Black Creek Dray Horse Ale | Black Creek Historic Brewery

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Black Creek Dray Horse AleBlack Creek Dray Horse Ale

Brewed by:
Black Creek Historic Brewery
Ontario, Canada

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Sammy on 10-21-2012

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Photo of liamt07
3.77/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle from the LCBO, 500ml into a tulip. Best before April 2013.

Burgundy, with a very mild offwhite head produced even with a hard pour. Some bubbles and a thin film retain. Nose has roast and a hint of smoke up front, some coffee notes and some toasty nutty notes. Fairly nice, and simple. Taste has more roast, light nuttiness, a bit of chocolate and some darker breads. Lighter end of medium mouthfeel, low carbonation - I could see this being absolutely crushable on cask. I quite enjoyed this glass.

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Photo of peensteen
3.55/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Chestnut brown colour, light ring of white head, light lace spots as well. Smell is roasted with bits of chocolate, bits of coffee, caramel, toffee and sugestions of hop. Taste follows the nose with roast and bittersweet chocolate, nutty toffee and caramel, mild hop bitterness as well. Light-medium carbonation, light-medium feel almost cask like and quite pleasant. Overall this is a serviceable brown ale, though not something interesting enough to have me coming back for.

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Photo of RedAleMan
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of hopsolutely
3.42/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This is the first Black Creek beer in which I've been disappointed. Picked the bottle up at the LCBO today and it is quite flat - no head whatsoever. Scant bubbles across the slightly hazy, dark chocolate with ruby highlights pour.

A nutty aroma of roasted brown malts with a strong tea undertone. The flavour is well balanced yet unremarkable, suiting an English mild or British brown style. Roasted and caramelized malts including nut, toffee and chocolate tones, with some ending bitterness and a nicely dry finish.

Love the idea of a beer brewed solely with Ontario grown ingredients and have enjoyed most of Black Creek's earlier efforts. Would try this again next year, but won't be buying any further bottles from this batch.

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Photo of Sammy
3.65/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A sasaparilla and malty beer. Chocolate brown coloured body, little head. Pleasant good drinkability, toffee, chocolate malts, nothing off nothing offensive. One can do worse.Carbonation is suitable. Better than any yellow fizzy stuff.A transition beer.

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Black Creek Dray Horse Ale from Black Creek Historic Brewery
3.47 out of 5 based on 30 ratings.
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