Brewed by Canoe Brewpub
Style: Brown Ale
Victoria, Canada


on tap


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RATINGS: 48   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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shigadeyo (3788) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 11, 2007
Pacific Northwest Vacation 2007

8/24/2007: Canoe Beaver Brown Ale is a clear, deep mahogany brown in color and has a frothy beige head. Lightly roasted malt and with a hint of chocolate constitute the aroma. The flavor has a lightly roasted maltiness with a mineral quality and something else resembling what a wet sock might taste like. This medium-bodied beer is smooth but a touch on the watery side. Overall this was an average brown ale that isn’t very unique or memorable...

Draught sample (5.4% ABV) at the Canoe Brewpub in Victoria, BC, Canada. Rating #19 for this beer...

Enniskillen (2061) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUL 7, 2007
Aroma is caramel, mollases, lightly nutty, light chocolate. Taste is chocolate, caramel, hazelnut, nice body, brown with a tan head.

bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - AUG 23, 2006
the patio at this place is awesom, right on the water, but probably only good one month or so out of the year. clear brown hue wiht a tan mushroom head. sweet malt flavors possible nutty nose with a bit of a flax seed character. could be a bit bigger for my taste.

Crit (4057) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 14, 2006
Brown,creamy lasting tan head.Sweet malt nose.Light creamy malt profile, hints of chocolate.Nice lace

KingPinHead (390) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - MAY 30, 2006
On tap at the brewpub...Lovely clear-and-dark ruby-brown color. Head is moderate but dissipates readily---still, a pretty hue... Slightly roasty caramel nose, on the light side...Flavor is indeed a lightly roasted nuttiness with hints of fruit tang. The finish is pleasantly dry and leaves a faint smoke ring in the back of the palate. Body is a tad thin for the style, but the lively dry finish partially compensates. Overall, this is quite tasty stuff---a bit livelier than many browns.

BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 8, 2006
Nice brown clear body with minimal tan head. Aroma of nuts and caramel malts. Flavour is light nuts, slightly sweet with a hint of smoke on the finish.

MartinT (10036) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 6, 2006
Any first impressions?
-A veil of creamy head leaves decorative lacing around an obscure brown with burgundy hues.
-Sweet chestnuts atop roastiness form a meek perfume.
-Roastiness takes the lead in the flavor, but plenty of caramel and hazelnuts sweeten the deal.
-A silky mouthfeel is created by these malts; well-fed yet perfectly drinkable.

What if you dig deeper?
-Subtle citrusy, herbal hops link the roasted and chocolate malts well.
-Dark chocolate soundly makes its way to the malt’s reach, a sign of its complexity.
-It finishes smoothly with just enough of a roasted malt bitterness and sweet cherry fruitiness to please.
-This is definitely reminiscent of Bedondaine’s own Noix de Marmotte brown ale.
-An expertly carved monument to brown ales which remains accessible to most beholders.

Bottle; no date.

Oakes (18756) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 13, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 31, 2005 Dark brown colour. Aromatic dark malts complement light sugar & nuts. Sweet and smokey body shows surprising complexity for the style. A bit thin at the finish but pretty good.

3fourths (9358) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 5, 2005
Rich dark brown with some orange light at the edges. Some chocolate and coffee scents, almost an oatmeal flavor as well, but the taste is very porter-like: rich, toasty dry malts with some light fruit or maple notes. Overall it ends up being a little plain and simple.

BeerLimey (2155) - California, USA - JUL 20, 2005
Tasted straight from the fermenting tank (finished). Clouded reddish amber appearance. Nutty charcoal, creay aroma. Sweetish nutty coffee flavor, slightly dryish chocolaty finish.

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