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

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RATINGS: 68   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.


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Gethinbeer (2070) - Musky, Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAR 8, 2008
On tap in Gingers. Golden brown in colour with a thin creamy white head. Smooth texture, no bitterness in this really. Sweet and smooth. A little dull.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
StompBrockmore (316) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 24, 2007
Draught at The Magpie, Toronto - came clear amber/copper gold with a medium white head. Aroma is mild citrus and grassy hops. A little understated. Flavour is typically English in character, citrus mixed with earthy hops and sweet malt in the background. Creamy and very sessionable. Well balanced.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
JAF737300 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 28, 2007
The beer pours a mid range amber with notes of light citrus and some light bitterness on the nose. The palate seems to come off a bit watery and a bit of the bitterness seems to disappear.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mephisto (1265) - TAIWAN - JUL 3, 2007
draft at granite brewery in toronto. pale amber with off white head, the hops is pronounced. unfortunately the malt profile that is essential for bitter style ale is lacking here. maybe this is due to my bias against canadian 2 row barley.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tomthompson89 (1864) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 15, 2007
had at Magpie, good sweet nose, good hops good head. fruit on the nose as well some slight malt good beer, nice dry finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUN 8, 2007
Cask pint at the brewpub in Halifax, NS (May 2007). Medium translucent amber with a sliver of small white creamy lasting head....fresh earthy-grassy nose, just a bit cidery-tart, a hint of vinegar....beautifully full and malty, lightly cidery again on the tongue, delicate and effervescent, moderately sweet at the front and just nicely bitter at the finish....a bit "indistinct" if that’s the word, just doesn’t come together as well as it might, but this is solid stuff on the whole.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beer Snob (501) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 23, 2007
On Tap at C’Est What. Hoppy, minimally carbonated and served at the perfect temperature. Fruity aroma, hoppy and just a hint of sweetness. Flavour lasted, but didn’t overwhelm. Good one.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
VeloVampire (625) - Parkdale, Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 14, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 19, 2007 On tap at Magpie - came a reddish copper colour with a decent sized white head that faded fairly quickly. Aroma full of fresh and floral leafy hops. Flavour much the same - full-bodied but mild, with a slightly bitter finish. Perfectly carbonated for the style. Would love to try on cask at the brewpub. Excellent, excellent beer, and a perfect session ale.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
probstblueribbon (2744) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 15, 2007
Sampled at Granite (Toronto). MR 14/07

App.: Clear, light copper, no head. Aroma: Full-ish citrusy hops, sweet candy malts, caramel and some fruit. Nice! Palate: Medium body, soft carbonation and sl. astringency. Flav.: Citrus hops, some malts, basically like the nose, dry a bit thin on finish but with decent bitterness.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mabel (5371) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 14, 2006
[050-20060921] Tap @ Granite (Toronto, ON). Very hoppy aroma. Copper body with a medium-lasting white head. Mild, creamy hop flavour. Has a medium, creamy mouthfeel. Overall quite a nice togetherness.


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