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


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RATINGS: 110   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Formerly known as Rousse Ale

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sudomorph (1132) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 30, 2014
341ml bottle. Pours a crystal clear, caramel/amber with a one finger, off white head that laces well. Aroma has notes of caramel, bread, and a touch of fruityness. Perhaps an English yeast. Taste is balanced. Slight bread, caramel, a hint of hop spicy and chocolate/roast, and a short aftertaste. Medium body with a low-medium carbonation. Clean and refreshing in the mouth. Overall an easy drinking brew. Mild flavours that would probably not offend anyone.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Freaky_tiki (1167) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 29, 2014
Pour at the cottage off of Lake of Bays comes on yet another cloudy day. My goal tomorrow is to hit that cool little pizza place in Dorest & grab one of their fire tower pizzas & a can of crisp pilsner & have us a picnic. Wait, why am I writing about this in my beer rating? Cuz theres nothing much going on here. Pours meh into the glass. Its sweet & malty, with a suggestion of powdery chocolate. No worries, as Im only going to drink 1/3 of this can before I stick it up the ass of a chicken & throw it onto the BBQ with another, more tasty brew in hand.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Niall73 (2427) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 9, 2014
Pours a dark amber brown with an off white head. Toffee, brown toast and dark fruit aroma. Light body, medium carbonation. Light rum, caramel cake, some lemon, light metal on the finish... Not great.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Frothmeister (770) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 19, 2014
473ml can. Pours clear, and the colour of raspberry juice, with a pale beige head. Aroma is malt heavy, with a light fruity note, cocoa, and light straw. As for taste, cocoa, dusty straw, and light acidity up front with some hard water/mineral notes, and light coffee in the mildly bitter finish. Its not bad at all, but maybe a little more "brown ale" or "porter" in flavour profile then a "red".

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BrewGoblin (632) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - JUN 16, 2014
Well, I aint even gonna be shy about it, I loved this beer. It has a pretty shitty rating but I loved it. I am still curious as to why Red Ale" is not a style and must be classified as an Amber when it clearly stands apart. Firstly, this brew is a pretty redhead, a rusted gold with a long lasting head. A wonderful bouquet of burnt toffee, barnyard, fresh bread and buckwheat honey awaits the nose. It is quite sweet and very malty, exactly how I like my reds unless they claim to be Red IPAs or some such hoppy style. Not too bubbly and smoothness like silk make it a pleasure to drink. Id raise this pint any day.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hidden_Pooch (518) - Stratford, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - JUN 16, 2014
I never would of thought this would score so low. Probably only the best Amber I have tasted and one of the better beers. Poured a beautiful rusted gold colour, I got lost just looking into my glass. Aroma was of toffee, leather, barn, and smoke. It tasted of honey, caramel, and toasty malts. Had a medium smooth body with low carbonation. It finished with a smooth honey after taste, that left me wanting more. A very great beer that stands out above other ambers.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Helsdon (371) - 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 (2397) - 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 (1788) - 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 (855) - 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

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