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Brewed by Spinnakers Brewpub
Style: Bitter
Victoria, Canada
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 6   MEAN: 3.02/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.88/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 24   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
In January 1992 the space shuttle Discovery carried hops on board, travelling over 3 million miles during 128 orbits. Upon touchdown, the hops were conveyed to Spinnakers and employed in two special casks, tapped by the commander and then shared amongst the crew, their colleagues and a collection of Spinnakers’ regulars.
Discovery Ale is a celebration of all of all of the flights of the discovery and the end of the shuttle era. Discovery Ale has a taste which defies gravity.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Crit (3840) - Surrey, British Columbia, - NOV 18, 2012
Sparkling amber,small beige head.Nutty malt nose and fore.Thin watery sweet malt profile, medium hop finish. Average lacing

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GregClow (3215) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 2, 2012
(Originally written for the Fall 2011 issue of TAPS Magazine.) At first blush, Spinnakers Discovery comes across as being quite simple and straightforward, with not-too-sweet toasted malt and deftly applied hops politely working together to create a pleasant and unassuming ale. Partway through the bomber, it becomes clear that there’s much to admire in that simplicity and straightforwardness – not to mention the 3.8% abv that makes it easy to down that bomber with minimal adverse effects. By the end, the words “quintessential session beer” might come to mind. Or they did for me, at least.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
blankboy (7268) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 9, 2011
Bottle [650ml] shared with garthicus c/o GregClow. Pours a slightly hazy copper-gold with an average size lasting fluffy white head. Very mild aroma of grain, light vegetal notes and very light hops -- pretty dull. Flavour of caramel malt, a bit vegetal, hops and some fruit. Average bitter finish. I know it’s a low abv beer but it’s quite dull and mediocre regardless. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
garthicus (2912) - Dublin, IRELAND - OCT 9, 2011
Thanks to GregClow. Appearance: Golden orange, thick white bubbly head. Aroma: Grain, grass, vegetables. Flavour: Malt, wet cardboard, grassy and a little bitterness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
pumpmaster (1355) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - AUG 29, 2011
4 ounce sample at the brewpub Taproom at 4 samples for $5.00CAD. Very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiulijn (19369) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 24, 2011
Draught at the brewpub
Hazy light amber color. The aroma is mild, breadish. Some caramel and cereals flavor, the mouthfeel is rounder than similar beers at this ABV; respectable bitterness.

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