Category Archives: Dark Ale

Samuel Smith’s Winter Welcome Ale

6.0% alc./vol., 550 ml bottleSamuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster) – http://www.samuelsmithsbrewery.co.uk/Tadcaster, England It’s threatening to snow in Ottawa, so I’m drinking a special winter brew from Mr. Smith.  This brewer remains devoted to old-fashioned tools and techniques.  As part of … Continue reading

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AMB Noire (Black) Ale

5% alc./vol., 341 ml bottleAu Maître Brasseur (AMB) Inc. – http://www.maitrebrasseur.ca/Laval, Québec, Canada Every one of their beers is also self-described as “classique”, but I couldn’t bring myself to type that.  If you understand French and want to know more … Continue reading

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Black Watch Brown Ale

4.7% alc./vol., 341 ml bottleBrasseur de Montréal – http://www.brasseursdemontreal.ca/Montréal, Québec, Canada The “Black Watch” were a Scottish militia raised in 1739 to keep “watch” for crime in the highlands while wearing a dark green tartan.  There’s one in Canada too, … Continue reading

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London Ruby Ale

4% alc./vol., 341 ml bottleBrasseur de Montréal – http://www.brasseursdemontreal.ca/Montréal, Québec, Canada Hmm, this beer looks a bit angry, doesn’t it?  The first surprise for me was that it’s the brownest ruby I’ve ever seen.  Rubies, in case you forgot, are … Continue reading

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Wind & Sail Dark Ale Oaked

5.5% alc./vol., 650 ml bottleBarley Days Brewery – http://www.barleydaysbrewery.com/Picton, Ontario, Canada I’m passing through Picton.  At the brewery, the lady behind the counter tells me that should they have enough to ship to the liquor store, Ottawa is usually their … Continue reading

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Wind & Sail Dark Ale

5% alc./vol., 473 ml bottleBarley Days Brewery – http://www.barleydaysbrewery.com/Picton, Ontario, Canada Another offering from Barley Days.  A bit foamy, isn’t it?  I drank a few at a party yesterday, and the first sip from the bottle produced a foamy overflow … Continue reading

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Neustadt 10W30 Premium Dark Ale

5.5% alc./vol., 473 ml canNeustadt Springs Brewery – http://www.neustadtsprings.com/Neustadt, Ontario, Canada Viscosity refers to how easily a liquid can be poured.  Motor oil for your car is formulated to work at multiple temperatures and therefore has multiple viscosity ratings.  The … Continue reading

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