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

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RATINGS: 71   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A distinctive copper colored, full-bodied ale. Though you may have sampled it in Toronto, this beer originated at the Halifax Granite.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crazy_cat_lady (142) - - AUG 7, 2014
July 4, 2014. On tap at beerbistro. Toffee and caramel flavours, touch of underlying bitterness and biscuit notes. Lovely cloudy brown colour, no head, with small amount of lacing. Very faint sweet aroma. Not bad.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
netty (67) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 24, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 31, 2014 Beerbistro Toronto na vycape. Farba krasna jantarova, jemne hutna konzistencia. Nemá velmi vyraznu vonu ale zato príjemnu karamelovo skladovú, a tak aj chuti. Horka ale nie príliz agresivna chut. V dochutí sa straca horkost a zostáva skor slad. Velmi dobre vyvazene pivo k obedu.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Karol (643) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 24, 2014
Tapped at the Beerbistro in Toronto/Canada. Aroma of malt, caramel malt and some dark fruits. Color is amber copper, good and stable head. Taste ist mostly malt and caramel. Nice bitter finish. A good beer.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hoppybeerlover (163) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 30, 2014
A nice example of a bitter. Some malt flavors, caramel, nice bracing bitterness. Light hop, ester nose, a nice beer to drink in volume.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (4497) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 6, 2013
Draft - Caramel, grains and a bitterness. Clear gold with a thin white head. Tastes just as it smells, bitterness is a little higher than expected for an English style, but still good. A slight perfume in the finish.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Freaky_tiki (580) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 1, 2013
Pour from growler is dirty copper with vague dish soap cap. Water & chocolate on the tongue. Thought I’d have something more to say.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
DerWeg (1502) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 20, 2012
Long bitter grassy hop finish. Opens with pale and peachy fruit, spicy peppery hop. Foggy orange gold with whisper of white head. Mild aromas of fruit. Overall very aggressive dry palate.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
HeistAlmighty (1133) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - OCT 30, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2011 Draft sample at Henry House. Poured with a small, foamy head, very little lacing. Amber/orange colour. Slight sour aroma. Thin, mildly bitter taste. Flat body. Pretty much everything I dislike about English bitters faithful recreated in Canada. The Best Bitter Special is better in pretty much every way.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
solidfunk (4168) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - SEP 16, 2011
Although Granite’s best bitter special is superior (this one has a touch less hops etc.), this one is certainly not a bad bitter by any means. Almost has a sweet aroma, though the taste is solid hops without the sweetness. On tap at Toronto.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Spab (2457) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 5, 2011
Pours a clear rubyish orange with small soapy off-white head. Aroma is toffee with some fruit and light floral hops. Flavour is quite toffee-ish with more restrained fruitiness and floral hops. Lightly carbonated. Ok, but not my favourite Granite beer.


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