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


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RATINGS: 41   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 29   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
One of several brews featured at C’est What’s Festival of Small Brewers to commemorate the bi-centennial of the War of 1812.

Gorbalev's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, - DEC 14, 2012
Swing top big bottle, LCBO. Pours dark brown with copper notes, little head. Aroma is mild with hints of honey and malt. taste is decent as well - nice balanced malt and sweet taste, hint of honey, hint of hops. A bit peppery in finish. A really easy to drink beer that comes off quite mild but pleasant.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
rcorriveau (7) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 1, 2015 does not count
Lots of honey. 40lbs used to brew 1 batch. Nice and malty with subtle smoke flavour. Pours dark brown wih nice lacing. Honey is very present! Yummy

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Randy4Beer (513) - - JAN 25, 2015
Pours a reddish coppery colour, with a very thin off-white head. Aromas start off like musky honey, but then there is a grass meets funk thing going on that my nose finds offensive. Kind of like burnt vegetation, but it’s hard to describe. Tastes are an improvement, with light honey, orange candies and sweet caramel. I had this one in 2013 but couldn’t remember it. I can now say I’d never buy this again

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
dleblanc87 (15) - windsor, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 16, 2015
The aroma is bitter and boring but the colour and taste are quite nice. It has a smooth smokey taste with a caramel finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
shaynsawchuk (681) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 28, 2014
500 mL bottle. Pours medium brown with a touch of off white head. Toasty malts, mild caramel, some earthy hop, a little pear/apple esters. Light to moderate body with average carbonation. Off dry and balanced. Innocuous.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
terrybail (704) - London, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 17, 2014
500ml can from the brewery brown pour duh pretty decent take on a brown ale I quite like it

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ferris (12903) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 10, 2014
Can - Caramel and biscuity malts. Cloudy copper with a thin off white head. Biscuit malts and caramel. Light bitterness and quite like an English bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CRock (179) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 11, 2014
Wow, what a surprise this was. Assumed this was going to be light fruity beer but it pours a dark amber. Clearly I’m an idiot. Pretty decent though. Probably would’ve been rated higher if I actual wanted a darker beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 11, 2014
I had this bottle from the LCBO from a couple months back. It pours a dark amber with a frothy beige cap which lasts a while. Quite sweet with marked bitterness to balance, has a burnt sugar, honeyed, and grainy and grassy nose. Creamy finish, nice texture, mild bitter finish with a slight sweetness. Good but overpriced in bottle.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Canmoore (413) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 16, 2014
Pours a dark amber, with a foamy tan head. Aroma notes include honey, caramel, and cracker malt notes. Tasting notes include honey, and toffee. Sweet, but not cloiying. The palate is a little thin, and has a smoked honey finish. Not bad, very drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sudomorph (1095) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 8, 2014
Pours a clear dark caramel with nearly no head. Aroma has slight honey and floral. Taste is a mild sweet but balanced. Medium body and carbonation. Not cloying with enough carbonation to make it drinkable. Overall drinkable but a little weird for flavour. Worth a try though to taste the contrast.

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