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Yukon Bonanza Brown

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


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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.05/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Bonanza Brown Ale is brewed in the old school style, as a double decoction. This method results in a very malt forward flavor, perfect for this style of beer. Light in hopping but, full of silky malt smoothness, this beer is one of our most drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
DeanF (1939) - Northwest Territories, CANADA - OCT 27, 2015
Modest beige head and a coca-cola style of bright brown body with minimal head. Aroma of licorice with hints of barley. Taste has more licorice notes and sweet barley, a little weak on the mouth. Not a bad showing, there’s potential here but it could be a lot better.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Luvystypotables (1234) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 24, 2014
Extremely weak aroma of malt. Pours a clear dark brown with no head. Sweet malt taste with a watery feel and a mildly sweet finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerAndPonies (128) - Medicine Hat, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 24, 2014
341 ml bottle purchased singly from Sobeys Liquor, served in a plain shaker pint glass. Pours a clear, deep brown, with light carbonation and a moderately tan, fine, smooth head, leaving patches of lace. The nose is heavy on malt, spice, and aromatic wood; the flavor has a very noticeable umami presence, with what seems like salmon, smoky cedar, and light sweet spiced toffee. Mouthfeel and body is chewy and substantial, and the overall impression is like a lighter Imperial Russian stout. Its odd savory profile would probably be too much if served with beef or seafood; perhaps it would be a better compliment to a light pasta or salad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cmacklin (516) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 21, 2014
341 ml bottle. Pours a clear, brown with a reddish hue and a thin, tan head. Nutty aroma with some malt and caramel. Sweet flavour of caramel, nuts and malt with a mildly dry, bitter finish. Medium body with a smooth, watery texture and soft carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
exeter (482) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 28, 2014
Pours a dark brown with very little head and no lacing. Taste is nuts; roasted malt, molasses and dark chocolate. At the the end is bitter spiciness. It’s ok, but not their best.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bulk_Carrier (3021) - Mt Reclusion, Vermont, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Another several samples I was able to partake in while at the brewery. In a sample glass, this showed a nice looking hazy brown color with a slight transparency about it. The smell carried a decent nutty to caramel maltiness about it that carried over into the taste. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly good sessionability about it. I would say that this had a pretty good smooth almost creamy milkiness about it. Overall, this was a pretty good brown ale that I would have again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
HippyHop (531) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 22, 2014
This isn’t bad but it’s weird to me that their amber has so much more malt character than their brown. In this case this may be the point, I guess. Caramel, grain, a bit of molasses and a hint of nut and spice (I believe that’s the recipe verbatim). Not much hop profile but a bit of ambiguous dryness on the finish. Drinkable

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
robinvboyer (3698) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 7, 2014
Pretty straight forward, very little hopping, nutty flavour and aroma. Loght bitterness, caramels and nuts in the finish with some faint bready malts. Run of the mill

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jdobbs (411) - New Brunswick, CANADA - JUL 14, 2014
Beige, patchy surface to a deep ,dark brown coloured body. Aroma of oak vanilla joined by brown malts, mild vapour of alcohol. Vanilla taste together with dried fruits and roasted malts towards the ending.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pintbypint (3075) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 1, 2014
On tap at Pourhouse. Brown colour, creamy tan head. Nose is pretty light and soft, some grains and chocolate malts. Taste has grain and chocolate malt. Light bitter finish. Overall, mild and smooth, easy to drink.

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