Brewed by Trafalgar Ales & Meads
Style: Bitter
Oakville, Canada
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.14/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Good things brewing since 1993. Trafalgar Ales & Meads. Savour a classic Pub-style Bitter from one of Ontario’s oldest, most innovative Craft Brewers. We always strive to brew fresh and flavourful beers that stay true to style, and are never boring. Why drink the usual, when you can drink the extraordinary? Cheers!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Viper666 (2763) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 14, 2013
Bouteille 500ml. de couleur cuivrée-brune et claire. Nez malté de caramel sucré avec des notes de céréales rôties, moyen de houblon floral aux notes herbeuses, terreuses et citriques, léger de biscuits avec des notes fruitées (agrumes) et de noix. Moyennement ronde en bouche avec un pétillement moyen ainsi qu’une texture moyennement huileuse. Notes fruitées (agrumes) et accompagné d’un léger goût de noix et de biscuits ainsi que quelques traces épicées (poivre doux) lors de l’entrée en bouche auquel se rajoute un goût de caramel sucré aux notes rôties avec un léger goût de butterscotch. Parallèlement, l’on retrouve une légère-moyenne amertume de houblon herbeux (herbes mouillées), légèrement floral et terreux avec de petites notes citriques jusqu’en finale. Post-goût moyen, léger-moyen amer de houblon herbeux, légèrement floral et aux notes terreuses avec un léger goût de noix et des notes rôties.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
dandeman (555) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 23, 2012
Tasted Feb 2012 Aroma: Lemon and orange, mainly hoppy aromas. Appearance: Hazy brown with a mix of frothy and creamy head, average lasting, no lacing. Taste: Very lemony attack, even perfumed, with notes of orange. A bugging metallic aftertaste and a very unpleasant acidity is coming out of it. Bad bottle? Not like the ESB’s I tasted before.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BreWedge (334) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 5, 2012
500 ml bottle. Pours a clear light amber with a very minimal head. Aroma is honey, biscuit, pine, and grapefruit (great combination). Tastes are sweet malts forward with gentle citrus hops on the backend. Light bodied relative to what the aroma would lead you to believe. Medium bittern finish and little carbonation. Nice summer session beer but would be a little bit better with a little more body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hammy78 (774) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 15, 2012
Bottle purchased at the Dundas LCBO. Pours clear light red brown, bubbly head that is gone as fast as it appears. no lacing. Nose is pretty much butterscotch, that reminds me of MacGregors butterscotch toffee (I think that’s what it was called). Tastes sweet, a little bitter and pretty much butterscotch. I’m not normally a fan of their brews but this is pretty good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
LBarouf (114) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 29, 2012
500ml bottle Aroma: cereals and caramel, a little floral and earthy Appearance: pours amber/orange, fairly clear with an off white head. Taste: medium bitter and a little sour. Palate: Medium to full body, feels a little creamy. average carbonation and bitter finish. It’s a nice try for a bitter beer. Thanks to the label that told me the meaning of ESB... I guess people around there don’t know what beer is. Anyhow, not bad. I prefer other ESBs, but I could drink this again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
robinvboyer (3260) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 13, 2012
Bottle. Clear brown pour, small white head. Aroma of toasted cereals, light nuts, and some earthy, grassy hops. Light sweetness, medium bitterness. Medium bitter finish, with a solid toasted nut that lingers.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tiger_08 (137) - Sarnia, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 26, 2012
July 25 2012. 500ml bottle pours clear chestnut brown with amber hues. Beautiful colour but little bubbly head wrecks the appeal. Aroma is grassy hops and biscuit malt with a twist of pine or something a little spicy. Taste is grapefruit hops up front quickly turning to more earthy hops with the depth of roasted malts present. There is a bitter feel, not enough to call it a bite but rather a spice like pepper. Palate is a tad slick but good lingering mouthfeel. Not a fan of the brewery's offerings so this was a pleasant surprise and scored higher than where my gut feeling places it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Digital_Aura (227) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 24, 2012
500ml bottle. Pours a red-brown in the glass with an invisible head. The lace isn't very respectable either. Fragrance of floral hops, grapefruit and sweet caramel. Wonderful bittersweet sock in the mouth on initial tasting. More hops than many IPA's I've had. Great blend of grapefruit and honey and a hint of nuts. Sharply bitter aftertaste, but not unpleasant. The palate is very wet and flat bringing the overall score down.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Strangebrewer (901) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 10, 2012
bottle. Poured clear copper with a thin creamy head. Malty aroma with a citrusy hop note. Medium mouthfeel, average carbonation, semi-dry palate. Flavour is a nice mix of caramel malt and fresh hops, spicy pepper hint.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
gilvanblight (801) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 3, 2012
Could not find this in the Database so had to add it. It’s possible it was the limited release Saint Paddy’s. Dark brown orange pour with a quickly fading head. Yeasty hoppy nose. Mouth is a mix of hoppy bitterness and something pleasant. Malts? Nuts? Caramel? I really can’t place it but I do like it. There’s that bitter very hoppy bite that I’m not a fan of. Reminds me a bit of a dark IPA. Overall rather nice and easy to drink. Very low carbonation which is nice after the other beers I’ve had tonight. Not bad at all.

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