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Bowen Island Sea Spray Amber Ale

Brewed by Kamloops Brewery
Style: Amber Ale
Kamloops, Canada


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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.02/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Slow fermented medium bodied ale. All natural, no preservitives, no additives.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
reebtogi (5749) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 17, 2015
473ml can pours a deep amber color with a finger and a half of light beige head that leaves some decent lacing on the glass. Aroma is caramel with a raisin note and hints of grass. Taste is a raisin and caramel malty sweetness with a light grassy hop bitterness. Light bodied with generous carbonation. Can see tiny bubbles rising to the surface. Overall, this is better than I expected.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bulk_Carrier (3881) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - MAR 8, 2015
This was poured into a pint glass. The appearance was a nice looking hazy dark amber to red color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute leaving some light lacing sticking and then sliding into the beer. The smell had a strong roasted caramel to nutty maltiness to it. The taste was mainly the same with an ample amount of light chocolate to balance. Its barely there. A light malty sweet aftertaste leads to a dry sweet finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. The carbonation was somewhat subdued but still good for the style and for me. Overall, I say this was a decent American Amber / Red ale I might be able to have again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gerbeer (3158) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 11, 2013
500 ml can. Pours a dark amber with light head. Aromas of toasted malts and grass. Flavors of malts, a little sugar, biscuit, and resin. Medium bodied. Not too appealing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
fonefan (44143) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 10, 2012

Bottle 473ml.

Clear medium to dark orange amber colour with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, bread, caramel, dark bread, light roasted. Flavour is moderate sweet and light to light light moderate bitter with a average to long duration, bread, caramel, oxidide notes. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20120915]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rasmus40 (17806) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 15, 2012
Can @ fonefan tasting. Clear amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and light hoppy. Flavor is medium sweet and light bitter. Sweet finish. 150912

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
saxo (16973) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 15, 2012
Can @ fonefan tasting. Medium head with medium duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are rich caramel, malt, hops and nuts.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
chrisv10 (15519) - DENMARK - SEP 15, 2012
Bottle @ FOneFan. Clear amber with small off-white head. Aroma is malt, toasted caramel and a little toffee. Flavour is malt, toasted caramel, little toffee, hop and medium sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dedollewaitor (15579) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 15, 2012
Can @ Really late Summer Tasting Ulfborg, 2012. Pours clear dark amber with a creamy head. Very malty. Caramel and bread. Medium bodied. A bit of dust.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Powertrip (1000) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 9, 2012
Single tall can purchased from a BC Liqour Store in Vernon, BC on 07/02/2012. Colour: Medium-dark brown with a nice red glow. Low white lacing. Nose: Toasted grains and a dark bread of some sort. Gingerale whisp. Tobacco leaves. Taste: Medium-light sweet, light bitter, light sour. Again a bread of some sort - this time fresh out of the bag. Light toffee. Some parsnip and turnip. A bit off-kiltered.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lagerboy (1958) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 8, 2012
500 ml can. Mostly clear copper, foaming off white head disappears instantly. Seaside aroma, tide in. Sweet caramel roasted malt taste, some light bitterness. Average carbonation, light-medium bodied, lightly hopped. No hint of KB’s signature cloying funky yeasty malty taste... a pleasant surprise! Malty sweet finish. LF (Lagerboy Friendly)

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