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


on tap


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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 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 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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
michclark (88) - AUSTRALIA - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kramer (5826) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JoeZasada (313) - Beaumont, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 12, 2010
Bottle. Pours a light amber with a moderate white head. Sweet aroma, honey, flowers. Tastes of a sweet maltiness; notes of honey, flowers, caramel. Sweet / earthy hop bitterness. Finishes with a malty sweetness. A good, malty beer...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Druid (101) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mnurda (1242) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 29, 2012
Bottled sample at Yew in Vanvouver. Not as malty as I would have liked. Saaz hops shine through. OK Amber Ale ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Gerbeer (3129) - 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 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
RumRunner101 (918) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 24, 2013
Amber pour. Light bready malt aroma. Flavour is pretty light with almost candied malts, light sweetness. Easy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
simonblaine (571) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 21, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 14, 2015 It is ok. Not exactly heavily carbonated. Slightly sweet aroma, grassy, taste is slightly sweet, decent. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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