Black Creek Rifleman's Ration | Black Creek Historic Brewery

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3.75/5
Very Good
62 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Black Creek Historic Brewery
Ontario, Canada
blackcreekbrewery.ca

Style: English Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by spinrsx on 05-30-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#25,464
Reviews:
28
Ratings:
62
pDev:
8.27%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
7
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 62 |  Reviews: 28
Photo of Larryfunnell
4.01/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

The beer pours out with a good head, that seems firm and lasts. Colour of the beer is a dark amber, and looks appealing. I found the smell to be less inviting than the colour. The beer has a nice amount of bitterness from the hops, enough to let you know it is beer and not water, with a touch of dark, not sweet chocolate, that is not overpowering, but adds character. The overall balance is good, without being sweet. The beer leaves a lingering aftertaste that is pleasant.

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Photo of polloenfuego
3.33/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Not a bad brown ale, perhaps a little lighter than I like. The taste was almost spot on for a brown ale, but then at the end of the palate came that artificial smoke flavor. Really not a good add,this beer could have stood up by itself without it.

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Photo of boszormeny
3/5  rDev -20%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Jangle_bojangle
3.59/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of eberesford
3.84/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a slightly misty dark amber - with a rather gushing head and rather light body. Aromas: sweetish caramel, slightly smoky. Flavour sweetish, more like a mild than a brown ale, very light hopping, little aromatic element to the bitterness, but slso significant carbonic bight.

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Photo of bixby1971
3.48/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of The-Jolly-Imbiber
3.85/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of patre_tim
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dark amber with lots of carbonation, a slight cloudiness and 4 fingers of off white head.

Smells of cherries, quite fruity with a sort of Belgian quality to it.

The taste follows the nose but then turns to a smokey, toasted, almost burnt bread quality.

Light body with little carbonation.

This one reminds me of Black Creek Pioneer Village where it was brewed. The wood smoke qualities take me there. Drinking by Lake Muskoka, Dec 13th, 2017.

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Photo of Electros
3.69/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mousel
3.94/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Squeezyq
4.09/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ConnorG
4.19/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of KellyGaudreau
4.77/5  rDev +27.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Boo-urns
4.18/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ikidunot
3.77/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bryanzk
4.13/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of TheHammer
3.62/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of GoHabsGo
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brody1714
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of CRObighit2
4.68/5  rDev +24.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of headlessparrot
3.63/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

The pour reveals Rifleman's Ration to be a shockingly lightly-carbonated beer, with an aggressive pour netting no more than a half-finger of head that recedes almost instantly, though at least there's a ring of lacing on the glass.

Smell is smoky, caramel, toasted malt, roasted malt. Biscuit made from hearty brown bread. Taste is all those things, but with a balance between the malty, toasty, smoky notes and a nice caramelized sugar sweetness. Body is very lightly carbonated and rather light in body. Still, my guess is there's an element of historic authenticity here, and it's cool to drink what--ostensibly--might have been a drink of choice a couple hundred years ago. It's interesting, and decent enough, but not setting the world on fire.

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Photo of Jotora
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Wajohnst
3.6/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Glorithm
3.54/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bf_89
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Black Creek Rifleman's Ration from Black Creek Historic Brewery
Beer rating: 3.75 out of 5 with 62 ratings