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Henry Hudson's Bale House Ale - Big Rock Brewery

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Henry Hudson's Bale House Ale
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8 Ratings
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Ratings: 8
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.21
pDev: 5.61%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Big Rock Brewery visit their website
Alberta, Canada

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

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Formerly Beaver Tail Ale.

(Beer added by: biboergosum on 05-18-2010)
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Reviews by joemcgrath27:
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3.15/5  rDev -1.9%
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

joemcgrath27, Dec 15, 2010
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3.15/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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 medium amber hue, with one finger of thick soapy white head, which leaves a thin wall of lace around the glass in its wake. It smells of biscuit malt, caramel, and earthy hops. The taste is quite in line with the aroma - biscuit grain, a stronger plain caramel sweetness, and leafy, earthy hops. The carbonation is average, the body medium weight, a bit prickly, but mostly smooth, and it finishes fairly dry - biscuity and floral.

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

biboergosum, May 18, 2010
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3.5/5  rDev +9%

MrTinnedPEach, Nov 16, 2013
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3/5  rDev -6.5%

MidwestBA, May 26, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

BigBry, Nov 05, 2012
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3.15/5  rDev -1.9%
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.

CrazyMike, Jan 24, 2011
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3/5  rDev -6.5%

Edgerrin32, May 26, 2013
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3.48/5  rDev +8.4%
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.

andrenaline, Nov 15, 2010
Henry Hudson's Bale House Ale from Big Rock Brewery
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