Brewed by Tree Brewing
Style: Amber Ale
Kelowna, Canada


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RATINGS: 132   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.91   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Strangebrewer (996) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cirrhosis (1266) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 5, 2009
Thirsty beaver one of my favorite party beers high quality, inexpensive, and the name and label are great conversation topics. Honey brown in color and maybe just a touch of red, a medium sized tan head caps of this brew, a good sized skiff remains after a minuet or two. A very light hop aroma is present followed some nice caramel malts, overall the sent is smooth and rich, but could be a touch stronger itís a little difficult to detect. The taste is very nice light hops built on a good strong malt back bone, dam so very malty, so much rich tasty malt flavor, accented perfectly with light hops. The beer is full bodied and creamy and leaves a sweet bready after taste. Such a good beer well crafted with tons of flavor."

   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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bulk_Carrier (2782) - Final Resting Place, Vermont, USA - MAR 9, 2015
Can was poured into a pint glass. The appearance was a semi-hazy burnt orange color with a slim fingerís worth of white head. Light lacing glazed along the glass. The smell had a semi-roasty nutty to caramel to light toffee about it. The taste copied the smell and bled into a wet caramel aftertaste leading to a dry finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a decent sessionable aspect to it. Slightly mouthy rich nutty notes string along my mouth. Overall, I say this was a good American Amber/Red Ale that I would have again.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mullet2007 (209) - St. Johns, Newfoundland, CANADA - JUN 22, 2007
Pours a nice brownish reddish orangey ambery kind of color. Hard to describe. Nice thick creamy off white head that leaves a little bit of lacing. The aroma was kind of buttery, with a bit of hops. Flavor was lightly hoppy, with some very small fruity accents. The carbonation was sort of medium but really pleasant. I enjoyed this beer a lot, thanks Presario!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
eeckhout (10) - CANADA - AUG 7, 2007
Had a little taste at a tasting in a cold beer and wine store...it was pretty good. Slight hops...slight metal taste..i like amber ales..so this was nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mnurda (1200) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 30, 2009
Canned sample via MLCC.. Was pleasantly surprised about how well this tasted. Great maltiness. Great carbonation. Will try this again

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lotsalaughs (131) - 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 (Iím sure thereís 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
exeter (462) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - APR 3, 2014
The taste is great. It is rich and malty with some nice bitterness throughout. It starts slightly tart, and becomes sweet as the malt flavour develops. Iím left with some nice aromatic hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pootzboy (1652) - Hawgville, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 20, 2008
Bottle from variety pack. Pours a shimmering deep amber with a 3 finger puffy cap that laces well on the glass. Aroma is nice: lots of toasty maltiness, caramel sweetness bit of musty fruitiness from the yeas under a predominant citrus-floral hop aroma..I like malty beers so this aroma is ambrosia to me. Moderate body with a good malt spine, chunky mouth feel with a malty-toffee-floral character. Up front the lush caramelized malts predominate then the fruit-citrus and herbal bittering create some mild complexity, Finish is thick, malty and lightly bitter. My favorite Tree brew.

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