Royal 100 | Wild Rose Brewery & Taproom

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Royal 100Royal 100

Brewed by:
Wild Rose Brewery & Taproom
Alberta, Canada

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Royal 100 was a celebratory beer that was brewed by Wild Rose specifically for the Mount Royal Centennial. With a reddish hue and a well balanced flavour, this beer was a highlight of the celebrations. Brewed with Canadian malted barley and wheat, Royal 100 has been perfectly dry hopped with … you guessed it, Centennial hops!

Added by wordemupg on 09-27-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 6
Reviews by joemcgrath27:
Photo of joemcgrath27
3.56/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - pretty and clear amber, nice head left great lacing
S - mild nutty and brown sugar, not much else
T - Nutty and caramel malt with grassy hops and brown sugar sweetness
M - smooth moving to dry and slightly bready
D - the balanced flavours made up for what was lacking on the nose, went down very easy, not mind blowing in any way but worth a purchase

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Photo of biboergosum
3.41/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Apparently available for a year or so, according to the guys at the Taproom...

This beer appears a clear dark amber colour, with one finger of soapy white head, which leaves a thin band of drooping lace around the glass in its brief wake. It smells of mild caramel malt, a bit of yeast, and fruity, floral hops. The taste is biscuity, slightly toasted malt, and mild earthy, floral hops. The carbonation is average, the body medium weight, mostly smooth, with a hint of creaminess. It finishes dry, the biscuit and herbal characters standing out.

An agreeable enough quaff, to be sure, but overall fairly simple, paling somewhat in comparison to the sturdier Oktoberfest seasonal.

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Photo of IronDjinn
3.23/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

From a 1 L brown flip-top bottle. Pours out a brilliant clear reddish-amber hue, tall frothy off-white head with good retention.

Toasted, biscuity malt on the nose, a fair amount of sweetness, some light spicy hops.

Dry toasty malt at first in the flavour, some bready sweetness in the middle, with a mild herbal hoppy finish.

Medium-bodied mouthfeel, gets fuller towards the finish, smooth texture, moderate carbonation.

Cool about this being tied in with Mount Royal College's (er, University I suppose it is now....) 100th anniversary. It's a light clean Amber ale, but a fairly run of the mill Amber ale all the same.

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Photo of BigBry
3.7/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had to try a pint at the Brewpub while it is still available.
Another specialty brew, from the website:
"Mount Royal University is celebrating its 100th anniversary. Although Mount Royal has evolved with the times and needs of our society, their commitment to students and the community has only strengthened with a century of achievement.
Royal 100 is a celebratory beer that was brewed by Wild Rose specifically for the Mount Royal Centennial. With a reddish hue and a well balanced flavour, this beer is sure to be a highlight of the celebrations. Brewed with Canadian malted barley and wheat, Royal 100 has been perfectly dry hopped with … you guessed it, Centennial hops!"

This beer is a clear, dark amber-orange color. Thin, bubbly white head. Foam quickly fades, but leaves some lace strings. Smell has more hoppiness than I was expecting for an amber. Floral, earthy hop aroma with lots of caramel malt sweetness. The taste is starts with some toasted malt, and then out comes the earthy hops. Nice balance betwwen the two elements. Medium carbonation, average mouthfeel. Smooth, slightly creamy, clean and dry finish. Nothing stands out, just very drinkable, well made with lots of flavor.

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Photo of andrenaline
3.76/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Props to my fellow BA joemcgrath27 for sharing this bottle with me.

A - Pours a nice copper colour, thumb of head with decent retention (couple minutes) and leaving some fine sticky lacing.

S - Scent is rather mild and a bit musty, but some caramel malts come through.

T - The bready caramel malts dominate, but are complemented by some grassy hops (which were undetectable on the nose). Some burnt almond notes also come through and the bready malts linger on the finish.

M - Nice medium bodied ale which goes down smooth with nice carbonation on the body.

D - A well balanced amber ale and it does the style justice. I would imagine that this would be very tasty on tap, it's easily sessionable with flavours that are present but not overwhelming. A tasty offering and worthy to any fan of amber ales.

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Photo of wordemupg
3.62/5  rDev +2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1L swinging pop top poured into pint glass sept26 2010

A clear light amber with a fast falling two finger head that leaves no lace

S floral hops with some nutty caramel

T what I smell but a little nuttier and I get much more chocolate then one would expect from the color and some fruitiness

M thicker then expected and was well carbonated

D I'd drink this again and had no problems with the 1L bottle so that says something

Brewed for Mount Royals 100th birthday and I'm not sure how long it will be around so try it if you get the chance

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Royal 100 from Wild Rose Brewery & Taproom
3.55 out of 5 based on 6 ratings.
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