Wellington Ale is not strong but has a great "Ale" taste, if you like that. I prefer an ale to a larger. I think the bitter notes and relative flatness is better especially as a fall/winter flavour. I found another local brew called Barking Squirrel. (I saw it on the shelf from a distance and initially read "barfing squirrel" which caused me to take a second look). Again, not a strong ale taste but very pleasant for sure. Maybe shades of Newcastle Brown but not as strong. The problem I find in Ontario with foreign imports is that they are often brewed under license by Labatts or Molsen. So, I am not confident I am getting the real deal.