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Terrestrial India Brown Ale - Wellington County Brewery

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Terrestrial India Brown AleTerrestrial India Brown Ale

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Ratings: 15
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 15.3%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Wellington County Brewery visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  5.90% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: hopsolutely on 03-17-2012

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Ratings: 15 | Reviews: 4
Photo of jaz58
3.69/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Quite an interesting ale. The nose has hints of bread yeast with caramel and a slight hint of citrus.

Dark mahogany colour with a cream to tan coloured head. It poured thick yet dissipated quickly. As I sipped the brew, a decent lace was on the glass.

Mouthfeel was smooth.

Taste at the beginning is a combination of caramel, a hint of chocolate and malt. The finish is dry with a generous bitters end.

Photo of Phyl21ca
2.75/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Can: Poured a clear medium brown color ale with a medium size foamy head with OK retention and some lacing. Aroma of grainy malt with light dry caramel notes with some funky and lightly citrusy hops notes. Taste is a weird mix between some unrefined grainy cereal notes and some stale hoppy notes with light citrus undertones. Body is about average with good carbonation. I either got a bad can of this or maybe it just didn’t fit my style but I though the hops were stale and lacking and the malt base used wasn’t the greatest.

Photo of liamt07
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Can at C'est What, 473ml into a tulip.

Dark brown with some violet highlights and a beige head. Creamy in texture, but extremely short lived. A collar remains and only a shred of lace. Nose has some brown ale character, but substantial hop notes are dominating. Harsh grapefruit and some other citrus, some dark bread and a bit of caramel. Flavour has both prominent breadiness and malt flavour, again, grapefruit among other citrus. Just a ton of bittering hops here, not much in the way of flavouring or dry-hopping. Medium body, and a lingering bitterness that I didn't really care for. An OK beer, but doesn't have enough flavour or intrigue to warrant revisiting again.

Photo of hopsolutely
3.73/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a beautiful dark and clear mahogany amber, with decent off-white head and lacing. Mouthfeel is pleasant, but a tad thin and carbonation is not overwhelming.

Am currently enjoying a can purchased at the brewery on the day of its release. Have enjoyed this beer on draught at Wellington and at the Kick Off (Waterloo) - and it is has a much superior aroma and flavour depth when on tap. However this is a review of the can, from which the aroma is almost uni-dimensional caramelized malts with a subtle nut spice undertone. The flavour has a delightful dry hopped finish, but a rather simple caramelized malt sweetness in the mouth. Again, a better balanced and more complex taste in the 3 kegs I've tried.

Although this first batch can't compete with DogFish Head India Brown Ale (of which I just had a sip and it remains superb), it is fantastic to see Wellington attempting hopped one-offs and I hope they continue!!! Definitely moving in the right direction...

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Terrestrial India Brown Ale from Wellington County Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 15 ratings.