mabel (8652) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 11, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[6086-20131129] Bottle. Mild toasted mossy aroma. Clear, pale orange body with a quick foamy white head. Sweet corn mash flavour has a bittersweet floral yeast aftertaste. Medium body. Interesting. (6/3/7/3/14) 3.3
(c/o Greg Clow, w/ him, blankboy, HogTownHarry, jercraigs)
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sulawang (1116) - - JUL 31, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Visual: Pours copper pale orange (Welch’s white grape juice) with minimal head, a very thin layer of retention, a bit of lacing, lots of steady evenly spaced streams.
Nose: musky liquid barley malt (aka Malt liquor), medium bright grape juice, apple juice. (lvl-7)-pungency
Attack: juice-like sugars, sweet-crisp
Mid-palate: thickish viscosity, (lvl-7)-long sweetness, (MAIN) malt liquor, barley, fruity white grape, liquid malt sweetener.
Finish: tamed acidity, light sour/tangy, more barley malt, a touch of bitterness, malty sweet finish.
Summary: Drinks like a white grapey Colt 45, but with sweetened almost artificially. Can’t say I loved this one bit it is decent when properly chilled and straight out of the bottle.
Lubiere (13271) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 10, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
A golden amber ale with a thin off white head. In aroma, sweet fruity malt with doughy character, signs of oxidation, sad. In mouth, a sweet fruity malt light white grape, lightly oxidized, grapeskin astringency, watery, disappointing. Bottle at brothers beer bistro.
Masterkush7 (580) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - APR 8, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours golden-orange with an average size frothy white head. Aroma of grapes, caramel malt, grain and light herbal notes. Flavour is sweet and malty along with grapes -- simple but nice. Medium bodied. Very champagne like. Not my type.
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stantheman (963) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
A 750 ml bottle from Legacy Liquor in Vancouver. A medium amber-orange beer with a frothy white head which collapses quickly. Not much nose, though faintly sweet. I rather like the taste. Just enough grain amidst the grapes to remind one that this is a beer, not, say, Baby Duck. Eminently drinkable, but not great. Cheers!
AgentAle (1636) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma : sweet fruity aroma...the grape notes jump right out Taste : sweet fruity taste that finishes exceptionally. Some slight bitterness on finish Appearance: clear gold body with thin head
blackmetal (223) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 1, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
A nice, but not complex blend of grape & sweet tastes with grassy big rock ale. Enjoyable but sadly like most big rock brews, good but not great.
jercraigs (10145) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 26, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
2013-11-29. Crisp dark body small tan head. 3+ Aroma is quite buttery, notes mushrooms and flowery character. Flavour is sweet, buttery and mushroomy. Smooth Average bodied palate, soft carbonation. Okay but pretty meh. Bottle shared by GregClow
DuffMan (9920) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 22, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, shared with Grippitis and Parksy. Medium gold, average white head. Sweet pale malts,with a playdough note that I’m learning is Big Rock signature yeast. Simple sweet white grape juice and pale malt, not quite shandyish, but just a few steps away. I love these Alchemist brews for the new life they bring to this brewery... Just not a fan of this particular one.
ljthiessen (1215) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rating this from memory - shared a bottle of this a few weeks ago. Aroma of light fruits - mostly white grape - and some grainy notes. Pretty sweet taste with a nice carbonation. Flavours of mostly white grapes, white wine, some cereals and yeast. Simple, yet different. Interesting brew from Big Rock.