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

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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.02/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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1.6
HogTownHarry (6925) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - MAY 9, 2017
July 14, 2013 - at the Rhino Summer Beer Festival 2013. Draught. Ugliest beer I have seen in ages - looks dead - like something died in it; thick and separated into layers of semi-liquids which do not at all resemble beer; like spoilt pineapple juice - brown, ochre, yellow ... blah. Aroma of overripe pear, alcohol, acetone; if I am being generous, wildflower - if I am being UNgenerous, aviation fuel. Taste is ... pretty much a glass of nothing; harsh and a little wheaty. Thick, dead, unpleasant mouthfeel - pretty much a 100% misfire. Overheard: "it looks like a glass of sadness"

3
mabel (9246) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 12, 2014
[5579-20130714] Cask. Plasticky grains aroma. Murky, light brown body with a quick foamy white head. Tangerine yeast flavour. Medium body. Average. (Apparently the cask blew all over when it was tapped.) (6/3/6+/3/12) 3.0
(Summer Beer Festival @ The Rhino, Toronto, ON)
Overheard: "It looks like a glass of sadness."

3.2
MarkoR (959) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 30, 2013
500 ml bottle, at the Laughing Buddha, in Sudbury. Pours a slightly hazy colour with medium white head. Aroma is malts, fruits. Taste is malts, some citrus, spices. Pretty decent Belgian style brew.

3.5
kevinsenn (2215) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 3, 2013
Bottle at Nick & Nat’s Uptown 21. Yellow and clear, white head. Belgian yeast aroma and taste, with a little bit of a bitter kick at the end. Not bad, and nice to see Grand River branching out to Belgian styles.

3.4
yrstruly (333) - Guelph, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 2, 2013
Pours slightly hazy, bright gold with a fine white head. Aroma of pils malt, lemon, fruity esters. Taste is light sweetness, slightly tart, with lemon and light malt, and a hint of bitterness in the finish. Slightly astringent finish as well, medium body. Nice Belgian-style beer.

3.1
barncatmatt (2286) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 28, 2013
500ml bottle from the brewery. deep golden with a small white head. fruity estery nose. slightly fruity flavour, a touch sweeter then id like for the style, also just a touch too bitter. ok but grand river has done much better beers then this.

3.2
BreWedge (534) - goose bay, Newfoundland, CANADA - SEP 9, 2013
On tap @ Wellington Gastropub Ottawa. Pours a clear dark gold with a small white head. Aromas are bananas, bubblegum, Tastes are subtle banana and clove like a German wheat beer but also brings a little rye-like grain, hoppy bitterness and a touch of alcohol. Medium body, plenty of carbonation, and a medium dry astringent finish. Interesting. ---Rated via Beer Buddy

2.6
blankboy (7689) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 29, 2013
Cask at ’The Rhino Summer Beer Festival 2013’. Doesn’t look very nice. Pours a murky pale yellow with no head. Aroma of yeast, citrus, banana and sugar. yeasty flavour with a herbal finish. Average bodied. Drinkable but it’s a mess -- IPA? Methinks the cask was not ready to be served.

3.4
JoeMcPhee (9427) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 23, 2013
Pale orange pour with a thin white head. The aroma is softly hoppy with a light touch of fruitiness. There is a little bit of spiciness in here but the yeast is pretty restrained. Moderate bitterness on the finish with a bit of light fruit as well. Nice stuff really.

2.9
solidfunk (8964) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUL 18, 2013
Pours cloudy orange. Aroma of yeast, hops and mash malt. Watery texture. Slightly sour finish. Low carbonation. Tap at the Rhino.


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