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RATINGS: 218   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.61   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

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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
swiseman (430) - Fredericton, New Brunswick, - MAY 30, 2013
some hops and caramel on the nose. mild hop taste. finish is clean. very plain-Jane ale.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jennawood79 (367) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 19, 2014
The brewery, due to some strange restrictions I don’t begin to understand, can only serve beer in ’tasting’ quantities. I payed five bucks (Canadian) for a little plastic cup of this pale ale, and therefore may be judging this from a slightly skewed perspective. This had a nice caramel color with a ’flash-in-the-pan’ head and no lace. Smells rather Kokanee-esque and doesn’t taste much different.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
samzim (221) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MarkoR (533) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ametras (441) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
MrFecesious (1010) - British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 5, 2014
Review from on tap. Years since I've had it. Clear dark gold. I'm certain this used to be better. Aroma is wet straw, watery caramel. Taste is sweet, with a faint bitterness. Finish is thin with a faint tingle.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Travlr (12260) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 2, 2014
Sample at Atlantic Beer Festival Moncton. Clear golden color, medium white head. Aroma of light caramel. Taste has a bit of malt. Plain.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
shaynsawchuk (505) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 1, 2014
473 mL can. Pours walnut with a two finger white head. Some caramel, apple, generic hop flavor. Watery, maybe slightly bitter. Light body with avege carb. A step above macro.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
gregorymconway (80) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 31, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 13, 2014 341ml bottle from the LCBO. Toffee caramel aroma. Very malty. Copper/amber body with minimal, if any, head. Overly light carbonation. A little bit of bitterness on the finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
brokensail (11085) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 30, 2014
On tap @ Granville Island. Bronze pour with a small off-white head. Really sweet caramel aroma. Lots of toasted nuts and some grassy hops. Slight butterscotch. Flavor is really sweet as well. One of those sweet caramel water beers. Slight grassy bitterness and a light floral hop character. Meh.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Helsdon (181) - Toronto, CANADA - AUG 22, 2014
What the hell do you do at the cottage beside steal your brother’s cold beer while you’re waiting for yours to cool down. (It was warm beers, or warm milk. The cooler can only hold so much and my kids hate drinking the resulting cottage cheese. The sissies.) Drank from the cottage-appropriate loon glass tumbler. Pour a caramel clear brown, half finger white head that reduces to spotty sheet. Cereal malt nose, little caramel touch of copper. Cereal malts, little hops bitterness, thinner on the palate, creamy carbonation mouthfeel. This beer is meh. Thanks Molsons, and I think my brother owes me a better beer for taking this silver bullet for him. Whatcha think?

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