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Brewed by Tree Brewing
Style: English Strong Ale
Kelowna, Canada

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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.82   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiulijn (14380) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 14, 2012
Draught at St. Augustine’s, Vancouver
Amber color; creamy head. Spice and malt aroma, maybe vanilla. Lean mouthfeel; caramel flavor, fudge, and spicy cookies; ordinary bitterness.
Not bad, but there is too much Christmas for me here.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Oakes (12352) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 17, 2012
Draught at Pats Pub. Amber and clear but a little dull. There is a lot of vanilla in this one. It has a light malty character. Thin head. Fairly simple overall - while many BC brewers have progressed, Tree is still living ten years ago making poorly-executed gimmick beers. Too bad.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
DuffMan (6645) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 7, 2011
Bottle. Medium abmber, low cream coloured head, no lace. Aroma is sweet vanilla caramel. Flavour is simple sweet vanilla caramel with a bit of an artificial quality to the vanilla. I think vanilla is hard to pull off in a lighter malt profile as it always comes off as a bit artificial to me. This brew reminded me of Granville Island’s Lion Winter Ale, only not quite as dark or sugary.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mcberko (6272) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 15, 2010
On tap at St. Augustine’s, pours a clear copper with a white head. Vanilla and chocolate on the nose. Flavour of light cocoa, vanilla, bread malts and a touch of cinnamon. Light-bodied and not overly stimulating, though decent.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
presario (4608) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 11, 2011
Last of a 6-pack. Dark amber with a lasting head. The microbubbles tell me this is a good beer! Aroma is thick and a bit cloying. Gives the impression that the beer might be syrupy. Interesting candy-cinamon scent is intriguing. Reminds me more of pumpkin beers. Has a gourd-like palate and spice though not the pumpkin flavour. Instead it is a vanilla strength of an NW amber. Big spice mouth feel and finish. Cinamon with a hint of nutmeg and soft pepper.

1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
CapFlu (4493) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 6, 2012
(Draft) Sampled at the 2011 Great Canadian Beer Festival on September 9, 2011. Nose of vanilla, creme brule, brown sugar. Very tart front and somewhat thin body. A tad of ginger ale.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
reebtogi (4146) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 6, 2011
650mL bottle poured a deep copper color with decent white head and some lacing. Aroma is roasted malts and some chocolate and spice. Taste is light sweet malts with a hint of chocolate and some spices. A decent beer, but not one of the best of this style that I have ever had.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (3806) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 30, 2012
Bottle - Malty with significant vanilla aroma. Clear amber hue with minimal head. Toasted malt taste with a ton of vanilla but not too sweet, ever so slight bitterness in the finish. A little too carbonated for my taste, but a nice tasting winter ale.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Crit (3334) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 8, 2011
Sparkling amber,lasting beige head.Nose is vanilla & caramel.Mellow malt profile,light pleasant vanilla overtones.Long,medium hop end

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
pintbypint (2582) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 31, 2010
341ml brown bottle. Dark golden brew with a foamy white cap. Sweet aroma With caramel and vanilla. Some nutty notes, caramel and vanilla tastes. Slight chocolate malt as well. Creamy texture, light carbonation. Not bad, if you’re in the mood for something sweet.


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