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RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 3.03/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
In 1837, Toronto’s Montgomery’s Tavern became the base for a rebellious force led by William Loyn Mackenzie, which was quickly defeated. It may be that the rebels’ courage was due in large part to consumption of the tavern’s fine ales.

In the 1830s, rye-based ales like this one were in abundance. This amber ale is lightly carbonated, and balanced to flavour a slightly bitter hopping while delivering peppery, spicy notes.

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Helsdon (421) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 26, 2014
The final beer of the historical beer four pack that has thus far made me question if it REALLY was religious persecution, or famines, or the yearning for land, lots of land, and the starry sky above that landed our ancestors here, or did they just kick out the folk who didn’t know sh!t about brewing beer. Is the beer worthy of it’s namesake’s pub’s history? Or more reflective of the site of the pub’s current occupant, a post office. We shall see... The pour is a nice orange-caramel colour, with no head, though you can see those bubbles a bubblin’. A really nice caramel malt nose, with some slight perfuming that always seem to go hand-in-hand with rye malts for me. And some slight bitter hops. The taste is good. Strong toasted malts, without being sweet, bittering hops balance well. Some of the bitter slightly lingers on the finish, but otherwise fairly clean. It’s not a bad beer, might be the best of the lot. Man I wish Black Creek had more impressive beers. I love the idea, but their beers just seem fall a little flat.

mabel (9787) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 15, 2014
[5724-20130821] 500mL bottle. Toasted corn mash aroma. Clear, amber orange body with a quick foamy white head. Bitter toasted grains flavour. Medium body. Good. (7/3/7/3/13) 3.3

zimbo (972) - SCOTLAND - JUL 31, 2014
Had to try this not least because of my family’s historical connection with this rebellion. Rye is obvious and the beer is russet brown with little head,

gilvanblight (825) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 9, 2014
Redish tan pour. White light head. Earthy hoppy nose. Lots of grains. Very strong bitterness right at the start of the mouth. This fades pretty quick but never quite goes away. Sour finish. It’s good, not great.

Motobashi (107) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 13, 2014
500ML bottle. Poured a hazy reddish copper, with no head. Very nice sweet caramel aroma. Heavily bitter taste from start to finish. Over powering. Slightly oily mouth.

Strangebrewer (1345) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 30, 2013
bottle. Poured dark amber with a thin off-white head. Aroma is sweet with toasty malt. Heavy, oily mouthfeel with a long finish. Herbal hop flavour, a bit peppery with a burnt caramel hint.

cattaneopapa (419) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 6, 2013
Opaque&amber in colour. It does not have a head. It has a weak caramel aroma. It’s bitter and hoppy. Lightly carbonated. I’m not a big fan of this amber ale.

ILduce (285) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 3, 2013
471ml from LCBO: dirty orange beer with no head. Notes of malt, grass, fruit in the nose. Tastes like caramel and bread and then backed up by a dryness from the grassy hops. Wet thin mouthfeel. Not very courageous.

Eructoblaster (4391) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 3, 2013
Bottle - 500ml. Hazy caramel body with no head at all and an average carbonation. Thin malty/hoppy aroma with flowery and butterscotch hints. Its decent hoppy taste carries grainy and woody notes. Ends with a good bitter finish. Drinkable.

MarkoR (959) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 13, 2013
500 ml bottle from the LCBO. Pours an orange colour with almost no head. Aroma is malty grains, earthy hops. Taste is malt, bread, bit of fruit. Body is thin. Good, but nothing special.

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