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

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RATINGS: 134   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bunget (540) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 7, 2012
500ml bottle. Intense amber body, almost wine like, medium creamy yellowish head. Aroma is a delight, bready sweet, hops, malt, caramel, hint of vanilla....is this a 4.7% abv? Taste is very malty, with tons of hops, almost feels like an oak barrel aged beer, piney, oily mouth-feel, dry and refreshing. Excellent.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnBarleycorn (537) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 29, 2011
Bottle. Attractive deep scarlet appearance. Highly invigorating aromas of cherry, creamy malt and melon. Very smooth and creamy mouthfeel, and a pleasant fruity flavour that leads to a chalky bitter finish. An awesome British-style draft ale captured in a bottle.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Freaky_tiki (524) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 23, 2014
Pours sunburst brown with a one finger mushy cap. Taste is interesting for an amber ale: a broil of malts & hops that may not be as deep as hoped for but that is interesting. Seems almost stuck in the border blur of styles --maybe this a really good bitter? Another salt of the earth offering from these guys.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MarkoR (510) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beer Snob (501) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 21, 2011
Very nice indeed. This is a brewery that is consistently producing good beer. Deep brown with a moderate head. A sweet aroma - can detect some caramel and just a hint of hops which come to the forefront upon first sip. Not overpowering, just a mild English-ale level bitterness that is then alleviated by a little bit of malty sweetness. The bitterness comes back and lingers for a while. Really good stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
LarryBeast (491) - - 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.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
AWS9 (474) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 5, 2012
Bottle. Malt, grassy hops aroma. Sour hop taste. A bit acidic but passable. Never would’ve guessed this was an amber ale from what I was tasting... may need to try this one again.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RayOhm (474) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 19, 2011
on tap. pretty good brew, nothing stands out too much in this one. nice light hoppyness throughout. light bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shaynsawchuk (459) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 22, 2012
500 mL bottle. Pours mahogany with a thin off white head, dies off quickly with a little lacing. Nose of black cherry, caramel, hops, chestnut and melting butter. A big beer for only 4.7%, full bodied and fairly sweet offset by roasted malt flavor and a hop bite. A little sticky on the palate with a lingering bitter finish. Liked this one a lot.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lukin (446) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 7, 2011
bottle. Pours hazy ruby-orange. Aroma of toasted malts, woodiness. Some sweet toffee in the taste, nicely balanced with a light bitter kick. Pretty good.


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