avan29 (2) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 11, 2017 does not count
This beautiful craft APA has evolved somewhat over the last couple of years.This is a heavy, old school type APA.Although very refreshing and beautifully crafted, Rare Bird Pale Ale can be a little strong in all areas for the typical craft enthusiast.It pours a dark almond/amber with a equally bold head.As soon as pouring is complete,aromas of almonds,strong hops and way in the background there is a destinct infusion of caramel.Lacing is gorgeous when properly poured from a bottle. The first sip always takes me by surprise no matter how many times I enjoy. Almost akin to looking out your window during a cold snap and no matter how bundled up you get the cold still completly shocks you.
Rare Bird ales remind me of REAL ale. Strong,extremely bold and completly unforgiving. How I expect Ale was crafted 200 years ago...absolutly beautiful.
I prefer enjoying this Ale extremely cold.
Something awesome is happening in Guysborough.Rare Bird is leading the way. deyholla (11496) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 4, 2016
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a clear amber with a near white head that dissipates to the edges and laces. Aroma has stale grains, bread and some wet pine and grass. Flavor has earthy pine, musty grains and a bit of wet grass. TheJester (2542) - Cavan Monaghan, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 18, 2016
Bottle. Nice pour. Something weird about this one. Supposed to be a British pale ale. But there is something weird - almost mild Brett. Doesn't taste off, just weird.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone dresden (1581) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - JUN 27, 2016
Murky orange brown with his fluffy off white head. Aroma is lightly piney. Little hop in here, yeasty and caramel malt. Pretty ok but why the hell is this 7%? JohnRMurdoch (4828) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAY 14, 2016
650ml bottle from Bishop’s Cellar. Reddish brown, good head. Boiled sweet hop aroma. Hoppy malty flavour. Sickly sweet malty aftertaste. Too sweet for me.
cfrancis (3407) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 25, 2015
Got this in the Canadian BIf. Pours dirty orange brown with a medium puffy off white top. Aroma is sweet caramel and grassy malts. Fruity and a little sickly sweet for me. Not much hop presence. Scopey (14505) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 21, 2015
Bottle at Black Rock Bistro, Parrsboro. It pours hazy amber with a tiny, bubbly head. The nose is soft, sweet, juicy, malt-driven, toffee, caramel, oily, stewed fruits, fruit cake and spice. The taste is bitter, grassy, leaf, malt loaf, light spice, wood, brown bread, chewy malt, fruit cake, spice, toffee and light alcohol with a short, dry finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Fairly basic stuff. Chewy and quite sweet. Not great. AgentAle (1726) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 2, 2015
Aroma is roasty malts, honey, yeast , clove and earthiness. Taste is sweet light roasted malts paired with citrus, lemon grass, sour grapes and some funkiness. Appearance is a clear gold with a medium pearl head that retains fairly well. BrewGoblin (632) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - NOV 8, 2014
Hmmmm, this is a tough one to rate. On one hand, it’s a miserable example of a Pale Ale. On the other, it has a pretty fantastic taste. The best user-friendly box I can fit this lil’ number in would be Session Barley Wine. This just proves that everything’s in a name; this beer is too dark looking, too sweet tasting and too malty to be in this category. What it does have is a pretty dark ruby-copper body, a great lacing white head, a burnt toffee, caramel, whole wheat toast, fruity, herbal hops and sweet candy smell. The taste is quite sweet, borderline too much so but with just enough hops to keep things in check. The mouthfeel is mid-soft carbonation with a slightly oily, medium body. Perhaps a new style has been born, or an old one re-imagined/butchered. Hidden_Pooch (518) - Stratford, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - NOV 8, 2014
Pours a beautiful clear amber with perfect little head. Aroma is straight from the forest, with stench of earthy moss, pine, caramel and toffee. Very malt forward with big toffee and caramel, and some resin in there as well. Has a medium syrupy body with low carbonation and low bitterness. A very strange pale ale, but interesting.