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


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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 2.5/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.56/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
fiulijn (19160) - 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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
mcberko (14406) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 19, 2010
Bottle, sampled at Firefly Fine Wines and Ales, pours a light amber. Slightly sweet malty aroma and flavour, with a bit of honey. Overall, very weak and uninspired.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kramer (5827) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - SEP 19, 2009
Great Canadian Beer Festival – 2009 – Victoria BC
This was tasty with a good malt and hops addition. I liked the sweetness and the dry finish. It was a nice amber ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
CapFlu (5101) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 6, 2012
(Draught) Pint sampled at Garrick’s Head pub in Victoria. Fairly plain and inoffensive amber. Better than Sleeman’s but all in all lacking body. The honey sweetness underwhelms while a grainy watered body is pronounced.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
Crit (3820) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 24, 2009
Not much here, a very light vague sweetness, like sugar water....a poor effort, why bother?

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Palidor19 (3164) - Brandon, Florida, USA - APR 2, 2015
Had this at a little bar on a cruise last year, a very nice mellow beer with a very light crisp honey taste, not too heavy on the malt though, clean and refreshing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Gerbeer (3134) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DeanF (2348) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 5, 2016
Modest sweet aroma and starchy old socks. Minimal head and good orange body. Flavour is sweet malts with structure.a good well above average honey ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Lagerboy (1936) - 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)

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