RB.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Miguel (1181) - Saint-Ours, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 11, 2005
Robe rousse. Saveurs de caramel. Très douce. Houblon de soutien. Arrière goût très court...


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