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Brewed by Half Pints Brewing Co.
Style: Amber Ale
Winnipeg, Canada

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RATINGS: 82   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
British crystal malts give this beer its distinctly deep amber body and a nutty aroma that persists throughout the glass. The soft underlying hop bitterness is tempered with the flowery aroma of the U.K. Golding hop. Like its namesake, Bulldog Amber Ale is tough on the exterior but with a soft disposition. This malty morsel makes the perfect pairing to hot wings or hand tossed pizza. Serve in a glass at 4 degrees celcius. Unpasturized.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (15060) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 20, 2010
Hazy orange-amber color. The aroma is comfortably fruity and malty, elegant. Good caramel flavor; the yeast created a good combination of esters, light fruit, soft spice. Correct bitterness. Solid brew.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (13029) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 9, 2014
Bottle. Clear amber color. Aroma of herbal caramel. Taste is similar. Pretty plain.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oakes (12777) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 17, 2006
Hazy light amber liquid with thin head and gentle carbonation. Quite English in the aroma with crisp woody and herbal hop, light toast & caramel malt plus peachy, almost cantaloupy esters. The esters are prominent in the palate as well. The malts are sweet but bright, the hops moderate but with a mild flowery/foresty note that complements the rest of the beer quite well. Subtle, enjoyable brew.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (10294) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 12, 2006
Golden orange ale with a thin white head. Light orange malt with fresh herbal hops, malt out of mash tun, fresh and pleasant. In mouth, a crisp malt with british hops. Medium bodied, well balanced. Thanks to Piscator32! Enjoyed with the Mtl Crew Sept. 9, 2006.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
BeerandBlues2 (9997) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - NOV 9, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear amber with a small, fizzy off-white head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is moderate diacetyl with light earthy hops and dates. Flavor is sweet malt and diacetyl, light hops and no bitterness with a sweet finish. Medium body and carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sammy (8850) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 29, 2009
Volo. Light amber,with a thin white covering head, and some lace follows. Aroma is not rich, there is some hops and it is neutral at best. Medium mouthfeel, smooth drinking. Medium bitterness yet only 20 IBU. Later sips produce more maltiness. A mild brown plus, a prototype Canadian beer. Well crafted owing to its good balance, absence of distracting carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (8024) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 13, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 6, 2007 Any first impressions?
-A ring of foam circles the golden amber.
-Crisp maltiness is imminently seized by the nostrils.
-Cereals blend admirably with the nice dose of bittering hops.
-The well-fed mouthfeel is emboldened by the appropriately comfortable carbonation.

What if you dig deeper?
-Subdued milky caramel notes somehow recall dulce de leche.
-Tea-like hop leaves push the back end into slight astringency.
-Timid oranges help quaffability.
-A nice session ale from this Manitoban brewery, which won’t turn heads, but which will surely satisfy large thirsts.

Bottle; no date.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (8013) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2009
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2011 2009-12-11. Dark amber body with a small off white head that fades. 3+ Flavour is interesting, moderate bitterness throughout, orange citrus is sweet, light touches of lemony bitterness. 6+ Modest aroma, sweet tangerines/oranges, muted malt. Smooth average plus palate is a touch under carbonated. Pleasant. 7/3/6/3/14 - 3.3 Bottle at Volo, Toronto

2011-01-02. Orange amber body with a modest beige head. 3+ Modestly hoppy aroma over a base of caramel malt that has slight nutty overtones. 7+ Flavour is similar, modest hops and bitterness throughout, core of caramel malt with slight nutty touches, very slight tangy note to the malt in the finish suggests I should have drank this sooner but it has held up rather well. Light toasty accents. Smooth average to medium bodied palate suits the beer and lends some gravitas to it. 3+ Enjoyable. 7/3/6/3/13-14 Bottle from the brewery, Winnipeg

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (6981) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 9, 2008
I lost my notes on this one (I usually write on the back of the label, but I didn’t this time). I recall enjoying it well enough, and thinking it’s a nice solid amber that’s worth the little extra $. I will re-rate with a more thoughtful profile whenever I get the opportunity to try it again.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mcberko (6885) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 10, 2011
341mL bottle, pours orangey amber with a medium off-white head. Aroma of dry caramel malts. Flavour of dried fruits (apricot, orange), caramel malts and a touch of sweetness. Quite decent amber.


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