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Old Defiant Old Ale - Grand River Brewing

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Ratings: 3
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: n/a
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
Old Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: mrmanning on 04-17-2011

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Ratings: 3 | Reviews: 3
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3.15/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Fresh growler, hand bottled from cask at the brewery. Thanks to Adil and Milos for sharing! Deep mahogany with ruby edges, pours a thin but large bubbled head. The nose has a lot of spice, mostly cardamon and cinnamon, with vanilla and rye notes. Sweet rye like flavours with lots of spice and an alcohol heft. Not all that balanced really. Sweet, quite alcoholic, with a fruity finish.

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3.53/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Passable experiment. One of their five beers on the previous night, had at Grambinus. Black body wth a nice head. Sourish fancy brown beer with a dry finnish. Gets bitter and drier as it warms.A little boozy, spicy, not to the style really.Second growler 3 weeks later from Bob himself who brewed it. A black beer, malt and licorce, a little bitter.

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4.04/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle from the brewery, bottled Jan 6 2015. Served in a wellington pint glass.

A- deep brown/amber color. Bubbly foam diminishes like the foam in a glass of cola. It does maintain however a thin layer around the glass.

S- Dark fruit, raisins, plum juice, molasses, maybe even a hint of fortified wine. Alot going on here.

T- Taste nearly mirrors the aroma and adds some flavors of rich toffee, nuts, a hint of vanilla, burnt sugar, and fresh molasses cookie dough. There is a nice bitterness in the finish and a hint of smokiness along with a warming alcohol bite.

M- is a smooth beer with just the perfect amount of carbonation for the style. Medium bodied.

D- Very flavorfull and drinkable.

Overall a real nice aroma to the beer. Flavor is good from sip to swallow. Well balanced and quite enjoyable.

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Old Defiant Old Ale from Grand River Brewing
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