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%
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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HeistAlmighty (1156) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bendrixian (1487) - Canadiana, Ontario, 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Caytinator (1005) - 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!

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
drsordr (2336) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nick146 (18) - St. Johnís, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
shorlin (721) - St. Johnís, Newfoundland, CANADA - JAN 25, 2013
Beer pours a decent red-amber, with nice head that lasts OK and has some lace. Nice smelling beer here, with some good malt. Nice cereal smell with just some toastiness. Underneath thereís a bit of resiny turpentine smell, but thatís not too bad actually. Taste follows up a bit more of the resin than the malt, although the malt does come through in the aftertaste. Palate is kind of weak and thin. Overall, OK beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Metugunaq (2) - St.Johnís, Newfoundland, CANADA - DEC 29, 2012 does not count
Amber pour with minimal head which quickly dissipates. Malty sweetness with strong citrus notes of oranges and even grapefruit on the nose. Taste is similar with the citrus becoming more prominent. Mouthfeel is fairly thin. Overall a decent enough and readily available local ale which pairs well with pub fair. This should be drank chilled as it tends to become rather sickly tasting when it hits room temperature.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
XaenDovet (1282) - British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 24, 2012
Pint at Celtic hearth. Clear gold colour. Barely-there malt aroma. minimal malt taste. Uuuuuuuugh.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
canuckbrewer (1) - - MAY 5, 2012 does not count
Great beer with a nice fruity aroma from the hops. Went well with the local fish and chips.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ApisAles (1575) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - DEC 23, 2011
Really nice looking dark orange pour with a short lived thick off-white head. Aroma is bread and malt. A little caramel and toast. Some light toffee. Flavor is a little sweet, malty, bready, a bit of biscuit. Perfectly drinkable but really unmemorable. Iíd drink this by the pitcher and not think about it.

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