Iron Bridge
The Gahan House

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The Gahan House
Prince Edward Island, Canada
English Brown Ale
3.69 | pDev: 10.84%
Nov 21, 2020
May 27, 2009
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Notes: Iron Bridge Brown Ale is a testament to the power of malt. With a base of Canadian barley malt for bready crispness, the rich roasty-toasty aromas are the result of premium British chocolate and black malts. Hopped lightly to let the malts take centre stage.
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Rated: 3.77 by Electros from Canada (ON)

Nov 21, 2020
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Reviewed by SSS from Canada (QC)

3.57/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
A-A beautiful dark brown with a tent of cherry red reminiscent of a Coca-Cola
S-the aroma is lacklustre with some multi character but not a lot beyond that
M- light mouth feel with light carbonation make this appear easy drinking.
T- this beer taste like an ordinary brown ale, it is very easy drinking and not what you would expect from a darker Ale.
O-I had high hopes as I really like this brewer, but alas I enjoyed what I had and hope to visit one day and be blown away by something different.
Mar 26, 2018
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Rated by eberesford from Canada (ON)

3.49/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Pours dark brown with little or no head or lacing. The aroma is sweetish dark toffee. Similarly in the flavour which is slightly cloying.
Aug 24, 2017
Rated: 4.09 by AcidJosh from Canada (NL)

Jun 26, 2017
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Rated by ewpass from Canada (PE)

3.69/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Dark brown colour with decent head and lacing. Chocolatety nose as it warms. Malty all the way through. Creamy mouthfeel, smooth bitter finish.
Apr 03, 2017
Rated: 3.59 by Erik-P from Canada (BC)

Oct 04, 2016
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Reviewed by q33jeff from New Jersey

2.99/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Bottle, courtesy of LL, to pint glass.

LOOK: Dark brown; solid color throughout. Medium off-white head; fades.
AROMA: Roasted Malt.
TASTE: Mostly Roasted Malt, touch of nuttiness, touch of something mineral.
FEEL: A tad thin for a Brown Ale, but not completely watery either.

A good brew.
Sep 27, 2016
Rated: 4.21 by jcubz from Canada (SK)

Aug 18, 2016
Rated: 3.59 by Jesterr44 from Canada (ON)

Aug 15, 2016
Rated: 3.75 by Jotora from Canada (ON)

Jul 10, 2016
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Reviewed by chinchill from South Carolina

3.51/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
On tap in at the brewpub in Halifax.
Slightly more bitter than average for style, and with malts that lean more than usual towards dark roast. A touch of smoke comes with the dark malts.
Excellent head and lacing over a clear but very dark brown body.
Jun 05, 2016
Rated: 3.44 by polloenfuego from Canada (NB)

Jun 05, 2016
Rated: 4.27 by travelguy from Ohio

May 28, 2016
Rated: 3.48 by StephenPerr from Canada (NB)

May 07, 2016
Rated: 4.44 by Regidis from Canada (NL)

Apr 12, 2016
Rated: 3.25 by Grogsky from Canada ()

Apr 03, 2016
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Rated by jrothaway from Minnesota

4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Very smooth and rich, malty without a noticeable hop present. Definitely English style, not American.
Mar 04, 2016
Rated: 4.54 by deg from New Hampshire

Jan 16, 2016
Rated: 3.72 by Powers30 from Canada (NB)

Dec 31, 2015
Rated: 3.75 by Mikexw from New York

Aug 30, 2015
Rated: 3.75 by ckollias from Maryland

Aug 28, 2015
Rated: 3.77 by LDuke from Canada (AB)

Aug 16, 2015
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Reviewed by gcamparone from Rhode Island

3.72/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured from a 500mL bottle into a pint glass. Purchased at the brewery.

Pours a muddy brown body with little head, lacing and retention.

Aromas are sweet with toffee and caramel. On the tongue is a slightly sweet caramel-toffee, somewhat grainy taste, chocolate and roastyness on the finish. Light, slightly watery body with medium-high carbonation.

Easy drinker, standard brown ale.. Nothing super but not bad.
Jul 09, 2015
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Reviewed by PorterPro125 from Canada (NB)

4.28/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Serving Type: 500 mL Bottle

A- Pours a dense, dark brown liquid with a creamy 1 1/2 finger white head (think Guinness). Excellent head retention and thick lacing on the glass.

S- Roasty coffee, nuts, molasses, and over-ripe fruit. Excellent blend of roastiness and sweetness.

T- Same as aroma with the roastiness more pronounced. Reminds me of a good stout. Less sweetness than the other Brown Ale's I've sampled (not a bad thing).

M- Creamy body with low carbonation. Easy going down and extremely sessionable.

O- Simply put, this is one of the best Brown Ale's I've had. It's extremely well balanced (roastiness vs. sweetness) and easy drinking.
May 19, 2015
Rated: 4 by Tivlavrie from Canada (AB)

Mar 16, 2015
Rated: 3.75 by howiebear from Florida

Nov 20, 2014
Rated: 3 by byronic from Canada (ON)

Oct 14, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by MrTinnedPEach from Canada (AB)

Sep 22, 2014
Rated: 3.08 by Freddy216b from Canada (NB)

Aug 23, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by Bf_89 from Canada (ON)

Aug 03, 2014
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Reviewed by johnnnniee from New Hampshire

3.51/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
On tap at The Gahan House as part of the sampler.
Pours a fairly clear dark brown with ruby highlights and a small off white cap.
Aromas of rich caramel and chocolate with little to no hop.
The flavor is a little sweet with caramel and chocolate and just enough earthy hop to balance.
I enjoyed this its a pretty decent brown.
Jul 22, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by YamagamiTravis from Canada (BC)

Jul 04, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by krome from Illinois

Jun 23, 2014
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Reviewed by Noxious26 from Canada (SK)

3.85/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
500ml brown bottle with pry off cap poured in a dimpled mug. Thanks to my buddy Scott for the beer!

Dark brown with ruby red highlights. Off-white head with a thin cap. Some lacing down the sides.

Aroma is malty and nutty with hints of chocolate.

Malty goodness through and through. Hints of nuts, tobacco, chocolate.

Full bodied with minimal carbonation. Smooth drinking with lots of flavour.

If you like a good malty brew, grab one of these. You won't be disappointed!
Apr 16, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by cam477 from Canada ()

Mar 21, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by Kmat10 from Canada (AB)

Mar 15, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by Westvleteren12 from Canada ()

Dec 26, 2013
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Reviewed by JohnnyBarman from Canada (ON)

3.64/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
On tap at the brewpub in Charlottetown, enjoyed with some brown bag fish and chips.

Poured into Gahan sampler glass. Chestnut ruby-amber brew, clear, good half inch of foam that recedes to a thick ring with swirls and eddies. Some lacing.

Nose is nutty, with mild spiciness and roasted malt. Caramel and dark fruit as well.

Solid brown ale that is firmly in the English camp, with good toasted nuttiness and mild fruit and spices to compliment. Hops are minimal. Drier finish, mild carbonation.

Good, sturdy brown ale that is well-crafted. Nothing out of the ordinary, but certainly worth the effort to seek out. One of their better brews, for certain.
Oct 10, 2013
Rated: 4.03 by ZachT from Canada (BC)

Sep 21, 2013
Rated: 3 by evil_liver from Canada (ON)

Aug 12, 2013
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