Brewed by Granite Brewery (Toronto)
Style: Bitter
Toronto, Canada
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 78   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
A dry hopped full bodied ale, copper in color.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HeistAlmighty (1156) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - NOV 20, 2011
Glass poured off a growler. Aroma was a good balance between light hops and caramel malt. Looks good with a nice copper/amber colour and some decent off-white head even though it was poured off a previously opened growler. Taste was very balanced between bitter hops and caramel malts. Solid body. Overall, a very good East Coast bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (6744) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - SEP 16, 2011
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2012 Great carbonation, in keeping with an English bitter. Nice leave of hops - dry bitter leave is excellent. A great craft beer. On tap at Granite

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rejtable (2070) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 9, 2011
From Henry House in Halifax. What a beautiful, easy to enjoy bitter. Creamy in the mouth, bitter end with some very light hop pronouncement as well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (8801) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 10, 2011
On tap @ The Henry House in Halifax, enjoyed as part of a tasting tray. Slightly darker than the Best Bitter, owing to the hop oils I’m guessing. I find there is more chocolate in here, both in the aroma and palate, along with a more pronounced bitterness and pithy dryness. Smooth, creamy mouthfeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
neuromatt (1225) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 20, 2011
On tap at the Toronto location, served in an English pint. Pours hazy amber with a frothy, off-white head. The head remains through to the end and leaves a moderate amount of lace. On the nose, there are big notes of citrus and pale malts, along with floral notes and a hint of honey. The flavour is crisp up front, balanced between moderate sweet malts and floral, citrusy hops. On the palate, it is light-medium in body with a smooth, watery texture and soft carbonation. Overall, this is a decent, refreshing citrusy bitter in the English style. A pleasing session ale. 2011-03-17

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RC8 (305) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 19, 2011
Copper colour with a pale creamy head. Delicious texture. Smooth balance of malt and hops. More grain and less bitterness than expected, but it’s a well articulated flavour. Very good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rederic (3250) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 2, 2010
On cask at the Toronto location, clear amber color, with a white head, nice floral hop citrusy nose with some leafy, grassy notes, with some light toasted, caramel malt, nutty accents, and subtle toffeeness in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a fruity flowery hop citrus, grapefruit character with some leafy, piney upfront notes, with some light caramel, toasty undertone flavours, leading towards a herbal hop, leafy, dry bitterness finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GRM (3581) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - APR 17, 2010
Verre, 3 onces, en fût, bue à la brasserie, savourée le 16 septembre 2009; oeil : cuivrée avec une teinte orange, claire, pas d’effervescence, minuscule anneau de mousse beige, pas de dentelle; nez : malt, orange, léger houblon, pamplemousse; bouche : malt, orange, léger houblon, pamplemousse, finale légèrement houblonnée avec légère présence de caramel, peu carbonatée, corps moyen, très légère astringence, très légèrement amère, légèrement granuleuse, un peu mince; en résumé : ordinaire

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 25, 2009
Tap at Toronto location. Pours a slightly darker color than the orginal, with a thin foamy head. Aroma is a bit more earhty and tea like with the hops and a bit more toasty caramel as well. Flavor is more malts, crystal, deep toast and some honey with a earthy and floral hop character- a bit more body but not as easy drinking as the best bitter. I liked the BB a little better, but this is a nice ESB overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Spab (3139) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 20, 2009
Draught at Toronto brewpub. Pours a dark amber with average-sized, foamy off-white head; good lacing. Aroma is strong on the hops but with solid malt backbone. Dry hops dominate the flavour giving the beer a very dry bitter finish. Some toasty malt flavour too. Pleasant.

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