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


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RATINGS: 112   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   IBU: 28   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GuillaumeCL (344) - Toronto, Ontario, - FEB 2, 2013
Can from the brewery. Pours a slightly hazy brown/orange with a whole bunch of foamy white head that dissipates fairly quickly. Smell is definite English hops, floral and slight fruit, that mixes well with a bit of roast malt. Palate is medium bodied with good carbonation. Taste is slightly sweet at first before launching into a well balanced hoppy bitterness which slowly dissipates leaving a hint of sweetness and roastiness to go with the bitter aftertaste. Very good taste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dandeman (859) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 3, 2016
Canette 473ml de la LCBO. Un nez légèrement fruité rappelle l’emploi de levure ale américaine. Olfactif de faible puissance où l’on retrouve des touches de houblons feuillus et légèrement terreux. Mousse épaisse, rocailleuse, qui se maintient très longtemps sur un liquide ambré foncé, presque brun et légèrement voilé. Un léger toasté determine l’entrée de bouche, suivi d’une finale sèche et terreuse. L’amertume de feuille et de terre est quand même très longue. J’ai un peu de difficulté avec cette effervescence trop vive qui pour ce style devrait être grandement atténuée servie en cask. Léger fruité de levure toujours présent en bouche. Tout a fait dans le style. Grande buvabilité. Très agréable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
googleimage83 (82) - 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. It’s fine, but it lacks the character of their pale ales.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
lukin (593) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 4, 2016
can. ruby colour with fluffy white head. English hop aroma. Earthy and fruity, bitter but well-balanced. Really nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MattChiasson (63) - 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 that’s the point!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
Subliminal64 (114) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (4761) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Moebbels (745) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cattaneopapa (342) - 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...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maakun (4222) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DSG (12329) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUL 26, 2016
Xan sample at a tasting at Ariel’s place. Thanks troubles. Amber. Nice aroma of malt, toast, a bit of fruitiness, and nice earthy and floral hops. Flavor has sweetish malt, slightly toasty and biscuity, with a bitterish floral hops finsh. Light to medium-bodied. Decent.

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