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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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2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
GonZoBeeR (2937) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 9, 2005
Aroma:light malt and nuts... Appearance:yellow orange,light head... Flavor:light malt flavor....

3.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blankboy (6226) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 17, 2005
On cask at BarVolo. Clear yellow with a small frothy white head. Body is flat but itís to be expected as itís on cask. Sweet aroma of light hops is nice but barely present hence the low score. Nicely balanced flavour of sweet malts and light hops is very smooth and delicious. A great summer beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HogTownHarry (6127) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUL 16, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 24, 2005 Draught (cask) at Volo. Slightly cloudy deep gold, average creamy white head, average lacing. Lots going on to my nose - oak, soap, dry malt, weak hops, dry straw. Surprise is in the flavour - incredibly smooth, complex and venerable - various wood/forest notes, musty/mushroomy, and an overall balance between medium bitterness and malt. Light to medium bodied, soft on the mouth, oaky and slightly bitter to finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beer Snob (501) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 4, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 10, 2005 A really nice surpirse. Dark/golden ale with a sweet, floral and malt aroma. Really mouthwatering. The taste doesnít disappoint. A few citrus notes mixed in with a nice dose of hops. Great aftertaste - some bitterness and very refreshing. Already stocked up - thatís how much I ike this ale. This ale is going to be a standard choice of mine.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JadoreBlanche (114) - London, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 25, 2005
Bottle: Pours dark amber body, with think off whlte head. Aromas of sweet malts, and nuts. Taste is strong in malts and has a slight hops, slightly sweet as well. Smooth finish, with a slight bitterness. A good beer!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 21, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 11, 2008 Good example of the style! Dark amber dody with a beige head that is about one inch thick. Aromas are heavy malts, nuts, and brown sugar. Also some hops present. Taste is sweet maltiness, mild roasted notes, candy, and hops bitterness. Nice! Bittersweet finish, nice bite in the mouth all the way down. A decent brew!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
iam (369) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 7, 2005
Pours a clear amber colour with a medium but rapidly diminishing head. Nice aroma of caramel malt and floral hops. Cramel malt also in taste with some sweetness up front and a decent bitterness to finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radiomgb (2326) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 20, 2004
Brilliant amber in colour. Aroma was of sweet maly, fruity hops, some caramel. Flavour had a nice caramel sweetness, mild hops, medium body, mild carbonation. Finishes smooth with a mild bitterness. Nice beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerhugger (542) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 11, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2005 Fresh hoppy moments fight through a predominantly malty and fruity aroma. Nice light orangey-amber colour with a rapidly diminishing white froth. Quite dry and has more sweetness in the finish than bitterness, when it seems like you want it the other way around. Not to bad, especially for around here. Thanks Jeff.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
AlchemistZ (493) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - SEP 6, 2004
An almost perfect amber color. The aroma is a tantalizing combination of tropical fruit (apricots) and sweet, juicy malt. Flavor is strongly suggested by the aroma but the finish and expression of the beer is understated. A touch of bitterness comes into play to attempt to finish the beer then drops before completing its mission. The malt has an overly dry, husky character mixed with too much residual sweetness. Overall, the flavor disappointed me based upon how wonderful the aroma and appearance was.


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