Canoe Brewpub Reviews




Ferris
3.3
Canoe Hibiscus Wit
Draft - Sweet hibiscus and herbal notes. Cloudy redish notes with a small white head. Herbal, Perfumy and orange notes with a sweet finish. Not bad.
Sunday, September 11, 2016

Ferris
3.1
Canoe ESB
Craft - Grains and toffee. Cloudy Amber with a small beige head. Toffee and nice caramel note with twig. Solid.
Sunday, September 11, 2016

Lagerboy
3.5
Canoe Red Canoe Lager
On tap at the brewpub. Clear golden yellow, fading white foam. Aroma of clean lager malt ang mild Saaz. Taste is soft grainy lager mild with a healthy spiced floral Saaz influence. Under carbonated, light-medium bodied, well hopped. LF (Lagerboy Friendly) ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Thursday, July 21, 2016

Lagerboy
3.3
Canoe Summer Honey Wheat Ale
On tap at the brewpub. Unclear orange yellow, fading white foam. Aroma and taste is slightly sweet orange citrus and lean wit malt. Softer carbonation, light bodied, low hopped. MLF (More Lagerboy Friendly) ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Thursday, July 21, 2016

Lagerboy
3.4
Canoe Sirens Song Pale Ale
On tap at the brewpub. Clear orange copper, fading off-white foam. Aroma of caramel malt, faintly floral. Sweet clean biscuity caramel pale malt taste, mild earthy floral hop bitterness. Average carbonation, medium bodied, moderately hopped. LBW (Lagerboys Be Wary) ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Thursday, July 21, 2016

BVery
3.5
Canoe Saison
Tap at the brewpub. Hazy golden pour with a white head. Green banana - more like a hefe than a saison, but pretty good.
Saturday, July 16, 2016

BVery
3.1
Canoe Red Canoe Lager
Tap at the brewpub. Good lager. Mostly clear golden yellow pour. Mild sweet grains. Clean. Decent.
Saturday, July 16, 2016

BVery
3.1
Canoe IPA
Tap at the brewpub. Orange pour with a smaller head. Some citrus aroma. A bit earthy. Okay, not really my thing.
Saturday, July 16, 2016

BVery
3.1
Canoe Dark Ale (formerly Beaver Brown Ale)
Tap at the brewpub. Dark brown pour with mahogany highlights. Dark malt, slightly sweet, light roast, okay.
Saturday, July 16, 2016

BVery
3.4
Canoe Sirens Song Pale Ale
Tap at the brewpub. Golden orange pour with a small white head. Light citrus. Clean. Nice little hop bite. Good.
Saturday, July 16, 2016

BVery
3
Canoe Summer Honey Wheat Ale
Tap at the brewpub. Slightly hazy orange pour with a white head. Grain, low hop, boring but unoffensive.
Saturday, July 16, 2016

mcberko
2.7
Canoe Summer Honey Wheat Ale
On tap at Canoe, pours a hazy golden with a small white head, served with an orange. Aroma brings out soft wheaty notes and just a touch of residual honey sweetness. Flavour is pretty soft, with soft pillow wheat and very feint honey sweetness. Not very ambitious, but it’s decently brewed.
Wednesday, June 08, 2016

mcberko
3.1
Canoe Altbier
On tap at Canoe, pours a clear amber with a small white head. Aroma brings out toasted bready malt and cereal sweetness. Flavour is on the sweeter side for the style, with cereal sweetness and toasted bready malt. Quite a lot of depth actually. Nicely made.
Wednesday, June 08, 2016

mcberko
3.6
Canoe Dark Ale (formerly Beaver Brown Ale)
On tap at Canoe, pours a deep dark reddish brown with a small tan head. Aroma brings out a good balance of roasted malt and piney hops. Flavour is quite smooth, with notes of coffee, dark cocoa and a touch of piney hops. Smooth and quite flavourful. Really nice stuff.
Wednesday, June 08, 2016

mcberko
1.9
Canoe IPA
On tap at Canoe, pours a clear golden with a small white head. Aroma brings out diacetyl, piney hops and biscuity malt. Flavour has a massive diacetyl problem dominating, along with bitter piney hops and biscuity malt. Gotta fix this issue. Undrinkable.
Wednesday, June 08, 2016

mcberko
2.7
Canoe Sirens Song Pale Ale
On tap at Canoe, pours a clear copper golden with a small beige head. Aroma brings out biscuity malt and floral hops. Flavour is clean, with biscuity malt and dry floral hopping. Clean and well-balanced, but pretty boring.
Wednesday, June 08, 2016

mcberko
2.4
Canoe Red Canoe Lager
On tap at Canoe, pours a clear copper with a small white head. Aroma and flavour is clean, with biscuity and crackery malt, straw and a dry hoppy astringency on the finish. Clean enough but boring, as expected. Meh.
Wednesday, June 08, 2016

Vladivostok
3.1
Canoe Dark Ale (formerly Beaver Brown Ale)
Serviceable porter type ale. Very dark with a tan head. Burnt flavours are pretty much as one might expect and like all the best porters, has no flavour gap between the initial impression and the aftertaste. Yeah, OK.
Friday, July 17, 2015

DuffMan
2.8
Canoe Summer Honey Wheat Ale
Bottle. Medium orange-gold, lemon and perfumey spices. Quite perfumey actually. Not sure what to make of this. Is it a Belgian wit?
Tuesday, July 07, 2015

DuffMan
3.3
Canoe Belgian Blonde
On tap at the brewpub. Medium golden, clear. Clean grains, lightly estery, melon rind, fresh and light.
Tuesday, July 07, 2015

DuffMan
3.4
Canoe Sirens Song Pale Ale
On tap at the brewpub. Light amber, clear, nice lace. Grassy, lightly fruity, sweet cereals, mild bitterness. More like an ESB.
Tuesday, July 07, 2015

DuffMan
3.1
Canoe Bavarian Copper Bock
Bottle, brewpub purchase. Light copper, clear. Caramel grains, apple, a bit sweet.
Tuesday, July 07, 2015

DuffMan
3.1
Canoe Red Canoe Lager
On tap at the brewpub. Pale bright yellow, lacy white head. Fruity grains, low sweetness, clean. Decent.
Tuesday, July 07, 2015

LarryBeast
2.5
Canoe River Rock Bitter
On tap @canoebrewpub. Thin, mild, plain, unassuming. Booze, butterscotch and English hops.
Thursday, November 27, 2014

BrewDad
3.2
Canoe IPA
The Great BrewDad Victoria Pub Crawl - Amber in color clear with a thin head. Good IPA flavor and finish.
Tuesday, July 15, 2014

BrewDad
2.9
Canoe Belgian Blonde
The Great BrewDad Victoria Pub Crawl - Golden in color thin head. Nice easy drinking blonde ale.
Tuesday, July 15, 2014

fiulijn
3
Canoe Belgian Blonde
Draught at the brewpub
Deep blond color, clean. Served with a lemon wedge. The aroma is mildly spicy. Dryish mouthfeel, quite spicy, a bit fruity, nut somehow clumsy. Low bitterness.

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

fiulijn
2.5
Canoe Summer Honey Wheat Ale
Draught at the brewpub
Served with an orange wedge, cloudy blond color with orange hue. Aroma and flavor are rather soapy; off-dry, with a paper feeling, and some orange peel oil.
Nothing special.

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

fiulijn
3.1
Canoe Dark Ale (formerly Beaver Brown Ale)
Draught at the brewpub, 5.5% ABV
Dark color, near black, with beige compact head. Mild roasted malt aroma, a bit milky and buttery. Quite dry mouthfeel, somehow smooth; accent on the roasted malt, light acidity from the roasted malts. Ordinary bitterness.
Simple.

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

fiulijn
3.4
Canoe IPA
Draught at the brewpub, 6.5% ABV
Clean golden color with compact head. Mild fruity hop aroma. Lean mouthfeel, with moderate residual sweetness; toffeish malt flavor; bold bitterness. But there are light traces of diacetyl.

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

fiulijn
3
Canoe Sirens Song Pale Ale
Draught at the brewpub
Hazy dull golden color with small head. Mild aroma, light fruitiness, traces of diacetyl. The malt flavor is nice, some cereals, rather dry, with some hop resins, and traces of diacetyl.
Nice beer with some flaws.

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

fiulijn
2.8
Canoe Red Canoe Lager
Draught at the brewpub, 4.8% ABV
Hazy deep blond color. The aroma is too mild. The flavor starts with some malt crispness, but it gets lost quickly; light residual sweetness; correct bitterness with some hay character.
Basic Lager.

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Ferris
2.7
Canoe Summer Honey Wheat Ale
Draft - Lemon peel citrus and cardamom. Cloudy orange with a thin head. Soapy, tart and lemon bitterness. What a mess and no honey.
Friday, June 27, 2014

Ferris
3
Canoe Belgian Blonde
Draft - Very sweet esters, clove and all that Belgian yeast. Clear gold with a thin white head. Tastes just as it smells, very sweet and yeasty.
Friday, June 27, 2014

blomster
2.9
Canoe IPA
Tap at the brewpub. Clear pour, light amber. Decent aroma, hay, grass, some butter. Sweet, bitter, somewhat cloying. Not to great.
Friday, June 27, 2014

Ferris
3.1
Canoe IPA
Draft - Light candy like sweet hops. Clear gold with a decent white head. Similar taste to smell, but something went wrong and it is very sweet and then very bitter. Finish is bitter with a cloying taste on the tongue.
Friday, June 27, 2014

LarryBeast
3
Canoe Summer Honey Wheat Ale
On tap @canoebrewpub. I had this a few years ago and liked it. This time around, it didn’t quite measure up. Leans fairly sweet and boring. Sits heavier than other wheat ales -- has more of a lager quality.
Friday, June 27, 2014

LarryBeast
3.4
Canoe Belgian Blonde
On tap @canoebrewpub. I had this a few weeks back, so my impression of it is fading. But I remember it being decent. Orange amber, minimal head. Bright flavours -- fairly typical grainy wheat, zesty orange with mild doughy yeast tones.
Friday, June 27, 2014

vadie
3
Canoe Bavarian Copper Bock
Rouge sombre avec une petite mousse belge. L’arôme des fruits sec et sucre brun. Le goût n’est pas assez complex. Un peu de raisins sec, légèrement sucré, avec un peu d’amertume dans la finale.
Thursday, April 24, 2014

vadie
3.1
Canoe Simcoe Imperial Pilsner
Jaune brumeux avec une petite mousse blanche. L’arôme typique pour le style, mais un peu plus sucré. Je dirais que le goût resemble l’arôme, mais avec un amertume pas mal intense pour un pilsner.
Thursday, April 24, 2014

vadie
3.1
Canoe Red Canoe Lager
Jaune pale avec une petite mousse blanche. Je ne suis pas surprise de voir que ce ’lager’ est classifié comme un pilsner. J’ai trouve du malt pilsen dans l’arôme et le goût. Le goût est aussi un peu sucré au début, et il y a plein de céréales. J’ai bien aimé cette bière.
Thursday, April 24, 2014

vadie
3.1
Canoe Sirens Song Pale Ale
Couleur du cuivre avec une petite mousse blanche. L’arôme est du malt avec un peu d’agrumes. Comme les autres bières du Canoe que j’ai pris, le goût resemble beaucoup l’arôme. L’amertume est moyenne, mais assez bien équilibre avec le malt.
Thursday, April 24, 2014

vadie
2.8
Canoe IPA
Couleur jaune brillant avec une petite mousse blanche. L’arôme d’houblon avec un goût pareille. Il n’y a pas d’agrumes ou pin, c’est plutôt juste amer. Pas au standard du C-B.
Thursday, April 24, 2014

vadie
3.1
Canoe Dark Ale (formerly Beaver Brown Ale)
Noir avec une mousse marron stable qui reste jusqu’au fin. L’arôme du malt torréfié. Le goût est pareille avec presque pas d’amertume. C’est un peu aqueux, mais assez agréable.
Thursday, April 24, 2014

GarrettB
3.3
Canoe Dark Ale (formerly Beaver Brown Ale)
August 17th, 2012 - If memory serves me right, this was a draft from a local tap house, and one close to the water. The landscape was gorgeous, and not unlike a scene from Battlestar Galactica, combining a slow flowing waterway with the modern minimalism of concrete architecture and delicately repurposed buildings, saved from decay and violence-by-wrecking ball. And the beer to give this scene a little flair was Canoe Brewpub’s Dark Ale. A fresh puff of aroma hits the nose from the beer, and a quick sip as I take in the interior of the bar hits me with a sudsy and chalky touch of hot chocolate, with a long baker’s chocolate aftertaste. The balance between the dark cocoa sugars and the hops is well done, making this a nice, satisfying drink to take in after a long day of walking around Victoria.
Thursday, April 24, 2014

WheatKing
3.7
Canoe Amarillo India Dark Ale
On draught at the brewpub. Very Dark Brown, off-white head. Nose is powdery chocolate malt, earthy/spicy hops. Flavour is same with light coffee. No amarillo tangerine? Hoppy American brown, pretty much, very quenchable. Reminds me of Lighthouse’s fresh hop brown.
Monday, March 03, 2014

WheatKing
2.7
Canoe Let ’er Run Espresso Stout
On draught at the brewpub. Black, Opaque, beige head. Nose is robust earthy coffee, doesn’t particularly seem like espresso. Roast. Flavour has vegetal notes. Slightly oily. Finish is dry and empty and vegetal. Each sip goes from good to bad. Meh.
Monday, March 03, 2014

WheatKing
3.2
Canoe Dark Ale (formerly Beaver Brown Ale)
On draught at the brewpub. Translucent Very Dark Brown, beige head. Nose is coffee, earthy. Flavour is powdery coffee, choc malt. Simple American-style, unhoppy brown leaning toward the robust side. Surprise of licorice on the finish.
Monday, March 03, 2014

WheatKing
2.8
Canoe IPA
On draught at the brewpub. Cloudy amber, white head. Nose is on the fruity side, citrus, some pine. Flavour is piney, quite simple, like their Siren with more hops. A bit spritzy, dry. Not so great.
Monday, March 03, 2014

WheatKing
3.2
Canoe Red Canoe Lager
On draught at the brewpub (finally went). Clear gold, white head. Nose is floral, pear, crackery malt. Flavour is crackery malt, bitter finish for the style. Crisp. Nice carb bite. A bit heavy. A perfumy pilsner.
Monday, March 03, 2014