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Brewed by Tree Brewing
Style: Amber Ale
Kelowna, Canada

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RATINGS: 140   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.9/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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A special cask version was made for the Wetherspoon Autumn Beer Festival 2012 at the Caledonian brewery in Scotland. See Caledonian / Tree Brewing Thirsty Beaver.
Canadian Brewing Awards 2012: North American Style Amber Ale, Silver award

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3.8
Cirrhosis (1283) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 5, 2009
Thirsty beaver one of my favorite party beers high quality, inexpensive, and the name and label are great conversation topics. Honey brown in color and maybe just a touch of red, a medium sized tan head caps of this brew, a good sized skiff remains after a minuet or two. A very light hop aroma is present followed some nice caramel malts, overall the sent is smooth and rich, but could be a touch stronger it’s a little difficult to detect. The taste is very nice light hops built on a good strong malt back bone, dam so very malty, so much rich tasty malt flavor, accented perfectly with light hops. The beer is full bodied and creamy and leaves a sweet bready after taste. Such a good beer well crafted with tons of flavor."

3.3
VertBaconStrips (2402) - Blerkablerka, VENEZUELA - MAY 31, 2009
Deep, clear copper in colour with an ok sized white head. Almost zero lacing. Smells of sweet toasted malts, very mild floral touch and a good freshness. The malts really come out as you near the bottom of the glass. Medium to heavy bodied for this style. Lots of tasty fresh malts with slight caramel in the background. Clean feel and a real solid feel to it. The lack of aftertaste forces you to the fridge for another. I swear I am not copying the review before this. This is sooo much better than the last time I had this - I had actually considered it sub-par and a waste of money. No longer. Another tasty beer from Tree Brewing.

2.4
09maso3 (72) - vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 22, 2009
Not too impressed with this one. Too much malt sweetness compared to hop bitterness. not much going on aroma wise .Watery. Its not terrible just not too great.

3.4
Powertrip (1000) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 19, 2009
A gorgeous colour. Shades of brown, peach, amber and orange all working in harmony. Nose has soft fruits, warm sugar and soap. Peanut blanket, bitter hops, unsalted butter, caramel and more soap. Less harmony here. Finish is long with Worther’s Original and malt. Roller coaster beer - starts of with a bang, fades in the middle then finishes strong.

2.8
MoritzF (10095) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - APR 15, 2009
(34.1cl bottle) Hazy, amber colour with a short off-white foamy layer. Sweet, slightly sugary bready malty and slightly toasted aroma with a tinge of vegetables. Sweet flavour, light to medium bodied with a calm carbonation. Bready and faint toasted malty taste with notes of candy, leading into a sweetish malty finish with almost no bitterness detectable. Quite one-dimensional brew (09.IV.09).

2.7
pivnizub (10811) - Bochum, Por�ř�, GERMANY - APR 13, 2009
Bottle (thanx to Jonas!): Hazy, amber coloured, small, lacy off-white layer; moderate aromas of sugar and toasted malt in the nose; light to moderate sweetish-bitter flavour, quite light bodied; sweetish toasty-sugary finish. Not bad, but quite uniforme........

3
hobbersr (690) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 5, 2009
Pours a light amber colour with a thin white head. Aroma is of bananas, some red berries, caramel, and a little toasted malt. Tastes of Bananas, apple, caramel, berries, and a little toasty malt. Mouth feel is soft and easy going. It’s a little sweet for my taste... But still a nice beer.

3
Cole (967) - , Alberta, CANADA - JAN 20, 2009
20 oz Pint from Original Joe’s Lethbridge. Light aroma, light brown colour. Flavor of malt and caramel. Rather hopy finish, Good beer.

3.3
GregClow (3402) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 22, 2008
Bottle. Sunset orange-amber with a small off-white head. Nice aroma of toasted barley, a but fruity, with mellow hops to balance. Flavour follows, with a slight apple note, and hops that are a bit more prominent in the finish than suggested by the aroma. Medium bodied. I did not expect much based on the kinda cheesy label, but this ended up being a nice, balanced, drinkable ale.

3.4
pootzboy (1805) - Kitchener, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 20, 2008
Bottle from variety pack. Pours a shimmering deep amber with a 3 finger puffy cap that laces well on the glass. Aroma is nice: lots of toasty maltiness, caramel sweetness bit of musty fruitiness from the yeas under a predominant citrus-floral hop aroma..I like malty beers so this aroma is ambrosia to me. Moderate body with a good malt spine, chunky mouth feel with a malty-toffee-floral character. Up front the lush caramelized malts predominate then the fruit-citrus and herbal bittering create some mild complexity, Finish is thick, malty and lightly bitter. My favorite Tree brew.


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