fiulijn (20516) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 20, 2010
Hand-pump at Sailor Hagar’smcberko (17847) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 1, 2013
Hazy dark amber color; creamy head. The aroma is light, but there is a good caramel flavor, quite sweet, with respectable bitterness. Not fully British, but quite good.
On cask at Sailor Hagar’s, pours an opaque dark orange amber with a medium beige head. Aroma brings out toasted English malt, some stone fruits, and candied notes. Flavour brings out similar notes, with stone fruits, English malts and a very astringent hoppy finish. Drinkable enough, but very rough and tastes haphazardly thrown together. Gets more repulsive the more you drink. Oakes (17685) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 5, 2000
UPDATED: JUN 26, 2005 Bright amber colour. Light bitterness, a fair dose of crystal malt chewiness, and light mango/papaya esters. Slightly sticky finish. As with the Narwhal, it is a subtlely complex ale with a distinct Howe Sound imprint. Good on them for using a fun yeast, too. JoeMcPhee (9427) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 25, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 23, 2004 Copper coloured with a nice thick off-white head. Spicy and citrusy hop character, caramel malt, and soft carbonation. Nice. A bit hoppier than the Narwhal Pale Ale, but with many of the same characteristics. Dry-hopping is noticable and well-appreciated. jonas (7586) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - JUN 1, 2006
Bottle. Hazy orange amber, lowish head. Fruity strawberry, honeyish and earthy minerally notes. Mellow, welllagererd mouthfeel. Bitter dry finish. Earthy hop aftertaste.
TimE (5817) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 22, 2004
Funny how this is retired and I drank it last week. For admin's info it is now contract brewed by Howe Sound.
pours a very dark amber color, creamy off white head. A huge citrusy nose erupts from the nose with hints of sweet apples and caramel. The body has great depth, juicy hops, apples, cinnamon, hints of caramel is run over the tongue very smoothly. Orangish bitter off dry finish. Superb!
Beershine (5224) - VANCOUVER, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 8, 2007
A shame this isn’t made on-premises any more. Along with the IPA, this was one of Sailor Hagar’s best offerings and one of the best in BC. CapFlu (5127) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 6, 2006
(650ml bottle) Purchased at the Sailor Hagar’s Off-Sale for ~$5. Quite a compliment when your former employer keeps a beer named after you - Gary Lohin must be honoured... and its a solid beer based on his recipe. Lasting almond-coloured, foam head with a deep copper body. Nose is strong and balanced of malt and hops. A robust fruitiness and well malted flavour - though its so hoppy that it would be a logical replacement for a thirsty hophead! tiggmtl (4545) - East York, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 10, 2007
Thick, chewy caramel, butterscotch and toffee with floral hop notes in the aroma. Clear, deep, copper coloured body is topped by a thin, dense, cream coloured head that coats the glass. Caramel malt sweetness is balanced nicely by assertive bitterness. Earthy, floral hop notes offer counterpoint. Medium body with low carbonation that feels right for the style. Sampled on tap with Oakes and CapFlu at Sailor Hagars in North Van in May 2007. Crit (4011) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 5, 2002
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2003 Opaque red brown, thick lasting off white head.Faint nose. Bitter..no noticeable malt. Long strong finish. Poorly balanced
Re Rate Jan 18 /03
Great carmel malt nose.Carmelized malt palate with medium lingering hop finish