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Big Rock Traditional Ale - Big Rock Brewery

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BA SCORE
77
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165 Ratings
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Ratings: 165
Reviews: 82
rAvg: 3.37
pDev: 15.13%
Wants: 4
Gots: 10 | 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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3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

KalanM, Nov 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev +18.7%

schnarr84, Nov 10, 2012
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3/5  rDev -11%

Will12, Nov 07, 2012
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3/5  rDev -11%

cfalovo97, Nov 06, 2012
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3/5  rDev -11%

LagerHOGGER, Oct 26, 2012
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3/5  rDev -11%

bigox420, Oct 07, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

joefinnigan15, Sep 19, 2012
Photo of BierStein711
3.63/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On draught, three finger head, frosted glass

No carbonation

Taosty, bready malt, with hop finish for taste.

Smells of bread

Overall, not a bad beer, but its moderate mouthfeel leaves it lacking.
Seems to be an ok beer. I haven't been a fan of brown ales ever, but this beer does not lean me towards them any further.

BierStein711, Sep 07, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

spoony, Aug 27, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Ivanhoes_Backpack, Jul 31, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Iggy12, Jul 30, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

Sbekolay, Jul 20, 2012
Photo of Alberta_Beer_Guy
4.25/5  rDev +26.1%

Alberta_Beer_Guy, Jul 16, 2012
Photo of sAws
3.35/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Pours a very nice translucent dark brown, however my pour had very minimal head. Smells malty with some caramel hints. Good flavor of deep complex malts however it feels very thin in the mouth with very little carbonation, for me this is the biggest downfall of the beer.

sAws, Jun 22, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

MrTinnedPEach, Jun 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Greetings from Canada. Pours up to a fizzy buff head and clear light brown color. Aroma is a pleasing blend of toasty, sweet malt and a hint of hops. Flavor is a complex blend of with a toasted malts, caramel, nuts, butterscotch and enough nondescript hops to balance the whole thing out. Mouthfeel is light. Overall, I really liked this beer and would have some on hand at all times if I could. Also noteworthy was that this beer was sampled in Calgary where it was likely just days from the brewery so it was very "fresh" tasting.

EagleTalon, Jun 14, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -25.8%

TJMcScmeebs, May 21, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

bumchilly25, May 11, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

ScottWestmaas, Apr 07, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

MattPS, Mar 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev +18.7%

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, Mar 05, 2012
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3/5  rDev -11%

slowfade, Jan 26, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

355ml Can from the Beer Store

Appearance - Light brown/copper colour with an average size fizzy beige coloured head. There is an averahe amount of carbonation and there is some decent lacing. The head lasted for around 3 minutes.

Smell - Malts, caramel/butterscotch, hops

Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, caramel and some light hops. There is also a light amount of fruit esters and a nuttiness. It ends with a malty sweet aftertaste.

Overall - Definitely the best beer I've ever had from Big Rock. It's very drinkable and has a nice balanced taste. I won't rush out to buy more, but I'm glad I gave it a try. It's along the same lines as the Creemore Springs beer.

spinrsx, Jan 25, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -25.8%

CoreyJKelly, Jan 17, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -25.8%

mdevonshire, Jan 15, 2012
Big Rock Traditional Ale from Big Rock Brewery
77 out of 100 based on 165 ratings.