Brewed by Wellington Brewery
Style: Brown Ale
Guelph, Canada


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RATINGS: 193   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
A full-bodied traditional ale, matured slowly for smoothness and balance.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
pushkinwow (2345) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 24, 2011
500ml can. Ruby brown with a biege head that fades to a thin ring around the outside of the glass. Seems rather bland - caramel and cherry lend a sweetness, some hops and a bit of sweet malt. Below average carbonation, little thin, somewhat sweet, becomes dry, end with some pear and cherry along with grains. Not as good as I remember but I know my palate has changed.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
rejtable (1925) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 5, 2011
Meh. Top to bottom pretty much just dark bread malty presence. Not getting much bitterness. Pretty bland on that front. Medium body in the mouth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
italarican (1527) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - NOV 19, 2011
Cask at C’est What with JoeMcPhee. Pours a reddish brown with minimal white head. Soft mouthfeel with notes of coffee and nutty malt. Simple, dark, and good. I like that.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
solidfunk (5953) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - OCT 19, 2011
not that bad but fairly boring overall. taste only has the lightest sense of bitterness. mech better than their pale ale at least.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
neuromatt (1225) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 12, 2011
On tap at the brewery, served in a tasting glass. Pours dark caramel with a large, fluffy tan head. The head mostly remains and leaves a moderate amount of fine lace. On the nose, there are notes of chocolate, coffee and toasted malts along with bread, nuts, earth, pine and herbs. The flavour starts out slightly sweet and soon acquires a moderate bitterness accompanied by notes of roasted malts and coffee. On the palate, it is medium in body with a watery texture and soft carbonation. Overall, this is not a bad ale. It has a nice malt profile with toasted malts and roasted coffee. Would make a great session ale. 2011-10-08

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
whitecap (289) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 29, 2011
Bottle purchased directly from the Wellington Brewery in Guelph. pours dark brown with a light tint of red. Thin white head. taste of chocolate, caramel and delicious malt. Almost like a porter. Quite enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
thorongil2 (1967) - , Ontario, CANADA - AUG 24, 2011
(can) clear dark amber with small tan head; aroma of stewed fruit, lightly roasty flavour, not bad but nothing exceptional. It came in a pack of 4 cans of different beers from this brewer - all tasted like the same beer with different amounts of water added... Sort of like Duff, Duff Light, and Duff Dry on the Simpsons....

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
reebtogi (5071) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 19, 2011
473mL can poured dark amber color with about a finger of white head and nice lacing. Quite a nice bouquet of aroma. Taste is malty sweet with a nice balance of hops. This is yet another canned beer that I rather enjoyed.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Powertrip (1000) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 12, 2011
Single tall can purchased from a mom & pop store in Edmonton, AB on - 07/23/2011. Colour: Dark brown with hints of red. Medium-low white head. Nose: Egg whites, light roasted malt, red wine vinegar, hint of cherry. Taste: Medium-light sweet, light bitter, light sour. Quite mild. Some icing sugar, mild malt. Just didn’t do it for me...

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
trapped (1654) - New York, TURKEY - JUL 11, 2011
Reddish brown color, small tan head, aroma not discernible, medium carbonation, caramel-coffee taste, long finish with bitter coffee taste remaining on your palate. Good one.

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