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Brewed by R & B Brewing Company
Style: Belgian Ale
Vancouver, Canada

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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 2.43/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.55   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Brewed by Russell for Chambar using organic malt, till 2012/2013, at 5%.
Then moved to R&B and upped to 5.5%.


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
fiulijn (14294) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 6, 2014
Draught at Chambar
Hazy dark amber color with compact head. Served too cold, therefore not in optimal conditions too be appreciated. It happens to be a simple Amber Ale, with the aroma way too light, the flavor with some more caramel, the mouthfeel soft but also rather dry, the bitterness carrying too much chicory character and therefore the final being a bit disturbing.
Easy concept, and with the chicory flaw; not my favorite.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bcBelgianbrew (82) - , British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 10, 2012
On tap at Chambar. Firstly this is an outstanding restaurant. I compare all dining experiences to the food and service here. The house ale is the least expensive, since most of their beers are Belgian bottled and over double what youíd pay at the liquor store, but worth it when youíre eating the foie gras or mussels conglaise. Hops comes through with slight pear or green apple. Slight burnt caramel on finish. From other accounts this is much better on tap. I havenít had it in the bottle.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
reebtogi (4035) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 15, 2011
650ml bottle pours a pale amber color with a small white head and very little lacing. Aroma is light fruit and some spice. Taste is light malty sweetness and a hint of spices and fruit and a light hoppy finish. Light to Medium body and light carbonation give an average mouthfeel. Nothing special here.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DeanF (1662) - Nunavut, CANADA - AUG 27, 2011
Sampled at 7.7c/45.5f. Bomber bottle found in the fine fighting city of Surrey, British Columbia, Canada. Pours a beautiful gold-copper with just a hint of carbonation and a decent head. Soft aroma of brown sugar and hops. Flavour is orange and hops; lots of citrus and fruitiness on this one. Okay palate. Nice taste, highly drinkable, a good choice if youíre in the area but please donít fly out to Surrey just to try it.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 11/20
Crit (3306) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 7, 2011
Bronze with small lasting beige head.Mild soft malt profile, watery mid, light hop finish. Boring

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
manuchampions (1235) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 18, 2011
On tap at Chambar. Pours a dark brown, minimal head. Aroma is dates, caramel malt, slight sweetness. Taste is pretty bland but not harsh. There are hints of a Belgian yeast and some herbal notes but itís all very underplayed. Very ordinary but it seems Iím rating it higher than those who have had it bottled.Perhaps itís better on tap?

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
mcberko (5919) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 24, 2010
Bottle at Rangoli, pours clear bronze. Aroma of some caramel, cinnamon and dough. Flavour is underwhelming - subtle notes of raisins and caramel malts, with a citrus finish. Not too good.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
CapFlu (4459) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 19, 2010
(Bottle) Purchased at Spinnakers Spirit Merchant in James Bay (Victoria). I only have questions here: When did they start bottling this beer? Belgian Ale, really? Russell contract brewing this... why? Russell doing Belgians, double weird? Belgian Ale - I just doní;t believe this???? Nose is melon. No carbonation after the initial head from pouring. Looks like an Amber?? Very light with some bready, fig maltedness. Not very good. Not very Belgian. What in this is Belgian???? Now I have 5 free beers to give away. Takers?

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Oakes (12167) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 4, 2010
Bottle. Clear bronze. Not much head. Strange aroma, like date or fig or something. Pretty light body, very little going on. Some plastic, light fruit, but a lot of not much. Quite boring.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Beershine (5201) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - APR 1, 2010
Dark amber with beige head that is quite stable. Aroma of supermarket cookies, sweet dough and raisins. Sticky mouthfeel. Very sweet with burnt cookie crust flavors. Tolerable but bleh.


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