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Brewed by Railway City Brewing Company
Style: Traditional Ale
St. Thomas, Canada

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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 3.05/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 29   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
One of several brews featured at C’est What’s Festival of Small Brewers to commemorate the bi-centennial of the War of 1812.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
neuromatt (1096) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 23, 2013
500 mL can from the brewery, served in a branded glass. Pours clear caramel with a small, tan head that fades slowly to a thin cover. The nose has caramel, grain, earth, herbal hops and subtle fruit. The flavour is medium sweet with subtle honey balanced with subtle hop bitterness. The malts are nutty, with caramel and bread. Hops are herbal and fruity. The finish is medium and soft malty with subtle hops. On the palate, it is medium in body with a smooth, milky texture and soft carbonation. Overall, this is a nice brown ale, fairly simple but nicely made and easily drinkable. 2012-09-02

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Boutip (4636) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 19, 2013
Bottle: Poured a clear deep amber color ale with a medium size foamy head with OK retention and minimal lacing. Aroma consists of medium caramelized malt with light sweet undertones. Taste is quite bland with light honey notes and some caramel malt notes as well. Body is about average with medium carbonation. Bland and average offering – it kind of makes me feel good about not having to drink beers from the early 1800’s everyday.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Metalchopz (2197) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 18, 2013
750ml brown bottle from the LCBO with a painted label (front and back) that is pretty nice (old school western). Now called "Honey Bee’Lixir" and at 5% ABV. Pours a clean copper colour with a creamy, light-beige coloured, head that has good retention and great thick lacing. Not sure if this one is infected as it has this mild sourness that should not be there, or if the hop they use turns me off. Light sweet and fruity malts aromas. The taste has a bit of sweetness as well, with some sugars and roasted barley. The honey notes come in the finish. So, a beer that looks good for the style (with its bottle), but not much else in ways of honey brown.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ontbeertaster (2306) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 2, 2013
Nice offering, it had a bit of honey in the finish, it was drinkable and alright

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
robinvboyer (2984) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 20, 2013
750ml bottle from the lcbo. Dark amber pour, small beige head. Faint hop aroma, light sweet malts. Pretty boring and basic. The honey imparts a light sweetness, but i think its just adding some color and not much else. The finish is lightly bitter, with some more light cereal malts.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
gilvanblight (768) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 12, 2013
Light reddish brown pour with a white head that faded quick. Very weak scent. I expected something sweeter. Actually not bad and very easy to drink. A bit grassy. Something bitter in the finish I don’t really like.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SoberDave (130) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 8, 2013
Smells of honey and hops. Pours a cloudy amber colour. Fizzy head that hangs around the edges. Slight hoppy taste with spice and hint of honey.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Studentofbrrs (90) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 8, 2013
aroma is a hint of honey and hops, tastes of light hops with a honey finish and a hint of citrus. is a medium amber in appearance with light frothy head, was a decent tasty surprise

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheJester (1775) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 3, 2013
750 mL swingtop bottle. Bottle says 5%. Overpackaged - this is too much bottle for this beer. Amp this up to 8.5% and make it more interesting, THEN put it in a big swingtop. It’s not horrible - better than the mainstream honey-browns certainly. Smells better than it tastes. You can actually taste the remnants of the honey. Still. Not necessary to go back to this one. There’s too much of it to start with.

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Tessic (836) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 29, 2012
This trad ale poured a dark amber colour with a bright white, soapy head. Scents include ligght vinegar, caramel and bread. First sip was medium bodied with flavours of honey and malt with additional flavours of cereal. Finish of honey and vinegar. eh?


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