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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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3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jimmay (807) - Waterloo, Ontario, - JAN 12, 2010
On tap at brewery. Pours copper in colour, decent creamy head. Mild hoppy aroma, nicely balanced malt and hop taste. Bitter finish. Almost a Pale Ale. Quite good!


3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
papat444 (136) - Carignan, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 14, 2017
Appearance: Big thick white head with tanned tinges. Body looks like burnished copper but when held to the light it very reddish in color. Smell: Initial weird metallic aroma that gradually dissipates. Roasted smell and as it warms, i get a gentle hop presence. Taste: A nice robust yet discreet taste. Some hops in the fore with a subdued dry bitter finish. Theres also some tea and a type of herbal presence lurking in there. Im also getting some earthy notes, maybe barley? Mouthfeel: Just a tad too carbonated at first but not uncomfortable by any means and definitely eases as it warms. Nice full body with a smooth flavorful feel.

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Tranquillity (2205) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 24, 2016
Canned. Aroma of metal. Brown body, big beige head. Taste of roasted nuts, quite weak and boring.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bierdimpfe (624) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 17, 2016
Slightly hazy dark amber color with a thick cloud of activity. Creamy and frothy beige 2-3 finger island head, lasting around 15-20 minutes, creating a very good amount of lacing. Flavors of caramel and butterscotch, faint ester fruits, citrus, sweet buttery grains, faint floral and herbal spices, faint nutmeg and cinnamon. Highly sweet with the right amount of grassy hops and red ale spices. Creamy smooth medium to full body with carbonation. Medium strength finish with a nice lingering mouthfeel of cinnamon spices, caramel, and grassy noble spices. Overall pretty good craft with a delicious salivating prominent caramel flavor, lots of freshness and well intensified. A pleasure to drink!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
97hill (175) - - AUG 14, 2016
OK some days you just need simple tasty beer. Uncomplicated, tasty beer. Kind of a home town brand for me but 1st try. Real beer plain and simple no hoppyness no saison. Just good old basic quality beer. After a bike ride Can from LCBO

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ametras (1493) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 25, 2016
473ml can. Clear copper with a foamy off-white head. Flavors are toasted cereals, dirty malts, barley sugar, caramel, berries and earth with woodsy, spicy and metallic notes. Generous bitterness. Light to medium body, moderate to good carbonation, watery texture.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
UXO (1806) - 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)

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
VT (2527) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 18, 2015
500 ml bottle. Pours a clear weak amber-pale golden with a short lived white head. Aroma is caramel, lots of toast, grains and herbs. Flavor is caramel, lots of roast. Finish is roast, herbal, slightly earthy. Lingering malt, biscuit, slightly herbal. Medium body, average carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
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

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Raistlin (382) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DialSquare (4800) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 11, 2015
Bottle from The Andersons on Bent Tree. Amber pour with sturdy off-white, almost tan head. Aroma of toasted and caramel malt. Tastes are toffee, floral, burnt sugar, cereal, pine, earthy. Sharp, but good balance. Strange. Sort of interesting.


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