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Brewed by Sleeman Brewing & Malting Co. (Sapporo)
Style: Brown Ale
Guelph, Canada

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RATINGS: 129   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A medium chestnut brown color, delicate fruity bouquet and a robust, malty character. Combines traditional Challenger hops from the English region of Kent and a special blend of select carastan and black patent malts.

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3
Kuey (30) - Windsor, Ontario, - MAR 22, 2005
Good Canadian style beer. good flavour, good appearance, good pallet, no bad aftertaste.


3.7
superspak (5510) - Michigan, USA - APR 29, 2017
UPDATED: MAY 5, 2017 11.5 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 9/16/2016. Pours fairly crystal clear deep ruby red/light brown color with a 1-2 finger dense and rocky cream colored head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down that glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of caramel, brown sugar, brown bread, toasted biscuit, nuttiness, herbal, floral, and grass; with lighter notes of chocolate, coffee, toffee, pepper, raisin, plum, apple, and yeast/roast/toasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/bready/light roasted malt and light-moderate fruity yeast/earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of caramel, brown sugar, brown bread, toasted biscuit, nuttiness, herbal, floral, and grass; with lighter notes of chocolate, coffee, toffee, pepper, raisin, plum, apple, and yeast/roast/toasted earthiness. Light herbal/grassy/spicy hop and roast bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of caramel, brown sugar, brown bread, toasted biscuit, nuttiness, herbal, floral, grass, pepper, light chocolate/coffee, and yeast/roast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/bready/light roasted malt and light-moderate fruity yeast/earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light dryness from hop/roast bitterness, increasing through the glass. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/bready/grainy, and lightly sticky/chalky balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 5%. Overall this is a nice English brown ale. All around nice complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/bready/light roasted malt and light-moderate fruity yeast/earthy hop flavors; very smooth and easy to drink. There was a bit of an odd stale grain note going on, but this was really spot on for the style otherwise. A nicely enjoyable offering.

2
Tranquillity (2253) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 9, 2017
Bottled. Dark body with an even beige head. The aroma is very malty and roasted. The taste is quite strong but slightly bitter. Very unbalanced.

2.7
sawyerpc15 (113) - Bowser, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 7, 2016
Tried the blind taste test and it had similiar taste to Guinness but was not as thick and creamy as that. Good flavour.

3.2
Sirus (10) - - OCT 16, 2014
More of a brown than a dark ale. Taste is not as heavy as you would expect. The best description is restrained and balanced. Nice hints of fruit, nut and hop mix. I enjoy this beer.

3
jksipa (918) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 13, 2014
Clear dark reddish brown with a small tan head. Nose is roasted nuts with light coffee and chocolate. Light sweet with a light bitter middle and an acidic finish. Light medium mouth with soft carbonation.

2.5
RhetoricalAns (929) - Red Deer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 15, 2014
Dark amber brown pour with very little head. Mainly just a sweet malt taste, some hops but not prominent. Medium thin body.

3
kevinsenn (2182) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 2, 2013
Bottle. This is actually an acceptable brown ale; decent chocolate character. Clear and dark brown. Better than other "discount brand" dark ales; okay for the price.

2.9
Ontbeertaster (2362) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 18, 2013
Bottle, pours dark amber red, aroma is nutty, flavour has a bit nut, a bit coffee, a bit toffee, and overall kind of heavy but it was drinkable

2.7
jkoch (47) - USA - JUN 16, 2013
Malty, very little hop presence. Decent session ale, but I wouldn't go out of my way to have it again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.4
ads135 (4587) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - APR 13, 2013
This is the first Canadian beer I had on my trip to Toronto in 2013. I drank this on the suggestion of my hosts in Toronto when we went to a Thai restaurant. It wasn’t particularly tasty. It was rather mild, dark in color, with a subtle brown sugary sweetness.


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