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Spark House Red Ale - Lake of Bays Brewing Company

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67 Ratings
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Ratings: 67
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.42
pDev: 11.99%
Wants: 1
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lake of Bays Brewing Company visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Crafted without artificial flavouring or colouring agents, Spark House gets its deep mahogany hue and distinctive taste from a unique blend of domestic and European hops and dark-roasted specialty malts.

(Beer added by: hopsolutely on 06-09-2011)
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Orionigel

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

08-18-2014 00:51:12 | More by Orionigel
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mjacquard

Ontario (Canada)

3.2/5  rDev -6.4%

08-17-2014 02:06:14 | More by mjacquard
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Guelphite


4.08/5  rDev +19.3%

08-16-2014 02:36:48 | More by Guelphite
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Brody1714

Ontario (Canada)

3.3/5  rDev -3.5%

08-12-2014 02:06:00 | More by Brody1714
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Jeff8ham

Alberta (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

08-09-2014 17:39:43 | More by Jeff8ham
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Coastal_Brew

British Columbia (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -5%

08-07-2014 12:41:13 | More by Coastal_Brew
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BakaGaijin

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -12.3%

08-07-2014 02:04:46 | More by BakaGaijin
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DaveBar

Ontario (Canada)

3.6/5  rDev +5.3%

Purchased at the LCBO for just under $3.00 for a 473ml can. Served at 4deg C in a draught glass

A- Opens well. Pours not much head that is gone in no time. Dark brown but clear

S- Pretty good. Malty!

T- Malty! LOL very malty. Bit of hops.

M- Ok but nothing special

O- Pretty good. Won't buy again but good

Food Pairing

This ok beer went well with... BBQ hamburgers

Enjoy

08-04-2014 17:38:01 | More by DaveBar
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Jotora

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -12.3%

07-26-2014 14:30:48 | More by Jotora
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

2.5/5  rDev -26.9%

07-20-2014 22:06:06 | More by XmnwildX12
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Idrankthat

Saskatchewan (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

07-07-2014 15:42:53 | More by Idrankthat
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DrJay

Massachusetts

3.7/5  rDev +8.2%

Back home in Canada for the 4th of July. I'm enjoying the canned offerings here in Ontario.

Clear coppery red with a short beige cap of fine bubbles. Decent head retention with a little stickage on the glass. Malty, nutty nose, mild citrus/pine nose, perhaps some faint smokiness. Balanced flavour, bittersweet overall with nutty, caramel sweetness up front and a slightly more citrusy back end. Lingering malt and smoke notes with a hint of cocoa. Medium bodied with average carbonation, decent texture. Quite nice overall. Nicely balanced and well crafted.

07-04-2014 20:49:33 | More by DrJay
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CMM


3/5  rDev -12.3%

06-29-2014 21:12:01 | More by CMM
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Socialiste

Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

06-18-2014 04:17:35 | More by Socialiste
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ToddMopps

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -12.3%

06-15-2014 19:55:53 | More by ToddMopps
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Pmicdee

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -12.3%

06-05-2014 02:01:35 | More by Pmicdee
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DenisKolkin

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

473 ml can purchased from LCBO for $2.75 CDN. Served cold into a non- descript pint glass.

Appearance - reddish brown beer that is clear and has crazy looking carbonation rising to the top. A half finger of foam quickly dissipates leaving a small soapy centre on top.

Smell- malt grain all the way with a faint black cherry aspect that is quickly smothered again by the biscuity aroma.

Taste- very similar to the nose in that it is all biscuity malt flavour with some sweetness from perhaps molasses. Very little bitterness overall.

Mouthfeel- not quite enough carbonation for my liking of a beer in this style and the beer leaves a syrupy feel in the mouth. Not bad but probably the weakest point of the beer.

Overall - a pretty tasty red ale, something I could see picking up again and for those who like a malt dominated sessionable beer this is right up your alley. However, it remains on the simpler side in that there is the biscuity and molasses malt side of this beer and that is it. I think counteracting this with some additional hop bitterness could have elevated this tremendously. Still worth a try.

05-07-2014 01:05:21 | More by DenisKolkin
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Tivlavrie

Alberta (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

05-02-2014 03:59:07 | More by Tivlavrie
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ArrogantPrick

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -12.3%

04-17-2014 20:48:59 | More by ArrogantPrick
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boszormeny

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -5%

03-12-2014 22:14:13 | More by boszormeny
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The-Jolly-Imbiber

Antarctica

3.9/5  rDev +14%

Less than one finger of head which disappeared in under a minute. Appearancewise, a dark brown, or a very deep amber.

Fruity, raspberry aromas. Hints of caramel. I love the smell. It keeps inviting me to continue enjoying this beer to the bottom of the glass.

Nice taste. Mild sweetness which tails off into a moderate bitterness.

Little carbonation. Smooth and thin mouthfeel.

This is the best amber that I have tried so far (out of 4).

Update: Upped my rating of Taste a notch. Over the past few months, this has become one of my favourite beers.

01-01-2014 04:51:55 | More by The-Jolly-Imbiber
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Erik-P

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +17%

12-14-2013 08:06:23 | More by Erik-P
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Yanka

British Columbia (Canada)

3/5  rDev -12.3%

12-11-2013 08:02:27 | More by Yanka
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JeanDuteau

Alberta (Canada)

3.49/5  rDev +2%

A browner beer than I expected, given that it is named House Red and is an Amber Ale. Poured with a decent head that thinned quickly. It had a very sweet smell that was intriguing. The taste was darker than I expected with chocolate overtones and a slight bitterness. It had a slightly unpleasant aftertaste but overall was an enjoyable ale.

12-11-2013 02:56:31 | More by JeanDuteau
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Westvleteren12

Newfoundland (Canada)

4/5  rDev +17%

12-09-2013 23:08:42 | More by Westvleteren12
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Spark House Red Ale from Lake of Bays Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 67 ratings.