Brewed by Howe Sound Brewing
Style: Amber Ale
Squamish, Canada


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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.27/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Andrew "Boomer" Eykelenboom was a native of western Canada and a medic with the Canadian Armed Forces. On his last mission to Afghanistan in 2006, for which he volunteered, he was killed by a suicide bomber. Boomer was known to have an appreciation for good red ales, and this "Canadian Red Ale" is brewed in his honor. It is a smooth red ale, brewed with 5 different malts with Magnum and Perle hops.

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fonefan (52351) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 4, 2011

Bottle 100cl. w. swing top @ [ Tasting by fiulijn ].

Light unclear medium amber colour with a large to huge, frothy, good lacing, mostly to fully lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, fruity - berry notes, light leather - wood, funky notes. Flavour is moderate sweet and moderate to light light heavy bitter with a average to long duration, wood - leather bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft and fizzy. [20110916]

Ungstrup (38867) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 18, 2011
Bottled. A dark amber beer with a huge beige head, over cabonated seemingly infected. the aroma has notes of cruit and malt. The flavor is sweet with is sweet with notes of malt, and fruits, leading to a bitter finish. The body is light. Thanks fiulijn for sharing.

joergen (29598) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 17, 2011
Bottle at Alex. Hazy orange-red coloured with a huge off-white head. Sweet aroma of caramel, dried fruits, bread and hops with notes of berries. Sweet flavour of caramel, dried fruits, bread and hops. Hoppy finish.

fiulijn (21506) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 14, 2012
Bottle from Viti’s, Vancouver
Hazy red-amber color, with a giant compact head. The aroma is just a bit sourish, maybe something’s wrong here. Caramel flavor, with correct bitterness, and just a light metallic touch. Plain, maybe off, although purchased just one month ago.

mcberko (19805) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 15, 2010
On tap at St. Augustine’s, pours dark amber with a white head. Aroma of nothing but dry caramel malts. Flavour is much the same, with some dry fruits thrown in there as well. Not one of Howe Sound’s better brews.

DuffMan (10751) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 9, 2011
1L flip-top, shared with Parksy and Dave. Bright copper, medium light beige head. Aroma is sweet caramel, hints of autumn leaves. Flavour is pretty straightforward caramel, with light earthy and nutty notes. Straightforward little amber-- just the style that pulled me away from lagers over 20 years ago, but now holds little appeal other than nostalgia.

reebtogi (6403) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 31, 2011
1 litre swingtop bottle poured a deep amber color with big white head and some fine lacing. Aroma is caramel and some floral hops. Taste is malty sweet countered with some mild hop bitterness. Needs a little more hops for a better balance. But, overall this is a big malty red ale with full flavors and is a pleasure to drink occasionally.

presario (4925) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 6, 2011
1L swingtop. Prototypical small Canadian craft amber. Malt, vanilla and metallic. Looks nice with a lasting head, lacing and red amber. Vanilla cream ale scent. Nice cream body but metallic edge brings the score down. Flavour that if they dropped column A and added column B would be great but instead a weird tree bark, amber and metallic.

tiggmtl (4543) - East York, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2010
Rather pleasant malt forward aroma has caramel and cereal with definite floral and earthy hop notes as well as a honey-like mustiness. Clear brown body is topped by a decent, fine bubbled off white-tan head that recedes to a thin but long lasting cover. Sweet round malt flavour has the same components as the aroma suggests - caramel, cereal, earthy, floral and musty notes. Bitterness comes on late but is quite strong and cuts through the sweetness very well. Medium light body is quite dry with very lively effervescence. Tulip glass. Just above fridge temperature. 1L swingtop bottle purchased at Brewery Creek in December 2010.

Crit (4099) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 17, 2010
Chestnut,lasting beige head.Sweet malt/light hop nose.Hint of earthiness in fore,good malt profile,hint of tartness in mid, medium strength lasting hop finish.Effervescent Nice !!!

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