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First Draft 1812 Butler's Bitter - First Draft - Niagara College Teaching Brewery

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First Draft 1812 Butler's BitterFirst Draft 1812 Butler's Bitter

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BA SCORE
81
good

20 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 20
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 12.86%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
First Draft - Niagara College Teaching Brewery visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
English Bitter |  4.40% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: liamt07 on 06-27-2012)
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Ratings: 20 | Reviews: 6 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by BeerClubNiagara:
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

BeerClubNiagara, Jan 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On cask at C'est What for the 1812 War commemorative event.

Brownish red, with an offwhite head. Moderate retention with good lacing. Nose has light, sweet toasty malt and mild citrus notes. Taste has some bready malt, light grains and some citrus flavours again. Good cask mouthfeel, with a lighter medium body. A solid sessionable bitter, I'd have this again.

liamt07, Jun 27, 2012
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3.33/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: It has a nice clear deep orange color to it. It has a nice light beige head that dies down moderately fast and leaves some nice lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of faint caramel and toasty malts. Not a whole lot going on.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has some toasty/biscuity malts, some caramel and some grainy malts.

Mouthfeel: It has a low/medium carbonation with a somewhat light overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a smooth drinkable beer accompanied with decent flavors and aromas.

SebD, Oct 24, 2013
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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

650ml bottle purchased as a single from the LCBO booth at the Toronto Royal Winter Fair.

Poured into a glass stein, formed a 1/4" beige head over the slightly cloudy dark copper brew. Head skims and lasts, with sticky lacing. Aroma is balanced, malty with lightly floral hops.

Taste starts nutty, citrus in the middle, with a tea-flavored close. Mouthfeel is smooth, and drinkability is good. Interesting flavor profile, but works for me. Would buy again.

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3.73/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle picked up at the brewery last week, the beer brewed in commemoration of the 200 year anniversary of battles of 1812. An easy drinking British mild.

Pours a bright amber colour, with orange highlights. The head dissipates quickly, but it remains a good looking beer. Sweet aroma of caramelized malts with biscuit and tea notes. The taste starts sweet but transitions nicely into a pleasantly dry finish. Definitely grain-forward, but well balanced and a decent example of the style.

Congratulations to Niagara College Teaching Brewery - it truly delights me to enjoy good beer made by kids! Gives me hope for the future...

hopsolutely, Oct 14, 2012
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2.78/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Got this at the LCBO this past summer.

From a bomber into a snifter
Bottled on 28 June 2014

APPEARANCE: Pours a two finger, medium looking, fluffy, off-white head with excellent retention. Hazy burnt umber with medium levels of carbonation. Head slowly fades to a faint wisp. A slight wisp and ring remain until the end and leave some dots of lacing down the glass. Good looking brew.

SMELL: A milder nose of caramel, red fruits and lightly grainy malts. Okay, but a little grainy for an English bitter.

TASTE: Caramel and some grainy sweetness up front, then touches of toffee at the swallow. A milder but lingering finish of red fruits, caramel and floral bitterness. A nice floral finish with some rye spice and sweetness. No roast or black coffee like the label says, which would have been odd for the style anyways.

PALATE: Medium body and medium levels of carbonation. Creamy on the palate, goes down fine and finishes slightly dry. Enough weight for the style. Good feel.

OVERALL: This is an oddity. The label announces roast and black coffee flavors, but those are nowhere to be found. Luckily they’re nowhere to be found, as those characteristics would be rather out of place in an English bitter. What actually is here is rather grainy as well. I would much rather more toffee and butterscotch flavors in an English bitter, and was rather disappointed I didn’t get that. Not a bad beer, but not something I’d need to re-visit.

Jeffo, Oct 16, 2014
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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Big head settling to a cap, lots of lace. Crystal clear copper colour. Striking looking beer.

Malty sweet nose with a whiff of alcohol. Thin bodied, slightly metallic. Malt up front, caramel, followed by grain. Bitter throughout, metal a little off-putting. Drying finish.

Okay.

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First Draft 1812 Butler's Bitter from First Draft - Niagara College Teaching Brewery
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