Bushwakker Chinook ESB
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Brewed by Bushwakker Brewing Co.
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Regina, Canada
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.39/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
From The Menu: OG=1055 IBU=32 a rich, dark amber ale, fruity, malty body, hoppy finish Rotates tap time with the Bombay IPA, and the Chico Pale Ale

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DuffMan (9611) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 21, 2011
Bottle, trade from paco. Thanks Sean! Bright hazy orange, medium golden head. Aroma is terrific-- surprisingly hoppy, peachy and leafy with undertones of toasted coconut. I know that sounds weird, but Iím drinking this right now, and there is definitely a coconut nuance in the aroma. Cool! Flavour is juicy hops layered over toasty malts, with earthy undertones suggestive of marijuana. I fucking love when my beer tastes like pot! Finish is surprisingly bitter, far beyond the proclaimed 32 IBUs. Such a good beer! A definite standout for the style, even if it leans toward American instead of British. Thanks again sean!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Boutip (5951) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 9, 2010
Bottle: Poured a lightly hazy amber color with a medium off-white foamy head with average retention and not much lacing. Aroma of grainy malt and light citrus hops is OK. Taste is dominated by grainy dry malt notes with some bitter citrus notes. Body is quiet full for style with average carbonation. Too dry and not enough hops Ė average at best.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CapFlu (5101) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 22, 2004
(650ml bottle) Pours a thin, slow-dissipating, almonde coloured head and a hazy, orange body with light carbonation. Nose of a mellow malt (Carastan?), leather, oranges, cascade and aromatic hops? Smell reminds me more of an amber than a bitter? Initial fruity-bitterness with underlying malt flavours. The hops show through at 3/4 then turns to a bitter-dry malt finish. Good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
presario (4903) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 11, 2007
Trade with chinesehercules. Cloudy dark orange. Nice head. Chewy malt and hops. Hops stay strong in the finish. A hint of alcohol. A bit of dirty brown sugar aftertaste. A soft aggressiveness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiggmtl (4544) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 26, 2006
Strong, grassy, green, lightly citrus (lime), catty, hop forward aroma. Underlying malt base is sweet and toasty. Clear, deep copper-blonde body is topped by a low white head that recedes to ring very slowly with good lacing. Strong bitterness is assertive up front with pleasant supporting caramel and biscuity malts. Some notes of cookie dough. Caramel reappears and lingers in the aftertaste. Medium full body is somewhat sticky with moderate carbonation that is lightly prickly. Rather an extreme version of the style but quite tasty. Sampled on tap at the brewpub before the Als/Riders game.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cfrancis (3168) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 4, 2010
Thanks to paco for this. Pours a slightly hazy orange amber with a white head. Aroma is orange, hops amd malt. Taste fronts a nice full bitterness in the mouthfeel. Orange flavours and piny hoppiness finishes off the taste. Really nice beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 3, 2004
650ml bottle. Poured hazy orange colour, small head, off brown. Surprisingly little aroma to speak off, although ĺ through as it got warmer I got a certain faint citrusy aroma. Hops right off the bat in taste, tastes like cascade, rather bitter Ė very citrusy. Nice bite on the finish as well, body is a tad thin, but it does remarkably well in balancing the hops with the malt. Overall, pretty good and very drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
piscator34 (2362) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - SEP 12, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 26, 2006 Orange in colour with minimal carbonation and a malty aroma. Malty flavors dominate as well, with hints of orange, a bit of spicy hops, and a restrained bitterness. It could have used a bit more fruit flavor and a bit more bitterness, but thatís just my taste. Well balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VertBaconStrips (2326) - Blerkablerka, NIUE - NOV 13, 2010
Thx paco for another BW brew. Poured out a soft amber brew with a small bright white crown that sticks to the edges quite well. My nose is greeted with the rich aromas of sweet caramel, cookie dough, biscuit and an orangy citrus note. BIG flavour and a stiff bitter kick to the guts. Rich caramel and lots of malts start this up. The bitterness and spice that hits half way through on the first (and every other sip) sip are pretty potent and a total surprise to me. Orange, spices, other citrus and a strong bitterness really make this a fine brew - lots of waves of flavour and change in every sip. Plenty of malts and a bit of grain. Long lasting bitterness and related spice eats up most of the aftertaste. Canít rate it much higher but it might be the best 3.4 beer Iíve had in a very long time. The more I drink it the more I think that maybe the tart citrus may be too much but it wonít make me enjoy it any less.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 28, 2011
Draft at Bushwakkers. Pours clear amber, 1-finger white head, fine lacing. Nose is spicy citrus hops, and some serious caramel. Great bitterness in the mouth, with some noticeable "fresh hop" character, as well as appropriate and balancing sweetness. Solid.

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