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Brewed by Canoe Brewpub
Style: Brown Ale
Victoria, Canada

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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cleverlobo (315) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 11, 2012
Draught at Canoe; clear dark brown to red with small beige head; aroma-coffee, cocoa, caramel; taste-medium sweetness and bitterness, full body, thick. Good porter

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
riversideAK (5625) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JAN 18, 2012
Toasty and roasty almost leaning toward charred and earthy with a hint of chocolaye in there as well. Pours brown darker than normal with some haze and a tarnish head. Dry flavors of toast and roast charred malts, nifty notes earthy bitterness almost astringent but still smooth and drinlable. Nice brown.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HogTownHarry (6064) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUL 6, 2011
Backlog - May 13, 2010. 660ml bottle shared by blankboy with me and garthicus. Deep clear ruby pour, average creamy/bubbly white head. Dry leafy aroma, with cocoa powder roast and dry bitterness added - no alcohol detected, which is nice. The taste is nutty and dry, with just a background bitterness, again it has no alcohol character to it. Think, slick and slightly astringent on the palate, weakly carbonated, with a quick, wispy dry finish. Clean, not syrupy - and that’s really all I look for in a brown ale now - no syrup!!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (6639) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 14, 2010
GCBF 2010. Hazy dark brown. Toasty dark malts, nutty, light char. Really nice.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
garthicus (2661) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAY 13, 2010
Thanks to Blankboy. Appearance: Ribena red with a slight brown head. Aroma: Bran, bread, rye, quite toasty. Flavour: light rye, a little toast, long rye finish. Simple but and nice.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BrewDad (4889) - Olympia, Washington, USA - OCT 2, 2009
Canoe Brewpub - Victoria BC
This was nice brown ale I felt it was too light for the style and was hoping for a little more with the dark malts coming off with flavor.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GRM (2959) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 21, 2009
Verre, 5 onces, en fût, bue sur place, le 28 avril 2009; oeil : rubis foncé, claire, pas d’effervescence, jolie mousse crémeuse café au lait, beaucoup de dentelle;nez : malt torréfié, café, vanille, chocolat au lait;bouche : malt rôti, café, vanille, chocolat au lait, lactique, très léger houblon, finale crémeuse en malt avec présence de chocolat au lait, texture crémeuse, corps moyen, très légèrement amère, carbonatation moyenne; en résumé : bien ENGLISH Glass, 5-ounce, draught, on the premise on April 28 2009; eye: deep ruby, clear, no effervescence, nice creamy café au lait head, lots of lacing; nose: roasted malt, coffee, vanilla, chocolate milk; mouth: roasted malt, coffee, vanilla, chocolate milk, lactic, slight hops, creamy finale in malt with presence of chocolate milk, creamy texture, medium body, slightly bitter, average carbonation; overall: fine

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Skyview (5172) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JUN 25, 2008
On draught at the brewpub in downtown Victoria, BC. Pours a dark reddish copper brew with a creamy beige head that has some nice retention and good lacing. Aroma of crystal crisp malt, some roasted nuts, a touch of coffee and tobacco. Taste is medium bodied, light carbonated with flavors of roasted dark malt, citrus zest, pipe tobacco, and a touch of coffee. Finish is semi-sweet at first and then a mild dry aftertaste. Overall this is one of the better beers I sampled at the brewpub as it has a nice balance of bitterness and malt flavors.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mabel (5414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 9, 2008
[1075-20080201] 650mL (c/o GregClow, w/ him, blankboy, jerc, mds). Earthy dirt-covered old poo malt aroma with a stale sweet background. Clear, dark wine red body with a medium-lasting creamy off-white head. Flavour has coffee roasted grain malt characteristics with a solid earthy base. Medium body is a little thin. Interesting.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blankboy (6007) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 13, 2008
Bottle (650ml) shared with jerc, mabel, GregClow & mds -- courtesy of GregClow. Pours a deep ruby-brown with an average size diminishing tan head. Aroma’s pretty roasty with some coffee and a hint of smoke. Slightly watery flavour of lightly roasted malt along with notes of coffee and nuts. Average bodied. A decent Brown Ale.


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