Sailor Hagars Brew Pub
Brewed at Howe Sound Brewing

Style: Brown Ale
North Vancouver, Canada


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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 2.91/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.85/5   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
A blend of specialty roasted malts lends a light malty palate to this Brown Ale. Bitterness is low to alllow the nutty toasted character to dominate. A true Dark Mild that finishes with a coffee- like flavour. Formerly a Sailor Hagars house brew, but now brewed as a contract brew by Howe Sound.

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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
mcberko (16920) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 1, 2013
On cask at Sailor Hagars, pours a clear amber with a medium bubbly beige head. Aroma is quite medicinally sweet, with artificial sweetness and cough syrup. Flavour is thankfully better, but still bringing out some medicinal notes, sour toffee, and some English malt. Is tho how its supposed to taste? Not good at all.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
manuchampions (1244) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 26, 2011
Sample at brewpub. Pours a dark brown colour with thin ring of off white foam. Aroma has some prominent malt but lacks a nuttiness. Taste is reasonably malty but again the nutiness is lacking. Okay.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
fiulijn (20256) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 20, 2010
Hand-pump at Sailor Hagars
Brown color, creamy head. Light caramel and very light butterscotch aroma. The body is weaker than expected, there is caramel flavor, low bitterness. The hand-pump allows for lower carbonation, which is better for me. Simple but easy to drink

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DeanF (2418) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 7, 2009
Bought as a bottle quite awhile ago. Lives up to its name quite well, lots of nutty flavour in this one, some malts, but really too nutty a flavour for my tastes. Comes across as a little artificial, and low alcohol content doesnt help me to get tipsy to enjoy it more either. Still okay, just not great.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beershine (5224) - VANCOUVER, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 8, 2007
Decent nut brown: not sweet as some can be, but then again its not got any distinctive flavors either. Quaffable and pretty good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CapFlu (5123) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 6, 2006
(650ml bottle) Purchased at the Sailor Hagars Off-Sale for ~$5. Lasting foamy almond-coloured head with a ruby body. Pleasant roasteed malt and slight coffee flavours. This is a good contender. I like the solid beers made by Howe Sound.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee (9426) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 23, 2004
Very dark porterish colour with ruby and mahogany notes. Has a thin light brown head. Sweet blackstrap molasses and treacle aroma. A vineous sherry-like aroma. Cherry and black current fruitiness with port-like notes as well. Not like any other brown ale that Ive had. Tends to become cloying, but is still a well-crafted beer. Based on the description Im reading I think this is a totally different beast from what others were drinking when it was still brewed at Sailor Hagars.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 16, 2003
Dark brown body with little head. Flavour is nice and nutty but a little thin. Finish is dry.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kaya161 (1139) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 21, 2003
Deep amber colour. Dry nutty flavour. Medium bodied. Unimpressive.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Crit (3949) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 24, 2002
Brown with off white head.Faint malt nose. Light malt faintly nutty flavor with short dry finish

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