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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zeek (194) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 26, 2010
Redish amber color with tight tan head. Aroma is all malt. Taste is mellow and finishes nicely at the roof of the mouth. Nice and smooth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Powertrip (1000) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 22, 2010
Bottle consumed on 11/17/2010 in Whistler, British Columbia. Purchased from the Brewery. Colour was strikingly red with slight traces of brown. Nose: Apple, caramel, roasted deep malt, pecan, firewood. Quite nice. Taste: Medium sweet, light bitter, medium sour. Pot roast, hot caramel, cough syrup. Sweet but not overly, great mouthfeel and exploding with malt. Great stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kinnikinnick (1) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 19, 2010 does not count
Tried in bottle at ~15C. Pleasant but mute nutty nose. Smooth drinking red with enough (though modest) hops to liven things up.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mcberko (13500) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 15, 2010
On tap at St. Augustine’s, pours dark amber with a white head. Aroma of nothing but dry caramel malts. Flavour is much the same, with some dry fruits thrown in there as well. Not one of Howe Sound’s better brews.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiggmtl (4544) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 12, 2010
Rather pleasant malt forward aroma has caramel and cereal with definite floral and earthy hop notes as well as a honey-like mustiness. Clear brown body is topped by a decent, fine bubbled off white-tan head that recedes to a thin but long lasting cover. Sweet round malt flavour has the same components as the aroma suggests - caramel, cereal, earthy, floral and musty notes. Bitterness comes on late but is quite strong and cuts through the sweetness very well. Medium light body is quite dry with very lively effervescence. Tulip glass. Just above fridge temperature. 1L swingtop bottle purchased at Brewery Creek in December 2010.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Crit (3775) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 17, 2010
Chestnut,lasting beige head.Sweet malt/light hop nose.Hint of earthiness in fore,good malt profile,hint of tartness in mid, medium strength lasting hop finish.Effervescent Nice !!!

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