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RATINGS: 184   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Combines premium malt with aromatic specialty hops. Brewed with our special yeast, this beer has a vanilla like finish. A robust ale. Pair it with holiday meals.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (10285) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 6, 2005
Red copper ale with a thick off white head. Fairly strong vanilla aroma, and fruity notes. Light malt and vanilla ice cream, with light alcohol warmth and oily mouthfeel. Medium bodied. Quite an interesting beer. Thanks to JM!

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rentalman (103) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 15, 2005
A lighter than expected bronze; with a quickly disappearing thin white head. The aromas that come off this beer are bizare. I have not tasted a beer in my recolection that has aromas so spicelike without any additives. (I still don’t believe that there are none in it.) The flavor was not bad but really odd. Sweet, spicy, very complex but thin in body. Although no bench mark in flavor the brewmaster should be long exhalted for his amazingly complex and ecclectic results. You have to try this just to see what can be done with specialy malts etc.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
frink (467) - coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 8, 2005
Pours a med. brown colour with a thin head. Aromas of caramel and vanilla. Although in retrospect I now know the flavour to be vanilla when I was sampling this brew it tasted like childrens chewable aspirin, odd I know but I couldn’t get past it. Kind of messed up the whole experience for me.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (12777) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 1, 2005
Reddish-bronze colour. Aroma of vanilla (which is an added flavour in the brew), caramel, a little bit of cardamom and demerara sugar. The palate is quite sweet. There is a lot of caramel flavour, with vanilla sugar...this beer is crazy sweet but because I love vanilla sugar it appeals to me.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hooker (467) - Coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 29, 2004
clear copper colour. strong vanilla nose. good head that fades to nothing. no lace. strong vanilla taste mild bitter after that fades quickly.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 26, 2004
Pours a dark copper color with a thin white head. Appealing aroma of honey. Interesting flavor of malt, honey and vanilla. Light body, liquorous texture. Very interesting beer. Thanks to JoeMcPhee.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
stephen louis (162) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 15, 2004
Pours a nice cola amber gold,with a big tan had,fads fast. Nose is malty and slightly bitter. Taste is very good,Starts bitter vanilla and a touch of chocolate,then malt and syrup,very mild and blended and maby a bit sweet. The body is tongue coating and sticky,yet still comes across a bit watery. A nice flavoured,easy drinking beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 23, 2004
This is my favourite from this brewery. Aroma is sweet, spices, and candy with a hint of caramel. Copper brown, with a thin tan head. Flavour is real sweet, like vanilla, with a sugary note. Finish is flat spectacular but given Granville's usual fare above average for them. This is like the vanilla cola of beers.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoeMcPhee (8530) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 6, 2004
Dark brown with coppery hints. Smells quite sweet, with vanilla dominating, but also hints of sweet malt, chocolate, and coffee. Flavour is also sweet with very little bitterness. Finishes with a strong vanilla flavour. I really enjoyed this one, but it might benefit from a bit more hops in the finish. Well done.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
presario (4690) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 22, 2003
Dark amber with a lasting thin off-white foam. Very sweet aroma with notes of caramel, vanilla and possibly maple. Taste seems a little lost, maybe more of what they were trying for with the maple cream ale. Tastes like an attempt at a thin lower alcohol barley wine. Caramel apple type sweetness and strong vanilla flavour seem to be trying to take over. Malt is definately present. A more adventerous effort for Granville but does not hit the mark. Reminds me of a warm vanilla coke.


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