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Brewed by Grand River Brewing
Style: Amber Ale
Cambridge, Canada

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RATINGS: 148   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
a robust, deeply flavoured ale with multiple malts and hops blended with some of the American super-alpha hops blended with some new and traditional aroma hops

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3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Johnsense (1476) - - MAR 14, 2015
Dark amber pour, large head. Hopping here more akin to english than american in both aroma and taste. Fruity, caramel malt, bitter, very quaffable. Lighter grapefruit and resin notes. Medium body.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (13183) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 2, 2014
A hazed copper amber ale with a thick mocha head. In aroma, nice caramel malt with pleasant nutty notes, treacle, smooth coffee. In mouth, a nice nutty caramel malt with light tobacco qualities, faint signs of oxidation, but overall, pleasant. Another forgotten 5 year old bottle.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Canmoore (437) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 26, 2014
Pours a clear amber, with a medium cream head. Aroma notes include roasted malt, florals, pine, and crackers. Tasting notes include toasty malts, caramel, toffee, and resinous pine. This is a fantastic beer, super hoppy!! I like it a lot!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (13510) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 30, 2014
Draft - Light grapefruit and pale malts. Clear copper with a rich beige head. Nice up front pithy bitterness and a crisp finish. Tasty and a great local.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
markas101 (2341) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - AUG 25, 2014
50 cl bottle, Mulmur, ON, Canada. Dark golden, thick head. Brown sugar-resin aroma. Thick, strong nectarine flavour. Long sweet caramel finish balanced nicely with malt. Better than I thought.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
berntholer (1611) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - AUG 24, 2014
thick stable ivorywhite head fades slowly with foamhead and structured lacing. orangeblonde colour. aroma of candysugar, bit peach, metallic. taste caramel, some esters, peach, metallic, bit peppery like saison with bitter but also wry aftertaste. medium body, lots of carbonation. bottle 50cl / bd apr-2014

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mathieuc (3592) - Qubec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 20, 2014
Bottle from the LCBO thanks to czar, dated 2014/MAY/8. Pours a strong golden/light copper with a huge foamy white head that leaves fluffy lacing. Nose is of earthy hops and lightly metallic, you can even smell the carbonic acid I think. Taste is moderately bitter and dry, offers more carbonic bite and not much else. Some caramel, earthy/woody/strawy hops and thats about it. Body is medium and carbonation way too high and problematic. There is some light grain husk in the finish along with some soapy and almost harsh bitterness. I didnt have much expectations and this beer didnt even try to reach them. Or maybe its the horrible label? Blah.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bulk_Carrier (4212) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - AUG 17, 2014
Thanx Ian. This was poured into a pint glass. The appearance was a hazy amber color with a one finger white bubbly and foamy head. Light lacing sticks to the sides of the glass after the head dies after a minute. The smell had a ton of roasted caramel maltiness up front and then a light toffee ends up making an effort to come forth but mainly stays in the background. The taste was sweet caramel malts with a better indication of the toffee coming out in the taste. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body. Theres a decent sessionability about this. The carbonation finishes fairly smooth. Overall, a decent red ale Id probably have again but dont expect much hoppiness from this one.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mnurda (1258) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 28, 2014
Bottled sample at ribeye jacks. Pours amber with minimal head that dissipates quickly. Large caramel toffee and malt flavour. Nice and bubbly. Great aftertaste ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lesifflebiere (1747) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 21, 2014
Bire cuivre la mousse rare, au nez sucr de raisins et de malts caramel ; assez mince, et limpide. La bouche est sucre dans les mmes tons, avec un effet de bois qui persiste longtemps, avec des noisettes en finale. Un genre de rousse qui a lavantage de son originalit et du certain tranchant de ses houblons, mais qui lasse assez vite avec ses notes parfois bizarres. Correcte, fort acceptable mme, mais loin dun grand cru.


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