RateBeer
Home >

Bowen Island Hemp Blonde Ale

overall
20
22
style
Brewed by Kamloops Brewery
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Kamloops, Canada

bottled
available

on tap
unknown

Local Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 2.62/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.66   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Share this beer with friends!
No commercial description


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
andrewturba (962) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 24, 2014
Pours a very clear copper with a fine white ring around the glass. Aroma is grainy, mild sweetness, nutty and grassy. Flavour is grassy, mild bitterness, grainy, citrus and slightly earthy.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
kidmartinek (3640) - austin, Texas, USA - FEB 26, 2014
Pours so dsrk golden its amber, dude! J/k.! No really its a dsrker amber with a blonde.tint. the head is thin and white, the aroma, all caramel malt with some apple fruitiness, and the flavor the.same. there may be.some oily texture from and hemo but no flavor. Note to you pot heads, this is not weed, fucktards, and there is nothing cool about that or it.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
pintbypint (2593) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 21, 2014
As Reef Break Hemp Blonde Ale. 355ml can. Orange pour with a weak white cap. Nose has a bit of a nutty note and some sweetness. Taste is caramel and a bit of nut. Light hop note at the end. Not that interesting.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
tdubs92 (16) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 1, 2014
Came in a 12 can sampler pack. Beer now under the name "reef break". Slight malty, hemp scent but rather muted. Pours a good looking red copper with a thick head but ends spotty around the rim. Flavor is most disappointing. Small hoppiness but fairly watered down commercial beer taste. Ok to drink with friends on a hot day but id be suprised to see this on tap.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Lagerboy (1217) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 11, 2014
355 ml can re-branded as Reef Break Hemp Blonde Ale. Clear light copper, small foamy off-white head fades. Muted malty aroma. Lightly sweet, fruity, not too bland blonde malty taste, vague hints of citrus and earthy herbalness, no bitterness. Average carbonation, light bodied, low hopped. Less offensive than most KB offerings. LBW (Lagerboys Be Wary)

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
GoufCustom (805) - HONG KONG - DEC 26, 2013


355 ml can. Translucent deep honeyamberVery thin head head and soapy white foam which fades in 10 seconds; Small sticky lacing with near zero carbonation; Very sweet aroma of malt, with honey, cranberry, red fruits, caramel, light biscuits, sugar, nuts and light herbs; Close to light sweet taste of thin malt, with thin toffee, faint red fruits, light molasses and soda; Mid to light body, slightly thick and slick palate; Mouth feel is macro amber lager with thicker body, with thin malt, toffee, red fruit, some sweetness and nothing more. Kinda sluggish and empty… No hoppiness to write home about. No smell, taste, nor bitterness, just some herbal aroma (could it be… ?). Sweet finish.Slighty dry after taste, very easy and slightly sweet to mouth.

Comments: A marketing ploy? A misnomer? Doesn’t matter. This is just a straight forward micro Amber Lager with sweet nose, thick body, almost tasteless and no hops. Maltyless is thinner than micro Pale. An easy-going drink and great for washing down meals. One of those typical hang out beers with your buddies. Meh!

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Masterkush7 (504) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 17, 2013
An average ale amber in color. Taste is reminesent of a cheap mass produced ale. Mostly malty with little hop flavour. Not really that good

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Druid (85) - Wamuran, AUSTRALIA - AUG 11, 2013
An amber coloured beer with light hop aromas. Easy drinking with gentle flavours and a crips finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (6670) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 11, 2013
Can. Dinstinctly orange colour, medium orange to be precise. Lively bubbly head that settles into a persistent 1mm froth. Aroma is quite interesting: distinctly toasty and nutty with a honeyed sweetness. Quite lovely actually. The palate delivers mild flavours of nutty caramel, with a slightly earthy finish. I truly thought this would be a throw-away shitty lager, but it is actually a mild beer with very pleasant character. A nice quiet surprise.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
reebtogi (4151) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 1, 2013
355ml can pours a pale amber color with a small white head that leaves some spotted lacing on the glass. Aroma is grass and grains. Taste is a grassy and herbal hop bitterness with a light malty sweetness finishing a little on the harsh side. Light to medium body with moderate carbonation. Tastes just like any macro lager. Nothing special.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50