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Brewed by Howe Sound Brewing
Style: Bitter
Squamish, Canada
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 57   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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A hoppy golden ale with recession-fighting properties and brewed with 100% barley, hops, water and yeast. It is a bitter ale for bitter times.
12 Plato


2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
thirdeye11 (5635) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2010
(1L bottle thanks to AmEricanbrew) cledar gold, soapy edge bubbles. Nose of chemial, chlorine, butter, potporri. Taste of metal, toasty, floral, chemical, old grain, earth. Oily light body and an old grain linger.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 27, 2010
(1L bottle, courtesy of AmEricanbrew) Pours a clear yellow body with a medium white head. Aroma of florals, herbs, and grass. Flavor of herbs, grass, light florals, and toasted grain.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Mora2000 (5856) - McKinney, Texas, USA - DEC 21, 2010
Thanks to AmericanBrew for sharing this bottle. The beer pours a golden color with a large white head. The aroma is grain, lemons and oranges. There is a lot of hop aroma in this for a bitter, but it doesn’t meld together all that well. The flavor is not quite like the aroma. The two main flavor components are grain and lemons. Very low bitterness. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
blutt59 (6036) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 15, 2010
funky bottle , thanks to americanbrew, clear golden pour with soapy white foam, aroma is dry and fruity with a sweet fruit flavor

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7874) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 28, 2010
Bottle. Pours with a clear golden body and a large white head. Head lasts for a while and produces pretty decent lace. Aromas are grassy with notes of toasted bread, doughy bread, pepper, tangerine and a light hint of dried fruits. Flavors are grainy, bready and grassy. Possibly a hint of diacetyl buttery-ness. Decently bitter finishing with notes of dried tangerine. Medium to lively carbonation. Medium dry finish. Crisp and bitter.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joet (2228) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - AUG 19, 2010
Thanks to the folks at Marin Valley Beerworks! Very solid brew, herbal, spicy bitter. White pepper and touch of sulfur. Low medium effervescence. Solid quaffability and coming in at 5% which works for me as a session. Bits of softness at about 50 degrees. There’s a lot to like about this beer - the sessionability, the quality production, the solid English styling, the swing top packaging (excellent for your homebrew) and the sentiment of beer for hard times.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
nickd717 (3573) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 15, 2010
1L swingtop thanks to Nanoslug on BA. Bottle thanks to nanoslug. Pours a great clear golden color with a large creamy white head that lasts. Slightly grainy aroma with floral hops and pale malt. Not too sweet on the flavor. Pale malt, grain, floral hops, and a little earth. Medium-light bodied with high carbonation. A little hoppy bite. Drinkable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
patricks110 (1778) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 20, 2010
A great bitter with great session drinkability. I love the 1 L bomber swing top bottle. Pour is bright copper straw with a finger of whitish head. Aroma is sweet, hoppy, bitter, nice malts, toffee, caramel. Great beer.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nalu (217) - Washington, USA - MAY 19, 2010
1L pot-stopper bottle. Pours a slightly hazy gold with a thick, persistant snow-white head which leaves a coarse lace. An early tartness gives way to a medium to light-bodied, hoppy golden ale. Hops are mostly pine resin and malt is dough, caramel and cardboard. Pairs well with a variety of foods, but especially pasta.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sask89 (418) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - MAY 4, 2010
Pours a golden amber color with a medium off-white head, slightly hazy. Aroma is slightly sweet; caramel malts and hops. Taste is not too strong, mild with a light bitterness to it. Carbonation is a little flat, medium body but quite smooth on the palate. Overall it is easy drinking and fairly nice, good beer.


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