Brewed by Niagara College Teaching Brewery
Style: Bitter
Niagara On The Lake, Canada
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26/5   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
Based on beer recipes developed in the 1800s by traditional English brewers, this ale is well balanced with caramel malts and English hops. Historical records exist showing the importation of Fuggle and Golding hops to Upper Canada in the early 1800s, in fact it was well known for American invaders to demand food and beer from homesteads they occupied. Formerly known as Butlers Bitter.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
shaynsawchuk (681) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - APR 27, 2014
650 mL bottle. Pours amber with a cap of off white foam. Black tea, dark bready notes, a hint of coffee and amber caramel on the nose. Balanced on the dry side, with a lightly lingering bitter finish. Light to moderate body with moderate carbonation, finishes clean. Authentic tasting and sessionable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wilderthanyou (758) - Guelph, CANADA - FEB 26, 2014
Pours a nice amber with a nice froathy, slightly off white head that leaves behind foamy lacing. The Aroma is a little weak, a cardboard malty extract note is all I can really get. The flavour is a straight forward, simple caramel malt kind of profile, seems very English to me. Certainly nothing new and exciting going on here, but its solid, does what it should, nothing offensive about it. I could drink a sixer of these with a friend for sure.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Strangebrewer (1260) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 23, 2014
bottle. Poured clear deep amber with a thin off-white head. Sweet malty aroma a touch earthy. Medium body, creamy with a tart bitter end. Caramel malt flavour with a spicy note and some tart citrus hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
czar (8726) - Qubec, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 13, 2014
pours unclear golden orange, amber-ish, with a small white cap, some retention and lacing. nutty and fruity caramel, very fruity - small red and yellow fruits, grassy, peppery, hint of licorice and other belgian-esque spices - imparted by yeast and not added spices - beautiful spicy esters in fact. moderate carbonation, light body - nice texture, balanced grassy-earthy-spicy finish - very nice mouthfeel. solid bitter - bomber for myself. much enjoyed!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lubiere (13428) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 1, 2013
An amber ale with a thin lacing mocha head. In aroma, a nice nutty caramel malt with light grassy hops, faint herbal odors, OK. In mouth, a nice nutty caramel malt with grassy hops, rye bread, not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Freaky_tiki (1167) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 23, 2013
Pours maple syrup dark with a one finger cap that fades quickly. First few sips are a bit of a surprise -- is something wrong here? Theres something assertively vegetal happening here, almost like they brewed this with cabbage or something. Oh my. Disappointing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (14163) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 12, 2013
Bottle - Toasted sweet malts and grains. Clear copper with a rich beige head. Caramel malts with a nice slightly bitter finish. Very nice session bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Eructoblaster (4068) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 16, 2013
Bottle - 650ml. Amber body with a thin off-white frothy head. Decent malty/hoppy aroma with brown sugar and woody hints. Taste is slightly dominated by malty flavors. It carries oaky, hoppy, and grainy notes. Ends with a decent bitter finish. Average Bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blankboy (7510) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 7, 2013
Bottle at Golden Tap Awards 2013, beerbistro.. Pours a nice looking deep orange-ruby with a small diminishing frothy white head. Aroma of fruit and malt along with grapes and light hops. Slightly watery, but still good, flavour of fruit, sweet caramel malt, light hops and a light bitter finish. Average bodied. Pretty good.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tessic (1127) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 26, 2013
This Bitter poured a deep orangey red colour with a nice, fluffy, off white head. To the nose there are scents of caramel, cereal and malt. First sip was kind of thin with watery texture and not a lot of flavor. Light flavours of roasted malts, caramel and hay most predominant. Finsh is malty with a mild roasty flavor. Pretty good but needs to have more balls.

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