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Big Rock Traditional Ale - Big Rock Brewery

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149 Ratings
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Ratings: 149
Reviews: 82
rAvg: 3.38
pDev: 14.2%
Wants: 3
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
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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niangelo

Alberta (Canada)

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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Big Rock Traditional Ale from Big Rock Brewery
78 out of 100 based on 149 ratings.