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


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RATINGS: 117   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   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 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rob6239 (677) - Ontario, - JAN 29, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2015 On tap at Wvrst. Good balanced ale with mild hops and smooth but slight bitterness. Jan 26 2015 - second rating. I forgot I tried this before and resisted buying it because it was an English Ale. Probably was good but wouldnt be my first choice of style - I would expect that bready, caramel taste from that style. The aroma and taste are both pleasantly surprising from the American hops here. Glad I bought it again

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thorongil2 (2836) - , Ontario, CANADA - APR 1, 2017
(can) clear, bright orange colour with a small beige head; aroma of stewed fruit, hint of citrus; light, balanced flavour with a long, very light bitter finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrewWhatIWant (147) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 10, 2017
Pours hazy copper colour with a respectable white head. Aroma is earthy hops. Taste is slightly sweet with a spicy, slightly bitter finish. There is some caramel and possibly brown malt, and spicy, earthy hops, a hint of citrus and nuts. Light to medium bodied and on the low end for carbonation. Its not bad, but its not particularly English. An English yeast might make all the difference.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (43361) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 8, 2017
From tap. Pours hazy dark brown to orange, creamy off white head. Aroma is smooth fruity, crisp hoppy. Light bitter and mild fruity. Smooth hoppy. Dry and crisp hoppy far finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (24642) - Tyres, SWEDEN - FEB 28, 2017
Bottled, from Urban Fresh, Ottawa. Hazy copper colour, mid sized head. Mild citrus and crystal malt up front. Dry with light body and clean mouthfeel. Bread and citrus. Mid bitter finish. Pretty good, but not very English.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mikkopen (1143) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dandeman (929) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
googleimage83 (143) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
lukin (604) - 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 (71) - 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!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
Subliminal64 (152) - 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

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