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Brewed by Quidi Vidi Brewing Company
Style: Amber Ale
Quidi Vidi Village, St.Johns, Canada

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RATINGS: 109   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.91/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
1892 Traditional Ale was the first beer ever brewed at Quidi Vidi Brewery. This exceptional ale is brewed using the finest two row malt and North American and European hops. Rich malt sweetness which is balanced by the perfect amount of mild hop bitterness. Pours a rich amber color and offers a clean finish

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2.6
probstblueribbon (4088) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 13, 2013
341 ml bottle from Sherbrooke Liquor via Ryan (thanks!), served cool in a tulip glass.

App.: Clear copper with a decent tan head. Aroma: Lots of grains/cereals, mashy, a bit of caramel/toffee, smells like caramel malt. Palate: Medium body, moderate effervescence. Flav.: Much like the nose, mainly caramel malt, grain/cereal, meh; dry with limited bitterness and a pleasant toffee finish.

Seem to recall this tasting better back in the day. Changes to the beer or to my palate...hard to say.

1.5
bulldogops (2907) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 12, 2013
Bottle courtesy of @kgamiller all the way from the Rock itself.Clear amber pour with a bubbly white head. Not at all what was expected. Clear amber pour with a bubbly white head, little retention.Aroma is stagnant grassy, vegetabley malts with a skunky hoppy note. Certainly hope this was a sour bottle mayhaps - as this was a buttery fart in a bottle. An ungodly mess unworthy of Newfoundland.

2.9
SkinSquad (6) - Stephenville Crossing, Newfoundland, CANADA - JUL 18, 2013 does not count
Not their best beer but overall pretty good. Not too much of an aftertaste. You can definitely taste the hops, beer was really fresh. Mark Skinner

3.4
HeistAlmighty (1156) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUL 14, 2013
Sample at Picaroon's Brewer's Bash. Sweet, malty taste, light bitterness on the finish. Overall, rather British and sweet, but enjoyable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
Bendrixian (1514) - Canadiana, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 24, 2013
sweet aroma, although muted. caramel and malts with some light floral hops. this is a medium bodied brew with malted taste profile, some light bitterness on the finish. Smooth and malty session ale.

3.1
Caytinator (1005) - Waco, Texas, USA - JUN 11, 2013
Pint on tap. Small head, copper, clear. Nice light aroma, with sweet nuts and various malts. Nice balanced malty taste with toffee, has a bitter bite, but not piney at all. Very tasty, and a nice surprise in newfoundland!

2.8
drsordr (2860) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - MAY 31, 2013
Draft pour orangish copper. Nose caramel malt and slight vegetal smell. Taste initial sweet malt and toffee, minimal bitter finish.

3.4
nick146 (18) - St. John’s, Newfoundland, CANADA - APR 16, 2013
Bottle. Pours a reddish-amber colour with an off white head which dissipates quickly. Smells smoky, almost "meaty". Tastes very interesting, again almost "meaty", yet very tasty. Not too much carbonation. I really like this beer, would buy again.

2.9
shorlin (736) - St. John’s, Newfoundland, CANADA - JAN 25, 2013
Beer pours a decent red-amber, with nice head that lasts OK and has some lace. Nice smelling beer here, with some good malt. Nice cereal smell with just some toastiness. Underneath there’s a bit of resiny turpentine smell, but that’s not too bad actually. Taste follows up a bit more of the resin than the malt, although the malt does come through in the aftertaste. Palate is kind of weak and thin. Overall, OK beer.

2.6
Metugunaq (2) - St.John’s, Newfoundland, CANADA - DEC 29, 2012 does not count
Amber pour with minimal head which quickly dissipates. Malty sweetness with strong citrus notes of oranges and even grapefruit on the nose. Taste is similar with the citrus becoming more prominent. Mouthfeel is fairly thin. Overall a decent enough and readily available local ale which pairs well with pub fair. This should be drank chilled as it tends to become rather sickly tasting when it hits room temperature.


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