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

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RATINGS: 73   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   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 (13533) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oakes (11770) - 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 (9423) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sammy (8092) - 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 (7523) - 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 (7324) - 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

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Radek Kliber (6321) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - DEC 14, 2006
Bottle.
Pours slightly hazy amber like . Large porous, bubbly head.
Aroma: rich, fruity, wet grainy nose . On overly clean. Malty base.
Thin , light front. Somewhat earthy nutty, hoppier middle. Soft bodied . Thin in character. Felt as it was diluted.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (6146) - 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 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rastacouere (6107) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 20, 2006
UPDATED: APR 29, 2010 Hazy dark golden colour. The head is fine, white and laces. Quite typical nose where the crystal malts come out strong, rendering an almost sugary foundation on which are spread spicy spades of limey hops. Feels rather fresh from a hop perspective, but slight oxidation appears in mouth, with bready staleness blending into the finishing bitterness. Yeasty example, biscuity and rather grainy overall. Medium bodied, fitting carbonation. /// Update: A new try revealed again a pretty grainy offering and a globally similar experience, but slightly less enjoyable due to the gushing upon opening and subsequent excessive carbonation that cut into the malt base. Removing 0.1 for the palate, 0.1 for the taste and 0.1 overall.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
HogTownHarry (5983) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - DEC 16, 2006
Bottle (650ml). at Decemberfest 2006 - GregClow’s bottle. Pale amber with a small white head. Dry, stale, papery grainy malt aroma, very light characterless hop bitterness. Pretty boring, watered-down flavour, wet newsprint caramel malt, dry, bitter and stale hop (like hop extract) bitterness pretty much ruins any chance for an acceptable finish too. The body is definitely weak - like water in the back end - with a dry, stale, flat mouthfeel and an vaguely unpleasant aftertaste - just plain not very good at all.


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