Moxies Big Life Amber Ale

Formerly brewed at Big Rock Brewery
Style: Amber Ale
Calgary, Canada


on tap


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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 2.6/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.64/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
piscator34 (2386) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, - APR 22, 2013
Draft sample at the MTS Centre before a Jets game. Pale amber in colour with strong carbonation. Muted aroma of pale malt, caramel, and wet stones. Bland but fairly clean flavors of butter caramel and minerals dominate. Thin bodied. Barely better than your typical Canadian macro.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mabel (8652) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 15, 2014
[6351-20140529] Tap. Malty bread aroma. Clear, red brown body with a long-lasting foamy off-white head. Sweet yeasty malt continues in the flavour with a lingering aftertaste. Medium body. Average. (6/3/7/3/13) 3.2
(@ Moxies, Fairview Mall, Toronto, ON)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
ljthiessen (1211) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 28, 2014
On tap at Moxie's (shudder). Slightly better than expected though. Pretty classic amber with caramel malt notes and some light citrus hops. Mostly average mouthfeel with a little too much carbonation. Very drinkable and tastes fine. Just a boring amber.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Reimer96 (1743) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 17, 2013
Pours a clear amber color with a decent white head and some lacing. Aroma of caramel, some nuttiness and grain. Taste was caramel, nut, moderate amount of malts with some light hopping on the finish. Nice easy drinking beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
lukin (600) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 26, 2013
draught. Amber colour, little foamy head. Aroma of caramel malts, orange. Taste is thin, light, overly sweet. Not very good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
HeistAlmighty (1156) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - NOV 26, 2012
14oz draft at Moxies. Clear filtered, moderate head, good amber colour. Weak aroma, but nice. Taste was sweet malts. Body a bit thin. Overall, fairly generic and inoffensive. I liked the Big Life Euro Lager more. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sseb69 (1832) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 17, 2012
En ft au Moxies. Couleur ambre, mousse blanche-beige. 5%. Arme de malt un peu de caramel..En bouche, douce, malt, herbes. Bonne.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
reebtogi (6022) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 22, 2011
Pint on tap at Moxies was pale amber in color with moderate white head and thin lacing. Aromas of grains and light caramel. Taste is light malty sweetness and some mild hopping in the finish. Nice carbonation and light to medium body give a nice mouthfeel. A decent beer for the style.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JB84 (649) - Kitchener, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 15, 2011
Pour clear copper color decent white head. Aroma caramel, malt, grain, cereal, mild hops. Taste caramel, malty, earth, cereal grain, bitter hops. MF medium body good carb. Very solid restaurant offering but nothing special.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Metalchopz (3248) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 15, 2011
Tried on my first visit to Moxies, right before seeing Tron 3D at the theatre. Pours a clean amber colour with a shot lasting head, but good lacing and a 1mm coat over the brew. The smell is of grainy malt, and after breathing a bit, honey comes out of it. Nice grainy taste with very mild caramel. Smooth mouthfeel and quite refreshing. Does what it has to do: Please a mass market, but still a notch better over mass beers.

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