Formerly brewed at Granville Island Brewing (Molson Coors)
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Vancouver, Canada
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
This ale boasts a great body, enticing copper hue & refreshing bitterness. Premium English malts evoke a rich maltimess while american hops excite the senses with a unique approach to this extra special bitter. suggested serving temp is 6c-9c

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
DeanF (2418) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 13, 2013
Boring brown body with minimal head. Flavour is plenty of malt with a bit of a hoppy finish, with a watered down palate. Hard to differentiate from the lower alcohol bitter making the rounds at the moment, but thats probably a positive thing as this has a significantly higher ABV to hide.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Strilo (63) - Oregon, USA - AUG 14, 2012
Good for a bitter, but I am not a fan of most hoppy beers. Still this is fairly mild for the IPAs everyone is obsessed with. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gerbeer (3563) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 30, 2012
On tap. Pours a slightly murky brown with little head. Very light aroma of roasted malt and brown sugar. Flavors of both malt and light bitter hops. Nothing to write home about but pleasant enough to have another on a Saturday aft.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (20256) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 11, 2012
Draught at the Alibi Room, Vancouver, as Verns Pale Bitter
Light amber color; creamy head. The aroma is nice, fruity. Dry and lean mouthfeel, with a good flavor of caramel and some toffee. Strong bitterness and long final. A refreshing American-style Bitter, crossover between Bitter maltiness and American hoppiness, very good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Aubrey (3516) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - OCT 28, 2010
Draft (nitro) at G.I.B.: Inviting and sweet-smelling nose. Not as sweet as it smells, though it did have some soft caramel and a honey-like quality at its core. Light and soft body, as expected with a nitro. I kept wondering when the bitterness would surface. After a few sips, it finally caught up in the aftertaste. OK, overall, but it lacked malt depth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gravelle (104) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 10, 2009
Has a great body, strong copper hue & mild bitterness. The malts create a richness which enhances the hops and excites the senses. Something special from Granville.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrRoss (646) - Delta, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 15, 2009
Not much of a head when this one was poured, what there was being off-white and foamy. The beer is a rich, dark copper colour and well-carbonated. Aroma was a pleasant malt, although tending towards the subtle end of the scale. Taste most certainly was bitter, delightfully so. Mouthfeel and aftertaste did not disappoint. A fine beer for tending the BBQ with.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
puzzl (3258) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 3, 2009
Bottle shared by JoeMcPhee. Clean, hoppy aroma, mainly British, Orange peel and lemon peel. A touch of sweet candied fruits in the flavor, citrus hops, and a bitter finish that leads into bark and leaves. Pretty nice, way better than its rating suggests.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tiggmtl (4545) - East York, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 31, 2009
Caramel and bready somewhat grainy malts are joined by fruity esters and floral, earthy hops in the nose. Lightly hazy golden body is topped by a low white head that recedes to a thin but lasting cover with some lace. Moderate bitterness is up front with caramel and bread-like malt character emerging. Earthy and lightly spicy hop flavour lingers in the aftertaste along with a lightly nutty malt character. Medium body with somewhat strong carbonation. Tulip glass. Allowed to warm from fridge temperature. Bottle (2009 limited release) purchased at Brewery Creek in May-09.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GRM (3983) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 20, 2009
Glass, 16-ounce, draught, on the premise, purchased at the brewery on April 30 2009; eye: polished copper, clear, slight effervescence, tiny ring of white head, nice lacing; nose: hops, grapefruit, resinous hops, light malt, light caramel; mouth: hops, hops, resinous hops, grapefruit, light malt, slight caramel, finale all in resinous hops with presence of caramel malt, medium body, rather bitter, slightly sweet, slightly grainy texture, light astringency; overall: quite likable FRANAIS Verre, 16 onces, en ft, bue sur place le 1er mai 2009; il : cuivre poli, claire, trs lgre effervescence, petit anneau de mousse blanche, belle dentelle; nez : houblon, pamplemousse, houblon rsineux, lger malt, lger caramel; bouche : houblon, houblon, houblon rsineux, pamplemousse, lger malt, trs lger caramel, finale tout en houblon rsineux avec petite prsence de malt caramel, corps moyen, plutt amre, trs lgrement sucre, corps moyen, texture lgrement rugueuse, lgre astringence; en rsum : bien aim

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