Brewed by Yukon Brewing Company
Style: Amber Ale
Whitehorse, Canada


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RATINGS: 113   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
The drink starts with a mug displaying a deep bronze colour, but the beer is crystal clear. The head is an abundant fine mousse (pronounced 'moose' for the cabin crowd), cream coloured and just spilling over the rim of the glass (if you got the good waitress, Yukon trained and all). As you raise the mug, your senses catch the fine aromas permeating from the glass, clean malty sweetness touched by spicy hop esters. The first draw of the ale cools the parched lips and moistens the cheeks. Full malt body takes over the palate; not sweet, but bold, fruity and persistent. A snap of clean hop bitter grabs the back of the tongue and springs into the sinus cavity, blending with the caramel flavours that have wafted back with the nectar that is this ale. But the swallow goes down clean, almost dry, and leaves only a slight lingering presence of the abundant flavours that were just there, and now gone! Many more draws on the mug, many more mouth-filling flavour experiences, and always that clean finish, saying "How about another?!!".

Storm_Shadow's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Storm_Shadow (116) - British Columbia, - SEP 27, 2013
Bottle. Pours a slightly dark amber with a quickly disappearing. Caramel, sweet, creamy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dfinney23 (2391) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 11, 2015
Clear garnet pour with thin head. Nice hop / malt balance. A little fruity, a little roasty. Good times.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cmacklin (514) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - APR 19, 2015
341 ml bottle. Pours a clear, dark amber with a small, short lived, beige head. Sweet aroma of caramel malt and fruit. Sweet flavour of caramel malt and a hint of hops with a dry, bitter finish. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Luvystypotables (1234) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 26, 2014
Weak aroma of malt and pine, great looking copper color with a lasting cream colored well laced head. Very sessionable with a pleasant malt and hop taste. Creamy feel with a mildly bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerAndPonies (128) - Medicine Hat, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 20, 2014
341 ml bottle purchased singly from Sobeys Liquor (from the "scratch and dent/some jerk tried to break a 6/8/12-pack, so here are the orphaned remainders to try" shelf), and served in a novelty Christmas footed pilsner glass. Pours a beautifully clear, deep ruby brown (very Christmasy), with two fingers of creamy, lasting well-composed head a little darker than light tan, patching the glass with spotty, webby rings of lace. Aroma is made up of dark red fruit, spice, toasty malt, caramel, and touches of mocha, flowers, and pine. Flavor is more restrained, with maltiness in abundance followed by dry, flowery, piney hops, and finishing with a touch of peppery spice on the tip of the tongue. Body is moderate and carbonation is low. It comes off luring you in with fruitiness and sweetness on the nose, but delivers a more regular pale ale flavor; a little distracting, but certainly not unpleasant. Nicely drinkable and a solid brew from our friends in the Yukon.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
manuelMTL (240) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 24, 2014
Pours a clear reddish brown with thin head. Nose is nutty and a bit of chocolate. Light smoked malts. Taste is the same with a light bitterness. A bit stale. Tasty amber ale from the North!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
markas101 (2088) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - OCT 17, 2014
33 cl bottle, Calgary, AB, Canada via coop. Reddish brown, no head. Metallic caramel aroma. Slight sweetness, smooth, with metallic hops on the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bulk_Carrier (3018) - Mt Reclusion, Vermont, USA - SEP 6, 2014
Second beer at Giorgio’s. Klondike road race brought me to Whitehorse to visit. This was poured into a pint glass. The appearance was a semi dark red color with a bar pour of no head. The smell was a dark caramel malt with a rounded out bready toastiness running in and out on my nose. The taste was mainly malty with a decent back up bready nuttiness running here and there over my taste buds. On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a decent sessionabiity about it. Decent carbonation leads to malty smooth aftertaste and a rather dry finish. Overall, decent red ale that does everything it needs to for the style. I’d have it again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HippyHop (531) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 22, 2014
Well this was a pleasant surprise. Nose is decent but not great: light grain/bread and toasted malt. Taste is the real surprise. Richly toasted malt, hazelnuts, caramel with a surprisingly crisp finish. Really smooth and quite drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Metalchopz (2724) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 17, 2014
Thanks to my friend Nic for bringing this back from his trip to Edmonton. Pours a hazy deep amber colour with a creamy-foamy beige head, good retention and bubbly-creamy lace. Caramel malt nose with some fruity notes. The is nicely balance between the caramel, nutty and fruity malts. Some light hops are present as well. I forgot about this one for year, but I am surprised it still holds up.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
robinvboyer (3698) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 7, 2014
Sweet malts, a little nutty, some minerals, grassy, earthy hops. A touch over carbonated, mouth feel was a little over active. Finish was medium bitter, caramel finish with earthy, grassy, slightly pine resin hops. Pleasant.

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