Brewed by Kichesippi Beer Company
Style: Brown Ale
Ottawa, Canada


on tap


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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.15/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
The beer is 5.2% alc. and offers the palate a balance of dark malt notes with a clean, short bitterness on the finish. The name, 1855, is our way of saluting the great city of Ottawa that has been so good to us.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
solidfunk (7219) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - OCT 25, 2013
Not super interesting but a good go-to in Ottawa non-craft brew pubs. Pours dark amber with some roast malt and a little hoppy bitterness. Good for pitcher session at Mugshots. Tap.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nilz (501) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - SEP 22, 2013
On tap at ’The Swan on the Rideau’ a reddish ale with a moderate aroma of malty and hops. Tasted a mild bitterness with hops and dark malt.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
mnurda (1239) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 20, 2013
On tap at delta in Ottawa. Not as brown as I thought. Somewhat Bland tasting. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (9681) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 13, 2013
2013-05-10. Dark red brown nice head. Malty, dryish light bitterness throughout. Lingering dry malt lightly toasty. Dryish toasty malt aroma, light caramel . Fairly simple, not bad. On tap at Darcy McGee’s, Ottawa

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 26, 2013
Growler from the brewery. Dark brown pour, oily yet creamy tan head. Sweet dark malt in aroma. Taste - enjoyable. Light to medium body, lots of nutty sweet dark malt flavour, some bitterness in short finish - a little more bitterness than I was expecting actually (thanks!). This was certainly the most mainstream of the three beers I bought from this brewery, and that is fine - it is an appealing ale that will certainly convert a few. And I will buy it again as there is lots here to like (and session) without ever getting too complex. Glad I have a growler to enjoy (and rate from).

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DeanF (2342) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 6, 2013
On tap in Ottawa. Has a small head and okay brownish body. Soft malt aroma. flavour has nutty notes with more malt and grain hints. Medium palate. A good red-style ale, though far from memorable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BreWedge (471) - goose bay, Newfoundland, CANADA - SEP 15, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 13, 2012 On tap @ Hintonburg Public House Ottawa. Pours a clear copper colour with a small off white head. Aroma was primarily ripe red berry, reminded me of smelling a nice Shiraz. Taste is a doughy malt, some nuttiness, and a coppery bitterness. Mouthfeel is relatively thin, with a long bitter finish. Not my favourite but not bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Metalchopz (3030) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 29, 2012
Pretty sure this is the one I had at Berryman Pub in Ottawa, as they called it "Kichesippi Dark". Pours a copper-amber colour with a creamy beige head, good retention and showing some stickiness on the glass. Nice fresh roasty nose with coffee notes. Medium-thick mouthfeel with a little stick to it. Beautiful hoppy presence the whole way, blending things between the mild roasted, caramel and cereal malts. Nice bitterness in the finish creating a mild dry aftertaste. A great session that is very well-balanced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
robinvboyer (4064) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 13, 2012
On tap at the manx. Clear brown pour, small off white head. Big upfront aroma of nuts, and doughy, caramel malts. Quite bitter in the end, with a sharp metallic finish. Meh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Eructoblaster (3749) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 26, 2012
On tap at Sir John A (Ottawa, ON). Brown body with a fair off-white creamy head. Well balanced malty/hoppy aroma with grainy hints. Its sharp hoppy taste carries grainy and oaky notes. Ends with a decent bitter/woody finish. Enjoyable Brown Ale.

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