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

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RATINGS: 149   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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2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tompete (317) - Tillsonburg, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 21, 2013
500 ml bottle. Pours a just barely orangey gold with a rocky beige head. Aroma of caramel malts and yeast. Flavour is slightly bitter with hints of roast. Body is on the light side of medium. Finish is bitter.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tom10101 (5760) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 21, 2013
Bottle (500 ml). Extra from TheJester, thanks Andy! Clear amber with a small white head and little lacing. Aroma of caramel, mild nuts, earthy notes and floral presence. Taste is mild and slightly sweet with caramel, light nutty presence, earthy notes and light floral presence. Light body. Moderate carbonation. Mouthfeel is a tad watery. Decent Amber Ale. Mild, but nothing off and quite drinkable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
patachou (17) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 6, 2013
Belle couleur, bonne odeur, bonne amertume. Bouteille laide, mais originale surtout le nom. En fait, surprenant comme got pour la teneur en alcool...

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
driver76 (40) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 30, 2013
Dark amber colour, slightly cloudy. Nose pretty light, mild toasty with some hops. Taste is bitter up front with toast backing. Lots of biterness continuing through into the finish. Good if its intended to be an an ESB, very hoppy but not enough balance for an amber.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Niall73 (2427) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 6, 2013
Bottle. Amber colour with off white head. Malty, sweet, caramel aroma. Nutty, sweet, toffee, smoky, a little bitter, though a touch thin. Nice though. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bdettweiler (57) - KITCHENER, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 7, 2013
Poured from 500mL bottle a clear reddish amber with frothy beige 2 finger head. Aroma is sweet caramel malts, grassy and slightly resinous hops, and a little fruitiness (pear?) in the background. Medium bodied and slightly syrupy on the palate with mild carbonation. The taste is sweet with hop bitterness on the finish. Both sweet and bitter last a long time. Overall, fairly drinkable, but unremarkable.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
gilvanblight (821) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 16, 2013
Slightly hazy amber pour. With a really foamy long lasting head. Malty caramel scent with a touch of hoppy grassiness. Really strong hops in the mouth. Way more than I expected from an amber ale. Its not overpowering though. No bite in the back of the throat. Theres a sweetness that took a bit to show up. Overall this is pleasant but not exactly what I was looming for.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BreWedge (512) - goose bay, Newfoundland, CANADA - MAY 1, 2013
500 ml bottle. Pours a dark amber with a large off-white head. Aromas are bread, yeast, caramel, and some licorice. Taste is a nice crisp malt with hints of cereal and caramel. Though there is a touch of sweetness it is well balanced against a light to medium bitter hop profile. Light bodied, low carbonation, and a medium length bitter finish. Reasonably pleasant.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papillon (400) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 13, 2013
500 mL Bottle. Amber body with a thin foamy off-white head that settles to a thin but tenacious layer leaving plenty of stringy and almost spider web-like lace. Rich malty aroma, crystal malt standing strong with its intense malt-syrupy aspect; hints of pear and clover, an innuendo of honey, and resiny hops that "play peek-a-boo". The flavor is a solid one of sweet malts that would be very much at home in an English pub -and I like that style. There is a sweetness that is very clover honey-like and that I find very likeable -and I dont normally like sweet beers. A mildly grassy hop bitter takes over in the aftertaste and finish. A bonus point for what I consider to be a great brew.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Viper666 (3278) - Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 10, 2013
Bouteille 500ml. De couleur ambre fonce et claire. Nez de grains de malt caramliss aux notes rties et terreuses, lger de houblon floral, lgrement herbeux (donc des notes de th) et terreux avec des notes de pain et de fruits (petits fruits rouges?). Moyenne-mince en bouche avec un ptillement moyen ainsi quune texture lgrement crmeuse. Lgre amertume de houblon floral aux faibles traces citriques avec de petites notes fruites lors de lentre en bouche auquel se rajoute rapidement un got de grains de crales moyennement rties et terreuses, moyen-lger de caramel et avec des notes de pain grill. Paralllement, lamertume de houblon sintensifie tout au long de la gorge pour offrir un caractre bien terreux et herbeux (herbes asschantes, traces de th) en finale. Post-got moyen-long et un peu sec, moyennement amer de houblon herbeux et terreux aux petites notes florales avec un lger got rti.


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