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


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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.1/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
reebtogi (4368) - Edmonton, Alberta, - FEB 1, 2013
341ml bottle pours a deep amber color with a finger of white head that leaves some spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma is caramel and some lightly toasty notes. Taste is a caramel malty sweetness with a very light hop bitterness. Light to medium body with moderate carbonation. Very typical for the style and nothing really special.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
exeter (356) - 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. Itís ok, but not their best.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bulk_Carrier (2250) - Juneau, Alaska, 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 (257) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 22, 2014
This isnít bad but itís 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 thatís 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 (3257) - 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 (408) - 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 (2696) - 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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
a_sully (168) - - JUN 4, 2014
Dark brown colour with a light white head. Smells if roast malt, taste of roasted malt, bitter dark chocolate and hints of caramel ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
canuck_j (75) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 21, 2014
Fruity esters with hints of caramel malt. Not much hop nose . Caramel notes with a nutty earth-like essence that reminds me of the fall leaves in my car heater. Has doughy yeast and caramel/toffee notes. Pours a ruby/brown with a thin white head that laces and lasts. Carbonation medium. Overall impression.. An American brown with very little hop character to speak of . Has some earthy notes and some caramel sweetness . Not a real sox knocker

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bulldogops (1108) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 31, 2014
Rating #943 - January 28, 2014- 341mL Bottle from the Yukon Dark Side Mix Pack. Pours a dark brown with a light brown, bubbly head. Aroma is sweet, hints of coffee and dark chocolate. Taste is smooth, with a dark roast malt quality with hints of coffee and chocolate. Finishes dry,with earthy, spicy hop notes and a pronounced bitterness.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
noctivagans (16) - - JAN 31, 2014
From bottle, poured a nice deep ruby with an off-white head. Aroma was caramel and nutty. Went down smooth and tasted awesome. Not hoppy, not sweet, with a nice roasty finish. One of the best, most approachable browns Iíve had.

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