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Big Rock Traditional Ale - Big Rock Brewery

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BA SCORE
77
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156 Ratings
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Ratings: 156
Reviews: 82
rAvg: 3.36
pDev: 15.18%
Wants: 3
Gots: 7 | 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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New Brunswick (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

07-31-2012 22:51:58 | More by Ivanhoes_Backpack
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07-30-2012 03:39:23 | More by Iggy12
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Alberta (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

07-20-2012 17:53:05 | More by Sbekolay
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Alberta (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +26.5%

07-16-2012 00:50:29 | More by Alberta_Beer_Guy
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3.35/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2012 14:35:46 | More by sAws
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MrTinnedPEach

Alberta (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

06-16-2012 07:17:56 | More by MrTinnedPEach
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EagleTalon

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev +19%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2012 05:09:29 | More by EagleTalon
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2.5/5  rDev -25.6%

05-21-2012 14:13:33 | More by TJMcScmeebs
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British Columbia (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

05-11-2012 00:19:06 | More by bumchilly25
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ScottWestmaas

Alberta (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

04-06-2012 23:37:18 | More by ScottWestmaas
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MattPS

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

03-29-2012 15:57:14 | More by MattPS
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4/5  rDev +19%

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slowfade

Quebec (Canada)

3/5  rDev -10.7%

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spinrsx

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%
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
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Ontario (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev -25.6%

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Alberta (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev -25.6%

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Alberta (Canada)

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Ohio

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Louisiana

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British Columbia (Canada)

3/5  rDev -10.7%

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Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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Alberta (Canada)

3/5  rDev -10.7%

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British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +19%

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Nova Scotia (Canada)

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Big Rock Traditional Ale from Big Rock Brewery
77 out of 100 based on 156 ratings.