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Big Rock Traditional Ale - Big Rock Brewery

Big Rock Traditional AleBig Rock Traditional Ale

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141 Ratings
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Ratings: 141
Reviews: 82
rAvg: 3.36
pDev: 13.99%


Brewed by:
Big Rock Brewery visit their website
Alberta, Canada

Style | ABV
English Brown Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This medium bodied Brown Ale fills your mouth with a fusion of toasty malt and sweet caramel up front finishing with a nutty flavour, medium creamy carbonation and mild hop bitterness.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-26-2002)
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DoctorStrangiato

Alberta (Canada)

4.22/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured a 341-ml bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance - light amber with a thin 1/8-inch sustaining head. Light carbonation with only modest lacing.

Smell - cidery, hoppy smell over a nice roasted barley. Some sweeter malts detected on further nosings.

Taste - I really like the taste of this beer. Very even, a nice roasted malty flavour with a good nutty taste to follow up. Hoppiness is very light but consistent.

Mouthfeel - fairly even overall without too much carbonation. I do find that most of the other Big Rock beers I've sampled seem overcarbonated.

Drinkability - goes down very easy and is not boring. I can pack several of these away with no issues. Nice to get the nutritional information on the box as well!

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2010 02:59:15 | More by DoctorStrangiato
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Big Rock Traditional Ale from Big Rock Brewery
77 out of 100 based on 141 ratings.