Brewed by Tree Brewing
Style: Amber Ale
Kelowna, Canada


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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

RobBestwick's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RobBestwick (603) - Calgary, Alberta, - NOV 15, 2010
Bottled. Malty, nutty aroma. Bronze hue with a good sized, frothy off-white head. Creamy texture with a dry nutty taste and a sweet malt finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerAndPonies (29) - Medicine Hat, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 1, 2014
355 ml can from a sampler twelve-pack from Sobeys Liquor outlet, served in a lager flute glass (wrong choice, I know). Pours a very attractive clear medium amber, light carbonation, with a bone-white head that rapidly vanishes, leaving no lace. Aroma is of slightly sweet malts, caramel, and dark spiced red fruit, touched with bitterness; flavor is slightly bitter caramel, some kind of aromatic wood, and spiced fruit, with a ’chewy’ mouthfeel and medium body. Spice and sweetness linger softly. Nice amber ale with good balance and just enough complexity.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Metalchopz (2405) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 13, 2014
6-pack from The Beer Store. Pours a clean rich amber colour with a frothy warm cap that stays a while and leaves creamy lacing. Aromas are very mild with this one. Mildly malty at first with some hints of grass and citrus that come afterwards. Malty taste as well, with light caramel malts, nuts and not very good hops. I like this brewery, but this is probably my least favourite brew from them. Yeah, really don’t like the mix of that hop with caramel malts. Got 5 bottles to get rid of :(

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mabel (6723) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 8, 2014
[5490-20130616] Bottle. Fresh cereal grains aroma. Clear, amber orange body with a quick foamy white head. Light bitter grains flavour still has a touch of that soft cereal. Medium body. Drinkable. (7/3/7/3/14) 3.4

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (11599) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 31, 2014
Can @ AirBNB Arts Colony. Rich amber pour with a white head. Aroma is sort of nutty and toasty. A lot of caramel and bread, too. Slight grassy hop notes and dough. Flavor is mostly sweet caramel malts and bread. Slight cream and vanilla. A decent floral hop character. Mild red fruit esters, grass, and earthy bitterness. Not half bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
RhetoricalAns (368) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 31, 2014
Copper pour with an off white head. roasted malt aroma, a little bit of fruit too. Taste is mostly mild malt with some citrus hop flavours. Not overly complex but decent.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Hidden_Pooch (409) - Stratford, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - JUN 1, 2014
Didn’t enjoy this amber too much. Found it to me sweeter than it should of been. Tasted of caramel, nuts, and a lighter hop taste. Had kind of heavier body, which stuck around in the aftertaste. Had a cute little beaver on the can.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
herrbrown1974 (427) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 25, 2014
Can from Calgary co-op. Amber with a fizzy yellow head.Very sweet nutty caramel aroma. Sweet and malty with a cereal aftertaste. Drinkable but a little sweet and sticky.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
stantheman (675) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 15, 2014
Tall can from BCL store in north Burnaby. A medium reddish amber ale with generous blond head, fast fading. A slightly hopped, generously malted, pleasant, easy-drinking amber ale. Malted, slightly bitter, lingering finish. ’Nuff said. 3.2.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
hag14 (109) - Hafnarfjörður, ICELAND - MAY 15, 2014
Bottle. Small head. A very dull Amber Ale. Nothing going on. Overall: 9/20.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
exeter (362) - 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. I’m left with some nice aromatic hops.

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