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


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RATINGS: 104   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Formerly known as Rousse Ale

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BrewGoblin (632) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - JUN 16, 2014
Well, I ain’t even gonna be shy about it, I loved this beer. It has a pretty shitty rating but I loved it. I am still curious as to why ’Red Ale" is not a style and must be classified as an Amber when it clearly stands apart. Firstly, this brew is a pretty redhead, a rusted gold with a long lasting head. A wonderful bouquet of burnt toffee, barnyard, fresh bread and buckwheat honey awaits the nose. It is quite sweet and very malty, exactly how I like my reds unless they claim to be Red IPAs or some such hoppy style. Not too bubbly and smoothness like silk make it a pleasure to drink. I’d raise this pint any day.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hidden_Pooch (518) - Stratford, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - JUN 16, 2014
I never would of thought this would score so low. Probably only the best Amber I have tasted and one of the better beers. Poured a beautiful rusted gold colour, I got lost just looking into my glass. Aroma was of toffee, leather, barn, and smoke. It tasted of honey, caramel, and toasty malts. Had a medium smooth body with low carbonation. It finished with a smooth honey after taste, that left me wanting more. A very great beer that stands out above other ambers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bierdimpfe (501) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 10, 2016
Deep cloudy brownish/dark amber color with a copper hue, and powerful activity. Thick slightly creamy beige 1 finger head, lasting around 10 minutes, with strong sexy legs. Flavors of cookies, butterscotch, dark malts, burnt honey, chocolate, lemon, sharp grassy hops, herbal and floral spices. Balanced sweetness and sharpness. Malty, grassy, and a little woody. Slick creamy full body with a perfect zesty amount of carbonation. Medium strength finish, ending with a bitter grassy herbal feel with sweet smoky honey and a lingering roasted malt feel. Overall very good quality craft. Excellent flavors with great freshness. Well balanced and intensified. Highly drinkable and pleasant. Good quality ingredients. Excellent red ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Reimer96 (1743) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 8, 2013
CBAC day 8.Pours a rusty brown with a nice frothy light brown head that leaves lots of lace. Aroma of caramel malts, nuts, chocolate and some earthy hops. Taste is caramel malts, toast, nuts, earthy hops and some light sweet chocolate. Not sure why there are so many bad ratings I don?t have any metallic off flavors and this is how an American red ale should be imo. Semi dry finish with a medium low bitterness, very refreshing and drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JeanDuteau (18) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 10, 2013
A browner beer than I expected, given that it is named House Red and is an Amber Ale. It had a very sweet smell that was intriguing. The taste was darker than I expected with chocolate overtones and a slight bitterness. It had a slightly unpleasant aftertaste but overall was an enjoyable ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pootzboy (1693) - Hopville, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 31, 2011
UPDATED: JUN 18, 2011 Bottle from LCBO: pours a dark brown with reddish tones. Nice cap and lacing. Aroma reveals a good mix of malt and hop varieties. Roasty-toasty-toffee some earthyness, pine and fruits. Flavor is equally as hard to define...a pleasant amalgam of malts with enough hop balance to keep it interesting. Long finish with roasty-toasty malt tones eclipsed by an increasing bittering. A very nice brew, verging on complex but very approachable....a good rendition of the Quebec original style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bendrixian (1492) - Canadiana, Ontario, CANADA - APR 13, 2012
red colour but not clear, so not overfiltered. aromas of caramel and slight roast. Classic. hoppy taste and bitter/roasty note as well. a very good session beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tompete (304) - Tillsonburg, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 13, 2013
Bottle. Pours a reddish brown with a fast disappearing tan head. Aroma is thick with malt, caramel and grains. Medium to heavy body. Flavour is slightly bitter with rich chocolate and roastiness. Finish is just slightly bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
daniel0017 (441) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ontbeertaster (2362) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 27, 2011
Tap, Dark amber pour, little bit of head, smelt nice. tasted dry with yet a crispness to it as well. Little bit roasty little bit nutty. Overall it was pretty easy drinking. Good offering

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