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


on tap


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RATINGS: 187   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.83/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
(formerly Special Cream Pale Ale.) A refreshing and creamy smooth ale that is notably full of flavour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JustinBathurst (134) - Corner Brook, Newfoundland, CANADA - MAR 24, 2005
Finished off a 6-pack of this "Special Cream Pale Ale" over the past two weeks. 5 of the bottles were fine, but one bottle seemed a little bit off--it’s taste wasn’t consistent with the other 5. Overall, a nice beer with good golden appearance and a nice well-rounded mouthfeel. Good bitter flavour overall, but at the back of the tongue is somewhat watery and unpleasant. I think it’s growing on me, though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Digital_Aura (228) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 1, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 21, 2012 473ml can. Poured into flute glass producing a flamboyant white head. Goes into great lace. Smells sweetly fruity. This is a very balanced brew with an ultra smooth body. Goes gown way too easy! Somewhat on the softer side - could use more carbonation. Nice golden peach colour (Lovibond 11). Tastes neither sweet nor bitter but wonderfully full-flavoured, moreso on the first few swigs. Settled down into a quick satisfying ale after that.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bjakk (718) - Skagafjordur, ICELAND - NOV 21, 2012
Aroma - light malt Appearance - Golden, light white foam Taste - malt, caramel, sweet, light bitterness Palate - Medium body, medium carbon Overall, nice beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Commodore (112) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 18, 2005
UPDATED: APR 29, 2005 Half pint at the Alex, draught. Well, it looked like a good bitter, and tasted like one too..except that it was a bit thin. Could be because it was the tap version, but it just felt like it was rolling off my tongue, and not lingering. A decent brew, but not what I have come to expect from this brewery. RE-RATE: Heck..it wasn’t as bad as I thought. A nice bitter!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cyrenaica (1126) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 6, 2008
341 ml bottle
4.5% ABV
I tried this beer on April 30, 2008 after purchasing an assorted 6 pack of Ontario Craft Brews from one of my local LCBO outlets. The poured a beautiful translucent rusty red colour with a thin white rocky head. The aroma is some roasted malt, with a hoppy background. The mouthfeel was medium bodied, with ample carbonation. The flavour is malty with just a little hops. I was expecting a more hoppish flavour profile.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cirrhosis (1283) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 16, 2009
"Richly colored reddish copper body ¼” noisy tan cap floating on top, this be looking like a high quality brew. Aroma is smoky an I swear I’m smelling peanut I have never smelt that before in a beer. Aroma is nice and malty some sour toffee and mild hops round it out. Malty, malty flavor with a slight roast to it. Extremely mild coffee can be tasted, and a mellow hop presence witch I want to say grape fruit but I know that not correct so I’ll just call it citrus. Great bitterness with a lingering sweet after taste. There are tons of little subtle flavors coming through that are hard to describe. Great EPA!!!!!!!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gilvanblight (821) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 14, 2010
Dark for an IPA. Brown red pour with a thick tan head an lots of lace. Distinct bready smell. Nice and easy to drink. Refreshing with a taste of nuts. No PA bietterness. Really like this. Wait a min... this is a Special Pale and and not an Indian Pale Ale, that could explain some of the unexpected qualities.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RayOhm (474) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 27, 2010
I like this beer. Though its not very smooth its a very flavourfull beer. Complex full body. Not a beer you can drink all night, too dry for that but a nice change every once in a while

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tiger_08 (137) - Sarnia, Ontario, CANADA - APR 29, 2012
April 20 2012. 473ml can pours clear deep amber with 1inch soapy white head that sinks to tight cap. Nice lacing from such a thin head and it lasts to the end. Aroma of malt, citrus and sweet bread. Highly carbonated. Tastes sweet and malt bread with hint of hops and spice in aftertaste. Not very strong, but flavourful. Carbonation gives a fuzzy palate that holds the hops afterwards. A pleasant ale that is easy to drink and full of flavour.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CapFlu (5101) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 24, 2003
(Draught) At the Woolwich & Arms, Guelph. Thin, white head and a copper body. Slight malt aroma with cascade hops? Bitter front followed by a sweet, creamy, malt mid-palate. Next to no carbonation. Very good.

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