Brewed by Tree Brewing
Style: Amber Ale
Kelowna, Canada


on tap

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RATINGS: 134   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.91/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%

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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Spab (3165) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Gerbeer (2917) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 18, 2012
500 ml can. Pours a dark amber with light head. Aroma of biscuits and malt with a hint of caramel. Flavors of light malts and grass/hay. Dry slightly bitter finish.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
cards04 (2576) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUN 25, 2012
Pours a clear amber. Smells slightly grainy and sweet. Thin palate. Some grain flavours and a slightly bitter finish. Underwhelming.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JenConCol (29) - - JUN 23, 2012
Golden copper in the glass. Caramel malty notes on the nose. Smooth on the palate with caramel notes as well. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
WheatKing (1328) - Phnom Penh, CAMBODIA - MAY 19, 2012
Drinkable. Quite plain. I’ve found amber ales can be all over the place, this one is mellow compared to many. A little hop balance in the background, overall it’s fine, no more no less.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
XaenDovet (1282) - British Columbia, CANADA - APR 21, 2012
Originally reviewed Feb. 17, 2007: such a good brew. mmmmbeer introduced me to this, and i'm thankful. local pub serves on tap, which i had today, and it was a treat. poured with a decent head, that left good lacing on glass. right now drinking out of bottle and reviewing. aroma boasts sweet malts, and light flowery scent. refreshing. taste is fresh with the malts again showing good presence. colour is clear, light copper. all around good beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Lagerboy (1830) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 14, 2012
Deep clear copper, frothy off white head slowly fades. Faint sweet malt aroma. Taste is grassy thin bitter hops and light caramel malts. Lively carbonation, light bodied and a bit waterey. Light bitter finish. Mundane. LF (Lagerboy Friendly)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Strangebrewer (1104) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 22, 2011
bottle. Poured clear dark amber with a beige head that left great lacing. Sweet aroma, caramel and apricot. Medium mouthfeel, creamy carbonation. A rich malty backbone, notes of caramel, nuts, and finishes with medium bitternes.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Gethinbeer (2452) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - SEP 11, 2011
Clear copper colour with a white frothy head. Medium carbonation. Sweet honey malt aroma. Smooth texture. Little thin in body with a sweet malt flavour.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
reebtogi (5393) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 6, 2011
341mL bottle poured a clear amber color with a big white head which settled quickly to spots of lace. Aroma is caramel malts with a mild hoppiness. Taste is caramel sweet with some hop bitterness in the finish. One of the better amber ales that I have sampled.

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