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Brewed by Grand River Brewing
Style: Amber Ale
Cambridge, Canada

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RATINGS: 128   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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a robust, deeply flavoured ale with multiple malts and hops blended with some of the American ’super-alpha’ hops blended with some new and traditional aroma hops


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
LilBeerDoctor (3409) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 25, 2012
On cask @ Volo. Pours a dark orange with minimal head. Aroma of sweet fruits, diaper, and sweet bready malt. Flavor of bready malt, English pale malts, toffee, jam, sweet dark fruits, raisin. Kind of odd with a tart palate. Somewhat drinkable but I just didn’t get this one. 6/4/6/3/11 [3.0/5]

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
daniel0017 (380) - Yukon, CANADA - OCT 20, 2012
pours a lightly cloudy brown amber withslight beige head which laces the glass nicely. aroma of grains and toasted malts. flavor is mild coppery with malt. aftertaste is short lasting medium bitter. nice smooth finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
UDBeernut (1591) - Near Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 8, 2012
Bottle from lcbo Niagara on the lake, bottled July 17, 2012. Pours dark amber tan hue with a silky looking tan head. Lacing coats the glass. Nose and taste of toast, pine, and nut. Medium body... More body than one would expect from a sub 5% abv.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Phatman (176) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 14, 2012
From bottle, dark brown pour with a decent head. Earthy aroma, piney and some wholemeal toast. Nicely balanced flavour sweet malts but not clawing leading into fresh dense bitterness. Good ’un.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
czar (4107) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 5, 2012
pours cloudy amber-red with a decent beige head, little retention. caramel and lightly toasted malts - some complexity and sweetness, grassy herbal hopping. dusty and earthy yeastiness, light pine and resin, short but fairly present citrusy finish. average carbonation, medium body. nice but too much caramel for me.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rodenbach99 (3063) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 14, 2012
Bouteille de 500ml achetée en Ontario par Pat. Un liquide embouteillé le 17 juillet 2012. Superbe bière ambrée avec une mousse beige foncée. Le nez est de caramel et de houblon. Le caramel domine. La bouche est mordante, les houblons sont amères. La bière est agréable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlovakSniper (3013) - Candiac/Frelighsburg, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 2, 2012
Un liquide embouteillé le 17 juillet 2012. Une robe ambrée et sa tête presque belle. Des arômes de malts caramélisés et de fleurs sur des parfums aux consonnances terreuses. Des saveurs davantage touchées par les cultivars. Des flaveurs de houblons citriques mélangées avec de la terre et des feuilles. Une base maltée de grains grillés qui parfois se transforme en caramel et parfois en quelque chose de plus incertain. Une bouche qui me semble plutôt de faible calibre avec des bulles légèrement engourdies et une texture qui me semble crémeuse. Une finale qui laisse une impression terreuse et une impression rôtie. Une bière singulière et assez appréciable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MarkoR (484) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 16, 2012
500 ml bottle from LCBO. Another very interesting beer by GLB. Pours an amber colour with a thin off white head. Full bodied, even at just 4.7%. Aromas of nuts, fruits. Very good.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Eructoblaster (2948) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 10, 2012
Bottle - 500ml. Amber body with a thin off-white foamy/creamy head. Malty/hoppy aroma with brown sugar hints. Taste carries sweet and woody notes. Ends with a decent bittersweet finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
LarryBeast (483) - - JUL 6, 2012
500ml bottle. Deep copper with thin white head. Complex aroma includes half-cooked bread dough, wood smoke, dark fruit, caramel, leather, green hops, vanilla, toffee. Light sour/heavy bitter, edibly thick and robust. Hearty, like a country meal. Meat and potatoes with some spice. Crisp, sharp bitter bite to the finish. Next to no carbonation. Shades of Yorkshire fields.


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