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Townsite Bičre d’Hiver Winter Ale

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Brewed by Townsite Brewing
Style: English Strong Ale
Powell River, Canada

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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.15/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Townsite’s brewmaster made 60Kg of candi sugar by bringing sugar and water up to 300 degrees and then added this sugar to the boil creating a winter warmer that is spicy and plummy in flavour.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MunBro (528) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 14, 2014
Spicy beer with a noticeable alcohol heat. Very sugary with lots of fruit flavours. Not bad, but as far as seasonal Christmas brews go I like mine a lot darker and less sweet.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dresden (939) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - DEC 10, 2014
Reddish brown. Aroma of dark fruits, some spice i cant identify. Rich caramel and fruity flavour, quite nice for a beer style i dont tend to enjoy much.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (5002) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 4, 2014
Bottle - Tart. Plum, light raisin and soured malts. Deep clear Amber with a rich light brown head. Light soured malts, light perfume, plum and some raisin. Tart, medicinal and interesting.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
mcberko (7230) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 20, 2014
On tap at the Alibi Room, pours a dark mahogany with a small tan head. Aroma brings out licorice notes upfront, followed by coriander and a touch of toffee. Flavour is bizarre, bringing out a strange mix anise and coriander. This isn’t cohesive at all. Really messy and rather unpleasant. Not my thing.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
reebtogi (4388) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 27, 2014
650ml bottle pours a deep amber-brown color with a finger of light beige head that leaves some spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma is dark fruits with some caramel and floral notes. Taste is a dark fruity and caramel malty sweetness with a grassy and herbal hop bitterness. Medium bodied with good carbonation imparting a nice feel on the palate. A tasty and smooth drinking brew. Recommended.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (12789) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 13, 2014
Mahogany-brown, thin head, slightly spicy, with brown sugar, a fairly estery note w light bubblegum phenols. Sweetish front, almost Belgian-level phenols resulting from the candi sugar, some nice raisiny, fruitcakey notes that are more in the Anglo-American tradition. Maybe a bit thin for something that should be a big-bodied beer. Better for the pub, but not hefty enough for the fireside.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CapFlu (4616) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 24, 2013
Lasting frothy beige head atop a near opaque, black-red body. Roasted malt nose though only slight. Perhaps English Malt but there is some Candied Malt with Belgian yeast hiding in the background. This really isn’t an English Strong Ale is it? Seems more Dunkel or Dopplebock.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
manisthebeer (240) - squamish, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 1, 2013
pretty solid winter ale smells slightly of spicy plums pours nearly black with a nice bubbly light tan color tastes like some sort of warm spicy plummy dessert pretty damn good winter ale

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rob6239 (649) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 20, 2013
On cask in Toronto. Pours great with decent head. Aroma only has a slight bit of the oak chips. Taste is sweet and spicy.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (10458) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 19, 2013
A reddish copper ale with a thin mocha head. In aroma, nice sweet fruity malt with light oaked notes, banana and cloves, nice. In mouth, a smooth sweet dark fruity malt with light treacle, oak, very well done. Aged on oak chips. Cask Days 2013.


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