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Upper Canada Dark Ale

Upper Canada Dark Ale

Rated 3.500 by BeerPals
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Brewed by Sleeman Brewing And Malting Company

Guelph, Ontario, Canada

Style:  Brown Ale

5% Alcohol by Volume

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Like ales of Northern England, this ale combines British Challenger hops and yeast, spring water, carastan and black patent malts for a robust malty character and a rich chestnut-coloured ale. 1998-Present: Brewed by Sleeman Malting and Brewing Company 1985-1998: Brewed by Upper Canada Brewing Company

ID: 6957 Last updated 8 years ago Added to database 19 years ago

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Statistics

Overall Rank3100
Overall Percentile93.4
Style Rank44 of 1037
Style Percentile95.8
Lowest Score2.4
Highest Score4.5
Average Score3.594
Weighted Score3.500
Standard Deviation0.598

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  • SUDSMCDUFF 3781 reviews
    rated 2.4 8 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 4 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 4 | Overall: 4

    Had on draft @ the Olde Angel Inn in Canada .. . purs a deep ruby amber .. good foam .. . mainly getting old maple syrup, light nut .. . light mouth .. . very quick finish .. . ohh my spine!

  • YUMBEER 275 reviews
    rated 3.3 13 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 6

    I was a bit disappointed with this beer. It had a nice dark brown colored body and was presented in a brewer specific pint glass. As I drank the beer I was expecting a nice roasted flavor ale but instead got a thin, watery taste upfront followed by some roasted flavors and caramel afterwards. It was worth trying once but not twice.

  • LENUSIK 2067 reviews
    rated 3.7 13 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    A great refreshing beer. A nice dark brown colour with a small head. The aroma was nutty with caramel tones. The mouthfeel was thick and full-bodied with optimum carbonation. The taste was strong and nutty.....a beer drinker's beer!

  • GOD_OF_BEER 11 reviews
    rated 4.1 14 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    Very nice beer, not great aroma-sort of malty, amazing colour, nice taste, almost chocolatey aftertaste, very smooth, i'd definately buy this again and again...

  • BOBHOPPS 406 reviews
    rated 4.0 14 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    In bottle it's good,but on tap that beer is great...Dark red brown,nice head and great lacing...Sweetness and malty is a good definition i think,light and flavourful with just enough bitterness to realize thar your drinking a very good beer...

  • POOTZ 1565 reviews
    rated 3.0 15 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    No date code on the plainish brown bottle.. some information in the back label about the ingredients. Poured a beautiful red-mahogany color with a smalish tan head...not much carbonation. I couldn't believe that there was so little definitive or distinct aroma....slight grassy hops and sweetish caramelized malt odors...nothing really striking. This beer defies a distinctive taste profile as it has so many flavors in common with all the other commercial brown ales out there: sweet mellow caramalt, grassy hop bitters, slightly nutty yeasty finish. A very good representation of this english brown ale style. Brown ales proliferate these days and here's another one...not great but OK

  • BIEGAMAN 551 reviews
    rated 3.4 15 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 7

    Not an easy beer to knock but one that couldnt quite make the cut for my taste. I am a huge fan of this style and had heard only great things about this beer. And while I felt it a little short of great, I could recognize what it was that others enjoyed: a slight chocolat afterthough, a light roasted undertone accompanied with the overshadow of different chewy, yummy malts. None of this though was pronouced enough for my liking. I have had so much better in many other dark ales that it only make this one seem inferiour. I would imagine however that with alittle tweaking this beer would have the potential to be one of the truly great (Canadian anyways) dark ales.

  • SKANADIAN 269 reviews
    rated 3.7 15 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    Nice looking medium-to-dark chestnut colour with some slight orange highlights. Dirty white head, with alright lacing. Very nice aroma with a little bit of everything from malts to sweet toffee. Average mouthfeel. Deep, dark taste, very malty and even somewhat smokey. A very well crafted ale.

  • MKOBES 550 reviews
    rated 2.8 16 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 4 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 5 | Overall: 5

    Thanks Lubiere. Orangey in color. Clear. malty aroma. Ok beer. There is slightly a malty flavor. Bit of chocolate in the finish.

  • CHANGEUP45 864 reviews
    rated 3.6 16 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Pretty good. Dark amber-brown color and poured a thick head which left lots of lacing on the glass. A rich malty, smoky flavor to it. Much richer than expected. Nice and a little warming (it was something like 5 degrees yesterday!).

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