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

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RATINGS: 77   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A dry hopped full bodied ale, copper in color.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (5470) - 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

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rejtable (1793) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (8043) - 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.

3.3
   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

3.6
   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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rederic (3211) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GRM (3335) - 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

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dickinsonbeer (5075) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Spab (2845) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3488) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 25, 2008
Clear amber pour with a thin white head. Aroma of caramel, toasted malt and mild hops. Interesting flavor of caramel, toasted malt and mild hops, there is some mild bitterness in the end. The body is light with a creamy texture and gentle carbonation.


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