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


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RATINGS: 111   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.9/5   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

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pintbypint (3328) - Edmonton, Alberta, - JUL 24, 2004
Sampled from 341ml brown bottle. Grainy, slightly yeasty, fruity aroma. Orange appearance, white uneven but thin head. Sweet tasting, caramel notes, slightly yeasty finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Tim Webb (361) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 18, 2016
Bottle at a brilliant hotel in Port Rexton (the Fishers’ Loft) that will hopefully be allowed to sell the local brews some time soon. Marginally the flabbier of the brewery’s top two ales. Tastes like a beer that wants to be unchained. there is good technique here, just not enough spiky ingredients. I was really not sure what it is trying to be.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ferris (12892) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 15, 2016
Draft - Caramel and biscuit with a touch of vegetal notes. Clear gold with a rich white head. Light vegetal notes and pale malts.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
CRock (179) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 22, 2016
One of the best from Quidi Vidi. Knowing Newfoundland’s preference for light beers, it makes sense that most of Quidi Vidi’s line up are lagers. But glad they’ve started to expand into darker beers.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
UXO (1524) - CANADA - APR 14, 2016
Appearance: clear pale to medium amber with a short loose foamy ivory head diminishing gradually to nothing, no lacing. (3/5) Aroma: caramel, bready yeast, grassy. (6/10) Taste: moderate sweet, mild bitter. (6/10) Palate: medium body, moderate carbonation, short duration off-dry finish. (3/5) One of their best, second only to their British IPA (which when fresh is in my opinion world-class). This isn’t world-class, by any means, but it’s solid. The malt profile leads the way, but the caramel aromas don’t translate into sickly sweetness, and there’s appropriate grassy bittering in the finish. I wouldn’t call it my “go to” but if faced with the typical choice of local product, this is the one I’d take. (12/20)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Luvystypotables (1692) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - NOV 21, 2015
Aroma of malt and grain, pours a dark amber color with a thin white head. Taste of roasted malt with a light to medium body and a roasted malt finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BreWedge (487) - goose bay, Newfoundland, CANADA - MAR 7, 2015
341 ml bottle via DB. Pours a light amber with a mid-size white head. Aromas are grainy, vegetal and a little like an empty plastic garbage bag. Tastes are dominated by caramel maltiness but it is dry, not sweet. Medium body and carbonation, short malty finish. I could enjoy one but definitely not a go to.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrewGoblin (632) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
darrennelson12 (455) - 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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
probstblueribbon (3722) - 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.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
bulldogops (2270) - 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.

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