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Big Rock Traditional Ale - Big Rock Brewery

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BA SCORE
78
okay

170 Ratings
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Ratings: 170
Reviews: 83
rAvg: 3.37
pDev: 14.84%
Wants: 4
Gots: 12 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +26.1%

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3/5  rDev -11%

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3.01/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Pours a one finger white head that quickly disappears. Body is of dark ruby color. Looks decent, but a bit disappointed that the head disappeared so quickly.

Not much aroma picked up, but from what there was: slight sweet caramel notes and biscuity notes.

Slight grain notes on the taste, backed by some caramel malt. Bit nutty and dry finish.

Nice amount of carbonation, and goes down real fast and smooth. But, it is way too watery. Very little body to it.

Not a remarkable English Brown Ale.

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3/5  rDev -11%

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3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

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4/5  rDev +18.7%

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3/5  rDev -11%

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3/5  rDev -11%

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3/5  rDev -11%

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3/5  rDev -11%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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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.

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3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +26.1%

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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.

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3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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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.

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Big Rock Traditional Ale from Big Rock Brewery
78 out of 100 based on 170 ratings.