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Brewed by Howe Sound Brewing
Style: American Pale Ale
Squamish, Canada

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RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.81   IBU: 16   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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A refreshing, lightly hopped golden ale brewed with all-natural Lillooet honey and made with barley, honey, hops, water and yeast. It is brewed in recognition of the Sea to Sky regions highest peak, Mount Garibaldi (8,776 ft, 2,675 m) which was named for Italian hero Guiseppe Garibaldi, the man of two worlds.
12 Plato


2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
09maso3 (72) - vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 22, 2009
Fizzy and yellow, not a good start. Ok hop aroma. Low hop bitterness, low malty sweetness, watery. Very dry finish. Ok as a summer session but i know these guys can do better.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lumikuuro (26) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 7, 2009
1 litre bottle with new artwork for 2009, abv now 5.0%. Appearance: Golden, slightly opaque at first before settling and becoming clear. One to two finger head, creamy and white, when poured into curved pint glass. Head diminishes quickly, leaving no ring and no lacing. Aroma: Sweet liquid honey and gentle hops, some grass. Taste: Very much like the aroma. Quite a lot of Lillooet honey, fairly sweet, but slightly tempered by the modest but noticeable hopping, which is vaguely grassy. Not as overly sweet as many honey beers of the pacific northwest, but a prominent flavour. Initial level of sweetness does not increase to the point of unpleasantness like some of its competitors. Refreshing, clean finish which impressively manages to lose a little of the honey so as not to make this a sickly honey ale. Mouthfeel: Smooth from the honey, functional. Pleasant. Drinkability: Depends if youíre in the mood for honey. Drinkable enough over the course of a pint or a litre, but only sessionable if youíre in the mood. Yet that is the case for pretty much every honey beer around here; this just happens to be a better one than you would normally find. Accessible to the masses, yet brewed well enough to be able to be appreciated by true beer lovers. Decent beer.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - MAR 19, 2009
Medium straw, abundant clover honey. Watery and dry, this really isnít my thing.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
fiulijn (14990) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 3, 2008
Draught at the brewpub
Deep blond color. At first it shows some nice hop aroma, but it disappears quickly, the some very light honey aroma. It’s a simple Ale, with smoothened corners, a bit sweet.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jonas (5698) - Garching b. MŁnchen, GERMANY - JUL 8, 2008
big bottle. Cloudy orange,low white layer. Light fruity nose, apricot tropical. Light body. Light fruity malt base. Easy drinkable, not nasty in any way.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
DuffMan (6886) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 8, 2008
Slightly hazy bright gold, lacey white head. Sweet pale malt aroma. Lagery pale malt palate, on the sweeter end with discernable honey character. Sweet lagers just arenít my thing really.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - NOV 1, 2007
Honey hue is nice. Good head as many of Howe Soundís beers have. Honey beers arenít usually my thing, though. Itís not that this one is sweet, itís just not interesting enough for me. A little of that diacetyl stuff is noticable in this one too.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Heffman (5) - North Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 23, 2007 does not count
I enjoyed this brew at the inn itself in Squamish and raved about it. Okay, I had three bottles but please donít let the wife know....I was happy to find it at the park royal liquor store a few weeks later at which time I bought six of the large one litre bottles to take home to the mrs (and others)... back to the beer itself, it was a clean, refreshing product with a nice honey nose, and Iím not talking about the nice waitress tho her nose was cute too....the beer had a real nice malt character to it...it sure poured a nice head with a good fine carbonation---not too gassy like Iíve tasted amongst the commercial beers.... this is a great beer well worth tasting (over and over) Cheers, TD

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 29, 2006
Mild butterscotch, plenty of honey, some biscuity malts and floral hop notes in the aroma. Clear, deep, golden body is topped by a fair sized white head that recedes rapidly to a lasting cover leaving some frothy lacing on the sides of the glass. Biscuity and grainy malt character with some toffee and butterscotch. Light bitterness and floral hop notes. Fruity esters emerge mostly in the aftertaste. Light medium body with sharp carbonation and rather slick and watery texture. Butterscotch becomes more apparent in especially in the nose but also in the flavour as it warms. Pint glass. Just above fridge temperature. Bottle (Brewery Creek, Dec-06).

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 13, 2006
Clear gold with sheet lace. Lots of honey and a touch of citrus. Some bitterness. Flavor is the same, just a touch more malty. Medium bodied with a finish of honey.


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