Brewed by Lake of Bays Brewing Company
Style: Amber Ale
Baysville, Canada


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RATINGS: 104   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Formerly known as Rousse Ale

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Helsdon (354) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 13, 2014
There is a crap load of metaphor wiggle room for a beer named Spark House (apparently another name for a forest fire lookout tower). it sends the imagination ablaze. Smoked malt? Piney hops? Juniper berries? Woody oak cask? But LBs beer sputters and fails. Pours a bark brown, big round bubbles that result in, well, not much. The head burns off after than a morning mist on Lake Ontario before settling into ...nothing. Nose of molasses and malts, and something... rye? The taste is roasted malt, but not impressive. The aftertaste has a little ash, ciggy ash, and a mild hop bitterness. I got burned when I bought this one.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
piscator34 (2370) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 24, 2014
Canned sample. Reddish brown in colour with fairly strong carbonation. Aromas are a blend of toffee, orchard fruit , and vanilla. Starts of a bit sticky in he mouth, with the caramel malts and apricot jam notes dominating. Manages to dry out on the back end with an over-steeped black tea like astringency. Medium bodied. A bit lacklustre overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lesifflebiere (1722) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 14, 2014
Bire bien rouge, la mousse rare mais rsistante, et qui offre en nez des notes de noisettes et de sucre dorge, ainsi quun peu de fruits rouges. En bouche stalent des armes assez simples (toujours les noisettes et les bonbons lorge), le tout tant relativement lger et guilleret. Bref, les saveurs sont point, mais la rondeur un peu moins. Produit intressant, plus audacieux sur certains points que nombre de ses comptiteurs.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
rcasta (852) - EL SALVADOR - MAR 31, 2014
en el loose moose bar de toronto, frente al CN tower con una banda que tocaba musica de los 90s - coolness

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tessic (1061) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 21, 2014
This amber ale poured a deep red colour with next to no head. Scents include raspberries, malt, fruit juice and honey. First sip was slightly watery in consistency but had pretty good flavour. Flavours of hops, malt, leather and bread. Finish has medium hop flavour with cereal and toast on the side. Palate is mildly bitter with malty flavours.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
bulldogops (2321) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 17, 2013
Rating #814 - December 9, 2013 - Beer 8 from the Craft BeerAdvent Calendar - Bottle 5% Clear amber colour with a bubbly white head. Trie Aroma is caramel and hint of citrus. Taste is mild malty sweetness and a little earthy hoppy note, drying out the finish. Not noteworthy in any case, indistinguishable from larger production red ales (Keiths, Rickards, etc.)

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hamfisted (74) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 11, 2013
Advent calendar. Very average red/amber ale. Pours like beer. Looks like beer. Tastes like beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JeanDuteau (18) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 10, 2013
A browner beer than I expected, given that it is named House Red and is an Amber Ale. It had a very sweet smell that was intriguing. The taste was darker than I expected with chocolate overtones and a slight bitterness. It had a slightly unpleasant aftertaste but overall was an enjoyable ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
andrewturba (1190) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 9, 2013
Craft beer advent calendar day 8 playing catch up on day 9... Pours a hazy deep copper/brown a creamy dull white head and a little lace. Aroma is caramel, nutty, buttery, and moderate sweetness. Flavour is caramel, toast, faint chocolate, carbonation is a bit high, medium stale herbal/citrus/earthy bitterness. Fairly average beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dresden (1496) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - DEC 9, 2013
Rusty brown and clear with a big head that laces a lot. Aroma is light, but its mostly a light malt, slightly floral hops. Taste is a nutty malt base, with a medium bitterness and a watery palate. Its a good amber, easy to drink a lot of this Im sure.

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