Ferris (16720) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 25, 2016
Draft - Light malts and some grains. Clear gold with a decent white head. Caramel malts and some biscuit. Touch of bitterness in the finish. This is a good English Ale, but I don’t get any hops, let alone wet hops. tlind2 (1795) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 18, 2015
[email protected]sulawang (1202) - - OCT 25, 2015
, Vancouver. Amber color, off-white. Bitter, hoppy flavor with pine and green pepper, black pepper. Medium body, medium carbonation. Not quite my thing.
Visual: Pours clear pale copper brown with a small foamy head, thin murky layer of retention, half-sticky lacing, a few slow singular streams. swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 13, 2015
Nose: brown sugar, toasted barley malt, (lvl-5)-pungency
Attack: slick-creamy, immediate medium bitterness
Mid-palate: (lvl-4)-sweetness, subdued mild sour, (MAIN) toasted barley malt, light grassy
Finish: hoppy astringent bitter finish.
Summary: Mainly a toasted barley malt profile but I’m not liking the astringency in the hops; it’s has a bitterness similar to burnt food.
sample at Cask Days 2014, Toronto, CAN, deeper amber pour, caramel malt forward, touch of butter notes, OK fiulijn (21461) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 8, 2014
Draught at Alibi Room, Vancouver
Oakes (19013) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 28, 2014
Hazy dark amber color. A beer with a lean caramel profile, good hopping level, mild fruity touch from the hops, but also a clear buttery hand. Butterscotch aroma, mild.
Drinkable because I don’t mind some diacetyl, but it needs some rectification.
Bottle, Legacy. Looks quite dark for a pale ale, like a light brown/amber. The head is thin and bubble. The aroma is earthy, fairly chewy. There’s a lot of malt here, and I wouldn’t surprised if wet hops from Texada (didn’t know there was a hop farm there, cool) are mild. The taste is malt-forward, with chewy, toasty malts, a bit of biscuit, and even some richer caramelized sugars. The hops are woody, apparent in some bitterness, but not overly strong there, and hardly registering at all in the aroma/taste side of things. The finish is mostly sweeter, chewier malts and a bit of woodiness, along with a vague sense of lingering bitterness. A good amber ale, more or less, with more hop than that description might normally imply. Anyway, "hoppy amber’ sounds better than "chewy pale" but you could call it either. rob6239 (677) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 26, 2014
Had on cask with smoked hops version. Great aroma and colour. I liked the smoked hops - gave it a slightly fired up taste that added to the hoppy ale underneath.
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Bomber. Mostly clear darker copper, thin off-white fading foamy head. aroma of medium roast caramel malt. Taste is bittersweet rich caramel malt, slightly fresher herbal evergreen hops, faint grapefruit. Soft carbonation, medium bodied, moderately hopped. Nice sessional ale. NFL (Not for Lagerboys) blomster (289) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 19, 2013
Bottle. Dark copper pour, minimal head. Aroma is doughy, bready, fruit candy, grassy hops. Taste of caramel, berry jam. Medium bitter. Uncomplicated, drinkable beer. stantheman (1101) - British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 11, 2013
On tap at Bitter on Hastings in Vancouver. Rather dark for a pale ale. Has good hop bite despite the modest IBU rating. An easy drinking beverage, but nothing to write to Mom about.