Big Rock Traditional Ale - Big Rock Brewery
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Reviews by niangelo:
3.68/5 rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
This is perennial session brew for me. It's local, many times better any macro crap, and you can get it absolutely everywhere on tap in my city.
Poured from a pitcher. Nice 3/4 in tannish head that lasted a good while. Nice deep chestnut color with some amber. Is this a pale ale? I think on reviewer commented it looked more like a brown. I think he's right.
Toastiness and malt on the nose. Not terribly complex, but nice.
Mouthfeel is a mild carbonation that dances around the mouth and a smooth feel to the brew.
Tastes nice and toasty. Bready, caramel, toasty notes and a good bits of hops at the finish. Incredibly drinkable with buddies, one friend commented when sharing the pitcher, "I have to stop myself, it just dissappears if I just get talking and forget not to drink". Very true.
Serving type: on-tap
08-24-2005 07:02:20 | More by niangelo
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3.35/5 rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
Pours a light caramel to brown (light for the style) with two fingers of butterscotch foam. Aroma is sweet grainy malt, artificial vanilla extract, a faint hint of earthy herbal hops. Palate is smooth, sweet corn syrup, mellow toasty malt, carnival peanuts, some treacle, vanilla toffee notes, faint earthy hops. Mouthful is quite nice actually, silky smooth and decent body, some chewy malts. An underachieving brown ale that is a decent sessional if one is in an old school pub mood. Lacks nutty punch and swings way towards sweet but mellow malt.
Serving type: bottle
08-30-2013 02:10:41 | More by CalgaryFMC
Big Rock Traditional Ale from Big Rock Brewery
78 out of 100 based on 149 ratings.