Plowman's Ale | Grand River Brewing

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Brewed by:
Grand River Brewing
Ontario, Canada | website

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
This is a big, bold beer that is loaded with five types of hops but also backed up with a hearty grain that establishes balance and body. This deep copper coloured beer has beautiful spicy and a slight citrus hops note right from the start with a rounded malt finish accompanying the hop bitterness.

Immediately after pouring the beer, you will notice a full, rocky head form at the top of your glass that preserves all the flavour and allows the slow release of the hop focused aroma. As you drink and enjoy your beer you will notice the head take on a thick and rocky appearance as it creates some wonderful lacing down the side of your glass. All signs of a well made traditional style beer.

Added by crwills on 09-15-2007

BEER STATS
Reviews:
53
Ratings:
91
Avg:
3.73
pDev:
16.89%
 
 
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Photo of Sammy
3.8/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Lovely white head, with lace, on grapefruit coloured body. Aroma is good, with C-hop, malt and lager. Grapefruit hop takes over, hoppy pale, with acidic bite begging for food. Bold eh? for Ontario, very fresh thanks to Old Faithful's growler. Very drinkable and also surprisingly bitter. A good pale,
Once in a while, the hype is for real. One of the best Ontario brews I have had...you can look it up.Had it six months later, and creamy good, hoppy just not as outstanding as the first.

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Photo of Viggo
3.8/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Again thanks to KwaiLo for providing the growlers during brewday.

Pours a clear orange/red, thin white head, decent lacing, ring around the glass, sticks around. Smell is caramel, piney hops, citrus, very malty resinous middle, hoppy finish. Taste is similar, caramelized malts up front, pine, floral/citrus, bit of grapefruit, bready, very bitter finish. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with low carbonation, very solid flavour. Bit unbalanced bitterness, from what I've head they had AA% problems with the hops on the first batch. Subsequent batches are a little more balanced. Thanks Scott!

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Photo of crwills
3.98/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at C'est What - best beer I sampled there. Fantastically hoppy, lots of pine and citrus, both in the aroma and the flavour. The server actually "warned" me about how hoppy it was, to which I nearly replied "Thank God!" Very balanced and drinkable, however, with a good crackery malt backbone. Low alcohol level means I could session this very happily. Looking forward to trying the rest of the beers from this brewer.

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Plowman's Ale from Grand River Brewing
84 out of 100 based on 53 ratings.
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