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RATINGS: 231   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.62   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.
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2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
colinw (19) - , British Columbia, - OCT 14, 2009
As others have noted, definitely very malty, very English. Enjoyable enough but a little too sweet. Among the better of the basic GIB line.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
firefly765 (172) - - MAR 27, 2015
16 oz can pours a medium copper color with sweet caramel aroma. Slightly frozen with off white head. Malty and a bit flat.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
grubypawel (205) - - MAR 16, 2015
Pours hazy brown with some white head. A caramel aroma with an earthy taste and little bitter finish. English Pale Ales are not suppsed to be exciiting.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
conway (1906) - - FEB 16, 2015
Draft. Not sure if this was just served too cold but really didn’t derive much flavor or aroma from this. Comes across as a watered down pilsner with light floral hops, which obviously wasn’t the intent.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
GraffitiVandal (104) - Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 31, 2015
ENG: 473ml can from Liquor Mart, Winnipeg, poured into the tulip. Very nice, clean dark amber with small-medium tan head which disappeared immediately. Aromas are acidic, bitter with hint of caramel and a tiny bit of hop (after you stir it). Tastes malty, sour, caramel, maybe hint of honey in the finish. Medium carbonation, low body. This is quite average beer, maybe not bad, but it tastes like a commercial brewery.

PL: Puszka 473ml zakupiona w Liquor Mart w Winnipeg, przelana do kieliszka. Bardzo ładna, klarowna ciemno-bursztynowa barwa, niewielka jasna piana, która momentalnie zanika. Aromaty kwasowe, gorzkie, może nieco karmelowe, delikatny aromat chmielu wyczuwalny po zamieszaniu. W smaku słodowe, kwaśne, karmelowe, pod koniec może nieco miodowe. Średnie nasycenie, niskie ciało. Jest to dość przeciętne, może nie najgorsze piwo, ale zdecydowanie czuć że to koncerniak.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
suurjuust (1550) - ESTONIA - JAN 28, 2015
Copper beer, thin tan head. Nose is wet straw, paper, caramel. Flavor is bread, caramel and wet paper. Some hops in there somewhere. Yuk.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
simonblaine (383) - 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 (314) - 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 (230) - 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 (52) - 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 (6841) - 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.


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