Big Rock Traditional Ale - Big Rock Brewery
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3.5/5 rDev +3.6%
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.
Serving type: can
01-25-2012 14:34:39 | More by spinrsx
3.88/5 rDev +14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
From a bottle into a Big Rock pint glass
Visual (3.5): High clarity dark amber beer with a robust and rolling one to two finger head. The dusty light brown head quickly disappears and leaves a very light lacing on the glass.
Aroma (4): Dominantly malty with breads, grains and toasted smells. An undertone of wood smokeyness sticks in the nostrils after. Surprising.
Taste (4): Sweet malt flavours continue right through with little to no hop bitterness. Passive touches of brown sugar, maple, and almond dryness roll across the tounge. Leaves a sweet, almost chocolate, aftertaste.
Mouthfeel (3): Light and fairly watery with a slight creamy finish on the tounge. Carbonation is almost non-existent, contributing to the creamy finish, and an alcoholic warming lingers at the back of the mouth and throat.
Overall (4): My favorite local brown ale and a flagship beer for Big Rock. Great value for the price having a very enjoyable taste while still bring extremely drinkable.
Serving type: bottle
11-02-2011 02:53:38 | More by tonyf55
3.45/5 rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
I've had this beer many times, and it is very common throughout Alberta. I had a pint of Newcastle right before this at a local bar, and decided to go make some tasting notes. On tap, in a pint glass.
It has a very dark amber colour. Looks brown under most light, and not a lot of light gets through, though it is filtered and completely clear. There is a nice finger of creamy off-white/toffee tinted head that settles town to almost nothing after a few minutes.
The aroma is fairly faint, but a slight toasty maltiness comes through. I imagine that the aroma improves as it gets a bit warmer (mine is ice cold at the moment). There is also a slightly sweet smell of caramel that mixes with a tiny bit of an alcohol smell. Quite pleasant if not very intense.
The flavour is quite nice. A nice toasty malt flavour fills the mouth to start and gives way to some light sweetness. There is a definite nutty flavour here. Some hop bitterness comes through towards the end.
Overall, this is a very nice session ale. It's miles ahead of the newcastle I just had. I'll have to remember to have this more often when I go out!
Serving type: on-tap
06-26-2011 04:16:31 | More by evlu1441
Big Rock Traditional Ale from Big Rock Brewery
78 out of 100 based on 149 ratings.