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Henry Hudson's Bale House Ale - Big Rock Brewery

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Ratings: 8
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.21
pDev: n/a
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Alberta, Canada

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: biboergosum on 05-18-2010

Formerly Beaver Tail Ale.
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Ratings: 8 | Reviews: 4
Reviews by joemcgrath27:
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3.15/5  rDev n/a
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Few pints went down at Calgary Hudson's
A - pint showed up with a short head and not much lacing, clear copper amber
S - biscuity and nutty, generally mild
T - malty flavour like the nose, some very light earthy grassy hops, but generally very mild
M - medium weight with a smooth texture, just a little dry on the finish
D - high focus on pour down the gullet ability and less on flavour and balance, not surprising for a house beer, generally average but I definitely enjoyed several without complaint

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3.16/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

18oz pint, the second of Hudson's new house beers, made by the folks down Highway 2 at the Big Rock Brewery in Cowtown.

This beer appears a clear, bright medium bronzed amber hue, with one skinny-ass finger of loosely foamy, and mostly soapy white head, which leaves a thin wall of lace around the glass in its short wake.

It smells of watery, biscuity caramel malt, a mild earthy flintiness, faint orchard fruit notes, and timid earthy, floral hops. The taste is quite in line with the aroma - thin biscuity, semi-sweet grain, a stronger plain caramel sweetness, a bit of weak diacetyl astringency, ethereal black fruit, a hint of unresolved yeast, and generic leafy, earthy hops.

The carbonation is average, manifesting in just a plain-Jane frothiness for the most part, the body an adequate medium weight, and a bit prickly, but mostly smooth. It finishes stereotypically off-dry - biscuity caramel and floral, weedy hops.

Not a particularly complex amber ale, and very reminiscent of the Big Life variant that Big Rock also makes for the Moxies restaurant chain. Drinkable? Sure I guess, but really only as a slightly better alternative to Molson's 'craft' offerings at this expanding Canadiana-themed pub.

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3.5/5  rDev n/a

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3/5  rDev n/a

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3.25/5  rDev n/a

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3.16/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Amber brown apperance with minimal head that disappears quickly. Sweet caramel smell with a hint of nuts.

Taste is similar to the smell, mostly caramel and nuts. Picked up grassy hops and nuts as well, taste overall is pretty light. Light-medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Aftertaste is dry with a lingering caramel taste.

Similar to lumberjack, it's okay and refreshing but kind of dull and watery. I guess it's worth a try if your in Hudsons.

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3/5  rDev n/a

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3.47/5  rDev n/a
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Took down a couple pints of this when enjoying some cheap wings at Hudson's.

A - Pours a golden colour with an amber hue, thin layer of head with little retention but does leave some sporadic lacing.

S - Scent is nutty with caramel notes and some grassy hops, though overall is rather mild.

T - Again, much like the scent the flavours were dominated by the nutty caramel notes and finished with some grassy hops.

M - Nice medium body, goes down smooth and finishes a tad dry.

D - Although this beer offered balanced malt and hop flavours it was pretty tame overall. A decent beer, but mildly disappointing like many of the Big Rock offerings I've had.

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Henry Hudson's Bale House Ale from Big Rock Brewery
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