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Grand River Old Defiant Old Ale

Grand River Old Defiant Old Ale
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Brewed by Grand River Brewing
Style: Old Ale
Cambridge, Canada

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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.24/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (7250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 26, 2014
[6737-20140912] Cask sample. Raisin fruit aroma. Murky, dark brown body with a medium-lasting foamy off-white head. Sweet taffy ice cream and root beer float flavour. Medium body. Tasty, easy to drink. (7/3+/9/4/15) 3.8
(Fall FOCB 2014 @ C’est What, Toronto, ON)

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ferris (7655) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 22, 2014
Draft -Toasted malts and some toffee. Dark clear brown with a rich edge head. Toffee, twig and a hoppy bitterness. I get more of an American bitter more than anything else from this.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tessic (927) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 15, 2014
This ale poured a deep red colour with an off white, foamy head. Scents include ripe fruit, sweet malt and hops. First swig was smooth with heavy flavours of malt, smoke, cocoa and a little whiskey. Finish is malty with sweet almost molasses aftertaste, with a nice hop flavour lingering.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 26, 2014
Deep dark brown black pour. The nose is decent. Lightly malty and a bit of toast. Softly sweet on the finish with a nice touch of fruit. Pretty lovely and understated.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (8485) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 24, 2014
2014-09-12. Murky dark amber body with a small white head. Aroma has a ton of fruity esters and light alcohol. Flavour is fruity and alcoholic, sweet brief malt middle then a dry alcoholic finish. Average bodied palate, soft to low carbonation. Decent, a touch thin overall but enjoyable. On tap at C’est What Festival, Toronto

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Spab (2796) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 23, 2014
On cask at C’est What. Pours a murky rusty brown with thin light tan head. Aroma is mild with light roast, chocolate and hints of dark fruit. Flavour is fairly chocolatey, with brown sugar, some dark fruit, roast, wood and a little alcohol. Virtually no carbonation. Was disappointed at first but came around to regard this as decent.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (11148) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 12, 2014
Cask : a hazed dirty amber ale with a thin off white head. In aroma, sweet caramel malt with strawberry notes, sweet and cloying, butterscotch, OK. In mouth, a sweet caramel malt with light grassy hops, scotch character, OK. Cask at c’est what beer fest.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
matt7215 (2265) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 22, 2011
on cask at the 2011 brewers inspiration party. nice dark red with a tan head. big malty nose. semi sweet malt forward flavour. spot on old ale, not overly exciting.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JB84 (649) - Kitchener, Ontario, CANADA - APR 20, 2011
Pour murky mahogany. Aroma quite boozy, cardamon, cinnamon, lots of spices. Taste very boozy, tons of spice, cinnamon, cardamon, some rye. MF pretty big thick body. Solid brew this was a beast.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sammy (9524) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 16, 2011
UPDATED: MAY 6, 2011 Passable experiment. One of their five beers on the previous night, had at Grambinus. Black body wth a nice head. Sourish fancy brown beer with a dry finish. Gets bitter and drier as it warms.


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