Agassiz Catfish Cream Ale

Formerly brewed at Northern Breweries
Style: Cream Ale
Sault Ste. Marie, Canada


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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 2.7/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.72/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
British style cream ale.

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   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
blackmetal (223) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 6, 2016
somewhat dank smell and not very enjoyable as the malty and nutty taste is off.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
reebtogi (6143) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 7, 2012
341ml bottle pours a golden brown color with a finger of white head that dissipates quickly leaving only a slight trace of lacing. Aroma is cereal grains and earthy hop notes. Taste is grainy malt sweetness with some herbal hop bitterness. Ok brew for the style, nothing special.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Metalchopz (3313) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 1, 2012
Originally rated August 2005. Had this one at the Pub Italia on Preston street in Ottawa, Ontario. Poured a golden honey amber colour with a small head and amount of lacing. The carbonation was lively. The nose and taste were both light in fruit, like peach. Also found in the taste was grain malt and a clean finish. The mouthfeel was creamy and almost sandy, in a way. Overall, a very well-brewed beer with very nice peachy taste and aromas, and a good first experience with Agassiz brewery.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
dkazuk (248) - winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 23, 2007
341ml bottle.
Pours a clear brown orange with a small cream head that disappears fast. Aroma is quite creamy and sweet, but not much else. Flavour is sugary, woody and a little bready. Carbonated feel. Easy drinking but not the most enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerfan22 (2) - TOGO - DEC 29, 2006 does not count
We were impressed with the deep-rooted natural beer flavour, and found it tasted best in a shaker. Disappointed with the claim to be a Manitoba beer but brewed in Ontario. Any beer named Catfish definitely should be brewed in Manitoba (catfish capital of the world). Cant fool a brew drinker...bring back Truth in Advertising!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2006
Generally uninspired beer. The pour looked attractive, golden and quickly fading head. The mouthfeel was very carbonated. Flavors of bread-like maltiness, weak tea, and touch of dishwater. Im not sure what this was supposed to be!

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - AUG 30, 2006
A bottle from the New Manitoba brewery: Im not sure what a "British style cream ale" is, but what I drank had a deep golden body, highly carbonated, but with little of any head. The aroma was a very soft malt with a touch of tea and wet cardboard. Not much flavor, and the carbonation hid most of what was there. A nondescript malt, some tin, and tea. Clean finish.

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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - AUG 29, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 4, 2008 caramely (pencil shavings) cloudy brown, no head. smelled only of air. tastes like a well soaked cardbord box with a pleasingly bubbly finish which probably is the only saving grace for this beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 7, 2006
Thought I was going to get me a Manitoba rating, but Ill take the Ontario one. Shared with Blankboy at The Only Cafe in Toronto. My last rating before Lent (well, it is Lent now, but I had this the night before it started). Very dark yellow, small white head. Sweet honey, grain in poor aroma. Odd taste of musty malt, earthy tea-like hops, and a little metallic bottly type flavour. Interesting funky grain taste as well. Ok, it is just dark lager, but I liked the herbal quality to it. This wasnt my last beer before Lent thankfully (a pint of Mill St. Tankhouse was). I look forward to rating again after Easter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
blankboy (7584) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 2, 2006
Bottle shared with tupalev at the Only Caf. Pours a clear dark gold with a spare diminishing white head. Sweet aroma of grain, malt and fruit. Somewhat watery malty flavour with a mild hoppy finish. Creamy mouthfeel, medium bodied. Nothing great but much better then I expected, Id drink it again.

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