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Brewed by Quidi Vidi Brewing Company
Style: Amber Ale
Quidi Vidi Village, St.Johns, Canada

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RATINGS: 105   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.9   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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1892 Traditional Ale is brewed using the finest two row malt and North American and European hops. Generously hopped, this is a full bodied reddish amber ale that offers a clean, sparkling finish.


3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrewGoblin (311) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - MAY 29, 2014
This was wayyyyyyyyyy better than the Iceberg one I tried but still just ho-hum. A copper pour with a thin head. Quite malty, caramel, bread, grains and some light nutiness. I wish it was a bit hoppier to keep it balanced. It has got a nice flavour, I would enjoy it more if the feel was a bit thicker to match the malted goodness.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
darrennelson12 (414) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 1, 2014
On tap and in bottle; this was OK. I like amber ale’s though found this a little hoppy and dry for my liking Overall it was OK ... but nothing special

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
probstblueribbon (2919) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 13, 2013
341 ml bottle from Sherbrooke Liquor via Ryan (thanks!), served cool in a tulip glass.

App.: Clear copper with a decent tan head. Aroma: Lots of grains/cereals, mashy, a bit of caramel/toffee, smells like caramel malt. Palate: Medium body, moderate effervescence. Flav.: Much like the nose, mainly caramel malt, grain/cereal, meh; dry with limited bitterness and a pleasant toffee finish.

Seem to recall this tasting better back in the day. Changes to the beer or to my palate...hard to say.

1.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
bulldogops (1048) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 12, 2013
Bottle courtesy of @kgamiller all the way from the Rock itself.Clear amber pour with a bubbly white head. Not at all what was expected. Clear amber pour with a bubbly white head, little retention.Aroma is stagnant grassy, vegetabley malts with a skunky hoppy note. Certainly hope this was a sour bottle mayhaps - as this was a buttery fart in a bottle. An ungodly mess unworthy of Newfoundland.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
SkinSquad (6) - Stephenville Crossing, Newfoundland, CANADA - JUL 18, 2013 does not count
Not their best beer but overall pretty good. Not too much of an aftertaste. You can definitely taste the hops, beer was really fresh. Mark Skinner

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HeistAlmighty (1127) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUL 14, 2013
Sample at Picaroon's Brewer's Bash. Sweet, malty taste, light bitterness on the finish. Overall, rather British and sweet, but enjoyable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bendrixian (1110) - Canadiana, Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUN 24, 2013
sweet aroma, although muted. caramel and malts with some light floral hops. this is a medium bodied brew with malted taste profile, some light bitterness on the finish. Smooth and malty session ale.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Caytinator (943) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUN 11, 2013
Pint on tap. Small head, copper, clear. Nice light aroma, with sweet nuts and various malts. Nice balanced malty taste with toffee, has a bitter bite, but not piney at all. Very tasty, and a nice surprise in newfoundland!

2.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
drsordr (1073) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - MAY 31, 2013
Draft pour orangish copper. Nose caramel malt and slight vegetal smell. Taste initial sweet malt and toffee, minimal bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nick146 (18) - St. John’s, Newfoundland, CANADA - APR 16, 2013
Bottle. Pours a reddish-amber colour with an off white head which dissipates quickly. Smells smoky, almost "meaty". Tastes very interesting, again almost "meaty", yet very tasty. Not too much carbonation. I really like this beer, would buy again.


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