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RATINGS: 226   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.63   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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The English know a thing or two about pale ale. West Coasters know a thing or two about having a good time. Naturally, we kept these facts in mind when we perfected the recipe for English Bay Pale Ale. Tradition is served in the smooth, mild flavour and caramel malt aroma, and that distinctive West Coast character comes through thanks to natural carbonation and careful maturing. The result? A real pale ale with will rise to any occasion.
Championships World Beer 2011: Gold Medal


2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
simonblaine (338) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 25, 2015
Someone left at my house. Drank from bottle, also plowed thru a tonne of garlicky hummous prior. Found it to be ok, bit watery in the aftertaste, all I taste is garlic and mashed chick peas.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wolffish (262) - Saint-Donat, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 11, 2015
Produit moyen qui ressemble bien plus à une rousse qu’une Pale Ale. C’est à peu près tout pour moi; ni désagréable ni mémorable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beardbeerman (138) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 28, 2014
341ml bottle served in a weizen glass (best served in a snifter or a pint) around 6 degrees: Pours a clear mahogany holding very little carbonation. You get no more than two fingers of a coarse tanned head rapidly depleting to a porous layer. You get some smal spottes lacing here and there. The nose bursts out roasted and nutty notes with a molasse sweetness. Hops are faint with a mellow floral presence but I had a hard time getting them so the malts really dominate here. On the tongue, the brew is brown sugar, roasted cereals... well pretty much like a bowl of oatmeal with brown sugar! Hops do get through with a distinctive yet not aggressive floral element and I thought it paired well the roasted/sweet aspects, sort of giving the brew a wild crop taste and some well needed bitterness. Overall this brew is a very nice try out. I found it t be a merging of a English Brown Ale and a mellow Pale Ale thus offering something new and inventive. This one would get along with some nice BBQ’d porc with a sweet marinade. Cheers!

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ryanhunter_4 (44) - La Crete, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 26, 2014
355 ml bottle poured at home. Pours an Amber color with a creamy beige head. Very smooth to drink. Not much stands out in terms of smell. Taste is brown sugar but once again it doesn’t stand out. Easy to drink but doesn’t have anything that makes it more than average.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ferris (5234) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 18, 2014
Draft - Light grains. Clear copper with a decent beige head. Very grainy, light sweetness and more grains. Not quite what I would expect.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
a_sully (172) - - NOV 9, 2014
Light white head with a red brown clear body. Aroma of caramel and sugar. Taste of caramel sugar and nuts. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Randy4Beer (271) - - NOV 9, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 12, 2014 Pours a filtered bronze. Very thin off-white head.. Mild carbonation. Aromas are very light vanilla, caramel malts, Smooth slightly creamy mouth feel. Tastes of light vanilla, brown sugar, light caramel. This reminds me of a mild version of their Lion’s Winter Ale, which I prefer due to it’s more pronounced aromas and tastes, especially the vanilla which is only hinted at in this one.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Daefido (8) - Welland, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 7, 2014 does not count
It is okay to drink for occasional drinkers like me. But probably it is not the type of Pale Ale for serious advocates, I think.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
HippyHop (298) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 24, 2014
Like another (probably many) reviewer(s) below, I feel like this stuff used to be better. Pour is light caramel with a big foamy cap that settles immediately to a thin film, but leaves some decent lacing. Nose is caramel, hay, a bit of earth. Taste is sweet up front, with caramel/toffee leading into water and musty hay, leading into a finish that’s barely dry, and with no real hop presence to be found. Tastes like the crappy macro it is now is.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
samzim (262) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 9, 2014
Faint malty and caramel aroma. Clear amber colour. Clean flavour with light caramel notes and quick bitter finish. Medium body with low carbonation. Drinkable but not interesting.


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