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

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RATINGS: 136   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   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


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mds (2221) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 13, 2007
Growler. Majestic copper body with a small white ring of head. The aroma is very grainy with burnt malts and cookie dough. A nice flavour profile with soft doughy malts, metallic pine bitterness and particularly in the finish where it appears to be quite brash and bitter.
Glad to see another brewery open up around these parts!

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wilderthanyou (758) - Guelph, CANADA - APR 14, 2011
Pours a rustic, burnt orange sorta colour with a short lived fizzy white head. The aroma is like a light roasty sorta smell at first, with some creamy sorta wurthers toffee notes, maybe some sherry?? The flavour has a very solid malt foundation for a sort of tangy hop house, if that makes any sense. No one thing really stands out to me, it’s all just very well rounded and balanced. A good session ale. Props grand river.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
toffsbury (114) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 9, 2011
A bit cloudy.. Sweet candy aroma, not as bitter as I expected. A nice, hoppy beer, with a bitter aftertaste. Smooth, some creaminess in the palate. A medium body. delicious.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Trev (1948) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 3, 2011
amber pour with a medium off white head. aroma is sweet caramel/toffee, hints of burnt sugar. flavour is medium sweet malt, creamy body. toasted malt, toffee, light balancing floral bitterness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
LarryBeast (523) - - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MarkoR (536) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rodenbach99 (3194) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Viper666 (2763) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 10, 2013
Bouteille 500ml. De couleur ambrée foncée et claire. Nez de grains de malt caramélisés aux notes rôties et terreuses, léger de houblon floral, légèrement herbeux (donc des notes de thé) et terreux avec des notes de pain et de fruits (petits fruits rouges?). Moyenne-mince en bouche avec un pétillement moyen ainsi qu’une texture légèrement crémeuse. Légère amertume de houblon floral aux faibles traces citriques avec de petites notes fruitées lors de l’entrée en bouche auquel se rajoute rapidement un goût de grains de céréales moyennement rôties et terreuses, moyen-léger de caramel et avec des notes de pain grillé. Parallèlement, l’amertume de houblon s’intensifie tout au long de la gorgée pour offrir un caractère bien terreux et herbeux (herbes asséchantes, traces de thé) en finale. Post-goût moyen-long et un peu sec, moyennement amer de houblon herbeux et terreux aux petites notes florales avec un léger goût rôti.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bdettweiler (57) - KITCHENER, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 7, 2013
Poured from 500mL bottle a clear reddish amber with frothy beige 2 finger head. Aroma is sweet caramel malts, grassy and slightly resinous hops, and a little fruitiness (pear?) in the background. Medium bodied and slightly syrupy on the palate with mild carbonation. The taste is sweet with hop bitterness on the finish. Both sweet and bitter last a long time. Overall, fairly drinkable, but unremarkable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mnurda (1147) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 28, 2014
Bottled sample at ribeye jacks. Pours amber with minimal head that dissipates quickly. Large caramel toffee and malt flavour. Nice and bubbly. Great aftertaste ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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