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Brewed by Cannery Brewing Company
Style: Scotch Ale
Penticton, Canada
Serve in Thistle

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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
For decades the Country Squire was a fine dining restaurant in Naramata. Following its fine example and carrying its name, Squire Scotch Ale is rich in both flavour and tradition. This variety of pale ale is defined by malt flavours that are strong and smoky with a touch of sweetness. The deep caramel colour and gentle hop profile round out this classic style ale.


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3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gorbalev (2926) - Ontario, - OCT 25, 2012
Bottle, LCBO. Amber pour, huge fluffy white head with orange tints. Dusty malt aroma - really reminded me of a grain silo (don’t asked - I played a lot in grain silo’s on a farm when I was a kid). For that it gets extra points for helping me reconnect with my youth :) . Hint of smoke in there as well. Grainy, smokey taste. A bit sweet, no hint of the warming alcohol I expect in a Scotch Ale. Actually, that smoke really kicks in the the lingering finish - lasts a long time. A bit thin and not complex but better than I was lead to believe - solid brewery from my limited exposure so far.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewGoblin (316) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - MAY 31, 2014
A fine lil’ pooch lads, fine indeed. A dark tanned Scottish man with a decent white hat. Smoke, wood, earth, caramel and leather in the scent and taste. A bit of a butterscotch basement but nothing wrong with that in this case. I wish the texture was as thick as a Scottish beard though, t’is a wee bit thin.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RhetoricalAns (267) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 10, 2014
Bottle. Hazy copper pour. Malty aroma, caramel, some smoke. Taste is much the same malt, some smoke and caramel. Very drinkable beer

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (4339) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 15, 2013
Bottle - Grains, maple syrup and caramel. Clear copper with a thin brown head. Oaky, caramel, smokey whisky notes and a sweet lasting finish. Sweet and smokey, very nice.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
czar (4435) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 9, 2013
pours clear pale golden with a small white cap, little retention and lacing. fruity, honeyed and spicy pale malts, bready doughyness, touch of smoked malt - well integrated, grass, herbs and spices. average carbonation, light to medium body - oily, sweet bread and herbal-spicy short finish. meh.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
probstblueribbon (2924) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 18, 2013
Bomber from LCBO, served cold in a tulip glass. 17DE12.

App.: Hazy deep copper with a thin white rim. Aroma: Big, thick, rich, boozy malts, lots of caramel and brown sugar, fairly fruity, so sweet, maybe a touch of brightness, MALT!! Palate: Medium+ body, slightly prickly effervescence. Flav.: Big fruity maltiness, less than the nose a touch smoky, still a fair bit of caramel/toffee/brown sugar; somewhat sweet with moderate bitterness and a reasonable malty finish.

Pretty good.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MikeRochon (23) - - FEB 7, 2013
Amber color and hazy. Lighter aroma then expected with smoke, dried fruit, burnt sugar and soapy aromas. Medium bodied with low hops and medium malt content, clean and smooth but not nearly the flavor profile I was expecting from a proper scotch ale... ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cyrenaica (992) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 18, 2012
650ml bottle
6.0% ABV
King/Spadina LCBO (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
October 5, 2012
Part of the 2012 LCBO Fall Release. The beer pours a beautiful translucent scarlet red colour with a very thin tan head that lingers. The aroma is a little smoke, roasted malt, and caramel. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavour is sweet malt, some roast, smoke, and a hint of molasses. Easy drinking and not too sweet.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
porte4 (3) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 14, 2012 does not count
I was expecting more flavour and bitter in a Scotch Ale. I should have read the 20IBU, which puts it out of the Scotch Ale range, imho. That said, it is quite smooth

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Reimer96 (1226) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 1, 2012
Pours a hazy copper with a foamy white head that dissipates quickly but leaves some lace. Has a strong smoked aroma with some wood and butterscotch. Taste is big smoky malts up front with some caramel and peat. Has a very faint bitterness in the end. Overall it’s decent but is just flat in the finish after having a nice big smell and a bit punch of flavor up front.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
andrewturba (974) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 1, 2012
Pours a hazy dark copper colour with a small amount of white head that quickly amounts to a small ring. Aromas of roasted malt, smoked wood, caramel, a light malt sweetness. Flavours of caramel, smoke, roasted malt tartness/bitterness and finishes a bit boring.


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