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RATINGS: 88   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08/5   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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This deep red ale deftly balances rich malt flavours of toast and toffee with subtle spicy hop aromas and a cleansing bitterness. One of our original brews, this beer makes a great introduction to the enticing flavours of craft beer and is also very versatile for pairing with food.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chinchill (4136) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 8, 2016
On tap at the Halifax Gahan pub. Clear dark mahogany body with a fine head. Good malty aroma with a bit more roasted grain flavor than the aroma suggests. Slightly bitter. Very nice.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bierdimpfe (208) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 13, 2016
Slightly hazy dark amber color with powerful carbonation. Creamy beige 2 finger head, lasting around 15 minutes, with strong legs. Aromas of fresh bread and caramel. Flavors of grains, burnt caramel, roasted nuts, lemon, melon, and herbal spices. Well balanced flambé and biscuity sweet taste with a nice sharp grainy feel. Slightly earthy. Creamy full body with perfect carbonation. Well intensified finish of medium length, ending with a sharp crispy herbal feel and a fruity/caramel tongue coat. Overall a very good craft with complex delicious flavors, super fresh feel, and well balanced.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Metalchopz (3036) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 30, 2016
Enjoyed at the Gahan House in Halifax. Pours a clear amber colour with a decent off-white head. Aromas of toasted grain with caramel malts. Kind of a peachy fruit taste with a grainy finish. A pretty refreshing fruity red ale.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
simonblaine (571) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 29, 2015
Pours red, good size head. Malty caramel aromas, Malty creamy caramel taste. Not too bad. Nice size bottles.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thorongil2 (2216) - , Ontario, CANADA - SEP 28, 2015
(Tap) clear, bright Amber colour with a small white head; aroma of roast, soy sauce, balanced flavour with a long, light bitter finish; creamy palate

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alpha10 (576) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 24, 2015
2015/09/24 - Pours a clear, dark mahogany colour with a thick, fluffy, khaki head thy slowly reduces and leaves moderate lacing. Aroma is toffee, mild roast, grass, spices and mild floral hops. Taste is moderately sweet caramel, mild roast, spice, and mildly bitter floral hops. Mouthfeel is a tad thin with average carbonation and a crisp drying finish. A little watery, but not terrible. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yourilevesque (1235) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 10, 2015
La bière est rouge profond tout en étant parfaitement filtrée et translucide. De magnifiques reflets couleur rubis scintillent malgré l’éclairage tamisé de ma cuisine. Une superbe tête mousseuse à souhait, riche, onctueuse et, persistante et collante couronne ce liquide très alléchant. Alors là BRAVO à cette brasserie qui présente un liquide aux allures absolument irréprochables! Le nez est très malté. En fait ça sent carrément le mash. Les houblons sont malheureusement très mal représentés. Arômes de caramel, de sucre et de pain. En bouche, le liquide offre une belle rondeur de par la dominante maltée. Effervescence moyenne et densité agréable. Les saveurs, encore une fois, manque d’attaque houblonnée. Non pas que j’eusse souhaité une bière houblonnée à l’extrême, mais un meilleur équilibre au niveau des arômes. Encore le fameux caramel qui revient et de la céréale à profusion. Finale plutôt courte et sans arrière-goût. De loin ma bière préférée de cette brasserie et somme tout une très bonne red ale!

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jaseurboreal (23) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 30, 2015
Consommé pendant les vacances au Nouveau-Brunswick. Une rousse avec une légère mousse. Petit goût de caramel. Légère amertume. Pas mauvais, mais pas incroyable non plus.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MarkoR (902) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 5, 2015
500 ml bottle from NB Liquor. Pours a deep reddish colour with a generous tan head. Aroma is malt, caramel. Taste is malt, mild caramel, spices. Ok beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerAndPonies (171) - Medicine Hat, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 29, 2014
500 ml bottle from a four-pack from Sobeys Liquor, served in a large lager glass. I love the odd, broad, stubby shape of the voluminous bottle. Pours a deep reddish-amber and a fluffy tan cap, leaving pretty webs of lace. Aroma is comprised of sweet malt, caramel, and somewhat floral/herbal hops. Spicy, too. Flavor has mild caramel and malt, with a broad span of almost pumpkin-like, definitely spicy hops, and a dark cherry wine-ish character. Mouthfeel is a little thinner than expected, and has an overall light dryness. Quite good, but I think more prominent caramel flavor would improve this ale. A minor quibble, though, for a satisfyingly spicy brew, perfect for winter.


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