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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoeMcPhee (9426) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, - MAY 4, 2013
Pour at the Ontario Brewing Awards. Amber coloured pour. Lightly sweet aroma a touch of earthy hoppiness. Malty and sweet with a touch of light bitterness. Tastes nice and fresh but too sweet by half.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
GRM (3982) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 8, 2017
Can, 473 ml, trade with Ian Gunard (merci!), savoured on February 8 2017; eye: mahogany, clear, no effervescence, minuscule ring of tan head, no lacing; nose: grain, caramel, light fruity; mouth: grain, caramel, slight alcohol, sloght alcohol acridness, light fruity, semi-dry finale in caramel with presence of grain, medium-light body, good carbonation, lightly bitter, lightly sweet, lightly grainy texture; overall: correct FRANAIS Canette, 473 ml, change avec Ian Gunard (merci!), savoure le 8 fvrier 2017; il : acajou, limpide, pas deffervescence, minuscule anneau de mousse fauve, pas de dentelle ; nez : grain, caramel, trs lger fruit; bouche : grain, caramel, trs lger alcool, trs lger cret dalcool, lger fruit, finale semi-sche en caramel avec prsence de grain, corps moyen-lger, bonne carbonatation, lgrement amre, lgrement sucre, texture lgrement granuleuse; en rsum : correct

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TaktikMTL (7703) - Montral, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 27, 2016
Bouteille de 650 ml achete la LCBO (Cornwall, ONT) au cot de 5,75$. Arme: Lgre odeur de caramel fruit. Apparence: La couleur est ambre voile avec une trs faible densit de bulle. Prsence dun mince col mousseux et dune fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Lger got de caramel avec une pointe dorange. Dure moyenne de larrire got. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture lgrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrire got lgrement houblonn. (Rating #7016)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (7619) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2015
Sampled from a 650 ml brown bottle this beer poured a bright caramel color with a huge foamy orange-tan head that towered over the glass, lingered and left excellent lacing. The aroma was sweet golden fruits and toffee. The flavor was bitter, dryish and malty with a sharp fruit presence and hints of wood and tobacco. Medium length finish. Medium body. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lesifflebiere (1817) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 2, 2015
Boisson orange lgrement trouble, avec une toute petite mousse la surface ; le nez est quant lui fruit, sucr (orange, cassonade). Bouche sche, pas amre mais les malts sont minces comme du papier, laissant aux houblons anglais, herbeux, toute la finale eux seuls. Moins sucre que le nez lannonait, et cest une bonne chose. Une bitter "by the book", mais combien charmante et savoureuse.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RhetoricalAns (924) - Red Deer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 4, 2014
650 mL bottle. Clear dark amber pour, thin off-white head, dissipates quickly. Weak aroma, caramel, some nut,. Taste is Caramel malt, some earthiness, grassy hop finish. medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bunget (942) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 3, 2014
650ml bottle. Clear amber-copper body, medium beige head with good retention and lacing. Aroma of caramel malt, herbs, toffee, bread, a tad metallic. Taste of roasted malts, biscuits and bread, caramel, a touch of herbs and a little mineral aftertaste. Very enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - SEP 9, 2014
nice bitter. Enjoyable. Would love to see this as an ESB. Flavorful considering the ABV. Slippery mouthfeel which is very good. A bit of a hop kick at the end.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Stephane_Houle (229) - - JUL 7, 2014
Apparence: D?une couleur brune opaque, elle est coiffe d?une bonne mousse d?une bonne dure. Bonne effervescence. Armes: Au nez, ce sont des notes de malt caramlis. Saveurs: Au got, cest un got de malt caramlis qui domine. Pas le ct bitter des bitters (je sais, cest mauvais comme jeux de mots). Donc aucune amertume et ni effervescence. Fiche technique Style: Bitter Format: 650 ml Taux d?alcool: 4,4%

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bendrixian (1514) - Canadiana, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 10, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 14, 2014 Clear but coppery colour with a decent off white head. Malty and biscuit aroma with a slight roasty note and some floral hops in the background. Medium to light bodied brew with a bitterness that is at the forefront of the flavour profile. Ive had alot worse versions of this style. This one is actually pretty tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sic1314 (4775) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAY 16, 2014
Poured medium brown with a small off white head. Aroma of lightly roasted malt and milk chocolate. Medium body, flavour as per the aroma.

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