Brewed by Lion Brewery and Restaurant
Style: Brown Ale
Waterloo, Canada


on tap


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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.29/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
A full bodied, full-flavoured robust unique rich dark ale. Clean and smooth with a rich dark roast finish.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (14358) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 2, 2014
Draft - Light toasted malts. Deep mahogany with a rich beige head. Toasted malts and toffee. Really flavorful and easy drinking.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Sammy (11811) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 17, 2006
chocolate brown with malt extract. Malt aroma. Actually drinkable though on the sweet side. A step up from root beer, though less carbonated and more synthetic. A drop of roast and chocolate. Second best brew in their lineup. Light mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (10247) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 13, 2003
UPDATED: JUN 24, 2007 June 2007. Draft at the brewpub. Very dark brown body with a small tan head. (3+) Sweet dark malt aroma with mild roast and light notes of watery coffee. (7+) Sweet roasty malt flavour with varying notes of mocha and dark bitter chocolate, muted toffee and an interesting melange of all of these that lingers in the aftertaste. (7+) Average palate could be more robust but is fitting for the English style. This was in great shape today - very nice. 7+/3+/7+/3/15-16 - 3.7 <P>Feb 2004 re-rate, Dark ruby brown with a nice beige head. Malty slightly fruity flavour with a bit of roasty mocha. Lighter bodied than expected but still a nice mouth feel. Not much aroma which was surprising. Probably their best beer. 5/4/7/3/14 - 3.3 <P> Jan 2001: Had this on its own and in the Beer Float. Nice dark brown ale. Fairly sweet and malty. This was my favourite of their beers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee (9426) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 8, 2012
Deep brown pour with a creamy tan head. The nose is cocoaish and chocolatey with a touch of earthiness as well. Nice toasty malt with a touch of herbal/cocoaish malt. A little bit of lingering bitterness. Solid brown ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mabel (8735) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 9, 2007
UPDATED: APR 6, 2008 [356-20070623] Tap @ Barley Works (Waterloo, ON). Roasty malty aroma has caramel background. Clear, dark brown red body with a medium-lasting foamy light tan head. Sweet and lightly meaty flavour has toasty roasty smokey malt notes. Medium body has nice smoothness. Refreshing! Really enjoyable, one of their better brews. (8/4/8/3/16) 3.9

[1092C-20080211] Tap @ Lion brewpub (Waterloo, ON). Grainy bread aroma has a bit of sweet malt. Clear, dark amber brown body with a medium-lasting creamy off-white head. Sour yeasty grains flavour has a long aftertaste. Medium body. Really interesting texture. (7/4/7/3/15) 3.6

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
blankboy (7571) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 16, 2009
Draught at the brewpub. Pours a deep amber with a spare creamy tan head. Aromas sweet, a bit sour and lightly roasty. Watery flavour is also a bit sour (is it off?), lightly roasted and with some fruit. Average bodied. Just passable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Radek Kliber (7276) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - AUG 29, 2014
Where and how: on tap at brewpub
Aroma mild roast, slightly nutty hints, accented by chocolate and toasted barley.
Appearance :
Top: neatly contrasting cap.
Base: dark brown.
Palate : soft bodied, fine carbonation.
Taste: mild, easy going pub ale. Quiet old school in approach.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
HogTownHarry (6562) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - OCT 28, 2009
Draught. At the brewpub. This is on tap, so it cant be OLD, but ... read on. Deep clear mahogany pour, with a smallish creamy beige head (4-). Oddly sour caramel malt/grain aroma, a touch herbal, even a hint of dry cocoa. Taste - weirdly sour, grapeseed, dry oak and lemon juice sour, a bit like those oxidized old Gales corked bottles - but this is TAP; some coffee ground acidity and green herbal (almost mint) bitterness under the unpleasant sourness. Average-bodied, astringent/acidic mouthfeel, very weakly carbonated, with a thin, dry lemon-sour aftertaste - it wasnt horrid, but I think without the dry tartness it might be solid. (not boozy at all, but also, not very roasty either).

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
CapFlu (5123) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 24, 2003
(Draught) Large white head and a copper body. Slight hop nose. Flavour of hops with mild malt. Average.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Crit (3931) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 7, 2003
Black with lasting tan head.Decent malt nose. Medium bodied malt profile.

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