Grand River Galt Knife Old Style Lager

Brewed by Grand River Brewing
Style: Premium Lager
Cambridge, Canada
Serve in Lager glass


on tap


Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 126   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
The Galt Knife Old Style is a variation of a beer style that was popular in the region in the late 1800's in breweries like Rock Springs from Preston and Western Steam in Strathroy. Malty body balanced with a generous amount of floral hops.

Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
TaktikMTL (7703) - Montral, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 21, 2015
Bouteille de 500 ml achete la LCBO (Cornwall, ONT) au cot de 3,40$. Arme: Lgre odeur de crales et de fruit. Apparence: La couleur est blonde lgrement voile avec une trs faible densit de bulle. Prsence dun mince col mousseux et dune fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Lger got dagrumes avec une pointe de crales. Dure moyenne de larrire got. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture lgrement minrale. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Lgre prsence de savon en arrire got. (Rating #6348)

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
lesifflebiere (1817) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 1, 2015
Ambre, mouse moyenne, consistance frlant le trs mince, avec un nez qui rappelle les crales mouilles et un peu les lgumes bouillis. Bouche bouchonne, les lgumes bouillis demeurent prsents, avec un brin de sucre caramlis et une vague amertume en fermeture. La bouteille nest pourtant pas si vieille (embouteille en aot 2014), et elle nest pas entirement mauvaise, mais il y a ici quelque agaant dfaut qui la coule au bout du compte.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ferris (14787) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 30, 2014
Draft - Sweet fruit esters, apricot, peach and grain. Clear gold with a nice beige head. Sweet fruit, bitterness and grains, with a light fruity ester finish. Interesting.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Motobashi (107) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 10, 2014
Poured a clear gold with no head and no lacing. Floral aroma. Very bitter finish. So so.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Freaky_tiki (1201) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 24, 2014
Pours a clear brown with a one finger soap suds style cap that collapses quicker than a house of cards designed by Picasso. Oh I know this aroma: smells like the aftermath of a party in my teen years: spilt lager & sloshed beer stains on the carpet. Maybe thats the old style of the name? Despite flashbacks to 80s lager hell memories this is a decent ontario lager & undeserving of the lower scores its recently getting here. The best is the finish: a bitter hop swell that most lagers steer away from.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
Slickysim (8) - - DEC 28, 2013 does not count
Bouteille 500ml de la lcbo. Arme malt, un peu de zeste dagrumes. Trs effervescente, belle couleur dun dor fonc, mousse moyennement persistante. Bon got de malt et texture typiques dune lager de qualit.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
tompete (323) - Tillsonburg, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 21, 2013
500 ml can. Pours an orange yellow with a minimal off white head. Aroma of flowers and malt. Flavour had something a little off. A little sulphur. Finish nicely bitter, but with some rubbery hints. A bit odd.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Rastacouere (6177) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 5, 2013
Light amber looks with a sheet of white culminating above it all. Fairly grainy, leafy aroma with mildly toasted malts and a breadiness that does not seem optimally fresh unfortunately. Its subtley earthy undertones hiding beneath the highly grainy, sweetish bready malts bring it into Kellerbier reminiscent territory yet it got little lager character yeast wise and actually has more than a hint of gentle estery fruitiness. Its abundant closing hops venture into dullish woodsy, leafy and herbal territory, providing bitterness, but not so much freshness. Feeling a bit stronger than it is despite its lean body and rather engaging carbonation. I have issues with a 4.4% beer that does not feel refreshing and wonder how old this was when I bought it at the LCBO.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papillon (400) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 13, 2013
500 mL Bottle. Gold - amber body with a fast dissipating bubbly head settling to a thin ring and little sudsy islands; it "struggled" for the 2 that I gave it in that department. Sweet malts and crystal malt dominate in the aroma; notes of clover, a hint of grass, and mildly pungent and resiny hops. Sweet malts and a phenolic accent at first and then a shift to grassy - resiny hops in the aftertaste and finish. I like how this one fizzes in the mouth like a light beer but has lots of fire power in all of its other aspects. A bonus point for eclipsing its own visual deception.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mmacleod75 (112) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 20, 2012
Poured medium golden colour with thin white head. Sweet malt aroma, maybe a bit of fruit. Medium body and nice mouthfeel with medium malt flavour. Slight sweetness, with medium hops bitterness. It is a very nice balance, and a very good brew.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page    1  2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5