Brewed by Wellington Brewery
Style: Brown Ale
Guelph, Canada


on tap

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RATINGS: 196   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
A full-bodied traditional ale, matured slowly for smoothness and balance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tiger_08 (137) - Sarnia, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 1, 2012
April 23 2012. 473ml can pours a beautiful dark ruby red with thin off tan head. Head fades to ring and leaves no lacing. Low carbonation. Aroma is toasted earthy malt and sweet fruit like cherry. The cherry carries over in taste but struggles for balance with malts and hops. Falls short of producing anything strong or notable. Wet palate makes it easy to drink, lightness makes it easy to forget. Very slight hops aftertaste at least let's you know you drank a beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
WheatKing (1328) - Phnom Penh, CAMBODIA - APR 26, 2012
A little bitter, with coffee and nuts hangin out having a good time. Not a great time, but chattering while watching the telly. Is it better than 94% of beers in its class? Nope. But it’s fine, a solid effort. Not exactly an EPA but moreso than an English Brown, so I guess this is the right place for it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
DeanF (2342) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 30, 2012
Aroma of wet barley and garbage. Has a black water body with small head. Flavour is garbage and coffee- or perhaps more like coffee that’s been found in garbage. Weak finish. This one is unbalanced and needs some work.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
pushkinwow (2552) - 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 (2302) - 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 (1543) - 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 (7354) - 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 (2259) - , 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....

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