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Thunder Canyon Ye Olde Strong Ale

Thunder Canyon Ye Olde Strong Ale
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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.5/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Amber to brown in color, strong ales are full bodied with a malty sweetness and higher alcohol content. Fruity esters contribute to the aroma and flavor. The hops balance nicely with the malt making this a delicious beer.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daknole (9052) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 24, 2013
Amber pour, nearly a white head. Caramel flavors up front, a hint of dates and maybe some light raisiny notes. Very faint hop flavors are sneaking around.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - JUL 11, 2008
On tap @ TCB - Pours a clear deep copper color with a thin off white head. Light lacing. Aroma is light malt and dark esters. Flavor is sweet toasted caramel malt and dark esters. Medium body. A pretty good malty beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Miver (609) - Silver Spring, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 3, 2008
Thanks to FlacoAlto for sending a growler to Hopdog and thanks to Hopdog for sharing with me. Poured brown in color with a thin ring of white head. Aroma is sweet with dark fruits, candi sugar, and caramel. Taste of dried dark fruits, raisons, caramel, with a mild hops presences in the finish. Not bad.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 2, 2008
Thanks to Hopdog for sharing this growler. Pours a deep amber, clean with a thin lasting off white head. Aroma is toasted caramel malts, some light sharp crystal in there, alogn with some sweet fruits- raisin and figs, and brown sugar sweetness. Flavor is big bold full malts, munich, melanoidin, more brown sugar, sweet dried fruits, even some apricot in there with burnt toast hints. Finsihes a bit prickly and dry. Ok for an old ale.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
egajdzis (5305) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 28, 2008
Poured a clear, red copper color with a small, light tan head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of dried fruits, citrus, floral hops, caramel, and a bit of nuts. Taste of dried fruits, light caramel, more nuts, citrus, and a moderate bitterness in the finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (8867) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 27, 2008
Growler acquired in trade with FlacoAlto (thanks!). Poured a medium copperish / brown color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of caramel, roast, and toffee. Malty. Tastes of caramel, nuts, roast, toffee, and again all around malty.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TomDecapolis (4473) - Milton, Delaware, USA - JUN 26, 2008
Thanks to hopdog for sharing this. Pours translucent brown with lots of ruby notes and a smaller bubbly off white head. Aroma of light vanilla, toffee, nuts, caramel and some light floral/fruity notes. Flavor of caramel, toffee, nuts, sweet and malty, brown sugar, honey and light floral/hop flavor.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mcbackus (758) - Merritt Island, Florida, USA - JUN 13, 2008
growler from flacoalto thanks: pours a very nice crimson brown very thin off white head. not alot of aroma at first, but as ti warms up there is a nice hop arama and good caramel the aroma finishes with some grains. flavour is a good bitter upfront then goes into some toffee maltthen finishes with some roasted flavour. palate is very smooth and flows well.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joekinty (263) - rockledge, Florida, USA - JUN 12, 2008
thanks mcbackus fom a growler nice brown pour nice head and lacing sweet malt aroma caramel brown sugar flavor very very smooth could have drank the whole growler myself well rounded great beer

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - APR 21, 2008
growler brought by bockyhorsey to the PHX tasting. pours a clear thin caramel color with a small tan head that fades rather quickly due to it’s time in the growler. fruity sweet grain aroma along with some brown sugar. the flavor is very much the same with a little spicy kick on the finish. it tastes like a decent beer... just watered down. thin to medium bodied with low carbonation (again from the growler)... thanks bill.


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