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

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RATINGS: 150   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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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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Tessic (1146) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 2, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2007 This ale poured a slightly cloudy dark orange colour with a big frothy dense head, light tan in colour. Very hoppy scent at first. Then came the orange citrus and a little spice at the end. First sip was very hopped, quite a bite. Bitter finish with a little roasted malt and toffee. Overall, way too bitter. They really need to back off on the hopps on this one. After 2 - 600ml glasses I couldn’t drink any more. Thats no good when you have just bought almost 2 litres. Flavour after a while is almost acidic.

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cfrancis (3407) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 13, 2011
Pours an amber brown with a thick almond top and great lacing. Aroma is lots of malts a little sulphur and earthy hops. Taste is a great blend of malt and light hop and some light cereal. Not bad.

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jksipa (918) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 9, 2014
500ml bottle from the LCBO. Pours a clear deep amber with small off white head that quickly fades. Nose is caramel and roasted malts with floral hops . Sweet toffee, vanilla and some banana with a light citrus bitterness in the finish. Slightly watery slick mouth with soft carbonation. Hops never really come through in the taste.

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HopsandBolts (258) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 2, 2014
Pours a clear dark brown with minimal white head that quickly dissipates. I love the colour on this one. I get aromas of caramel, yeast and bread but they are pretty mild. The flavours are malt, hops, biscuit and a hint of toffee. This one is an okay amber but I can’t say much more than that. There just isn’t a lot of flavour and it seems rather watery.

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lesifflebiere (1874) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 21, 2014
Bière cuivrée à la mousse rare, au nez sucré de raisins et de malts caramel ; assez mince, et limpide. La bouche est sucrée dans les mêmes tons, avec un effet de boisé qui persiste longtemps, avec des noisettes en finale. Un genre de rousse qui a l’avantage de son originalité et du certain tranchant de ses houblons, mais qui lasse assez vite avec ses notes parfois bizarres. Correcte, fort acceptable même, mais loin d’un grand cru.

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Raistlin (405) - London, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 17, 2015
Brown redish colour with minimal head. Not a lot of carbonation which is to be expected. Bit of earthy aroma almost toasty. Bit of floral feel to it. Medium bitterness to it and medium body as well. Slick texture to it and smooth finish.

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RxForHealth (180) - - NOV 4, 2015
500mL bottle Brewed Jul 6. Pours with zero head or lacing. Not impressive. Colour dark red and a bit orangish. Toasted aroma. Nice. Really nice on the palate. Balanced bitterness. Nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
RyanMac13 (8) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 14, 2008 does not count
From a growler, at a tasting at Matt7215 place. Dark reddish brown appearance, off white head, very complex flavour, starts malty and ends very hoppy. Very strong flavour for a lowish % beer.

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kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - SEP 18, 2008
500mL bottle, bottling date indistinguishable. Pours a deep, clear, ruby-amber color; off-white head with solid web-like lacing. Crystal malts, sweet red fruits, and caramel in the aroma; some earthy bitterness. Medium mouthfeel: dried fruits, earthy hops, some light citrus; basic malt core with slightly rough hop character; some cardboard and toastiness at the core. The least remarkable of the Grand River beers I’ve tried to date. A touch watery at the perimeter. Medium finish: earthy and light mineral bitterness, dry toasty malts; mildly rough throughout.

3.1
RaphaelN (195) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 1, 2009
On tap at Volo. Fruity, flowery, and slightly grassy comes to mind. This beer makes me think of spring. Complex with a fairly easy finish.


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