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Brewed by Lighthouse Brewing (Canada)
Style: American Strong Ale
Victoria, Canada
Serve in Snifter, Tulip

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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.6/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheRatKing (122) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 9, 2014
Been hesitating about this one for no particularly good reason. I like red ales, I like strong ales, but this just had me looking elsewhere. Well, I finally jumped the fence and tried it on. Pours a nice burnt amber colour with minimal head. Aroma is strong on the resiny hops, and the flavour follows that up with a potent punch in the teeth with hops backed up with a nice mellow sweetness. A very good red ale for those of a hoppy bent.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mathieuc (1458) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 14, 2014
From a can, thanks to tom10101 for this one! Pours a dark copper with a medium offwhite head that sticks heavily to the side of the glass. Nose is of intense caramel and toffee, huge hops and I feel like there is something off. Once every other whiff I get that sharp chemical aroma that I don’t really dig. Taste is of huge hops and caramel, american barleywine-ish. Balance is good, but flavors aren’t that refined or complex. Body is medium-full, carbonation moderate and mouthfeel sticky. Overall this was OK but not that interesting, felt like my first batch of homebrew (an IIPA, 1 gallon batch made with dry malt extract).

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Minderbinder (1967) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 13, 2014
Can 355ml. Pours hazy dark amber with low-medium beige head. Good lacing. Aroma is of roasted malt, caramel, apricots. Taste is of roasted malt, caramel, sugar, raisin bread, bitterness. Palate: Full bodied. Soft-medium carbonation. Slightly sticky. Overall: Good. Tasty. Decent balance, just a tad too heavy (8% seems alot here).

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (6981) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 9, 2014
Can. Medium amber brown with a golden head. Piney and chocolatey in equal proportion on the nose, with chocolate and caramel dominating the palate. Quite good if you don’t mind a sweeter malt profile.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LarryBeast (530) - - JUN 27, 2014
Tall can. Delicious strong red -- great toffee malt nicely caries the strong bitterness of West Coast hops.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (5744) - Indiana, USA - MAY 23, 2014
Can to snifter (thanks DuffMan). Looks good for the style; a hazy deep amber with foamy off-white head that has a light caramel tint to it. Smells hoppy and malty; a fuller bittersweet combo. Tastes like it smells with notes of toffee. Solid on the palate. Malty, but good.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
khays (57) - - MAY 18, 2014
Smells sweet, fruity with a bit of mustiness. Pours dark red, slightly murky with a thick light pink head. Tastes hoppy, notes of pine, floral with some sweetness of roasted malt or bread crusty. There is something unpleasant hiding in the taste, I can't pick it out, but it is there. Full body, moderate carbonation, bitter finish and somewhat astringent.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
simonblaine (314) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 15, 2014
Drank from can, aroma of caramel. Taste is like an Amber IPA, it is quite delicious. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bulldogops (1068) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - APR 13, 2014
Rating #1028 - March 17, 2014 - Sample can split with clients. Pours a bubbly ruby colour with a decent off white head that fades rapidly. Aroma is caramel toffee malt, sweet fruits, and sweet malty booze notes (oak, vanilla). Lots of similar flavours on the palate, lots of roast malt bitterness and another hit of booze unguarded in the finish. Crushable at 8% for full effect.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
haukur (1335) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - APR 12, 2014
reddish-orange with a rather big head. Nose is pine all around with malt undertones. Smells like a barley wine with booze just hidden under it. Big body considering it is under 9%. Bitter finish with loads of malt and sweetness. Absurd label on this one, was this meant to be a WWII retro thing or just simply a bit sexist? Anyway, beer was very decent! Thanks duffman


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