Sailor Hagars Lohins ESB
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Sailor Hagars Brew Pub
Brewed at Howe Sound Brewing

Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
North Vancouver, Canada
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.26/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1/5   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
A full bodied and robust Ale with a big hop finish.... Our traditional bitter has a reddidh hue and a fruity character imparted by our special ale yeast imported from the U.K. Formerly brewed as Sailor Hagarís house recipe but now brewed as a contract brew by Howe Sound.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
mcberko (14690) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 1, 2013
On cask at Sailor Hagarís, pours an opaque dark orange amber with a medium beige head. Aroma brings out toasted English malt, some stone fruits, and candied notes. Flavour brings out similar notes, with stone fruits, English malts and a very astringent hoppy finish. Drinkable enough, but very rough and tastes haphazardly thrown together. Gets more repulsive the more you drink.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (19387) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 20, 2010
Hand-pump at Sailor Hagarís
Hazy dark amber color; creamy head. The aroma is light, but there is a good caramel flavor, quite sweet, with respectable bitterness. Not fully British, but quite good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beershine (5224) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - OCT 8, 2007
A shame this isnít made on-premises any more. Along with the IPA, this was one of Sailor Hagarís best offerings and one of the best in BC.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tiggmtl (4544) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 10, 2007
Thick, chewy caramel, butterscotch and toffee with floral hop notes in the aroma. Clear, deep, copper coloured body is topped by a thin, dense, cream coloured head that coats the glass. Caramel malt sweetness is balanced nicely by assertive bitterness. Earthy, floral hop notes offer counterpoint. Medium body with low carbonation that feels right for the style. Sampled on tap with Oakes and CapFlu at Sailor Hagars in North Van in May 2007.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
CapFlu (5101) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 6, 2006
(650ml bottle) Purchased at the Sailor Hagarís Off-Sale for ~$5. Quite a compliment when your former employer keeps a beer named after you - Gary Lohin must be honoured... and its a solid beer based on his recipe. Lasting almond-coloured, foam head with a deep copper body. Nose is strong and balanced of malt and hops. A robust fruitiness and well malted flavour - though its so hoppy that it would be a logical replacement for a thirsty hophead!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jonas (6863) - Garching b. MŁnchen, GERMANY - JUN 1, 2006
Bottle. Hazy orange amber, lowish head. Fruity strawberry, honeyish and earthy minerally notes. Mellow, welllagererd mouthfeel. Bitter dry finish. Earthy hop aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee (9325) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 25, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 23, 2004 Copper coloured with a nice thick off-white head. Spicy and citrusy hop character, caramel malt, and soft carbonation. Nice. A bit hoppier than the Narwhal Pale Ale, but with many of the same characteristics. Dry-hopping is noticable and well-appreciated.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
TimE (5100) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 22, 2004
Funny how this is retired and I drank it last week. For admin's info it is now contract brewed by Howe Sound. pours a very dark amber color, creamy off white head. A huge citrusy nose erupts from the nose with hints of sweet apples and caramel. The body has great depth, juicy hops, apples, cinnamon, hints of caramel is run over the tongue very smoothly. Orangish bitter off dry finish. Superb!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 7, 2003
Orange body with a chunky floating head. Aroma is fruity and very spicy. A very unique nose. Flavour was very hoppy and the finish was long, sweet and a little harsh for my liking.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kaya161 (1139) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 21, 2003
Deep amber-red colour. Buttery malt aroma and initial flavour to match. Then some bitter hops leading to a dry finish.

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