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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: 81   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   IBU: 19   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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
12.4 Plato


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lagerboy (1071) - British Columbia, CANADA - APR 13, 2014
1 litre potstopper. Clear deep dark caramel copper, feeble tan foam fades fast. Sweet medium roast aroma. Caramel nutty roasted malty taste, faint herbal bitterness, no noticeable licoice or chocolate. Softer carbonation, medium bodied, lightly hopped. Nice enough. LBW (Lagerboys Be Wary) ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JesseMartineau (52) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 24, 2014
Pours chocolate brown - chocolate and coffee aromas and taste, leaves a bit of caramel and nutty finish.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Masterkush7 (378) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 16, 2014
Pours a hazy light amber brown with a gray brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of chocolate and nuttiness with a backing licorice and a but of deep dark grain. Flavor begins with a bit of sweet grains and chocolate with a nutty finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bulldogops (1028) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 11, 2014
Rating #897 - January 9, 2014 - 1oz sample from Bar Manager at Craft Beer Market, probably due to @kgamiller’s charms, not my own. Dark brown pour with a weak bubbly tan foam that disappears quickly. Aroma is strong roast malts, hint of nutty sweetness. Really really light in body for a brown ale. Taste is bold hazelnutty sweetness, dominant roast malt, low hop character with a slightly bitter finish that is quite pleasant. Impressive.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AgentAle (414) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 22, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 26, 2013 Aroma:Malty roasty aroma, chocolate notesTaste: nice malt/ hop balance , deep rich malt taste finishing with light hops that smooth outAppearance: dark rusty brown with creamy head

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gerbeer (1494) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 16, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2014 On tap. Pours a clear brown with light head. Aromas of dried chocolate biscuits, cardboard, and dried malts. Flavours of peanuts, burnt sugar, metal, and cardboard.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lotsalaughs (119) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 5, 2013
smoke, resin, chocolate, caramel, hay, brown, clear, minimal head, tan foam, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, light body, creamy, average carbonation, bitter Dark brown pour with tan foam. Smoky chocolate and caramel hay aroma. Definite cocoa and toast with nutty caramel malt - nice. Average carbonation and creamy mouthfeel. Finish is mildly bitter and a bit dry.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kevinsenn (979) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 15, 2013
Sampled at Howe Sound. Slight hazy brown, tan head. Roasty aroma with slight fruit notes. Light dry taste, nutty and toasty. Nothing too exciting, but nothing wrong with it.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
monk191 (727) - California, USA - JUL 19, 2013
A very nice nut brown. Pours a beautiful dark red with a white head. Smells and tastes very creamy. Smooth and sweet. Had on tap at Whet in Vancouver. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerandBlues2 (9094) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAY 10, 2013
Tap at Charcut. Pours clear brown with a medium, creamy tan head, medium-light retention with good lacing. Aroma is nutty, chocolate, and toast malt with dates and faint earthy hops. Flavor is malt dominant with light hops and bitterness and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.


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