Dam Buster
Silversmith Brewing Company

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English Pale Ale
Ranked #68
Ranked #27,988
3.78 | pDev: 7.67%
Silversmith Brewing Company
Ontario, Canada
Dam BusterDam Buster
Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 25
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3.85/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a deep copper with a 1cm creamy headand good lacing. Aromas: caramel / toast - these carry into the flavour where they are balanced by an earthy hop bitterness.

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4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a mug glass.

A: The beer is a deep amber color with a large off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick but spotty lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains honey, caramelized malts, some fruit and some hops.

T: The taste starts out sweet with flavors of caramel, honey and some fruit. Then some breadiness quickly follows from a hearty malt character. The hops presence is mild but complementary and on-target for the style, creating a good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet and slightly bready.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, mild kick, very good representation of style, this is a solid beer to pound down for a long time.

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4.54/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This was an excellent beer. Beautiful copper color with perfect carbonation. It's taste is a flavorful and delicious meld of caramel and butterscotch malts, a mild nuttiness, and an absolutely perfect amount of hops.

For it's style, this is one of the best I have tried in a long time.

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4.23/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Just a heads-up, this beer is actually Bang On Bitter, remarketed because people were reluctant to try a "bitter beer." Hey, this beer market up here is growing, but it ain't quite Vermont.

This is a gorgeous rust-coloured beer that nicely retains its creamy, pale yellow head. It laces if you wait that long. I usually can't.

Smells of bready, caramel malt with some dark fruit, leafy hop and spice notes. Malt-heavy taste, balanced with some cranberry tartness, plum sweetness and chestnut. The leafy hop and a hint of salt and pepper tie it together. It's definitely English pale ale here, but the hop plays a bigger part than the style dictates.

Mouthfeel is a perfect medium -- substantial but not chewy.

This, to me is the perfect compromise between English and American pale ales, so I'm going to go ahead and call it a Canadian Pale Ale (CPA - lol) and be done with it.

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Dam Buster from Silversmith Brewing Company
Beer rating: 82 out of 100 with 25 ratings