fiulijn (21022) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 14, 2012
Draught at St. Augustine’s, Vancouvermcberko (18557) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 15, 2010
Amber color; creamy head. Spice and malt aroma, maybe vanilla. Lean mouthfeel; caramel flavor, fudge, and spicy cookies; ordinary bitterness.
Not bad, but there is too much Christmas for me here.
On tap at St. Augustine’s, pours a clear copper with a white head. Vanilla and chocolate on the nose. Flavour of light cocoa, vanilla, bread malts and a touch of cinnamon. Light-bodied and not overly stimulating, though decent. Oakes (18472) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 17, 2012
Draught at Pats Pub. Amber and clear but a little dull. There is a lot of vanilla in this one. It has a light malty character. Thin head. Fairly simple overall - while many BC brewers have progressed, Tree is still living ten years ago making poorly-executed gimmick beers. Too bad. Ferris (16268) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 30, 2012
Bottle - Malty with significant vanilla aroma. Clear amber hue with minimal head. Toasted malt taste with a ton of vanilla but not too sweet, ever so slight bitterness in the finish. A little too carbonated for my taste, but a nice tasting winter ale. DuffMan (10596) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 7, 2011
Bottle. Medium abmber, low cream coloured head, no lace. Aroma is sweet vanilla caramel. Flavour is simple sweet vanilla caramel with a bit of an artificial quality to the vanilla. I think vanilla is hard to pull off in a lighter malt profile as it always comes off as a bit artificial to me. This brew reminded me of Granville Island’s Lion Winter Ale, only not quite as dark or sugary.
reebtogi (6341) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 6, 2011
650mL bottle poured a deep copper color with decent white head and some lacing. Aroma is roasted malts and some chocolate and spice. Taste is light sweet malts with a hint of chocolate and some spices. A decent beer, but not one of the best of this style that I have ever had. TimE (6067) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 9, 2015
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2016 Copper color. Malty and kinda flavorless. Some toffee notes. Very boring beer. Re-rate on tap at brewery at it is worse. Some weird nutty chemical flavors are going on. Cloying. Pass CapFlu (5129) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 6, 2012
(Draft) Sampled at the 2011 Great Canadian Beer Festival on September 9, 2011. Nose of vanilla, creme brule, brown sugar. Very tart front and somewhat thin body. A tad of ginger ale. presario (4916) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 11, 2011
Last of a 6-pack. Dark amber with a lasting head. The microbubbles tell me this is a good beer! Aroma is thick and a bit cloying. Gives the impression that the beer might be syrupy. Interesting candy-cinamon scent is intriguing. Reminds me more of pumpkin beers. Has a gourd-like palate and spice though not the pumpkin flavour. Instead it is a vanilla strength of an NW amber. Big spice mouth feel and finish. Cinamon with a hint of nutmeg and soft pepper. Crit (4049) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 8, 2011
Sparkling amber,lasting beige head.Nose is vanilla & caramel.Mellow malt profile,light pleasant vanilla overtones.Long,medium hop end