Brewed by Lake of Bays Brewing Company
Style: Amber Ale
Baysville, Canada


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RATINGS: 90   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Formerly known as Rousse Ale

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gilvanblight (819) - Windsor, Ontario, - AUG 17, 2012
Dark clear red pour, lots of clingy white head. Grassy hope nose. Starts off wet but goes dry quickly. Nice mix of tastes. A bit of malts, lots of raisin. Low carbonation. Very easy to drink. Something sweet in the finish. Clove.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BeerAndPonies (128) - Medicine Hat, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 26, 2015
473 ml can from a sampler four-pack from Sobeys, in a pilsner flute. Pours a moderate reddish-amber with light carbonation and a slight mocha-tinged head that leaves rings and islands of lace. (While checking color and carbonation with a flashlight, I pointed the light from behind the glass, and noticed that this ale is full of fine particulate. It leaves me wondering if my glassware has been clean enough lately, if I ought to be doing this every time to check beer for clarity and floaty bits, and/or if my OCD is making a return, as a new worry about "they’re putting dirt in my beer"...) Aroma has a surprising amount of dusty flowery and herbal hops above the lightly toasty malt with a sweet citrus fruit spread. Flavor is earthy and peppery, the malt going from sweet to almost a bit savory, with the preserves-like citrus fruit rounding it out. A bit thick, with a clean, dry finish. Good, but could use some refinement.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RobBestwick (706) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 26, 2015
Can. Sweet toffee malt aroma. Pours dark red with frothy off white head. Caramel, toffee with some woody notes. Medium bodied. Sweet brown sugar finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Stoned99 (725) - Quebec, CANADA - NOV 16, 2015
473ml can from LCBO. Thanks Audrée. Aroma: caramel, nuts, raisin and bread. App: clear dark red with small off white head, little lacing. Taste and palate: light body, medium sweetness, soft carbonation, watery, really subtle bitter finish. Overall: meh. Feels like I’m drinking a Rickard’s Red or some other commercial beer. Will be probably be a dp.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
daniel0017 (430) - Yukon, CANADA - NOV 14, 2015
Red hue. Clear. Short an bubbly foam. Scent of passion fruit, citrus quality malt. Flavor is well balanced but leaning on malty. Bitter finish. Great MF. Nice work Lake of Bays.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KoNrRiI (867) - Århus, DENMARK - NOV 12, 2015
0.473 can. Clear, brown color and a medium, off-white head of proper retention. Sweet aroma of hops, malts, flowers - relatively nice. Taste is malty, caramel, sweet, with a subtle note of hops and flowers. Light to medium body, slick texture, and soft carbonation. Finish is more caramel than the rest but those ester flavors remain as well. Overall a pleasant and refreshing brew; it doesn’t represent a true craftsmanship but neither is it dull or hackneyed.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
patricks110 (2232) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 24, 2015
A decent amber with a nutty and caramel profile. Pour is a bright golden amber with a thick, foamy beige head. Light carbonation. The nose is caramel and toffee with a bit of nut and light hop. Medium bodied, light btiterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
vadie (1107) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 28, 2015
Jaune pâle avec une très petite robe blanche. L’arôme est du caramel et céréales. En bouche c’est le même, mais pas trop de chaque! Une bonne bière léger pour prendre avec un BBQ.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dfearnley (1416) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 20, 2015
Can to taster Caramel, wheat, rye. Reddish amber with a thin, creamy, off white head. Taste is caramel, nutmeg, skunk, toasted malt.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
northropfrye (2913) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 31, 2015
Dark red body, off-white head, not much retention, some lacing. Very raint grainy aroma. Taste is slightly sweet, dried fruit, a touch of roast in the aftertaste. Medium palate. Not much going on here. Okay only.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Raistlin (219) - London, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 27, 2015
Very thin texture for ale. Clear light brownish color with white head that is average. Hits of coffee and black tea. Sweetness is under control. After taste gives hits of toffee.

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