Howe Sound La Brew Ha Ha!
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Brewed by Howe Sound Brewing
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Squamish, Canada


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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.13/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02/5   EST. CALORIES: 228   ABV: 7.6%
A strong Belgian-style ale brewed for St Jean Baptiste day with fruity and spicy flavours supported by a soft malt character.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
theboneman (1) - - DEC 7, 2012 does not count
This is the closest Canada has to offer in terms of a Belgian style strong ale. Unfortunately it is a seasonal and will not be available until spring.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcberko (14362) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 6, 2012
On tap at St. Augustine’s, pours a cloudy golden / murky orange with a small white head. Aroma of soft Belgian spices, some light fruitiness (banana comes to mind), and light pale malt. Flavour brings out banana and clove above anything, with some Belgian spices, yeast and a soft malt backbone. Quite enjoyable and highly drinkable with no hint of the raised ABV.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2012
Bottle 75 cl. Courtesy of fiulijn. Pours a cloudy golden with a white head. Fruity, perfumy, yeasty. Rich body, sweet fruitiness, some coriander also I think? Very yeasty quite some alcohol heat. 200912

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (40418) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2012
1 L bottle. Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is phenolic and light toasted malty. Bitter, caramelish. Ĺhenolic. Medium dry and wi a light fruity yeasty note. Mild phenolic and dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (34322) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2012
Bottled. An unclear golden beer with a lazing off-white head. The aroma has notes of fruits, malt, spices, and yeast. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, spices, yeast, and fruits, as well as hints of smoke, leading to a dry finish. The alcohol is felt on the tongue. Thanks fiulijn for sharing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (25926) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 22, 2012
Bottle at yespr. Hazy orange coloured with a small white head. Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel and dried fruits with notes of spices. Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel and spices with notes of bananas. Sweet and spicy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jonas (6785) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - OCT 1, 2012
Bottle. Cloudy yellow orange, offwhite head. Spicy yeast, wheatish, mandarins, spices. Mellow, chewy, fine sparkly on the tongue. Full fruityness safes it from being too phenolic. Pleasant.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (23012) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 11, 2012
Bottle at yespr. Pours a hazy golden orange color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty spicy aroma. Sweetish malty spicy yeasty flavor with hoppy hints. Has a sweetish malty spicy yeasty hoppy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (43888) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 8, 2013

Bottle 750ml. w. swing top and normal cap.

Unclear medium to light dark orange colour with a average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, moderate to light hoppy, light citrus - orange, moderate to heavy yeasty, riped fruit. Flavour is moderate to light light heavty sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, riped fruit, yeasty, dry, fruity yeast. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20120920]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tiggmtl (4544) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 24, 2013
Sweet candy sugar and yeasty esters in the nose. Clear golden body is topped by a decent white head that lasts well and leaves some lace. Flavour is quite sweet with plenty of fruity esters. Alcohol is not at all apparent. Medium light body with fairly strong carbonation. Tulip glass. Fridge temperature. Bottle purchased in 2012.

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