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Vancouver Island Wolfs Scottish Cream Ale

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

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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 2.93/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.92   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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A blend of the choicest imported hops combined with our special hopping technique creates a subdued spicy aroma and slightly dry finish. The malty and caramel-like sweetness is in perfect balance with the noble and clean hop bitterness.


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jonas (5645) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - DEC 12, 2007
bottle. Pale brown, low head. Neutral nose. Light honeyish and roasted. Fizzy mouthfeel.

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
mnurda (1132) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 20, 2007
On tap in the Maple Leaf Lounge in Vancouver Airport. Nice tasting. Should have taken better notes.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lubiere (9999) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 25, 2007
A dark clear copper with a thin off white head. Aroma of cereals and big dog biscuits. In mouth, a rather caramel malt with light peated notes, good hopping, a bit of vanilla. Medium bodied. A bit run of the mill, but honest. Bottle from the Capflu.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
probstblueribbon (2919) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 24, 2007
341 mL bottle from BC Liquor Stores, served cool in a rocks glass.

App.: Clear copper with a modest, light tan head. Aroma: Biscuits, cereal, sweet caramel malts, apples, maybe some light floral hops and a light woody, kinda whiskey-like note. Palate: Medium-full body and medium carbonation. Flav.: Biscuits and bread, toffee, light nuttiness, a bit of cardboard, a touch of hops. Dry with a very light bitter finish.

Aye, ‘tis a wee brew.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CapFlu (4524) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 26, 2006
(Bottle) Thanks to Becky at the Vancouver Island Brewery for the sampler. I was pleasantly surprised by this beer - though it was a tad thin and over carbonated it had a pleasant and refreshing Scottish side amongst the caramel and roasted malt, much like a teaspoon of bourbon. Pours a medium almond-coloured head with a reddish-amber body. Dry finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hooker (467) - Coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 5, 2006
Clear amber colour with thick beige head. Mild carmel malt nose. Creamy carmel malt taste with mild hop finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cathschlag (48) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 9, 2006
Couleur cuivrée. Mousse de couelur cuivrée légèrement plus pâle, assez abondante mais qui se dissipe rapidement. Arômes de caramel. Effervescence très présente en attaque, mais la finale est plus ronde. Un peu d’amertume en finale. Goût caramélisé.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Trev (1936) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 30, 2005
Pours a copper colour with a slight bubbly off white head. Mellow hop aroma with an almost herbal evergreen (pine) undertone. To their credit it does come of tasting a bit "Scottish". Nice malty start well balanced flavour with hop giving the maltiness some edge. Smooth hoppy flavour through the middle and finishes with a hoppy floral aftertaste. Don’t get the wrong impression though. The hops are noticable but still fairly subtle and not in your face. Nice overall. Good Cream Ale example with a Scottish twist. Well balanced hop and malt keep the alcohol in the blood, not on the tongue.

3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
stephen louis (162) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 13, 2004
On opening a slightly spicey smell,mixed with a sort of "Cream of wheat"/ malt smellI ..love the colour.Like a dark tea in with a med off white head that disipates rapidly. The taste starts slightly spicy and very malty,and smooth.finishes with a light hoppiness,finish is clean and dry but takes about 3 seconds to kick in after the swallow,again very nice. Nice body,not mousey like some cream ales or tongue coating like others.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
frink (467) - coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 31, 2004
Pours an auburn colour. Weak nose of caramel . Taste has some bitter hop notes and a bit of caramel. Not a very good beer.


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