Brewed by Swans Brewpub
Style: English Pale Ale
Victoria, Canada
Serve in English pint


on tap


Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 2.87/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.87/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
A perfect initiation to our range of "real ales," this is truly an imperial product. We employ a hint of crystal malt accentuated by Willamette and Fuggle hops, producing a light, slightly fruity and delightfully aromatic beer.

A tick is a star rating
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

Lagerboy (2239) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 6, 2016
Bomber. Clear paler copper, firm white foam settles and lasts. Muted caramel malty aroma. Taste is semi-sweet, slightly singed toasted caramel malts, mild herbal/floral/spiced British hops, somewhat bland and boring with a dirty aftertaste. Average carbonation, light-medium bodied, moderately hopped. LBW (Lagerboys Be Wary)

DuffMan (10762) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 7, 2015
On tap @ the brewery. Light amber, toasty grains, light caramel, maybe some cooked peaches, moderate bitterness.

Ferris (17103) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 27, 2014
Draft - Sweet caramel and pale malt. Clear gold with a rich head. Light caramel and bitterness. Decent, but plain.

GarrettB (1693) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 16, 2014
August 17th, 2012 - Perhaps I should have had the Pandora Ale before the others, but this is, so far, the third in a list of disappointing brews from the Swans Hotel in Victoria, British Columbia. Although it is an American Ale, it’s light on flavor. Too light. The wispy body and ephemeral flavors are not unlike the disturbing frailty of the body of Mr. Burns from the Simpsons. There’s a light green apple crispness to the taste at the beginning of the taste, but it slowly collapses and crumples to the ground, leaving a sad, quivering blandness behind. The aroma, too, is faint and ghostly, giving off very few to no scents. Once again, Swans has delivered another underwhelming brew, all the worse for following so many other excellent specimens collected elsewhere in the Northwest.

vadie (1257) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 11, 2014
Ambrée claire avec une petite mousse blanche. L’arôme du malt un peu sucré avec un petit bouquet d’houblon floral. Le goût est d’abord du malt et du caramel avec un finition légèrement amer.

harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 20, 2013
Verbatim from notes 16JUL11 Honey ale with brilliant clarity and no head, no surface foam. Sweet malt and a few eathy tones of hops. Some bland bitterness early with plenty of sweet malt. Super oxidzed. Mouth is a mod to heavy with lighter carb and slick finish. Overall wish there were some better hop applications here. Serving type: on-tap 08-04-2011

kramer (6991) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 25, 2013
Tap. Pours a clear copper body with a small wispy white head that completely vanished. The nose is more caramel malt than hops, overly sweet with minimal floral hops. The flavor is not much different, rather sweet with minimal hops, save for a slight floral note on the finish. Light to medium bodied, a little sticky and clingy with soft carbonation. Pretty blah, and there was a light chemical like note that came out as it warmed.

Druid (101) - Wamuran, AUSTRALIA - AUG 10, 2013
Malty, light hop and fruity aromas over a low carbonated golden copper coloured beer. A nice example of a pale ale with good bitterness that lingers. A pretty good beer but very long lasting on the palate.

Tmoney99 (15126) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 9, 2013
Tap. Poured clear copper color with an average frothy white head that was mostly lasting with excellent lacing. Medium balanced aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium balanced flavor with a medium balanced finish of moderate duration. Solid drinkable beer.

solidfunk (9734) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAY 5, 2013
Below average pale ale. Slight aroma of hops. Pours copper with a little lacing. Not really very serious of a pale ale. It’s more pale than ale. On tap at brewpub.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page    1  2 3 4
A tick is a star rating
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5