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

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RATINGS: 110   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.91/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
1892 Traditional Ale was the first beer ever brewed at Quidi Vidi Brewery. This exceptional ale is brewed using the finest two row malt and North American and European hops. Rich malt sweetness which is balanced by the perfect amount of mild hop bitterness. Pours a rich amber color and offers a clean finish


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joet (2538) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - SEP 1, 2003
fixxy, light carmels, light medium body, minerals, mild, not bad... some tea flavors and tannins

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
AceOfHearts (1374) - Mountain View, California, USA - AUG 31, 2003
Bottle. Newfoundland. Clear amber, decent head. Malty and stale-bread smell. Hints of apples in the rather watery flavor. Thin mouthfeel; I could chug this all day and not feel much.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 22, 2003
clear copper, beige head. faint perfumy hop and tasty malt nose. flavour shows whole wheat bread, toffee and a little roast. all in all not bad from a brewery that makes one of the most awful cherry beers ever.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (13231) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 12, 2003
Clear amber body with large beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, floral, caramel. Taste is floral, earthy, peach and light caramel, finishing moderate earthy and light floral bitter. Watery medium body.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
humulus (339) - Salem, Missouri, USA - JUL 28, 2003
A great session beer from a respectable Newfoundland micro-brew. Malts are subtly sweet and hops is present just enough to dance with the ruby dark flavors. Head and lacing are also quite acceptable. This is a tasty version of what I think is a rather boring style. The locals on George Street are quite proud of it and I can see why.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 8, 2003
Dark amber. Pours w/ a large, fizzy almond head that quickly disappears. Very malty aroma w/ some caramel & spice. Light body. Decent malt flavour but not much else. Very quick finish. Little bitterness.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
gord (36) - harbour grace, Newfoundland, CANADA - JUN 23, 2003
simply a great beer.this beer has a very distinct taste.it's a beer most of my friends can't stand but i love it.strongly recommend it to all my fellow beer drinkers out there.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Eirikur (385) - hafnarfjordur, ICELAND - MAY 8, 2003
Very weird beer, I just dont know how to describe it. Light bitter taste, a bit of malt, dry grass smell and it just felt like old style light ale.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
haukur (1741) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - APR 4, 2003
baught by a friend which thought this was simply disgusting so he let me have it. Strange beer, a bit flat, fresh and very malty..

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
OKBeer (1171) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAR 30, 2003
The best of the Quidi Vidi's I've tried, but still not super. Deep orange colour with a smallish fizzy head. Spicy hop quality in the aroma. Unfortunately that quality isn't retained in the taste. A medium bodied, but watery palate is accompanied by a balanced caramel and light bitter taste.


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