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Brewed by Tree Brewing
Style: Amber Ale
Kelowna, Canada

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RATINGS: 123   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.89   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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
blankboy (6007) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 28, 2013
Can [500ml]. Pours a deep orange-amber with an average size lasting foamy off-white head. Some lacing on the glass. Sweet aroma of fruit, caramel malt, light hops and nuts. Flavour, also somewhat sweet, of caramel malt, light nuts, light hops and that’s it, simple. Light bitter finish. Average bodied. Nothing exciting here but as far as Amber Ales go it’s decent. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lotsalaughs (126) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 10, 2013
caramel, bread, toast, grass, vanilla, amber, orange, clear, minimal head, white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, light body, slick feel, average carbonation, bitter, Pours a nice amber almost approaching copper with white foam. Foam does not last long, but the sweet, toasty, and grass aromas linger (I’m sure there’s some vanilla in there too). Taste is very light on the sweet with bread and refreshing citrus. Bitterness is understated but balances well. Light carbonation gives this thin bodied beer a slickness on the tongue. Finishes slightly dry with a mild bitter aftertaste.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Finn (4134) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JAN 3, 2013
Pommelers Rest, Tower Bridge 3 Nov 12. JDW festivaløl. Gyldenbrun. Lavt skum. Aromaen er søt frukt/plommer. Smaken det samme. Lite annet.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MarkoR (504) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 4, 2012
330 ml bottle. Pours a clear amber color with medium sized head. Aroma of grains, caramel. Pretty decent beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cfrancis (2311) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 2, 2012
Pours a dark amber with a moderate white top. Aroma is toffee and caramel malts. Taste is biscuity and caramel. Nice beer.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
andrewturba (961) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 15, 2012
Pours a nice amber colour with nice white bubbly head leaving an awesome sticky white lace. Mainly caramel and accompanying grains make up the aroma. Carbonation is quite apparent with flavours of sweet caramel maltiness, a certain dryness with light hop bitterness to finish it off. Better than I remember it. Would make a good session beer.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Cunningham (4426) - Halden, NORWAY - NOV 12, 2012
Amber colour with an off white head. Caramel and a bit grassy aroma. Medium to light body. A bit over to the sweet side and light bitter. Light texture. Sweet caramel are dominating the flavour. Also some grassy notes. Very flat.
[On handpull at The West Kirk JDW in Ayr, Scotland]

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PieMan70 (25) - - OCT 26, 2012
yay for the comedy.name. in all.not a bad.brew. slightly corky but may serve as a session beer

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
deanso (5164) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 24, 2012
1/3 pint at wetherspoons beer festival Thin white head. Clear amber pour. Nice enough beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Spab (2337) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 10, 2012
330 ml bottle from The Beer Store. Pours a clear amber with modest-sized whiteish head. Aroma is sweet caramel and grains. Flavour is also dominated by sweet caramel with some graininess and a light bitterness in finish. Nothing special but pleasant.


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