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


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Formerly known as Rousse Ale

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blankboy (5957) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 19, 2011
Bottle at Golden Tap Awards 2011, beerbistro. Pours a deep orange-amber with a spare diminishing off-white head. Aroma of grain, some fruit and light resiny hops. Flavour: Yup, that tastets like a "Rousse", with caramel malt, light hops and nuts. Average bodied. A little dull but it’s fine.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
garthicus (2657) - Dublin, IRELAND - AUG 27, 2011
Appearance: Dark reddish brown with a small white head. Aroma: Grain, A little grassy, some hops. Toasty. Flavour: nutty, a hint of chocolate, yeast, nicely carbonated with a roasty finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JB84 (649) - Kitchener, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 18, 2011
Pour dark ruby off white thin head. Aroma caramel, earthy, nutty, mild hops. Taste nutty, cereal grain, earthy, caramel. MF medium body fizzy carb. Meh nothing special drinkable nothing wrong.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cyrenaica (966) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 24, 2011
550ml draught
5.0% ABV
I tried this beer on draught on July 22, 2011 at "C’est What" in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The beer poured a translucent ruby red colour with a creamy tan coloured head. The aroma is caramel malt, with some weak floral hop notes. The mouthfeel was medium bodied with medium carbonation. The flavour was primarily malty, sweet caramel, and a bitter finish. Went down easy, but an average amber at best.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrManning (2003) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 23, 2011
On tap at Gambrinus Bistro.A deep and hazy amber with firey hues, and a frothy off white cap. Earthy aromas remind me of wet leaves, caramel, dark bread, some sulphur. Very malty and sweet with a rye like spicy hop bite to balance things out. Medium bodied, very creamy and soft, nice earthy finish. Good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (9765) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 22, 2011
A reddish brown ale with a thin lacing moka head. In aroma, pleasant nutty malt and floral hops, lightly resinous, chocolate notes. In mouth, a nice nutty and lightly peaty malt, with good hopping, more like a brown than a rousse....but very nice. Bottle from Probstk, thanks Karl.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
brewnew (2) - USA - JUL 20, 2011 does not count
A beer without balance or soul. A bunch of ingredients slopped together to create this beer that will be gone in 6 months. The colour is fantastic, but the experience falls short. Better luck next time.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JesseM (1146) - Margaritaville, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 16, 2011
On tap at Kitchener’s lousy Ribfest. Taps a clear amber with small beige head. Aroma is decent, some caramalt with minor hoppy undertone. Flavour is better with some tasty caramalt undertoned by herbal hops. Finish is dry and earthy with a lightish body. Roasted malt and toffee also evident. I like it more than the pale which has always been too bland for my liking. Solid offering from a brewery I hope will succeed as a business.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Spab (2286) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 16, 2011
On tap at 2011 Kitchener Ribfest & Craft Beer Show. Pours a clear mahogany colour with a thin off-white cap. Aroma is caramel and grains. Flavour is lightly roasty caramel and grains. Syrupy mouthfeel. I like the Pale Ale and the Mocha Porter, but this didn’t do it for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mabel (5414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 28, 2011
[3713-20110430] Tap. Very peanuty butter aroma has just a hint of used coffee grounds. Clear, dark amber red body with a quick foamy white head. Metallic peanuts flavour is mostly just generic grains. Medium body. Average. (6/3/6-/3/11) 2.9
(@ Volo, Toronto, ON)

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