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Howe Sound Rail Ale Nut Brown

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

bottled
common

on tap
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RATINGS: 92   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   IBU: 19   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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A smooth, flavourful nut brown ale with hints of chocolate and licorice. Made with 100% barley, hops, water & yeast, it is named in recognition of the region’s strong railway history and Squamish BC’s West Coast Railway Heritage Park - Home of the Royal Hudson and Western Canada’s largest collection of heritage railway equipment
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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rederic (3062) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 27, 2014
1litre swing-top bottle, brown-chestnut color, with a fluffy beige head, with a nice nutty, toffee, toasted, caramelized, biscuity malty nose, with some brown chocolate, french toast, faint coffee, sugar pie, dark chocolate accents, and a caramelized bread crumb, chestnut butter note in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a good toasted, caramelized, biscuity, roasted malty, nutty, toffee, mild bitter brown chocolate, fruity dried fig, light coffee character, with a light burnt toast, sugar pie, burnt brown sugar, chestnut butter flavour, leading towards a fruity yeast, nutty, toffeeish, light coffee, lingering toasted, caramelized, biscuity, roasted maltiness finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pictoman (602) - British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 6, 2014
Poured from the tap. Dark mahogany with minimal beige head. Mild caramel and roast malts with some nuttiness. Light medium body. Simple and kinda boring.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
piscator34 (1995) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 2, 2014
Bottled sample. Pale brown (slightly red) in colour with medium carbonation. Aromas are of vanilla nougat, and toasted nuts. Fairly sweet in the mouth with more vanilla, pistachio, and toffee. You can taste a bit of roast on the back end, which translates as mild roast coffee to me. Lighter bodied than expected, in spite of all of the sweetness. Sort of a by-the-book oldschool nut brown ale. Ok as is, but far more interesting things are happening with this style now.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
vadie (800) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 6, 2014
Marron foncer avec un tête marron moyen. L’arôme du chocolat et un peu de réglisse. Le goût n’as pas beaucoup de chocolat ou réglisse mais plutôt un peu d’un mélange de malt sucré avec un peu d’houblon.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichardW (1544) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2014
On tap at Bear Street tavern, Banff. Pours a very dark brown, in fact its nearly black. Rich vineous aroma & plenty of roast malt makes it veer into stout territory. Full bodied & exceptionally robust.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RhetoricalAns (367) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 18, 2014
Shared a bottle with a friend. Dark brown pour with a small foamy tan head. Roasted malt aroma, some chocolate. Taste is malty goodness, some sweetness, nuts. Good full body.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
northropfrye (2302) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUN 22, 2014
Maple and nut aroma. Dark body. A nut ale that taste really quite nutty like hazelnut liqueur. Sweet semi flavourful. Pretty good.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cards04 (1843) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUN 20, 2014
I was surprised by this. In a good way. I don’t think very highly of brown ales for the most part. Coffee aromas. Nice roasted nuts and more coffee flavors. Solid stuff.

3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
a_sully (168) - - MAY 25, 2014
Dark brown colour, head consists of a white foam with light brown colouring. Tastes of nuts, coffee and chocolate ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fhoublon (316) - Lachine, Quebec, CANADA - APR 26, 2014
Bouteille de 1 litre achetée dans un BC Liquor store de Vancouver. Dégustée le 2 mai 2009 (pint). Bière brune foncée quasi opaque, avec des reflets rouges. Mousse énormément, col beige très très épais, persistant. Assez effervescente, bulles moyennes à grosses. Odeur de chocolat noir bien présente. Douce, assez sucrée, assez amère en finale. Goût de chocolat noir, de noisettes grillées bien présent, avec un peu de caramel. Saveur caractéristique de ce style, très typée. Bien équilibrée, se boit bien.


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