Brewed by Great Lakes Brewing (Ontario)
Style: English Pale Ale
Etobicoke, Canada
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 85   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   IBU: 28   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
Pompous Ass is our version of an English Pale Ale. We used an American ale yeast to brighten up the flavour and add our own contemporary blend of hops to ensure that even the most pompous ale drinker does a double take.

GuillaumeCL's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GuillaumeCL (344) - Toronto, Ontario, - FEB 2, 2013
Can from the brewery. Pours a slightly hazy brown/orange with a whole bunch of foamy white head that dissipates fairly quickly. Smell is definite English hops, floral and slight fruit, that mixes well with a bit of roast malt. Palate is medium bodied with good carbonation. Taste is slightly sweet at first before launching into a well balanced hoppy bitterness which slowly dissipates leaving a hint of sweetness and roastiness to go with the bitter aftertaste. Very good taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SlovakSniper (3904) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 14, 2015
Robe cuivrée/brune avec une mousse assez solide. Au niveau du nez, les arômes légers de caramel se choquent à des houblons floraux, résineux (terreux?), épicés et finement fruités. Les saveurs vont dans le même sens : tout est cependant bien placé sans être dans le m’as-tu vu ou dans la piètre performance. Son corps léger montre une bonne effervescence. La finale est assez courte mais sèche. Plutôt facile à boire.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stoned99 (506) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 13, 2015
473ml can from LCBO. Thanks Audrée. Aroma: tropical fruits, grapefruits and not too malty (caramel) and earthy . App: clear copper-orangish, huge white head leaving great lacing. Taste and palate: medium body, watery, good carbonation, light sweetness. Very little bitterness. Overall: I?m sad because I thought this would be better than that because it smells so good but the taste is watery and mouthfeel is quite boring.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lesifflebiere (1475) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 11, 2015
Couleur acajou rougeoyante, généreuse mousse couleur crème, apparence semi-opaque et texture mi-mince. Le nez laisse poindre beaucoup de houblons (arômes tropicaux) avec une bonne dose de malts caramel. La bouche est plus mince que prévue, avec des notes de noisette qui ressortent, mais étonnamment, c’est tout à son avantage : complexe, originale, à haute buvabilité mais pleine de saveur, elle est un superbe exemple du genre. Elle mérite pleinement sa réputation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Karol (717) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 25, 2015
Can bought at the LCBO in Toronto. Overal a great malty English pale ale. More malt than hops in aroma and taste. Malty with a bitter hops finish. Refreshing. High drinkability.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
manuelMTL (237) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 19, 2015
Pours a clear honey with a thin off-white head. Nose is caramel and toffee malts. Taste is nutty with a toffee flavours. Well balanced with a mild bitterness. Easy-to-drink beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PatIrish (169) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 13, 2015
Keep coming back to this beer for my session beer. Clean, subtly spicy, and a relatively dry and tasty finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tom10101 (3906) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 29, 2015
Can (473 ml). Courtesy of czar, thanks!

Appearance: Slightly hazy deep copper with a medium beige head, good retention and good lacing.

Aroma: Not super expressive, but still a good well balanced mix of earthy hops, toasted malts, caramel and light fruitiness.

Taste: Quite earthy with toasted malts, mild resinous notes, caramel, light fruitiness and mild to moderate earthy bitterness.

Palate: Medium body. Moderate carbonation combined with ample mouthfeel gives a cask conditionning impression. Mild earthy and resinous finish.

Overall: Very good English Pale Ale with an american twist that doesn’t denature it at all. Extremely easy to drink and super quenching. Nothing is overpowering, the palate is really nice and the beer is quite flavorful. Tasty stuff!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
mathieuc (2191) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 29, 2015
Pours a medium brown with a medium offwhite (almost beige) head that leaves nice lacing. Nose is of earthy hops and caramel, fruity and a little spicy. Taste is of more earthy hops, lightly fruity and softly bitter. Body is light and carbonation moderately high. Overall a fair english pale ale, can’t say I’ve been wow’ed by it but it was better than your usual EPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
daniel0017 (410) - Yukon, CANADA - MAY 17, 2015
Dark brown with hefty head. Smells hoppy keeping with pale ale character but with more of a malt aroma. Mostly bitterness and dry yeast in the flavor, with a short lived dry aftertaste. Flimsy mouthfeel doesn’t do it justice, I’d let this beer warm up a little for optimal satisfaction.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
andrewturba (1190) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 10, 2015
Pours a hazy light brown with a medium sized creamy off white head and a bunch of lace. Aroma is grass, earthy, and some light caramel malts. Flavour is grassy, earthy, lightly spicy, mild bitterness, and mild caramel. Quite easy to drink with good Flavour!

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