n1940 (133) - Dunbar, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 28, 2017
On tap at Dunn’s (Ottawa, ON). Quiet pour with modest carbonation and a malty aroma with a hint of roastiness. The beer is dark amber in colour with a tan head and good lace. It has a smooth malty start with some nutty flavours and toasty notes going into the middle. Long lingering finish with molasses and burnt sugar adding to the complexity. Good mouthfeel throughout. AleRider78 (1114) - Winchester, Ontario, CANADA - APR 7, 2016
Enjoyed at the Ashton Brew Pub. Has a hazy brown appearance, small off-white head. Good lacing and medium retention. Aromas are sort of indistinct at first for me. Mild syrupy molasses flavour. Caramel notes. Kind of a bitter aftertaste, but not too offensive. Smooth mouthfeel. Pretty good stuff. Bamsen78 (5400) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUL 27, 2015
Draught, 6% @ Brothers Beer Bistro, Ottawa. Pours clear dark golden with small white head. Clear aroma of malt and caramel, with notes of hops and yeast. Sweetish flavour of caramel malt, with notes of yeast and hops. Bitter aftertaste. Watery. Not very impressive. 150715 pushkinwow (2789) - Ottawa, CANADA - JAN 8, 2015
Sample at patties. Dark amber with a tan head. Nice soft maltiness, brown sugar, somewhat nutty, nice sweetness, easy to drink. HopsandBolts (258) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 28, 2014
Pours a dark clear brown with some white head. Malt and brown sugar aromas with lots of malt, chocolate and biscuit flavours. Lots of sweetness and malt with this one which I really like. This is a great brown ale.
Eructoblaster (4205) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 23, 2014
On tap at Sir John A. (Ottawa, ON). Pours a dark brown body with a thin off-white creamy head. Decent malty aroma with hoppy and woody hints. Taste carries strong nutty notes and ends with an average bitter/woody finish. Not bad, but rather unexciting. solidfunk (8943) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - NOV 2, 2013
Seems like some of these Ashtons are just miscategorized by the brewers. This would do ok as a harvest red or pale ale. It certainly osnt a brown in any sense of the word. Pours cloudy amber with good head and lacing. Would give it a higher appearance grade if it were right colour for style. Smells like citrus hops. Hop heavy. Not much of a malt profile. Tap at Quinns. DuffMan (10425) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 19, 2013
On tap @ Murray Street, Ottawa. Medium golden amber, brief white head. Low aroma of butterscotch and brown sugar. Sweet caramel profile, light burnt sugars, fruity nuances. probstblueribbon (3791) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 25, 2012
4 oz sample at National Capital Craft Beer Festival. 17AU12. blankboy (7689) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 5, 2012
App.: Hazy copper with a small, light tan head.
Aroma: Really sweet, almost cloying (if an aroma can be cloying...), tangy fruitiness, similar to their amber..., low attenuation?, high mash temp?, something else?
Palate: Medium+ body, somewhat sparse effervescence.
Flav.: Fair caramel/toffee, really sweet, far too sweet for me, fruity, cloying; sweet (duh!) with limited bitterness and a long, sweet, malty, fruity finish.
Draught at Paddy’s, Ottawa, August 18. Pours a cloudy amber-brown with an average size lasting frothy tan head. Aroma is very buttery, fruity and bready along with toffee, yeast, nuts and very light hops. Flavour is sugary sweet, bready and yeasty along with fruit and nuts. Average to medium bodied. Way too sweet for me, I struggled to finish it.