Great Lakes Brewery Pompous Ass English Ale

overall
88
100
style
Brewed by Great Lakes Brewery (Ontario)
Style: English Pale Ale
Etobicoke, Canada
Serve in English pint

bottling
unknown

on tap
unknown

Local Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 113   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   IBU: 28   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Pompous Ass is our version of an English Pale Ale. We used an American ale yeast to brighten up the flavour and add our own contemporary blend of hops to ensure that even the most pompous ale drinker does a double take.

Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mikkopen (1079) - Guelph, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 14, 2017
473 ml can. Hazy amber colour, thick off-white head. Malty, slightly toasted aroma, with notes of nuts and caramel, and a whiff of herbal hops. The flavour is malty, with caramel and citrus notes, and a dryish bitter hoppy finish. OK.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dandeman (883) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 3, 2016
Canette 473ml de la LCBO. Un nez lgrement fruit rappelle lemploi de levure ale amricaine. Olfactif de faible puissance o lon retrouve des touches de houblons feuillus et lgrement terreux. Mousse paisse, rocailleuse, qui se maintient trs longtemps sur un liquide ambr fonc, presque brun et lgrement voil. Un lger toast determine lentre de bouche, suivi dune finale sche et terreuse. Lamertume de feuille et de terre est quand mme trs longue. Jai un peu de difficult avec cette effervescence trop vive qui pour ce style devrait tre grandement attnue servie en cask. Lger fruit de levure toujours prsent en bouche. Tout a fait dans le style. Grande buvabilit. Trs agrable.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
googleimage83 (88) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 7, 2016
Appearance is a beautiful pillowy head atop a muddy brown body; nice cloudy effect in the light though. Aroma is that usual Great Lakes piney hop character, but is missing the refreshing citrus liveliness of their others; some caramel, toast, slight dirty-feet off note. Taste is mild, mainly an earthy dryness; also some grain, nuts, touch of dairy, floral notes. Mouthfeel is nice and creamy. Its fine, but it lacks the character of their pale ales.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
lukin (598) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 4, 2016
can. ruby colour with fluffy white head. English hop aroma. Earthy and fruity, bitter but well-balanced. Really nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MattChiasson (65) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 30, 2016
Out of the can poured a beautiful light brown with a thick, creamy, persistent off-white head. Very eye catching! I got aromas of moderate herbal hops, against a caramel malt backbone, with orange peel, and something I perceived as slightly tinny/metallic. On the palate moderately-high carbonation, with caramel malt playing the main role up-front but giving way to lingering hop bitterness on the finish. Lighter body and more carbonated than I expected - not at all Pompous, or maybe thats the point!

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
Subliminal64 (121) - London, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 27, 2016
I do enjoy some of this brewers other beers, but this one fell short. No doubt it has good ingredients, but the hops are just too overpowering. That is all you can taste and smell. Bad aftertaste. Next to no carbonation. Will not purchase again. MB The Beer Bear on

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (4804) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 20, 2016
Great Lakes Pompous Ass English Ale 4.2% This was a random find at an LCBO in Ottawa. Amber orange color with beige head. The aroma is malty wafers, orange and vanilla. Medium to full bodied with a semi-dry mouthfeel. The taste is peaches, cream, orange, malt, wafers. A good solid English beer they surpasses the label. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Moebbels (760) - FINLAND - AUG 13, 2016
A hazy copper body with a scarce light brown head. Hoppy nose with notes of herbs, earth and caramel. Taste is quite dry with a mildly bitter finish. Lively carbonation and somewhat thin palate. Feels more american than english to me but it is quite nice for such a light beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cattaneopapa (350) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 9, 2016
473ml can from LCBO. 4.2% alc./vol. Pours a hazy deep amber colour with one finger of lasting head. Roasted malts with flowery notes. Taste is bitter from earhty hops, pine, and finishes dry. Well crafted English ale...

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maakun (4457) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 8, 2016
Nitro at BarHop. Murky brown with thick nitro beige head. Lots of tea, some wood, sugar and roasted grains, faint orange. Light sweet and bitter. Light bodied with low carbonation. Better than a lot of actual English ones while still being true to the style. Nice.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5