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Brewed by Whistler Brewing Company
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Whistler, Canada

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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
We’ve blended robust caramel and crystal malts to give the brew deep brown amber hues, for an almost warming appearance. But it’s the roasted chestnuts that impart a unique and bold nutty character, complemented by a light level of hops, for a clean but crisp finish.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
stantheman (675) - British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 3, 2012
On tap at Hops in New Westminster. Poured in signature sleeve for measure and re-poured into a medium snifter for aroma. The color is beautiful; a dark reddish amber. A decent beige head, but not very long lasting. Sweet caramel on the nose. Caramel and vanilla on the tongue. Any hops or chestnut are overwhelmed by the caramel and vanilla. Okay for the fall season, but lacks complexity.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
kidmartinek (3742) - austin, Texas, USA - FEB 26, 2014
A very sweet beer. Deep amber. Good white head. Pretty sweet but nutty enough to be taastey. Yes, that tasty has 2 a’s and an "e". Lots of sweet toffee. Tastee if you like candy.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ferris (4760) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 13, 2014
Draft - Crazy sweet hazelnuts and vanilla. Smells artificially sweetened and flavored. Clear copper with a decent head. Tastes the same. Good if you don’t like beer.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
fiulijn (15060) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 14, 2012
Draught at Malone’s Urban Drinkery, Vancouver
Dark amber color, with thin head. Buttery hazelnut aroma. Ordinary amber, with walnut oil and, I presume, walnut artificial flavor; ordinary bitterness, some of it comes from the roasted malts. Not disgusting, but fake, like a muffin at Starbucks.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
lb4lb (2552) - Austin, Texas, USA - DEC 23, 2013
Smell is strongly of vanilla. A bit one dimensional and slightly sweet with artificial nutty vanilla flavor dominating.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Eyrish (92) - British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 8, 2014
Dark, yet see through. Very sweet tasting artificial. Not a big fan. Better than water

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
DuffMan (6981) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 21, 2012
Bottle. This should be re-named Starbucks Toffee Nut Syrup Ale, as it is redolent in that fake extract/aldehyde kind of flavoring. The aroma is especially fake. The caramel malt body is more tame with respect to the fakeness, but too sweet and thin regardless. Not my thing. Boo.

2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
UberSuper (2) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 7, 2013 does not count
Poured from a 650ml bottle into a pint glass. Deep amber body and a very thin slightly off-white head. A strong fake caramel/toffee flavor is abundant, like the stuff they squirt in your coffee at Starbucks. There’s a bit of nuttiness and roasted malts coming through. Taste is the same strong sweet fake caramel flavor with a quick, sort of watery finish. The mouthfeel is nice and creamy with good smooth carbonation. Overall I was disappointed to find it too sweet and very fake tasting. A bit of artificial flavoring would be ok but there’s too much of it to get past.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
pintbypint (2669) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 11, 2013
650ml brown bottle. Dark amber pour, clear. Small white head. Nose is quite sweet, lots of toffee/caramel. Taste is pretty straightforward with sweet brown sugar, caramel and toffee, syrupy. Some grassy notes at the end and some light bitterness. Medium bodied, average carbonation. Too sweet and artificial tasting. Tough to get through even half of the bomber.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Oakes (12777) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 26, 2011
Amber. Not much head. Big artificial chestnut and vanilla aroma. More fake stuff in the palate with a thin body. Just terrible stuff, like they dumped a bunch of syrup from that coffee shop into a crappy amber. That is no way to make a beer.


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