Wellington Terrestrial India Brown Ale

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Brewed by Wellington Brewery
Style: Brown Ale
Guelph, Canada

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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Release date: February 11th 2012 Wellington Brewery is proud to present a beer that bridges the gap between tradition and trend, Terrestrial India Brown Ale. This beer has the rich malt complexity of an English brown ale with layers of roasted caramel and earthy characteristics. Terrestrial is more than a traditional brown ale, it has been hopped in the style of an American Cascadian pale ale. Amarillo and Sorachi Ace hops dance on the nose while being accompanied by the refreshing citrus bitterness of infused cascade whole leaf hops. This beer will allow your senses to soar and explore while being grounded to terra firma.

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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
markas101 (2344) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - DEC 31, 2016
Bottle, Mulmur, ON via LCBO. Deep brown, foamy head. Biter chocolate caramel aroma. Slight metallic flavour. Brown sugar. Chocolate and balancing hops at end.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HippyHop (609) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 16, 2016
Surprised to see this stuff getting so little love. Beautiful, dark mahogany colour - I want a desk and leather armchair to match. Citrus/pine hops on the nose, with an earthy, nutty caramel malt backdrop. Taste is nutty and fruity, lots of fragrant hops, and a finish thats just the right amount of bitter for the style (IMHO). Not as good as Le Castors Eclipse, or Pit Caribous Brown Ale Americaine, but in the same mould. Really nice, really drinkable.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Reimer96 (1743) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 4, 2016
Love the use of sorachi ace in this beer... Nice and spicy with a complimentary of pine and citrus peels. Excellent hoppy brown ale with compliments of nuts and caramel.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Metalchopz (3203) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 17, 2015
Cap and flip-top bottle from the LCBO. Pours a dark amber, almost copper colour with a big head, warm-beige, frothy, creamy, long lasting and with lots of lace. At first, chocolate and mild vanilla aromas, with some grassy hops and fruity notes coming later. The taste is more on the dark roasted malts and the hops gets stronger in the finish. Decent dry mouthfeel, but still refreshing overall. Hints of fruits and nuts. Closer to a watery stout that meets an IPA. Still, a pretty good crossover brew.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Randy4Beer (513) - - SEP 25, 2015
Nice chestnut brown pour with a gorgeous, mocha coloured head. Aromas are a bit woody, a touch nutty, with a hint of smoke. A creamy, full, mouthfeel. Tastes are dry cocoa powder, the merest hint of pine, and as it warms, some red fruit peels. Im not sure what to make of this one, or exactly how to categorize it, but it is an enjoyable beer to drink landing somewhere in between a sipper, and quaffable.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Franckg (1393) - Trois-Rivires, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 12, 2015
Armes de houblons secs et francs. Pamplemousse, mangue, abricot. Un peu de noisettes et caramel. En bouche, plus sec. Le ct brown ale se fait plus discret, envelopp dans les houblons. Cest encore trs sec, un peu dagrumes mais les diffrents houblons ne se dmarquent pas malgr lutilisation de sorachi ace et amarillo.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AleRider78 (831) - Winchester, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 9, 2015
As a Welly One-Off 2015. 750ml bottle. Pours a huge frothy beige head and has a dark brown appearance. Thick dirty lacing. Aromas of earthy hops. Flavours have a bit of a smokey like taste at first. Lots of malty and earthy hop flavours as well. Some good bitterness and sweetness, well balanced. Goes down quite well.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gluepot (533) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 10, 2015
A fluffy ivory brown head. The nose is quite faint, with elements malt and chocolate. Chocolate and cream lead the taste profile, which is unusual for a brown ale, to say the least. That said, this is an understated, well blended beer with sub-tastes of mild grassy hops and roasted nuts. A bit off category but it all hangs together.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheJester (2542) - Cavan Monaghan, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 2, 2015
750 mL ridiculous bottle. There should be a rule against putting ordinary beers in elaborate packaging and then charging the consumer for the packaging. Or maybe I should just smarten up and stop falling for this shit. This one somehow manages to miss out on the best qualities of both the "india" and the "brown."

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
MarkoR (959) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 26, 2015
750 ml bottle from LCBO. Pours a deep brown colour with a generous lasting off-white head. Aroma is roasted malts, some cocoa. Taste is nuts, roasted malts, a bit of chocolate.


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