Lion Brewery English Ale
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Brewed by Lion Brewery and Restaurant
Style: Brown Ale
Waterloo, Canada


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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.29/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
A full bodied, full-flavoured robust unique rich dark ale. Clean and smooth with a rich dark roast finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chops (60) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 14, 2008
Served in a chilled mug at the brewpub so the aroma may be skewed. This beer was delicious! I don’t know if it was because I drank it after a long day on the golf course, but this beer is my current favorite.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
matt7215 (2278) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 28, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 26, 2008 on tap at the brewpub. 2nd pint o’ the night. served copper with a small off white head. some roastiness to the aromas and flavours of this one. english malts were the only thing to stick out. a touch thin but hella drinkable. improved as it warmed.<P> ive had a few more pints of this one and i grossly underrated it the first time. a very nice ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 24, 2008
Deep mahogony/brown with a good finger of mocha foam. Smokey toast aroma with some caramel and fruit. Flavour is slight roasted coffee bean, some sweet fruit, roasted malt, and some liquid smoke. Creamy and easy drinking. One of the better from their lineup.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mabel (8640) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 9, 2007
UPDATED: APR 6, 2008 [356-20070623] Tap @ Barley Works (Waterloo, ON). Roasty malty aroma has caramel background. Clear, dark brown red body with a medium-lasting foamy light tan head. Sweet and lightly meaty flavour has toasty roasty smokey malt notes. Medium body has nice smoothness. Refreshing! Really enjoyable, one of their better brews. (8/4/8/3/16) 3.9

[1092C-20080211] Tap @ Lion brewpub (Waterloo, ON). Grainy bread aroma has a bit of sweet malt. Clear, dark amber brown body with a medium-lasting creamy off-white head. Sour yeasty grains flavour has a long aftertaste. Medium body. Really interesting texture. (7/4/7/3/15) 3.6

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pootzboy (1693) - Hopville, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 30, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 25, 2008 Another of the reformulated brews by this brewer: Tapped a nice chestnut brown with a 1 finger frothy cap that lasted and laced. Aromas of caramel malts and nuts with a light wisp of hay. Medium bodied, fair malt spine, buttery mouth feel, mellow rounded nutty character. Starts bready-caramel-nutty then this is joined with some light bittering from Kents and and the addition of some fruity esters from the ale yeast....finished mellow and clean with the bready-nutty tastes prevailing. A nice pint of brown ....and when fresh, not much in a can or bottle beats it .

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3487) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 23, 2006
The pour reveals a dark brown color with brown highlights with a thin beige head. Decent aroma of chocolate, the chocolate is weaker in the flavor and there’s nothing else going on. The body is light to medium with a creamy texture and soft carbonation.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Sammy (11242) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 17, 2006
chocolate brown with malt extract. Malt aroma. Actually drinkable though on the sweet side. A step up from root beer, though less carbonated and more synthetic. A drop of roast and chocolate. Second best brew in their lineup. Light mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gilvanblight (821) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 22, 2005
Dark brown colour that makes it look like a stout. Brown head many earthy tones in the scent. Slightly bitter malty taste with a bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pintbypint (3328) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 18, 2005
On tap. Deep cola colour, ruby notes. Creamy tan head. Dark malt aroma. A little nutty.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
CapFlu (5101) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 24, 2003
(Draught) Large white head and a copper body. Slight hop nose. Flavour of hops with mild malt. Average.

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