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

bottled
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RATINGS: 89   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   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
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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Smurf2055 (1399) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 31, 2012
Pours a dark tea-like brown with three fingers off-white head. Smell is more fruity than nutty, very little roast, malty sweetness. There is slightly more roast and a nutty flavor in the taste, the right amount of sweetness on the finish. Very great drinking beer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (6633) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 18, 2012
Big thanks to Lizzie! 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Aml42000 (622) - Washington, USA - MAR 5, 2012
Good brown ale. Medium brown with some clearing in the middle. Malty nose with a little banana. Light carbonation easy to drink with some nutty flavors.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Powertrip (999) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 19, 2012
Finally trying this! Single bottle given to me at Christmas 2011 from my brother. Colour: Medium chocolate brown with minimal head. Nose: As the label says, nut domimant malt, hint of champagne, light traces of coffee and even cheap perfume. Taste: Medium-light sweet, medium-light bitter, medium sour. Light and cherry-like on entry. Mid palate produces a solid sour-kick with some walnut and almond. Finish moves into charcoal and rough grit with bittnerness.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RumRunner101 (770) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 19, 2012
On tap. Pours clear auburn. Burnt almonds, toffee, sweet malts on the nose. Medium bodied with a bit of sweetness. Flavours of hazelnuts, toffee, with a dry finish of charred oak - slightly bitter. Decent.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cirrhosis (1208) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 10, 2012
Brew pours a cola brown with a tall tan crown reducing to thick film. Soapy sour aroma, mild hints of coffee, some hazelnut. Big toffee notes in the nose all of a sudden. Taste is light with a mild vinegar finish. Sour, nuts, coffee, some kind of red punch possibly peach. The vinegar like finish is really bugging me its not bad but its not appealing. Medium carbonation with a thin body. I can drink this but why?

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TheHulk (486) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 28, 2012
Hard to tell from a chilled pint glass. Had a spicey nose from the smaller sample glass, more head too. Pretty dark, more than i expected offf the tap. Flavour is a bit nutty, almost a coffee but not quite at the end. Not too shabby.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Zeswaft (1370) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 22, 2012
Not much going on here. Decent for a brown ale, but still weak overall. Toasty, roasty, and nutty.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pushkinwow (2006) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 13, 2012
On tap. Mahogany with a quick fading tan head. Grains, slightly roasted malts, some nuts, molasses. Very strong malt presence on the palate, average carbonation, decent body, bittersweet, slightly stale caramel finish with a bit of a macro lager ending which is unfortunate, overwhelms the nice dryness and nutty malts.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sseb69 (1488) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 1, 2011
En fût à The Alibi Room à Vancouver. Couleur brune foncé, mousse beige. Arôme de malt, café, chocolat et herbes. En bouche, houblon, café au lait. Finale en chocolat, noix, cappuccino. Excellente.


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