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


on tap


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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.12/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BreWedge (482) - goose bay, Newfoundland, 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 (961) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Metalchopz (3076) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 13, 2013
Originally rated January 2010. Bomber bottle from the LCBO, cellared for a year. Pours a golden-orange colour with lots of little bubbles for carbonation. Huge off-white head that is fluffy with maximum retention and full of lace. Good aromas of the fuggles hop with some notes of nutty and caramel malts. A nice balance again in the flavours, with the caramel malt and the hop. A mild bitterness is present all the way through and into the aftertaste. Notes of nuts, light fruits (oranges, apples) A shock for a brew from Trafalgar... beautiful looking, no infection, very well-balanced all-over. Probably the best beer brewed by this brewer and an excellent overall ESB.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
worldbeertaste (1795) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2014
Crystal malt all around. Amber with a nice white thin head. Smells of caramel with dark berries, malt, and some soft hops. Tastes of caramel at first with a dry bitter that washes away to a lingering caramel sweetness. Nice and sweet overall with decent complexity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Strangebrewer (1170) - 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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RxForHealth (179) - - SEP 5, 2014
500 mL bottle. Beautiful brown amber pour. Some lacing and little head. Nutty and hoppy aroma that continues on the tongue. Bitter and creamy. Delicious. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
HopsandBolts (258) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 14, 2014
500 ml bottle from the LCBO. Appearance: Pours a clear copper colour with a finger of white head that is gone very quickly. Minimal lacing. Aroma: Malt, caramel, bread. Flavours: Caramel, bread, malt, hint of hops. Mouthfeel: Thin with almost no carbonation. Overall: An okay ESB but there is an issue with the almost complete lack of carbonation. I’ve tried a number of Trafalgar beers recently and have noticed almost all of them had little to no carbonation.

   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 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Viper666 (3271) - Richelieu, 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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Freaky_tiki (1049) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 5, 2013
Another earthy offering. I like what these guys are doing. Their nose is less in the business plan & more in the adventure. Worth it.

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