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

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RATINGS: 92   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
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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
killjoy966 (677) - Washington, USA - FEB 4, 2011
Pop top from Chuckís. Picked this one up after the Howe Sound tasting at Chuckís. Best one I tried there despite the three imperial ales presented. Smells like roasted nuts tastes faintly of caramel. Nothing too overpowering and completely session-able beer. They also have cool bottles which scores some points as well.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
manuchampions (1241) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 24, 2010
1 L. bottle bought from B.C. liquor store. Pours a reddish brown with a moderate head that fades fairly quickly. Caramel and nut aromas with hints of roasted malts, although not overdone. This beer has a moderate body with low carbonation. Chocolate and roast aftertaste. A good and well-balanced beer.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SSSteve (3934) - - NOV 14, 2010
1 liter. clear brown with a small, creamy, tan head. very strong aroma of toasted nuts, caramel, brown sugar. palate is medium. flavor are robust brown sugar and caramel with a toast. moderate carbonation. one of the nicest brown ales iíve tried in a long time. exactly how I think a good brown should be crafted.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeZasada (298) - Beaumont, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 13, 2010
1L bottle. Pours a medium-dark amber with a lasting tan head. Aroma of malt, some earthiness. Tastes very malty; notes of caramel, molasses, some chocolate... nut tones. Earthy sweet bitterness. Finishes with a grassy nut earthiness. One of the best brown ales I have ever tasted.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
turboespresso (256) - Port Moody, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 28, 2010
Dark brown, translucent, and slightly cloudy. Small persistent head, a bit more than a ring. Slight chocolate aroma and taste. Hop flavour is mild and slightly vegetal. Mouth feel is bang on, both smooth and slightly lively as well.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DKS4011 (8) - Black Earth, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 23, 2010 does not count
I find this a very consistent, credible, interesting beer for itsí price. Itís got some hop and yeast character added to the typical caramel-toasty brown. I would buy this again.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 13, 2010
Nice nose of brown sugar and nuts. Light body, very drinkable, Good flavor of caramel and nutty bready tastes.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 8, 2010
Bottle, deep brown with a good size beige head. Roasty and malt nose with a faint hop presence.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Scubaguy (230) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 7, 2010
The flavour has a good amount of chocolate. There are some nut and licorice notes. Even some coffee in there nearing the finish. Itís not the typical flavour you think of when drinking a brown ale. As well it does have a bit of a thin feel too it. The aroma has good solid chocolate notes and some black licorice. Pours a dark brown color with a tan head with some very spotty lacing I am getting some earthy hops on the finish and it tends to linger on the palate.This is the first beer I have tried from Howe sound. I will most defiantly be trying the rest of there offerings.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sask89 (498) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - JUL 15, 2010
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2010 Pours a dark brown colour, almost black with a small off-white head. Aroma is of roasted malts, toast, cereal and grains. Taste is malty throughout with bread, toast and nuts most present, nice dry finish, mildly bitter. Medium-full body, on the palate mostly smooth and thick with soft carbonation. Very nice brown ale, pretty good beer.


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