Formerly brewed at Columbia Brewery (Labatt-InBev)
Style: Brown Ale
Creston, Canada


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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
A pleasant hint of liquorish & strawberry in the aroma background. A rich dark coloured Ale with subtle caramel after taste. Medium/Strong hopping to complement the Ale character on aroma.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
reebtogi (5593) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 11, 2012
341ml bottle pours a light brownish color with a finger and a half of off-white head that leaves some spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma is caramel with hints of chocolate and some flowery hops. Taste is light caramel and chocolate malty sweetness with a modest hop bitterness in the finish. Light to medum body with adequate carbonation leaving a nice tingle on the palate. Quite a well done brown ale that I would recommend to others.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 28, 2010
Kootenay Mountain Ale--2001 12 oz. Bottle. 5.50% ABV. (3.5 / 5.0) ESB--Clear amber red color. Mild floral slightly toasted front. Slightly earth toasted bisquit body. Earthy almost ESB fruitiness. Ends mildly New hop spicy. Tasty but off to my taste. ESB or Amber? Sampled 8/6/2001.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
italarican (1543) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - JUN 14, 2009
Ah, The Kooter. This brings me back. I donít know where they get licorice and strawberry. I got creamed corn and grains. Slight metalliic taste, undoubtedly from the can. A bit bitter. Iíd only drink this to be nostalgic of Spring Break 2003.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VertBaconStrips (2309) - Blerkablerka, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 14, 2009
***review from May 5, 2007***

Nice deep crystal clear copper brew with minor effervesance and a quick fizz-up / quick death cap with no lacing. The aroma is on the mild side; at least it is not offensive. The dominant smell is of the sweet lightly toasted malts. as well as a touch of fruitiness and an initial short-lived weak rootbeer quality. Taste is pleasant with notable hops that leave some spicy bite but mainly the sweet light toasted malts with a faint caramel flavour . Donít forget a touch of metallic flavour that actually isnít terrible. I like the bitterness throughout - it does have a nice bite to it. Mouthfeel is smooth with fine carbonation and a lasting, pleasant bitter after taste. that surges mid-sip and then gradually fades. Light to medium bodied. Good easy drinking, smooth and mild beer that I would leave on the counter for awhile to max out the flavours.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Braudog (6290) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - MAY 22, 2007
Bottle (6 pack bought at the brewery gift shop); Reddish amber, almost chestnut color, with a fizzy but kinda sticky head. Starchy to be sure and the tinny carbonation of a macro. Bit sugary. Liked it better when I tried it on tap at the brewery, but after all the fine beers Iíve been drinking for the past several hours, itís a hard act to follow. This is a Canadian version of Shiner Bock -- a dark-colored macro lager -- sweet, adjuncty and almost corn-syrupy, but somehow still quaffable. Brown Ale? Not. (#2911, 5/17/2007)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
pintbypint (3327) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 21, 2007
341ml brown bottle. Deep amber colour, light tan head is fluffy and large. Aroma is caramel and just a bit flowery. Caramel malt flavours, a bit hoppy toward the finish, elements of citrus and trace metal with some toffee. Medium body and carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pootzboy (1690) - Hopville, Ontario, CANADA - APR 25, 2006
Deep copper in color, clear and has a decent 2 finger off-white cap with moderate retention....good lacing on the glass..medium-high carbonation. Aroma gives off light berry tones over mild caramel malt and some citrus hopping. Medium to light body, slick mouth feel. Caramel malts up front with the unmistakable piney tang of Pacific NW Willamette and Nugget hops. Finish is wet where you can taste the licorice and toffee tastes which prevail over the metallic twang of the Yakima valley hops. Not really a brown ale but a NW variation. A very decent ale from a brewer most people write off as a Labatt maco brewer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
DuffMan (9498) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 5, 2006
Deep amber brown, thin tan head. Caramel and brown sugar aroma. Same on the palate, some malt, with a metallic tang in the finish. Not bad, but not great either.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
mnurda (1239) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JUN 30, 2005
First found this beer in BAnnf, and was pleased to find it at home in Winnipeg. Was sad to drink one of my last two bottles, but it just winked at me when I opened the beer fridge.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hooker (467) - Coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 23, 2005
Clear copper colur with thin off white head. Mild malt nose. Flat mild malt taste with slight alcohol finish.

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