Niagara's Best Drummond Hill Dark Ale | Syndicate Restaurant & Brewery

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Niagara's Best Drummond Hill Dark AleNiagara's Best Drummond Hill Dark Ale
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Niagara's Best Drummond Hill Dark AleNiagara's Best Drummond Hill Dark Ale

Brewed by:
Syndicate Restaurant & Brewery
Ontario, Canada

Style: English Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Viggo on 10-06-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 6 |  Reviews: 4
Reviews by galluch:
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of Viggo
3.68/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at C'est What?.

Pouyrs a lightly hazed dark reddish brown, thick off white head forms, settles down to a thick ring around the glass, drops some chunks of lace, looks good. Smell is decent, a little light, but some biscuit, light chocolate and roast, caramel, bready, light bit of dark fruit. Taste is okay as well, solid fruit character, some chocolate, light roast, caramel, light sour fruit in the middle, toast, goes down easy. Mouthfeel is light bodied with medium carbonation. A pretty nice dark ale/brown ale, nothing fancy but I wouldn't say no to some pints.

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Photo of pootz
3.77/5  rDev +5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap and growler:

Pours a dark brown hazed ale in the glass smallish tan cap, laces well. Low carbonation.

Aroma mild caramel, roasty, cocoa, dark fruits, grassiness.

Profile: Soft mouth feel, mild character with lots of flavour: caramel, roast cocoa, figs bit of roasty charred husk, demure earthy hopping compliments but does not dominate, wet clean finish light cocoa aftertaste.

NOT a Newcastle style brown but a verifiable micro brown with tons of nutty-roasty-cocoa flavour without too much sweetness and a judicious use of hops. Well done. This one's a winner.

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Photo of kwjd
3.58/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

My dad picked up a growler from Taps. It was in a Niagara's Best growler with "Dark Ale" written on it, so I'm going to assume this is the correct beer. Pours a very murky dark brown with thin brown head. Some lacing on the glass. Smells of grainy malt with some mild chocolate. Fairly smooth mouthfeel. A nice easy drinking brown ale.

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Photo of bobsy
3.53/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the C'est What Fall Fest. Almost forgot to re-enter this after the beer was accidentally nuked.

Looks pretty good for a english brown ale, pouring a rich chestnut with a finger of off-white head that puts down some nice lace. Brown bread aroma, mixing in with dark fruit and chocolate. Taste is kinda fruity for a brown - grapes and prunes mix in with brown bread, light coffee and chocolate. Medium body and carbonation.

Its actually not all that bad (though not all that good either).

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Niagara's Best Drummond Hill Dark Ale from Syndicate Restaurant & Brewery
Beer rating: 3.59 out of 5 with 6 ratings