Brewed by Big Rig Brewery
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Ottawa, Canada


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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.85/5   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Our flagship beer is a refreshing Golden brew that uses a blend of the finest Canadian and German malts giving it a smooth mild body that balances the crisp, pleasant German hop finish. The hops used in this local brew are soon to be grown at our very own hop yard at the Phillips farm in Manotick. STATS - 5% alc. vol. - O.G. 1.048 - 20 IBU - 2.5 Lovibond PAIRS BEST WITH - PIZZA, HEAT, THE HOCKEY GAME

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
rouxeau (5) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 30, 2015 does not count
UPDATED: JUL 4, 2015 Very nice floral aroma.Pale colour wit h a frothy head that disappears quickly. Sweet with bitter overtones and a light body with a creamy texture. Just the right amount of fizz. Overall, I think this is a great drinkable beer. If you plan on drinking a few beers and watching the game, this could be just what you need.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
barncatmatt (2283) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 21, 2014
355 ml bottle from the lcbo. Golden with a white head. Fresh barley malt nose, super clean simple and pleasant. The flavour follows the aroma. Just a super clean well crafted "beer". This is lovely really.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AleRider78 (958) - Winchester, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 4, 2013
This is the only Big Rig brew I did not try at the brewpub. Instead, I purchased a growler to take home with me. :) Opened her up just a few days later. Pours a light golden colour, with not much too head, but creamy nonetheless. Malts do come through strong from the beginning, and getting a little bit of fruitiness in the taste. Minimal carbonation. Hops arent quite out there yet. From brewers description, they will soon be using hops grown from Mr. Chris "#4" Philips own farm near Ottawa! Will try this one again at the brewpub.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee (9426) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 2, 2014
Golden pour with a thick white head. The nose is soft and balanced. Aroma of lightly spicy/noble hops. A touch of bready malts with the faintest hint of toast as well. Very clean tasting with a balanced finish. A very quaffable pint. Simple but good

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daniel0017 (441) - Yukon, CANADA - NOV 13, 2014
Impossible that this ale has such a low rating on this site... Golden effervescent body with short lived head. Scent of fresh baked bread, spring fruits and malts but cant really discern any hops. Its in the mouth that the hops are noticeable and they are good (they balance the sweetness of the malts perfectly)! Flavours also include sweet apple / pear and peppery notes. Very enjoyable in mouth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (24541) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 3, 2017
Keg at Big Rig Brewery, Ottawa. Clear golden, small head. Bready, mildly buttery malt aroma. Mid sweet with medium body and well rounded mouthfeel. Grass, bread and mild butter. Mid bitter finish. Nice, deep malt profile. Good drinkability. Like a top fermented Dortmunder. My favourite from this brewer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mabel (8717) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2014
[6127-20140118] Tap. Yeasty sourdough bread aroma. Clear, golden yellow body with a long-lasting creamy white head and some lattice lacing. Sweet corn bread flavour. Medium body. Good. (7/4/7/3/13) 3.3
(@ brewpub, Ottawa, ON)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sseb69 (1864) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 24, 2012
En ft au Big Rig Ottawa. Couleur jaune or, mousse blanche. Arme de malt. En bouche, malt allemand, houblon. Finale un peu sucre, houblon, malt. Trs bonne. Surprenante.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
97hill (168) - - OCT 7, 2014
Pretty simple tasty beer, nothing special but refreshing and tasty. Light amber colour good carbonation , a bit bready. A good change from hopped up options. 473ml can from the LCBO

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GregClow (3348) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 9, 2014
Can from the LCBO. Light, clear golden-orange with a finger of bright white head. Aroma is simple - starts with bready malt with a hint of caramel and toasted cereal, finishes with grassy and very slightly spicy hops, with not much inbetween. Flavour follows - bread, grain, quick hint of peach, enough noble hops to balance and offer a fairly dry finish, but not enough to leave a lasting impression. Its OK, but with so many great pale ales on the market in Ontario now, I cant see this picking up a lot of traction outside of its home turf.

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