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RATINGS: 224   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.
Championships World Beer 2011: Gold Medal


Tessic's rating

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Tessic (906) - Brantford, Ontario, - SEP 11, 2012
This pale ale poured a dark amber colour with a big, foamy, light tan coloured head. To the nose there are scents of malt, cream and metal. First sip was watery with flavours of malt, light metal flavour and caramel. Finish is malty with a light hop tinge lingering.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ryanhunter_4 (35) - 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 doesnít stand out. Easy to drink but doesnít have anything that makes it more than average.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
mavis0815 (22) - - DEC 21, 2014
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3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ferris (5008) - 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 (170) - - 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 (251) - - 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 Lionís Winter Ale, which I prefer due to itís 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 (6) - 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 (268) - 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 thatís 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 (250) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MarkoR (536) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 2, 2014
341 ml bottle from LCBO. Pours a copper colour with a thin white head. Some caramel, but otherwise pretty dry and light. Refreshing but nothing special.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ametras (506) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 13, 2014
On tap at The Keg. Clear copper with a thin white head. Flavors are toasted malts, leaves, earth, toffee and cough syrup with fruity and nutty notes. Light body, moderate carbonation, syrupy texture.


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