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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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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiulijn (15360) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 2, 2014
Draught at the brewpub, 5.5% ABV
Dark color, near black, with beige compact head. Mild roasted malt aroma, a bit milky and buttery. Quite dry mouthfeel, somehow smooth; accent on the roasted malt, light acidity from the roasted malts. Ordinary bitterness.
Simple.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (12789) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 13, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 31, 2005 Dark brown colour. Aromatic dark malts complement light sugar & nuts. Sweet and smokey body shows surprising complexity for the style. A bit thin at the finish but pretty good.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jcwattsrugger (11227) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 16, 2007
on tap-pours a light tan head that laces and black color with red tint. Aroma is dark malt-molasses. Taste is dark malt-sweet molasses, roasty, faint hops. Mild carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoeMcPhee (8622) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 11, 2004
Deep dark brown with a slight ruby tint, thick tan-coloured head. Chocolately malt aroma, some espresso and cola as well. Rich coffee flavour, with some faint chocolate and an assertively bitter finish. This strikes me as more of a porter than a brown ale. Very good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (8238) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 5, 2005
Rich dark brown with some orange light at the edges. Some chocolate and coffee scents, almost an oatmeal flavor as well, but the taste is very porter-like: rich, toasty dry malts with some light fruit or maple notes. Overall it ends up being a little plain and simple.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (8135) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 6, 2006
Any first impressions?
-A veil of creamy head leaves decorative lacing around an obscure brown with burgundy hues.
-Sweet chestnuts atop roastiness form a meek perfume.
-Roastiness takes the lead in the flavor, but plenty of caramel and hazelnuts sweeten the deal.
-A silky mouthfeel is created by these malts; well-fed yet perfectly drinkable.

What if you dig deeper?
-Subtle citrusy, herbal hops link the roasted and chocolate malts well.
-Dark chocolate soundly makes its way to the malt’s reach, a sign of its complexity.
-It finishes smoothly with just enough of a roasted malt bitterness and sweet cherry fruitiness to please.
-This is definitely reminiscent of Bedondaine’s own Noix de Marmotte brown ale.
-An expertly carved monument to brown ales which remains accessible to most beholders.

Bottle; no date.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jercraigs (8070) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 4, 2008
2008-02-01. Bottle. Dark brown body with a small beige head. Roasty malt aroma, toasty notes and a very slight note of oxidation. Similar flavours but a touch more muted, roasty malt is dominant character. Averate to thin palate. Decent, touch thin at times. Roast does not do it for me personally but it is an interesting brown ale.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (7032) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 14, 2010
GCBF 2010. Hazy dark brown. Toasty dark malts, nutty, light char. Really nice.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mabel (6789) - 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 (6277) - 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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