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Brewed by Tree Brewing
Style: Amber Ale
Kelowna, Canada

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RATINGS: 127   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.9   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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A special cask version was made for the Wetherspoon Autumn Beer Festival 2012 at the Caledonian brewery in Scotland. See Caledonian / Tree Brewing Thirsty Beaver.
Canadian Brewing Awards 2012: North American Style Amber Ale, Silver award


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mgermani (1000) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 29, 2007
Pours a clear light reddish-brown with a soon-forgotten head and light caramel malt aroma. I was expecting to be disappointed with this beer, so the hoppiness came as a bit of a surprise. Light caramel base with some spicy hops, peppery, decent aftertaste. Thin body, but carb ok. Not a bad beer, but really nothing special. Once again Tree comes through with a beer that is highly drinkable, which is about the nicest thing I can say about it.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
probstblueribbon (3053) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 19, 2007
341 mL bottle, part of a mixed pack from a Burnaby liquor store.
App.: medium-light brown-copper, clear with a creamy tan head. Aroma: mild caramel maltiness, a touch of hops behind that (lightly citrus, grapefruit), a little brown ale nuttiness. Palate: medium body, fairly lively carbonation. Flav.: some light roasted malts, toffee, a touch of grapefruit hops, light fruitiness, a little nutty.
A bit light, but balanced. Gotta love the label...

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 16, 2006
Caramel malts in the aroma with a light nutty undertone. Clear amber-brown coloured body with a low, large bubbled, shy, off white head that recedes rapidly to ring. Caramel malts are strong in the flavour with some leafy, green hops and moderate finishing bitterness that keeps the sweetness from becoming cloying. Light body is somewhat watery with fair carbonation. Tumbler. Just above fridge temperature. Bottle (BC Liquor Store at Kingsgate, Sep-06).

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
pintbypint (2696) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 13, 2006
341ml brown bottle. Amber colour, trace of white head with some clinging lace. Aroma is toffee/caramel, very light hops int eh background. Flavour is same, toasty, caramelly malts with light hops in the finish.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ughsmash (7181) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 31, 2006
Bottled. Poured a clear, lighter amber with a short-lived cap of off-white head. The aroma was very faint... with caramel and other sweetness plus a pinch of herbs. Caramel, toffee, and light smoke at the flavor base with an odd herbal character. Light-bodied and over-carbonated... left a tacky impression that wasn’t good.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
corm88 (11) - Timmons, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 16, 2006
High carbonation, tastes similar to many other cheaper domestic Canadian beers (i.e. Molson Canadian) Smells like corn like many highly carbonated beers. Not the best from Tree who makes the incredible Hop Head.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
CapFlu (4608) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 6, 2006
(341ml bottle) Purchased at BC Liquor Store on Cambie for $1.77. Highly carbonated deep orange brew with a dissipating white head. Nose of hops with a major citrus butter kick. Heavily malted with mild diacetyl. A fairly poor showing...

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jonas (5772) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - MAY 17, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2008 Bottle. Amber (duh), low head. Somewhat papery malt and light nut aroma. Ok chewy malt base, light bready and nutty, some flowery hops. Almond finish. Pleasant enough.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (7025) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 29, 2006
Clear copper, thin tan head. Sugary caramel aroma. Moderately full mouthfeel with good caramel maltiness, a little nutty maybe, with a pleasant bitter finish. An amber ale that I enjoy on the same level as James Squire’s (that’s a compliment!).

2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
LordUppity (26) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 17, 2006
Bottle. Copper colour with a very slight head. Smells almost nutty. I found the flavour to be extremely bland, with a thick, fruity aftertaste that I didn’t enjoy at all.


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