Brewed by Howe Sound Brewing
Style: Amber Ale
Squamish, Canada


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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.27/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Andrew "Boomer" Eykelenboom was a native of western Canada and a medic with the Canadian Armed Forces. On his last mission to Afghanistan in 2006, for which he volunteered, he was killed by a suicide bomber. Boomer was known to have an appreciation for good red ales, and this "Canadian Red Ale" is brewed in his honor. It is a smooth red ale, brewed with 5 different malts with Magnum and Perle hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiulijn (19347) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 14, 2012
Bottle from Viti’s, Vancouver
Hazy red-amber color, with a giant compact head. The aroma is just a bit sourish, maybe something’s wrong here. Caramel flavor, with correct bitterness, and just a light metallic touch. Plain, maybe off, although purchased just one month ago.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (44144) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 4, 2011

Bottle 100cl. w. swing top @ [ Tasting by fiulijn ].

Light unclear medium amber colour with a large to huge, frothy, good lacing, mostly to fully lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, fruity - berry notes, light leather - wood, funky notes. Flavour is moderate sweet and moderate to light light heavy bitter with a average to long duration, wood - leather bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft and fizzy. [20110916]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (34660) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 18, 2011
Bottled. A dark amber beer with a huge beige head, over cabonated seemingly infected. the aroma has notes of cruit and malt. The flavor is sweet with is sweet with notes of malt, and fruits, leading to a bitter finish. The body is light. Thanks fiulijn for sharing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (26202) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 17, 2011
Bottle at Alex. Hazy orange-red coloured with a huge off-white head. Sweet aroma of caramel, dried fruits, bread and hops with notes of berries. Sweet flavour of caramel, dried fruits, bread and hops. Hoppy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
reebtogi (5742) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 31, 2011
1 litre swingtop bottle poured a deep amber color with big white head and some fine lacing. Aroma is caramel and some floral hops. Taste is malty sweet countered with some mild hop bitterness. Needs a little more hops for a better balance. But, overall this is a big malty red ale with full flavors and is a pleasure to drink occasionally.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lagerboy (1958) - British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 23, 2011
Dark red amber, nice head. Malty caramel aroma, sweet caramel malty taste... needs more hops to balance it out, but still enjoyable.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoeZasada (314) - Beaumont, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 21, 2011
1L flip-top bottle. Pours a redidsh medium amber with a thick and lasting peral head. Earthy aroma. Tastes very malty - notes of caramel, bread, some chocolate, with a slight earthy hop bitterness. Finishes with a good malt taste, same earthy bitterness. This is a pretty good ’malty amber’ type beer, well worth future purchases...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
DuffMan (9593) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 9, 2011
1L flip-top, shared with Parksy and Dave. Bright copper, medium light beige head. Aroma is sweet caramel, hints of autumn leaves. Flavour is pretty straightforward caramel, with light earthy and nutty notes. Straightforward little amber-- just the style that pulled me away from lagers over 20 years ago, but now holds little appeal other than nostalgia.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
presario (4903) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 6, 2011
1L swingtop. Prototypical small Canadian craft amber. Malt, vanilla and metallic. Looks nice with a lasting head, lacing and red amber. Vanilla cream ale scent. Nice cream body but metallic edge brings the score down. Flavour that if they dropped column A and added column B would be great but instead a weird tree bark, amber and metallic.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
driver76 (40) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 28, 2010
Very Light but fragrant nose, slight flowers Taste sharp hops up front, spicy malts give nice round flavour. Good light starter beer, basic but well done light red ale. (What Rickard’s Red wishes it was.)

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