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Brewed by Howe Sound Inn and Brewing Co.
Style: Brown Ale
Squamish, Canada

bottled
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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 regionís strong railway history and Squamish BCís West Coast Railway Heritage Park - Home of the Royal Hudson and Western Canadaís largest collection of heritage railway equipment
12.4 Plato


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
andrewturba (920) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 6, 2013
Pours a slightly hazy darker brown colour with a decent tan head thatís dissolves into a spotty covering and has moderate lace. Aroma is chocolate, roasted malts, nutty characteristics, and toffee. Flavour is sweet toffee, chocolate, mild bitterness near the end, roasted malts and a moderately dry finish. Good beer and very session able.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Reimer96 (1061) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 6, 2013
Pours a ear dark brown with a big frothy brown head. Aroma chocolate, nuts & roasted malts. Taste is roasted malts, nuts, bitter cocoa and slight molasses. Excellent nut brown!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dfinney23 (1418) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 5, 2013
Really solid nut brown, dark and malty with a touch of sweetness and a lightly nutty finish.

3.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
burnabyt (27) - - DEC 22, 2012
Pours nice. 1 finger of light frothy oatmeal colored head. Settles to a thin lace. Translucent dark brown, slightly amber when held up to light. Moderate mocha nose. Taste is fruity molasses to start with light hazelnut to finish. Decent brown ale but not exceptional. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WheatKing (1162) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 18, 2012
A high quality nut brown, right on the mark for what I want. Chocolate aroma, mild roastiness on the palate, pretty creamy mouthfeel. Looks beautiful, too. Reminds me why I love the style.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
maley1 (654) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 21, 2012
Clear dark brown pour with small beige head. Aroma of malts, caramel and banana. Taste of malts, toffee, bread, caramel and a definate nutty finish. Medium carbonation and creamy mouthfeel. Very good.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thb (660) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 13, 2012
Good standard brown ale - style thatís hard to really love, but hard to dislike. Appearance - notably dark brown. Aromas of brown sugar, hazelnut, graham crackers, chicory. Or something like that. Sweet, but not a lot, some balancing bitterness. Dead straight middle of the road.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
stuckinprague (43) - - SEP 15, 2012
Beer pours chocolate brown with a thick head, but the head disappears almost entirely once it settles. Aroma is sweet and syrupy, with a chocolate and a touch of licorice sweetness. Beer tastes like chocolate with a fair amount of nuttiness (mostly cashews). In addition, this beer pairs well with cashews as well. Beer palate is medium, creamy and rather flat. The palate works well with the style. Overall this beer is tasty, but a little synthetic in flavours. Could more roasted malt flavour, but it is what it is.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
slimspady (164) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 10, 2012
Dark brown, big white head. Slightly nutty, roasted malts also. Nice, uncomplicated beer. 080612

3.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stantheman (565) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 5, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 6, 2012 On tap at Caffe Barney on Main St. Not much head or nose. It purports to be a nut brown ale, but is actually much closer to a porter or stout. As such, itís a rather pleasant one. Malts predominate. Coffee is the dominant theme. Didnít notice any nut flavors whatsoever. Nice but not complex.


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