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


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RATINGS: 118   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 wouldn’t 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

CraftBeerNick (2547) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2017
Tap at Bar Hop, Toronto, 13th July 17. Pours a hazy dark orange brown with a neat white head, off nitro. Aroma is caramel, grain, light English hops, roasted malt. Nice.

bdleedahl (436) - , Saskatchewan, CANADA - MAY 12, 2017
Lowish bitterness, medium malt caramel body. Very well done to style. A rarely made pale ale that isnt too hoppy and also very clean. Can brought back home from Tor. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

thorongil2 (3072) - , 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

BrewWhatIWant (211) - 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. It’s not bad, but it’s not particularly English. An English yeast might make all the difference.

yespr (45412) - 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.

omhper (25095) - Tyresö, 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.

mikkopen (1164) - 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.

dandeman (995) - 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.

googleimage83 (166) - 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.

lukin (626) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 4, 2016
can. ruby colour with fluffy white head. English hop aroma. Earthy and fruity, bitter but well-balanced. Really nice.

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