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Canoe Winter Gale Strong Ale

Canoe Winter Gale Strong Ale
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Brewed by Canoe Brewpub
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Victoria, Canada


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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.32/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Limited release seasonal winter warmer. Rich amber colour with spicy hints of cinnamon, ginger, clove. Malty sweetness with rounded brandy-like finish. IMproves with age.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
riversideAK (6169) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JAN 18, 2012
Toffee caramel light roast light sweet spice and an earthy hop character. Pours darker amber thin head a little muddy. Flavor of toffee caramel light spice notes earthy bitterness light tart fruity finish. Interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lubiere (12970) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 7, 2008
A dark clear brown ale with copper hues and a thin white head. A sweet caramel aroma with sweaty notes. In mouth, a sweet cloying malt with nutty notes, oily mouthfeel, very short in mouth. Medium bodied. Boring. Tasted Dec. 2006.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffMan (9611) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 24, 2008
Red brown, slightly hazy. Predominantly toffee aroma, maybe a little rummy. Earthy toffee, subtley spicey, faint orange liquer essence. Not a hint of its 8% alcohol. Warming and pleasant.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jonas (6863) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - DEC 11, 2007
Bottle, thanks to Josh for picking it up and and Todd for telling him to ;-) Fairly neutral aroma, light spicy. Amber, creamy head. Fairly spicy, light nutty, berrylike notes, a hint veggies. Lighter body than I expexted. Sticky exit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
GregClow (3216) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 3, 2007
Bottle shared with HogTownHarry, blankboy & jerc - courtesy of blankboy. Bright, clear copper with a wispy head. Soft aroma of fruit (citrus & peach) and malt, a bit of boozy warmth in behind. Body is on the thin side. Flavour is quite nice, sweet caramel malt & fruit, and a bit of spice. Hides the 8% pretty well. Yeah, it’s pretty good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HogTownHarry (6376) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - MAR 28, 2007
Bottle (650ml). Shared with blankboy, GregClow and jerc, blankboy’s bottle via trade with CapFlu. Poured clear orange-amber with a nondescript head. Mild aroma with a bit of booze, citrus, and caramel malt - sweet. Tastes of tart fruit, light caramel malt and pungent sweet spice, the alcohol is less pronounced than in the aroma, but still quite sweet. Slick mouthfeel, average body, fairly weak carbonation, the alcohol and tart, slightly acidic fruit emerge somewhat in the finish. Decent, if a little thin,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blankboy (7275) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 27, 2007
Bottle (650ml) shared with HogTownHarry, GregClow & jerc -- my bottle courtesy of CapFlu. Pours a clear amber with an average size diminishing white head. Nice malty, fruity & spicy aroma. Flavour of caramel malt, fruit and lots o’ spices. Alcohol’s well hidden. Medium bodied. A pretty good version of the style, i enjoyed it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (9876) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 23, 2007
Bottle. Tiny white head tops an amber body with some protein floaties. Fruity aroma with a spicey note to it, light alcohol character. Very spicey flavour, moderate malt and caramel, dry finish, light spice notes from the aroma. Average palate. Pleasant, not a superstar but quite nice. Alcohol is very restrained in the flavour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (15806) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 31, 2006
Bright amber colour. Fresh, fruity, slightly spicy and caramelly aroma. Flavours are vague cinnamon, ginger and caramelly, earthy malt. Nice, polite winter brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Crit (3840) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 27, 2006
Brown, small fast fading beige head.Sweet and spiced malt nose. Taste is sweet malt, light molasses,some cloves, light alcohol heat. A decent brew, but very undercarbonated, almost to the point of being flat within 5 minutes. Thanks to CapFlu for this, good stuff Todd

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