Boutip (6433) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 21, 2016
Draft: Poured a clear burgundy color ale with a small foamy head. Aroma of grainy malt notes with light dry hoppy notes. Taste is also a mix of grainy malt notes with some dry hoppy notes. Body is light with OK carbonation. Not really great with weird grainy malt notes. Eructoblaster (4308) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 11, 2015
On tap at Must (Ottawa, ON). Nice hazy, amber body with a thin white frothy head. Well balanced malty/hoppy aroma with some caramel hints. Taste is slightly dominated by hoppy flavors. It carries herbal and grainy notes. Ends with a decent bittersweet finish. Not bad. solidfunk (9213) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - OCT 12, 2013
Very nicely hopped amber. Pours dark amber without much head or lacing. Some sharp grapefruit hops on head here with a good malt base. Almost tastes more like a good session pale ale. Tap at pattys. AleRider78 (1388) - Winchester, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 4, 2013
Gotta love a pub with great variety on tap right next to the movie theatre! Had time to kill, so why not try new brew at Quinn’s Ale House.
This one got to me with barely any head. Nice red/amber colour, weak lacing. Has a bit of a bitter aftertaste, not much mouthfeel. Hints of citrus in taste. Hops are somewhat undistinctive (If an amber is categorized as pale, which I’m sure it is). Average for me. BreWedge (546) - goose bay, Newfoundland, CANADA - JUL 8, 2013
On tap @ Whalesbone Ottawa. Pours a very light amber with a small white head. Aromas are biscuit, caramel, honey, and butter (diacetyl?). Taste was sweet caramel malts nicely balanced by a moderate biscuity bitterness. Nice bite from the carbonation and a slightly bitter but short-lived finish. I'm going to buck the trend here and give this beer high marks. This is admittedly skewed by my personal tastes that favor any beer that manages to get a nice balance between biscuity bitterness and mildly sweet malts.
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Canmoore (490) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 30, 2013
I had this beer at Patty’s Pub. I was wondering how it compared to the original Hart Amber Ale. This beer is actually pretty good! Pours a gorgeous clear amber with a thick frothy head. The aroma is of cereals, oats, spices, and some doughy malts. The flavour is packed with intense crisp carbonation, followed by some scotch, corn, sweet malts, fresh bitterness, and a smooth finish. Overall a pretty good brew, and remeiniscant of the original Hart brew. probstblueribbon (3791) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 25, 2012
4 oz sample at National Capital Craft Beer Festival. 17AU12. GRM (4108) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 27, 2012
App.: Clear amber with a thin, off-white head.
Aroma: Sweet, fruity, Scotch Ale-like notes, a little tangy, malty, brown sugar, decent.
Palate: Medium body, full, fine effervescence.
Flav.: Tangy, Scotch Ale-like fruitiness, tangy, brown sugar, sweet; dry with limited bitterness and a sweet, toffee, caramel, brown sugar finish.
Glass, 20-ounce, draught, at The Foolish Chicken, Jean Hamilton’s retirement, savoured on November 27 2012; eye: reddish, clear, nice tan head, lots of lacing; nose: malt, grain, caramel, hops; mouth: malt, grain, caramel, hops, finale in malt with unexpected presence of hops, medium-light body, good carbonation, lightly bitter, mildly sweet, grainy texture; overall: correct
Verre, 20 onces, en fût, bue chez The Foolish Chicken, retraite de Jean Hamilton, savourée le 27 novembre 2012; œil : rougeâtre, limpide, bonne mousse fauve, beaucoup de dentelle; nez : malt, grain, caramel, houblon; bouche : malt, grain, caramel, houblon, finale en malt avec présence inattendue de houblon, corps moyen-léger, bonne carbonatation, légèrement amère, moyennement sucrée, texture granuleuse; en résumé : correct blankboy (7735) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 5, 2012
Draught at Paddy’s, Ottawa, August 18. Pours a clear deep and bubbly orange-amber with a small long-lasting creamy white head. Aroma has a good amount of hops (for the style, and more then I expected), caramel/bready malt and grain -- a touch buttery. Flavour of caramel malt, again a bit buttery (diacetyl?), light hops and an average bitter finish. Average to medium bodied. Not a huge fan of the style but this was slightly better then I expected, I had no problem drinking it. asheft (3098) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 26, 2012
[on tap at Back Lane Cafe]
Potent caramel and diacetyl butterscotch in the nose. Clear light amber appearance under a lacy, white top. Flavour is strangely salty up front, followed by nice caramel and diacetyl, but not quite held up by hops bitterness. Clearly not an American Amber, for lack of hops aroma and flavour, but a nice (Ringwood?) English take on an amber, if a bit balanced on the sweet side. Medium body, low carbonation.