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Where to find it: The Draft Pub at 801 King Edward Ave.

Don’t be fooled by the rich brown colour — this is a smooth, easy-drinking classic that hails from England. Missing the bitterness and hops of most English ales, the Newcastle Brown Ale is the perfect choice for someone looking for a low maintenance fare, but with a more complex, caramel finish than most domestic options offer.

This beer is like the show Sherlock: At first, you might be intimidated because of the stereotypes you hold of things produced by people who speak in such an unintelligible brand of English, but after you give it a shot you’ll never want to go back to its crappy American knockoffs (really, Lucy Liu as Watson? Really?).

Bottom line: 4.5 out of 5

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