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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


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DeanF (1644) - Nunavut, CANADA - SEP 7, 2009
Tried this one over a year back from a bottle bought from a BC liquor store. Had a nice sweet taste, some unique elements in the flavour, was okay, taste was a little artificial to be a bitter though. I think the name is the main driver behind buying a bottle!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mabel (5371) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 16, 2009
[2333-20090726] 1L bottle. Grainy mild hops aroma with mild wet grass hints. Clear, light orange brown body with a medium-lasting foamy off-white head. Grainy bitter toasted leaves flavour with a fruity finish. Medium body is bitter. Nice bitterness, drinkable, great start to the evening but otherwise nothing special.
(c/o manuchampions, w/ him, jerc)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
robforbes (2055) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - AUG 8, 2009
pours a hazy yellow-orange with a large white foamy head, some sediment, and great lacing. smell is of grain, some citrus, a touch earthiness, and dry grass. taste is dry, a touch of grain, bitter, a little caramel, and some citrus, ends dry and somewhat bitter. overall the beer gets better as you drink it, very nice.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bulldogops (1028) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 6, 2009
Bottle my Dad brought back from V.I. Clear golden yellow pour with a frothy, thick white foam with very good retention. Smell is sweet malts, a little grainy. Taste is mild hops, malts, and a herby kind of sweetness with that crisp, bitter finish. Not my favourite style of beer, but certainly enjoyable.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jercraigs (7348) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 27, 2009
2009-07-26. Golden yellow-orange body with a nice foamy beige head. (3+) Mild hoppy aroma, grassy notes, muted malts. Mild flavour is grainy, light bitterness, grassy touches in the hops, very light astringency in the back end. Average to light palate. Okay, but too mild. Bottle shared by Jon Walker

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MrRoss (646) - Delta, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 7, 2009
UPDATED: JUL 8, 2009 Time again for the always welcome one litre swingtop bottle from Howe Sound. Producing just over two fingers of frothy white head covering a lovely clear copper body, the aroma was giving up some malty notes. Taste was assuredly bitter; no shortage of hops here. Mouthfeel and finish also had some bite to them, thanks again, hops. Thoroughly enjoyable, easily the best Canadian-made bitter I’ve had (maybe the only one?). Good beer, this.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
decaturstevo (4665) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUN 19, 2009
Gold pour with creamy white head and lace. Aroma of pepper and lemon. A flavor that mirrors the aroma to a T. A bit thin and foamy but a very decent beer.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jcwattsrugger (11005) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 18, 2009
@Pilsner Petes East Coast Gathering-1Liter bottle–pours a dissipating white head and yellow color. Aroma is sweet light malt, herbal. Taste is sweet light malt, herbal. Light/medium body. Thanks JoeMcPhee for sharing.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
hobbersr (690) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 13, 2009
Pours a glowing orange with yellow highlights. The head is decent, white and sticky. Aroma has a lot of dandelion. Malt, earth, spice, caramel and vegital notes. Palate has dandelion, boiled veg, caramel, and spice. The palate is almost dead. Very drinkable beer, not fantastic though.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 12, 2009
Bottle. Pours a pales yellow-gold with a quickly reduced white head, that leaves a persistent ring and good lacing. Nose of soft malt, biscuit, mild hop presence in the nose; nice and crisp and malty and clean. Palate is also light and clean with decent hopping, good fruity maltiness, and a crisp finish. A very sessionable but not terribly complex bitter.


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