Brewed by Amsterdam Brewing Company
Style: Amber Ale
Toronto, Canada


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RATINGS: 111   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.74/5   IBU: 19   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Mr. Jamie Mistry, Amsterdam Brewmaster, has brewed a beer with the perfect balance. Carefully combining the boldness of a pale ale with the smoothness of an easy drinking lager to create a Deluxe Amber Beer we call Big Wheel. Ingredients: Brewed with a blend of imported Pale and Crystal malts for a bright Amber colour and sweet malt character. Dry hopped with a blend of UK hops to achieve a perfect balance of rounded malt and hop taste. Taste Profile: A full bodied robust taste that is perfectly balanced. Not too bitter or heavy. Initial malt and hop aromas in the nose balanced by roasted male and caramel flavours. Not overpowering with a slightly crisp finish.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BrewWhatIWant (147) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 25, 2017
Pours dark amber with a thin off white head. Aroma is mildly malty. Taste is sweet up front then finishes moderately bitter. There are notes of bready malt with a hint of caramel and nuts, vinegar, and herbal, grassy hops. Light bodied with plenty of carbonation. While hoppy enough not to be bland, it lacks any real character. Tastes like a Vienna lager.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Subliminal64 (153) - London, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 14, 2017
Drank on draught. Smells slightly malty, but not much else. Pours a medium brown with head that disappears quick. Taste is well balanced, malty and creamy. Perfect carbonation when they no aftertase. Overall I really enjoyed this beer. Very easy drinking. Highly recommend. MB The Beer "Bear"on

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (43362) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 1, 2017
From tap. Pours clear and golden orange with a small white head. Aroma is light toasted, mild fruity. Breadish. Dry, slight herbal hoppy. Toasted malty finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ChadPoole (444) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 21, 2016
Pours clear orange amber with a fast fading fizzy white head. Aroma is faint malt and nuts. Like the aroma the taste is faint. Not bad but nothing special

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
rcasta (855) - EL SALVADOR - AUG 15, 2016
Ms por el lugar que por la cerveza hay que y pasar una tarde para conocer

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Johnsense (1558) - - JUL 22, 2016
Amber pour, fairly large head, good lacing. Light citrus in the aroma, caramel sweetness, thats about it. Light citrus up front, malty, caramel, some bread. Unusually thin, almost like they were going for a session amber/vienna hybrid. For the tl;dr crowd: feh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
superterp (6) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 20, 2016 does not count
I drank this on tap at the piston in Toronto. Good tasty draught lager good medium between over-the-top taste and watery-ness.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Wixie (549) - BELGIUM - JUL 6, 2016
Clear orange liquid, small head. Weak aroma of fruits. Light body, hardly any carbonation. Taste is sweet, but quite weak.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
markas101 (2406) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - NOV 27, 2015
Can, Mulmur, ON, Canada via LCBO. Hazy amber. Thick head. Caramel and citrus hops with some autumn spice. Mellow, sweet then sharp citrus hops finish it out. Pretty standard.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kauge (1879) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 11, 2015
Tap at the Fox and the Fiddle in Toronto. Clear, darkish golden / amber with a well-retaining light beige head. Pretty nice and nutty on the nose with hints of red berries and caramel, grassy hops. Flavours sweetish, nutty, jammy, with a herbal, grassy finish. Dryish mouthfeel, active carbonation, medium body. A pretty nice one to down pint after pint in good company.

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