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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lagerboy (1957) - 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 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 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 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 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.)

   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.

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