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Brewed by Rudders Seafood Restaurant & Brew Pub
Style: Amber Ale
Yarmouth, Canada


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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 2.89/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.83/5   ABV: -
A complex red velvety smooth ale designed with 4 specialty malts and 2 varieties of hops. A superb pub ale that compliments food and is a local favourite.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
plaugher (294) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUL 25, 2014
From a growler at the brew-pub. Pours a deep garnet mahogany, but with a very sparse head. Sweet butterscotch nose, dried fruit; and an almost sickly-sweet flavour. Sticky on the palate. Alright if it was only one, but making the growler go was a bit more difficult...

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ImPA (14) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - FEB 15, 2014
Draught at the pub onsite - in two words - diacetyl overload and infection. Not fun. All the beers I tried had similar issues, some more some less. I’ll be looking to some of the other local brewers before coming back. Hopefully the brewer gets things cleaned up.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Marheb (3896) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 18, 2012
Houblons épicés, malts parfumés avec une amertume moyenne. Agréable avec la bisque de homard, sans plus.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Lubiere (11932) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 19, 2009
A reddish amber ale with a thin off white head. A sweet butterscotch aroma, with light nutty notes. In mouth, a sweet caramel malt with lots of fruity esters, a bit of treacle, not bad for the style. On tap at brewpub, Oct. 10 2009.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gethinbeer (2436) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - SEP 7, 2009
On tap at Rudders Brew Pub. Mahogany colour with no head. Malt flavour with a nice bitterness. Again an easy session ale but nothing exciting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jercraigs (9154) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 2, 2006
Dark amber body with a small white head. Lightly fruity house yeast aroma and muted malt. Toasty malt is both sweet and dry, touch grainy at times. Finish is quite bitter, not quite astringent which lingers along with light malt in the aftertaste. Slightly fuller than average palate. Pleasant session brew but it also doesn’t really make me leap for another.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hayduke (4283) - Eureka, California, USA - AUG 21, 2005
This was the other one I tried at the Rudders Brewpub. Deep amber color. My glass came with a huge, slightly tan and long lasting head. Complex nose and equally complex flavors. Decent mouthfeel. Overall a very nice offering, and it was a relief to discover that someone really did know how to brew good ale in Nova Scotia.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
OKBeer (1171) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUL 3, 2005
On tap at the brewpub. Amber colour with a frothy off-white head. Caramel, earthy, and lightly fruity aroma and flavours. Medium bodied, a bit sticky.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oakes (14059) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 23, 2003
Dark amber colour with a light tan head. Aroma is toasty, lightly woody with hints of caramelized pears. Toasty body shows hints of multigrain bread, caramel and earthy hoppiness. Body and flavour are slightly too light or this would be a higher score.

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