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Grand River Galt Knife Old Style Lager

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Brewed by Grand River Brewing
Style: Premium Lager
Cambridge, Canada
Serve in Lager glass

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RATINGS: 124   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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The Galt Knife Old Style is a variation of a beer style that was popular in the region in the late 1800's in breweries like Rock Springs from Preston and Western Steam in Strathroy. Malty body balanced with a generous amount of floral hops.


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Motobashi (66) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 10, 2014
Poured a clear gold with no head and no lacing. Floral aroma. Very bitter finish. So so.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hoppybeerlover (42) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 30, 2014
Sweet malt nose, deep amber, small firm white head. Bitter taste, some decent malt backing, biscuity. Light bodied, crisp, clean, sweet, bitter and balanced. Very nice.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Freaky_tiki (403) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 24, 2014
Pours a clear brown with a one finger soap suds style cap that collapses quicker than a house of cards designed by Picasso. Oh I know this aroma: smells like the aftermath of a party in my teen years: spilt lager & sloshed beer stains on the carpet. Maybe that’s the old style of the name? Despite flashbacks to 80’s lager hell memories this is a decent ontario lager & undeserving of the lower scores its recently getting here. The best is the finish: a bitter hop swell that most lagers steer away from.

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
Slickysim (8) - - DEC 28, 2013 does not count
Bouteille 500ml de la lcbo. Arôme malté, un peu de zeste d’agrumes. Très effervescente, belle couleur d’un doré foncé, mousse moyennement persistante. Bon goût de malt et texture typiques d’une lager de qualité.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
tompete (198) - Tillsonburg, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 21, 2013
500 ml can. Pours an orange yellow with a minimal off white head. Aroma of flowers and malt. Flavour had something a little off. A little sulphur. Finish nicely bitter, but with some rubbery hints. A bit odd.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Rastacouere (6107) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 5, 2013
Light amber looks with a sheet of white culminating above it all. Fairly grainy, leafy aroma with mildly toasted malts and a breadiness that does not seem optimally fresh unfortunately. Its subtley earthy undertones hiding beneath the highly grainy, sweetish bready malts bring it into Kellerbier reminiscent territory yet it got little lager character yeast wise and actually has more than a hint of gentle estery fruitiness. Its abundant closing hops venture into dullish woodsy, leafy and herbal territory, providing bitterness, but not so much freshness. Feeling a bit stronger than it is despite its lean body and rather engaging carbonation. I have issues with a 4.4% beer that does not feel refreshing and wonder how old this was when I bought it at the LCBO.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papillon (363) - Sudbury, Ontario, CANADA - APR 13, 2013
500 mL Bottle. Gold - amber body with a fast dissipating bubbly head settling to a thin ring and little sudsy islands; it "struggled" for the 2 that I gave it in that department. Sweet malts and crystal malt dominate in the aroma; notes of clover, a hint of grass, and mildly pungent and resiny hops. Sweet malts and a phenolic accent at first and then a shift to grassy - resiny hops in the aftertaste and finish. I like how this one fizzes in the mouth like a light beer but has lots of fire power in all of it’s other aspects. A bonus point for eclipsing its own visual deception.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mmacleod75 (105) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 20, 2012
Poured medium golden colour with thin white head. Sweet malt aroma, maybe a bit of fruit. Medium body and nice mouthfeel with medium malt flavour. Slight sweetness, with medium hops bitterness. It is a very nice balance, and a very good brew.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Viper666 (2763) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 14, 2012
Bouteille 500ml. De couleur dorée et claire. Nez de grains de malt sucrés, moyen de pain, léger de houblon herbeux (gazon mouillé) et floral et léger de fruits (agrumes) avec quelques traces de caramel. Mince-moyenne en bouche avec un pétillement moyen-doux ainsi qu’une texture légèrement crémeuse. Goût très légèrement fruité (agrumes) accompagné d’un léger goût de grains de malt pâle sucrés lors de l’entrée en bouche auquel se rajoute un goût de pain ainsi que des notes de caramel rôti et de biscuits puis en finale l’on retrouve une légère amertume asséchante de houblon herbeux (gazon mouillé, traces de foin) et légèrement floral. Post-goût moyen et un peu sec, légèrement amer de houblon herbeux aux notes florales avec des traces fruitées (zeste d’agrumes).

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hateball16 (105) - - DEC 5, 2012
Bottle from LCBO Appearance: Orangey golden, looks to be unfiltered to some extent (cloudy), virtually no head. Aroma: Tangerine notes, mild toffee also, mild floral citrusy hop aroma. Flavour: Fairly noticeable hop bitterness balanced well with bready maltiness. Not too much in terms of depth but it is a lager so no problem there. Mouthfeel: Moderate carbonation, slightly chewy texture and short but dry finish. Overall: Decent tasty hop forward lager. Like the citrusy profile.


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