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

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RATINGS: 103   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   IBU: 28   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rob6239 (678) - Ontario, - JAN 29, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2015 On tap at Wvrst. Good balanced ale with mild hops and smooth but slight bitterness. Jan 26 2015 - second rating. I forgot I tried this before and resisted buying it because it was an English Ale. Probably was good but wouldn’t be my first choice of style - I would expect that bready, caramel taste from that style. The aroma and taste are both pleasantly surprising from the American hops here. Glad I bought it again


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DSG (11399) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUL 26, 2016
Xan sample at a tasting at Ariel’s place. Thanks troubles. Amber. Nice aroma of malt, toast, a bit of fruitiness, and nice earthy and floral hops. Flavor has sweetish malt, slightly toasty and biscuity, with a bitterish floral hops finsh. Light to medium-bodied. Decent.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
portwood (124) - Markham, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 26, 2016
great refreshing beer for a hot summer day, but nothing special. (canned 05/03/16, tasted 06/04/16)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jamestulloch (3296) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 20, 2016
Keg at Bar Hop. Clear amber/brown body with a thin off-white head. No visible carbonation. Good lacing. Aroma of nuts and earth. Flavour of honey, stewed tea and earthy hops. Thin to medium body with a watery texture. Soft fizz. Well balanced and subtle.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TaktikMTL (7030) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 16, 2016
En fût. Pinte dégustée chez Trufles Burger Bar (Cornwall, ONT) au coût de 7,50$. Arôme: Légère odeur d’agrumes. Apparence: La couleur est ambrée. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une large dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût d’orange avec une pointe de fruité et de caramel. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement huileuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût légèrement houblonné. (Rating #6874)

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Oakes (15294) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 29, 2016
Can, YYZ. Light brown with a thin head. Has a nice earthy, toasty brown ale character, good english hops, touch of bitterness. Body is thin , though, which undermines it. More residual sugars and they’d have something.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Papillon (399) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 17, 2016
473 mL Can. Copper body with a smooth foamy white head, thin but tenacious and "staying all the way" clinging all over the glass. Aroma of sweet malts, some crystal malt, pungent resiny hops, an earthy note. Nice full flavor of sweet malts, an innuendo of crystal malt, nice round bitter aftertaste imparting a thirst-quenching finish. So delicious the fellow on the label turns up his nose at all else.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
EssPea (6) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 27, 2016 does not count
amber, red, brown, clear, frothy, white foam, tan foam, medium sourness, lightly bitter, light body, thin feel, lively,

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ChadPoole (198) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 25, 2016
473ml can in a pint glass.  Pours a cloudy amber with a fizzy white head.  Good strong aroma of hops and malts.  Tastes of hops and citrus with a mild bitter aftertaste.  Could use more bitter, but all in all a good beer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
markas101 (2271) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - FEB 19, 2016
Can, Mulmur, ON, Canada via LCBO. Cloudy amber. Frothy head. Tangerine citrus aroma. Some malt in the background. Bright flavour, then caramel and more stone fruit. Long hop finish. Really nice.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (6538) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 25, 2016
Toronto 2015 trip +++ Sampled from a 473 ml can this beer poured an orange-toffee color with a huge soapy-creamy orange-tan head that lingered and left good lacing. The aroma was sweetish and malty with tart fruity hops. The flavor was bitter and tart with fruity hops, a bit of citrus, faint burnt malt and toffee. Medium length finish. Light body. Meh.


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