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Brewed by Niagara College Teaching Brewery
Style: Bitter
Niagara On The Lake, Canada
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.3/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Based on beer recipes developed in the 1800s by traditional English brewers, this ale is well balanced with caramel malts and English hops. Historical records exist showing the importation of Fuggle and Golding hops to Upper Canada in the early 1800s, in fact it was well known for American invaders to demand food and beer from homesteads they occupied.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lubiere (10564) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 1, 2013
An amber ale with a thin lacing mocha head. In aroma, a nice nutty caramel malt with light grassy hops, faint herbal odors, OK. In mouth, a nice nutty caramel malt with grassy hops, rye bread, not bad.

2.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Freaky_tiki (660) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 23, 2013
Pours maple syrup dark with a one finger cap that fades quickly. First few sips are a bit of a surprise -- is something wrong here? There’s something assertively vegetal happening here, almost like they brewed this with cabbage or something. Oh my. Disappointing.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (5280) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 12, 2013
Bottle - Toasted sweet malts and grains. Clear copper with a rich beige head. Caramel malts with a nice slightly bitter finish. Very nice session bitter.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Eructoblaster (3156) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 16, 2013
Bottle - 650ml. Amber body with a thin off-white frothy head. Decent malty/hoppy aroma with brown sugar and woody hints. Taste is slightly dominated by malty flavors. It carries oaky, hoppy, and grainy notes. Ends with a decent bitter finish. Average Bitter.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blankboy (6322) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 7, 2013
Bottle at ’Golden Tap Awards 2013’, beerbistro.. Pours a nice looking deep orange-ruby with a small diminishing frothy white head. Aroma of fruit and malt along with grapes and light hops. Slightly watery, but still good, flavour of fruit, sweet caramel malt, light hops and a light bitter finish. Average bodied. Pretty good.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tessic (913) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 26, 2013
This Bitter poured a deep orangey red colour with a nice, fluffy, off white head. To the nose there are scents of caramel, cereal and malt. First sip was kind of thin with watery texture and not a lot of flavor. Light flavours of roasted malts, caramel and hay most predominant. Finsh is malty with a mild roasty flavor. Pretty good but needs to have more balls.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
lukin (504) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 24, 2013
bottle. Pours amber, decent creamy head. Aroma is light, malts, wood, grass. Taste has some fruitiness as well. Easy drinking, balanced, smooth. Nice session beer.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pootzboy (1602) - Hawgville, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 24, 2013
Bottle - pours a clear shimmering red-amber with a sticky off white cap that laces well. Light carbonation. Aroma is demure but distinct- sweet amber malts over spicy hops and a hint of fruit. Creamy mouth feel malty-fruity character, medium-light body. Flavour has hints of caramel, succulent fruit tones, spicy hopping and a solid malt back bone -. goes to a clean lightly bitter finish. This is a good example of a craft session bitter - I could tilt a few of these in a sitting - mild but flavourful, drinkable in the max!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
solidfunk (4551) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - SEP 15, 2013
Pretty decent for a bitter. Pours brown without much head or lacing. Some barley in here with a little hops on finish. Crisp finish. Average carbonation. Bottle.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Metalchopz (2454) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 11, 2013
Single bomber from the LCBO and my first from the Niagara College Teaching Brewery. Pours a clean amber colour with a light beige head, almost creamy, decent retention and some good lace. Aromas of watery caramel with hints of nuts. Medium-bodied with a little fiz, kind of a Perrier mouthfeel finish. A little sweet taste with some very mild hops in the finish, but all watered-down. An average bitter but with something a bit off... everywhere.


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