Brewed by Magnotta Brewery
Style: Amber Ale
Vaughan, Canada


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RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 3.18/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
An ultra-premium all-malt Strong Ale at 6% alc./vol. Attractive copper colour with a complex aroma that is assertive and alive with balanced sweet malt nuances and fruity/floral ale and hop aromatics. A rich, slightly sweet caramel malt flavour is enhanced by the taste of fresh hops and classic ale fruitiness. Hop bitterness is moderate to full, but well balanced by the malt elements. Perfect food pairings include but are not limited to onion soups, beef and pork ribs, lamb dishes, hearty stews, bruschetta, carrot cake, and cheddar and pecorino cheeses.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Spab (3732) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 31, 2017
341 ml bottle from The Beer Store. Pours a very dark brown colour with modest-sized light tan head. Aroma is caramel, toast and some dark fruit. Flavour is toasty bread, caramel, whiskey and fruit. Body on the thinner side. Decent.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bendrixian (1514) - Canadiana, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 22, 2015
Clear coppery colour. Muted aroma, over filtered, some biscuit and toast and some serious cereal notes in this one. Medium bodied to light brew with a light sweet touch and some cereal and grain. Meh, boring.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
mabel (9222) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 30, 2014
[7014-20141229] 341mL bottle. Mild whisky barrel grains aroma. Clear, amber orange body with a quick foamy white head. Sweet grainy barrel wood flavour. Medium body. Poor. (6/3/5/3/9) 2.7-

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ferris (14833) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 24, 2014
Bottle - Light fruit esters and caramel malts. Clear gold with a thin white head. Light malts and grains, but really not much else.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
deepeary (405) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 17, 2014
341 ml bottle from brewery. clear copper colour, minimal head on an easy pour. Smells malty, caramel, sweet. Taste has some fruity flavours to it, plus candied sugar, sweet bread, caramel with a bit of booze on the finish. Decent ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sudomorph (1144) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 4, 2014
341ml bottle. Pours a crystal clear golden copper with a one finger, off-white head that thins out. Aroma is faint with notes of caramel and bread mixed with a slight fruitiness. Taste is a balanced bitter with a touch of bready caramel with a slight fruity finish and aftertaste. Medium body and carbonation. Fairly clean and refreshing in the mouth with a slightly fuller feel than the other True North beers Ive tried. Overall not bad. A bit more flavourful than the other True North brews Ive already tried but still a but underdone. The aroma could be more enticing and the taste more complex. Not offensive but a bit simple. Cheers!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
solidfunk (8676) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - DEC 7, 2013
Not quite what I envision a strong ale is. Pours reddish clear with ok head and lacing. Mostly caramelized, sweet malt in aroma with a little woodenness and some booze. Finishes sweet and boozy. Bottle from their store.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
JoeMcPhee (9426) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - APR 5, 2013
Amber golden pour. The aroma is light nutty and toasty. Some sweet malt and a bit of toffee. Assertive hopping but not a lot of hop aroma or flavour. A little bit of woodiness and some fruit as well. Some fusely yeast character and a bit of an odd underattenuated malt flavour. Sort of chewy and almost cloying with a bit of some lingering dusty yeast notes. Pretty poor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Metalchopz (3339) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - APR 15, 2012
Originally rated May 2004. A copper-red colour with a beige bubbly head. I dont know if its a bad batch, but I see hardly any carbonation. It has a sweet smell going on the bitter side. I know it is blasphemy, but this beer is actually much better drank from the bottle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (13701) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 19, 2012
A hazed amber ale with a thin white head. In aroma, a nice caramel malt with nice British hops, light treacle, some vinous and burned caramel notes. In mouth, a smooth caramel malt with light British hops, some nice effect from maderization, a bit thin in finale (bottle is about a year old).

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