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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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4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kevinsenn (2174) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - APR 10, 2011
A great amber ale. Starts off caramelly-sweet like a british ale, but ends off with a nice bitter hop finish. Will definitely get this again.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
KingCecil (2084) - DENMARK - FEB 8, 2012
Bottle... sheared by Plovmand ;) .... it pours clear dark amber with a small white head.... the aroma is caramel, fruits, brown sugar and the flavor is fresh, caramel, water.... Thin body....

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Trev (2023) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 3, 2011
amber pour with a medium off white head. aroma is sweet caramel/toffee, hints of burnt sugar. flavour is medium sweet malt, creamy body. toasted malt, toffee, light balancing floral bitterness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 16, 2008
Pours a deeper shade of amber, topped with long lasting off white head, leaving good lace. Gorgeous, fresh aroma of leafy, floral hops, bursting with pine essence, citrus (lemon, orange), and hints of butterscotch and cotton candy. The inviting aroma is matched by assertive floral hops, lemon zest, grass, a touch of sweet malty caramel and bubblegum. Medium body, with a very forward and enjoyable bitter finish. As with other beers from this brewer, the focus is on balance, full flavour, and lower ABV. It seems they cant go wrong. Excellent.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tomthompson89 (1982) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 8, 2007
Growler thanx to Gram from Magpie who brought it to a friends BBQ. amber color, lotsa head hoppy nose. lotsa bitterness on the palate grapefruit some decnt malt character but not a fav but cheers for giving a good effort and we will see what happens next for them.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
UXO (1888) - CANADA - MAY 20, 2016
Appearance: clear medium amber with one finger of creamy ivory head diminishing gradually to a thin cap, patchy lacing. (4/5) Aroma: caramel/toffee malt, pine, toast, citrus zest, earth. (7/10) Taste: moderate-low sweet, moderate bitter. (7/10) Medium body, moderate-soft carbonation, off-dry slightly sticky lingering bitter finish. (4/5) Well, thats a bit of a surprise: it looks like an amber, but the aromas include a decent hop character in addition to the malt. Moreover, although the taste has some malt elements, its not sweet at all, and the bitterness is quite pronounced. I find it hard to believe that its only 35 IBU, actually, and can definitely taste the super-alpha hops. The bitterness really sticks around in the slightly sticky finish, lingering and growing. An amber I actually like - whoda thunk it? (15/20)

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sseb69 (1883) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 27, 2011
Bouteille 500 ml. 4,6%. Couleur ambre fonce.mousse beige. Arme de malt, caramel, herbes. En bouche, douce, malt caramel, houblon. Finale amre juste pour agacer une autre gorge. Excellente.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lesifflebiere (1817) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pootzboy (1696) - Hopville, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 21, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 1, 2007 On Tap at the castle. Tapped a deep clear amber color with a decent sticky off-white cap that lasts and laces the glass Aromas of roast toffee, some carmel over dry hay and some citrus and ale-like fruity tones. Up front a decent malt spine is balanced with pine-citrus hopping...mid palate the hopping gets bitter and dries up the drink leading to a clean dry bitter finish. This is the bitter amber that Wellington never brewed.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DerWeg (1659) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 6, 2009
Ruddy brown color and very fine rounded feel. Earthy balance of hops and malt, Caramel, wood and citrus. Great on tap.


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