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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.22/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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This is now brewed for KBC by McAuslan.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MiP (13598) - SÝnderborg, DENMARK - AUG 29, 2010
Draught at the brewpub. Subtle fruity aroma. Clear copper colour. Very small white head. Mild refreshing hop flavour, hint of citrus, medium bitterness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (12552) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 4, 2003
Burnished copper; earthy hop nose; robust woody bitterness, punctuated by caramel. The golding influence is less overt here than in the former Hart-brewed rendition.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (9998) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 30, 2006
Amber ale with a thin white headť Light hop aroma, floral and pleasant. In mouth, a classy session ale with light hops, floral in caracter, and piney notes. A bit lighter but a good quaffer. On tap at KBC, Sep. 30, 2006.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sammy (8631) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 6, 2006
Their best brew offering of the night. A hop head delight, very bitter, with malting to keep it under some control. Minimal scent, English hops I presume, like an ESB. A little head.Light body, could use more balance but itís a hop fix. Not liked by the locals as much.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (7812) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 20, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 13, 2005 Re-Rate RBSG 2005 voyage home. Golden yellow body, small white head. Medium-big hoppy aroma, caramel malt underpinnings and moderate citrus. Flavour has a pleasant hoppy bitterness and muted malt. Citrus up front gives way to a sweet fruitiness in the finish that doesnít seem to entirely fit in with the established flow. Average palate, smooth. 7+/3/6/3+/12-13 - 3.4 <P> Original Rating Light golden amber, small off white head. Nice moderate hoppy aroma, with sweet floral notes. Well balanced hops and malt in the flavour. Average palate. Quite drinkable but didnít excite me much. I expect it deserves a second chance with more time and and a larger portion to sit with. Nice beer. 6/3/7/3/15

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (6741) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 4, 2010
On tap at the brewpub. Bright clear orange amber, short lived white head. Aroma is floral tropical fruit, but quite muted. Light caramel and tropical fruit flavours, medium bitter finish. A nicely balanced, but quite light, pale ale.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Radek Kliber (6470) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - MAR 31, 2003
I believe the best of Kingston. As time was passing, sun was going down my Halibut fish dipped in whip cream al la Honey Jam was on my table. Just ask Josh he knows how happy I was to have this extra rare meal. Oh, yes IPA. True to its style maybe a bit understated but went great together with my meal (see above).

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Rastacouere (6129) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 21, 2008
Objectively speaking: More or less a St-Ambroise pale ale clone with diluted flavours.
I like: Floral and citrusy hop flavour might well include cascade as well as the English varietals. The small head manages to cling to the glass. Light bodied and quite drinkable (besides the exagerated effervescence)
I dislike: Ridiculously high CO2 level conjures large bubbles that wash out the palate and take most of the room. Not quite rough carbonation, but too harsh for the subtle flavours that contained just the softest toasted maltiness. Also relatively sweet for its drinkability aspirations.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HogTownHarry (6101) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - FEB 21, 2008
Draught. At the brewpub. Clear bright light amber with a solid beige creamy head. Dry aroma of roast caramel malt, quite a bit of fresh grain character (somewhat oily), light herbal bitterness. The taste was sweet and tangy, fresh cereal grain balanced by mild hops. The body was average, a bit chewy on the palate, light squeaky astringency with a slight caramel aftertaste - overall fairly decent, perhaps a tad too much caramel for my taste.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blankboy (6051) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 11, 2006
Draught at the brewpub. Pours a clear golden-orange with a spare diminishing white head. Mild but nice hoppy aroma with some fruit in there -- simple but pleasant. Mild hoppy flavour with some malt and a light bitter finish. Light bodied. Itís a little light but itís very easy to drink and a good example of the style -- a session Pale if there ever was one.


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