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Vancouver Island High Trail Honey Ale
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Brewed by Vancouver Island Brewery
Style: Amber Ale
Victoria, Canada

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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 2.48/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.54   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Whether the trail takes us through a lush rainforest, a wave-swept beach or a remote mountain pass, when it comes to hiking, we’ve got it good on Vancouver Island. High Trail Honey Ale is a tribute to our majestic wilderness, vast rolling meadows and the mighty peaks of this Island we call home. We created a smooth, medium bodied ale with a slightly sweet honey finish by utilizing a combination of local wildflower honey and roasted barley malts.

New name same great taste! Formerly Spyhopper Honey Brown.


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3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
michclark (88) - - JUN 18, 2011
brownish gold in colour with a hint of honey flavour that goes down smooth. not a whole lot else to note about the beer.


2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
fiulijn (14990) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 17, 2014
Draught at Rogue Kitchen & Wetbar (W. Broadway), Vancouver
Golden color with compact head. It has light malt aroma and flavor; the mouthfeel is rather dry; ordinary bitterness; the honey is not evident.
Simple.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
vadie (746) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 12, 2014
Jaune pale avec un arôme de céréales et un peu du malt. Le goût est maigre, un peu de céréales et un peu de miel. Carbonization moyenne. Pas mal typique.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Lagerboy (1259) - British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 7, 2013
341 ml bottle. Clear golden yellow, white foamy head fades fully and completely. Sweet light malt aroma. Good honey content, biscuit malt taste, and not much else. Very soft carbonation bordering on flat, light bodied, low hopped. Ho-hum. Better straight from the bottle. LF (Lagerboy Friendly)

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kramer (5034) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 28, 2013
Tap, brewery. Pours a clear dark gold with a small wispy white head. The nose is sweet honey and pale malt with minimal hops. The flavor is rather sweet and bland, lots of honey. Mouthfeel is light, yet still a bit sticky with fizzy carbonation. Overall, a bit boring and bland, a little too sweet for my tastes.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
simonblaine (300) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 21, 2013
It's ok. Not exactly heavily carbonated. Slightly sweet aroma, grassy, taste is slightly sweet, decent. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
andrewturba (1001) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 21, 2013
Pours a clear amber with little initial white head that completely disappears. Aroma is biscuits, bready and faint honey like notes. Taste is bready, grassy, mildly bitter with some sweet honey notes. Overall not a bad addition of honey to an otherwise Unimpressive and easily forgettable beer.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
RumRunner101 (794) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 24, 2013
Amber pour. Light bready malt aroma. Flavour is pretty light with almost candied malts, light sweetness. Easy.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Druid (90) - Wamuran, AUSTRALIA - AUG 14, 2013
A rather bland yet attractive beer with very little to speak of in regards to aromas but having very low carbonation it did itself no favours. Very drinkable but there are too many better beers to try.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
MarkQ (83) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 9, 2013
This is a pretty boring tasting beer. I don’t know why anyone would want to drink this stuff more than once. Watery taste... I know Victoria has quite a few "old" people... maybe this stuff is made for that kind of market

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Gerbeer (1838) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 9, 2013
Bottle. Pours an orange/brown with little head. Aromas of light toffee and malts. Flavours of biscuits, burnt honey and some toasted malt. Sweet. Not too impressive.


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