Cheshire Valley Brewing Company Reviews




blankboy
3.5
Cheshire Valley Holy Molé Porter
[Draught at ’NAC Beer Experience’, May 5, Airship 37] Pours a very dark amber-brown with a small bubbly beige head. Aroma of sweet roasted malt, chocolate, a bit of coffee and some dark fruit. Flavour mostly follows but is more chocolatey and is not as spicy as I would have expected -- maybe a bit of spice there? Short roasty finish. Average bodied. Pretty good, not great.
Friday, May 27, 2016

GlennHendry
3.7
Cheshire Valley Mosaic Single Hop Pale Ale
Mango and soft piney notes on the nose and the tropical fruit character stays to the end. Very little bitterness. Nice.
Sunday, October 25, 2015

Eructoblaster
3.6
Cheshire Valley Robust Porter
On tap at Brothers Beer Bistro (Ottawa, ON). Opaque black body with a thin beige creamy head. Nice malty aroma with hoppy and chocolate hints. Its robust malty/hoppy taste carries woody and roasted coffee notes. Ends with a decent bitter/roasty finish. Good stuff.
Wednesday, August 12, 2015

adamnowek
3.5
Cheshire Valley Ginger Spiced Ale
As advertised. Colossally ginger and spicy. Big creamy head. Super easy to throw back.
Monday, August 03, 2015

Freaky_tiki
3.4
Cheshire Valley Mandarina
Brown in the glass with a creamy one finger cap. Flavour comes on like a bar stool hussy, all woodsy & acorn like. Hops are hidden behind the malt. It comes wrapped in a slightly syrupy finish. More pale ale in appearance than in flavour, this comes across more like an English ale or bitter than anything else. First pint at the Victory Cafe while I wait for fronds to arrive.
Friday, March 13, 2015

JoeMcPhee
3.2
Cheshire Valley Mandarina
Amber pour. White head. The nose is fairly sweet and a little bit malty. Light citrus and a bit of candied orange peel. Has a lightly soapy bitterness as well as a touch of zest. A little bit of fruitiness on the finish. Meh.
Saturday, January 03, 2015

JoeMcPhee
2.1
Cheshire Valley India Session Ale (C.V.I.S.A.)
Clear golden pour. The nose is loaded with apricot and butterscotch. Lots of diacetyl and a bit of fruit. Tart and lactic. Something went wrong here
Friday, September 26, 2014

Spab
3.3
Cheshire Valley India Session Ale (C.V.I.S.A.)
On tap C’est What. Pours a lightly cloudy golden orange with good-sized, lasting white head that leaves a little lace. Aroma is grassy and citrusy hops with some cracker. Flavour is quite grassy with some decent citrusy character and light grainy malt. Modest bitterness in finish. Solid, if a little strong to be described as sessionable.
Wednesday, September 24, 2014

mabel
3.5
Cheshire Valley Cinnamon Spiced Porter
[5785-20130913] Tap. Cinnamon-infused gingerbread aroma. Black body with a long-lasting creamy light brown head. Bitter heavily roasted sweetly spiced grains flavour with a burnt aftertaste. Full body. Interesting to try. (7/4/7/3/14) 3.5
(FOSB 2013 @ C’est What, Toronto, ON)

Saturday, September 20, 2014

mabel
3
Cheshire Valley Ginger Spiced Ale
[5773-20130913] Tap. Gingery pepper aroma. Slightly hazy, pale orange pink body with a quick foamy white head. Spiced pepper ginger flavour. Medium body is quite hot with spice. Interesting but quite spiced. (6/3/6/3/12) 3.0
(FOSB 2013 @ C’est What, Toronto, ON)

Saturday, September 20, 2014

mabel
3.3
Cheshire Valley Red IPA
[5583-20130714] Tap. Maple toffee grains aroma. Clear, golden orange body with a quick foamy white head. Sweet toffee grains flavour. Medium body. Good. (7/3/7-/3/13) 3.3
(Summer Beer Festival @ The Rhino, Toronto, ON)

Friday, September 12, 2014

Helsdon
3.2
Cheshire Valley Ginger Spiced Ale
I’m a little late posting this one. Just porting over notes taken from the recent Ratebeer Toronto East vs West Bombarbier event at the Only. I’ll admit I was getting a little loopy by this one, but I will not admit the defeat for the WEST! I’ll admit I love trying new (and potentially messed-up) beers. This came off a bit weird. Pours a rosy gold with some cloud, a finger of white dense creamy head. Nose has lots of raw ginger, some sweetness, and a mild malty-ness in the back. The taste is very malty, a good ginger zing lasts thoughout, but overall a little thin on the pallet.
Thursday, September 04, 2014

Spab
3.1
Cheshire Valley Ginger Spiced Ale
On tap at C’est What (as Ginger Cream Ale). Pours a clearish golden colour with good-sized white head and solid retention. Aroma is ginger with some light fruity notes. Flavour has tart ginger that is somewhat offset by a gentle, sweet fruitiness. A little puckering from the ginger in the finish. Silky mouthfeel. I’m not huge on these ginger beers but this was pleasant in moderation.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Radek Kliber
3.8
Cheshire Valley Dry Stout
Where and how: SFOCB 2014
Aroma nice chocolate elements, dry cut bit not overly. Well approached with refined feel.
Appearance :
Top: tanned lighter top.
Base: dark brown.
Palate : dry, softer walls, chewy mid end.
Taste: Touch of ash, hint of oat flake with solid bitterness at end.

Friday, July 25, 2014

JoeMcPhee
3.5
Cheshire Valley Dry Stout
Black pour with a thin head. Very chocolatey and roasty nose. Nice malt complexity the through the middle - almost porterish with a bit of herbal character. Medium bodied. Some brown malt flavour. Pretty nice beer.
Friday, May 30, 2014

mabel
3.4
Cheshire Valley Mildly Amusing
[5392-20130525] Tap. Mild coffee grains aroma. Clear, dark amber red body with a quick foamy off-white head. More coffee grinds and roasted grain malt in the flavour with a nice long grainy aftertaste. Medium-full body. Delicious, great balance. (7/3/7/3/14) 3.4
(@ Volo, Toronto, ON)

Monday, May 26, 2014

MartinT
3.3
Cheshire Valley English Mild
My Bottom Line:
Earthen hops and roasted malts evolve into leafy, almost vegetal notes in this lean Dark Mild.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam covers the dark brown gown.
-Mouthfeel is not soft and cuddly, but rather slender and bubbly.
-Bitterness is surprisingly prominent.
-This is nowhere near as smooth and malty as Moorhouse’s (UK) or Albion’s (QC) take on the style.

On tap at Bar Isabel.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Radek Kliber
3.3
Cheshire Valley Mosaic Single Hop Pale Ale
Where and how: on tap at Volo
Aroma sweet hints, sugar candy like. Caramel with slight nutty notes. Softer end. Pleasant.
Appearance :
Top: medium lighter sized crown.
Base: fine haze on amber.
Palate : medium bodied.
Taste: nutty with sweet base. Slight hint of brown malts.
Other notes interesting in a way, pleasant to have.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

mabel
3.3
Cheshire Valley Extraordinarily Special Boob-alicious ESB
[5195-20130407] Tap. Light fruity guava juice aroma. Slightly hazy, light orange brown body with a medium-lasting creamy white head. Bitter light fruity hops flavour. Medium body. Good. (7/3/7/3/13) 3.3
(B4B @ The Rhino, Toronto, ON)

Sunday, March 02, 2014

Spab
3.6
Cheshire Valley Mildly Amusing
On tap at the Only Cafe. Pours a dark brown with an orange tinge and average-sized, lasting light tan head. Aroma is roasty with mellow coffee and hints of cocoa. Flavour also has a nice roastiness with definite coffee character and a little chocolate. A nice mild - lots of flavour despite the low ABV.
Wednesday, February 19, 2014

pootzboy
3.8
Cheshire Valley Mosaic Single Hop Pale Ale
On tap @ Bent Elbow - Taps a clouded gold with a 1 finger off white cap. Aroma is uncomplicated but gorgeous - big wafts of earthy-pine notes over pale malt breadiness - flavor essentially follows aroma with the earthy-pine tastes of the mosaic complimenting the fresh bready malts - dries lightly in the finish and offers some pleasant bittering. A very very drinkable APA uncomplicated but offering rich flavour and satisfaction.
Saturday, November 02, 2013

Radek Kliber
3.5
Cheshire Valley Cinnamon Spiced Porter
Where and how: tap @ C’est What Festival
Aroma solid depth, earthy fell, spice blend with chocolate and coffee. 7+
Appearance:
Top: medium lighter top, off-white in color.
Base: hazy? brown.
Palate : soft bodied, soft texture
Taste: chocolate with milder spice feel.
Other notes nice brew!

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

jercraigs
3.5
Cheshire Valley Cinnamon Spiced Porter
2013-09-13. Black body with a nice brown head and lace. 4+ Aroma of cinnamon, whisper of cinnamon dusted donut and dark malt. Flavour is similar, good amount of cinnamon up front, sweetish dark malt, light roast notes. Smooth average plus bodied palate, soft carbonation. 3+ Pretty nice, the cinnamon is dominant but the base beer supports it relatively well. On tap at C’est What Festival of Small Breweries, Toronto
Wednesday, September 18, 2013

jercraigs
3.2
Cheshire Valley Ginger Spiced Ale
2013-09-13. Lightly hazy yellow body with a small white head. Aroma is pretty gingery, like fresh ginger meets Ginger Ale. Flavour is similar with a refreshing ginger character that lingers. Average to light bodied palate, light carbonation. Decent. On tap at C’est What Festival of Small Breweries, Toronto
Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Radek Kliber
3.3
Cheshire Valley Ginger Spiced Ale
Where and how: tap @ C’est What Festival
Aromamedium intense, hinted with plum sweet fresh ginger.
Appearance: 2+
Top: small but lasting.
Base: cloudy golden look.
Palate : good, average carbonation. Medium bodied.
Taste: medium intense , clean with freshly cut ginger.
Other notes nothing overly complex, well brewed.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

solidfunk
3.8
Cheshire Valley Cinnamon Spiced Porter
Cinnamon is very light here so it integrates well with what tastes like their ordinary robust porter which I already love. The experiment works out here though, as they add just enough cinnamon to make a subtle presence. Pours pitch black with mocha head and lacing. Roast malt, some dark chocolate. Finishes with light bitterness and sweetness in good balance. C’est What Festival
Sunday, September 15, 2013

solidfunk
1.7
Cheshire Valley Ginger Spiced Ale
This is pretty undrinkable - a drain pour for me. Pours cloudy orange without head or lacing. Some malt with ginger. Elements don’t really come together - seems like they just had a bad experiment and threw it at C’est what for the beer festival.
Sunday, September 15, 2013

blankboy
3.5
Cheshire Valley Red IPA
Draught at ’The Rhino Summer Beer Festival 2013’. Pours a deep copper with a small long-lasting frothy off-white head. Aroma is simple but nice, malty and hoppy along with some fruit. Flavour’s the same, malty and hoppy along with some fruit and a touch of spice. Average bodied. Pretty good.
Monday, July 29, 2013

JoeMcPhee
3
Cheshire Valley Red IPA
Deep ruddy amber pour. The nose is softly sweet and a little bit earthy. Fruity hoppiness with a touch of soft bitterness. Fairly tame brew actually with only a moderate level of hop character. Nice enough though.
Saturday, July 20, 2013

jercraigs
3.6
Cheshire Valley Red IPA
2013-07-14. Lightly hazy dark amber body small frothy white head. Aroma is fruity, lightly leafy green hop character. Flavour is pleasantly bitter throughout, leafy touches, lightly resiny. Hoppy with relatively substantial malt support. 7+ Average bodied palate, light carbonation suits it pretty nicely. Quite enjoyable. On tap at Rhino Summer Beer Festival, Toronto
Thursday, July 18, 2013

solidfunk
3.7
Cheshire Valley Red IPA
Also the best beer I had at the Rhino summer fest. Remarkable beer for style. Pours reddish brown with ok head and lacing. Lots of citrus and mint in aroma. Awesome tangy finish with some bitterness. Soft carbonation. Well done. On tap.
Thursday, July 18, 2013

Sammy
3.5
Cheshire Valley Red IPA
A mystery hop, the best crafted beer I had at the Rhino summer fest. Reddish colour. Understated carbonation. Good drinkability and a little tangy. Nice bitterness.
Monday, July 15, 2013

Ontbeertaster
3.3
Cheshire Valley Extraordinarily Special Boob-alicious ESB
Tap, a bit english, a nice smoothness a floral flavour, not much like a esb but it was a nice offering
Monday, July 01, 2013

mabel
3.5
Cheshire Valley Mosaic Single Hop Pale Ale
[5114-20130210] Tap. Pineapply tree sap aroma is very bold. Clear, amber orange body with a quick foamy off-white head. Bitter tree resin sap and light sweat flavour. Medium body. Good, sessionable. (7/3/7/3/15) 3.5
(Rhino Winter Festival @ The Rhino, Toronto, ON)

Friday, June 28, 2013

mabel
3.5
Cheshire Valley Belma Single Hop Pale Ale
[5113-20130210] Tap. Mild toasted malt aroma. Clear, amber orange body with a quick bubbly off-white head. Malty toasted grains flavour has a nice bitter base. Medium body. Tasty. (7/3/7/3/15) 3.5
(Rhino Winter Festival @ The Rhino, Toronto, ON)

Friday, June 28, 2013

mabel
3.7
Cheshire Valley Scottish Pale Ale (Oak Aged)
[5051-20130106] Tap. Mild grain toast crumbs and light fruity malt aroma. Hazy, red brown body with a long-lasting creamy off-white head. Toasted creamy straw notes in the flavour with a solid bitter background and almost a chocolatey infusion sometimes. Medium body. Interesting. (7/4/7/4/15) 3.7
(Brewer’s Backyard @ Brickworks, Toronto, ON)

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Radek Kliber
3.6
Cheshire Valley Robust Porter
Tap at Volo Aroma: strong intensity. Dark roast , earth , soil with slight vinous feel.
Appearance:
Top: large tanned creamy cap
Base: brown
Palate and Body smooth , drinkable with lighter carbonation. Medium body with average finish. Thinner walls.
Taste: chocolate malts with wet organic soil feel
Other notes quiet drinkable

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

HogTownHarry
3.2
Cheshire Valley Mildly Amusing
February 6, 2013. On draught at Bar Hop. Deep brick red pour, clear, with a small beige diminishing head. Smells and tastes like an acceptable classic dark English mild - sort of sweet, a little earthy, soft bitterness and no alcohol; not at all harsh. Light body and carbonation, quick roasty slightly sticky finish, just a whisper of sourness in the aftertaste. Easy drinking, not memorable, won’t get you drunk: a mild.
Wednesday, June 05, 2013

jercraigs
3.4
Cheshire Valley Mildly Amusing
2013-05-25. Very dark brown body modest tan head.3++ Moderate aroma is lightly metallic, dry toasty malt character. Flavour is modest, dry malt, lightly toasty and roasty. Average bodied palate, soft carbonation. Decent, it is a bit too mild a too dry for my preference. On tap at Volo, Toronto
Tuesday, June 04, 2013

dfearnley
3.6
Cheshire Valley Robust Porter
Cask to flute Dark chocolate, a bit of coffee, and molasses. Deep black with a creamy and bubbly dark tan head. Coffee is the primary taste, some dark chocolate, and malts galore. Mouthfeel is light (for a porter) but very smooth and a bit creamy. Mmmmm...this is a good one even though coffee isn't my thing...too bad I have to quaff it quickly as its 6 minutes to last call.
Wednesday, May 22, 2013

blankboy
3.5
Cheshire Valley IPA 68
Cask at Volo’s 5th IPA Challenge. Pours a hazy gold with an average size long-lasting white head. Nice, fruity and hoppy, with a decent bitter finish. Medium bodied. Pretty good.
Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Lubiere
3.1
Cheshire Valley IPA 68
A hazed golden amber IPA with a thin creamy off white head. In aroma, a rather doughy malt with light British hops. In mouth, a nice sweet fruity malt with British hops, roasted notes, nice.
Sunday, May 05, 2013

ads135
3.9
Cheshire Valley Robust Porter
Mild coffee and chocolate in the dark beer. Thick appearance thought with a surprisingly thin body. Creamy, thick off white head.
Saturday, April 13, 2013

Lubiere
2.7
Cheshire Valley Extraordinarily Special Boob-alicious ESB
A golden blonde ale with a thin white head. In aroma, a light grassy malt with German hops, so-so. In mouth, a sweet corny malt with grassy hops, light and watery. On tap at Beer 4 Boobs, April 7 2013
Friday, April 12, 2013

jercraigs
3.4
Cheshire Valley Extraordinarily Special Boob-alicious ESB
2013-04-07. Crisp yellow body with a small off white head. Modest aroma is very lightly yeasty, floral, with floury notes. Flavour is similarly mild, tastes like noble hops but I wouldn’t swear to that. ESB? Very smooth average to light body suits it nicely. 3+ Enjoyably quaffable, pretty mild but pleasant. On tap at Beer4Boobs 2013, Rhino, Toronto
Tuesday, April 09, 2013

solidfunk
3
Cheshire Valley Mildly Amusing
Ok. Why do this style with such ability? seems like a waste. great head and lacing. Pours ruby translucent. Aroma malty with little else. Pretty carbonated. Leaves slightly sour, slightly bitter. On tap at volos.
Monday, April 08, 2013

Lubiere
3.5
Cheshire Valley Robust Porter
A deep dark porter wwith a thick receding brown head. In aroma, classic chocolate with smooth alcohol, light licorice, some dark fruits, nice. In mouth, sweet fruity chocolate with powdery qualities, light bodied but good.
Saturday, April 06, 2013

Lubiere
3.1
Cheshire Valley Mildly Amusing
A reddish copper ale with a thick lacing brown head. In aroma, grassy nutty roasted malt with light veggie notes. In mouth, a nutty malt with grassy notes, boiled veggies, ok.
Saturday, April 06, 2013

Gethinbeer
4.1
Cheshire Valley Robust Porter
Deep brown, almost black colour with a thin head. Roasted chocolate malt flavour. Sweet caramel. Gorgeous porter. I say Ashley, a gorgeoua porter.
Wednesday, March 27, 2013

jercraigs
3.4
Cheshire Valley Belma Single Hop Pale Ale
2013-02-10. Crisp dark orange small beige head. 3+ Modest hoppy aroma, green leafy hops. 7+ Flavour is similar, modest leafy character, modest bitterness leafy touches and tea like notes. 7+ Average plus palate is smooth. I much preferred the fruitiness of the mosaic version. On tap at Rhino Winter Festival, Toronto
Monday, March 11, 2013