Brewed by Wellington Brewery
Style: English Pale Ale
Guelph, Canada
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 185   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.84/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
(formerly Special Cream Pale Ale.) A refreshing and creamy smooth ale that is notably full of flavour.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
omhper (22327) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 25, 2002
Nut brown. Softly malty and nutty with some bitterness on the end. Balanced but unremarkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Travlr (18707) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 2, 2014
Sample at Atlantic Beer Festival Moncton. Crystal clear golden amber color, tiny white edge head. Aroma of light smoke and black pepper. Taste is bittersweet caramel.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Oakes (14101) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 28, 2000
This has really started to suck in the past few years.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lubiere (11955) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 16, 2005
Light amber ale with a good off-white head. Malty aroma with herbal notes, slightly off. Crisp malts with a sweet finish and faint hops in final. Medium bodied. Not as good as i remembered it though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopdog (10498) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 17, 2011
On tap at the brewery. Poured a copper/amber color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas and tastes of caramel, grain, some citrus, and caramel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Dogbrick (10436) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 15, 2010
Bottle courtesy of a traveling colleague. The beer pours a clear pale yellow-orange color with a thin off-white head that recedes quickly. Spotty lacing on the glass. Sweet malt and honey in the nose with a touch of hops. Light body with flavors of grainy malt, honey and fruit. Mild hops are present as well. The finish is sweet with herbal notes and a malty aftertaste. Not offensive in any way, but ultimately not distinguishable from the many other beers just like it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (10340) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 8, 2004
, some bitter aftertaste. Not so pale, maybe name owes itself to cross-style with the cream, which is sugar biscuit in the dough, Bitter over sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ferris (9827) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 31, 2014
Draft - Light grains, caramel and earthy hops. Clear copper with a decent beige head. Toffee and earthy hops. Typical and nice English style.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jercraigs (9154) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 11, 2003
UPDATED: SEP 17, 2007 Sept 2007. Bottle. Golden amber body with a smallish white head. Lightly hoppy aroma. Grassy, lightly fruity. Similar flavour, mildly hopped, grassy, lightly grainy. Average palate. Touch dull. 5-6/3/5-6/3/12 - 2.8

TFOB 2003. They are calling it Special Pale Ale now. Amber colour, slight head. More hops in the aroma than the flavour. Enjoyable but doesn’t make me crave another. 5/3/5/3/12 - 2.8

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee (9051) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 2, 2007
More a golden ale than anything, but I digress. Pale golden with a thick sticky white head. Aroma is lightly citrusy, with a kiss of lemon. Apple, pear, and zesty citrusy aroma. Light marmalade over a soft wheaty malt base. Quite fragrant. A hint of tropical fruitiness as well. Flavour is well-balanced. Soft spicy pale malt, orange and a light goldings-esque flavour on the back of the palate. More of a summertime brew, but it is quite good.

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