Garrison Brewing Company Reviews




DeanF
2.7
Garrison Tall Ship Amber
Perfect pour and foamy head that lasts, good clear red body. Vague cracker aroma but really needs more of anything on the nose. Flavour is a lot of crisp cracker and medium on the mouth. Serviceable but again little to write home about here.
Saturday, January 6, 2018

DeanF
2.5
Garrison Irish Red Ale
Pours with a lighter amber than expected and pretty nice head but it is gone quickly. Soft sweet malt aroma and no hoppiness. Flavour is muddy wheat hops, murky grains, bread and cabbage all over the place. Slight citrus finish. Not very impressive.
Saturday, January 6, 2018

JoeMcPhee
3.4
Garrison Infusion Confusion
Pale golden pour. The nose is quite fruity and a bit spicy. Herbal with definite chamomile aroma and flavour. There's a bit of floral spice and some slightly sweet malt and a bit of toffee. Slightly fruity with a bit of lingering floral flavour. Decent.
Thursday, January 4, 2018

JoeMcPhee
3.6
Garrison Pucker Up !
Bright pink pour with a thick pink head. The nose is intensely fruity with cranberry and raspberry character over a touch of herbal flavour. Sweet/tart flavour and a lot of juicy berries. Quite tasty
Thursday, January 4, 2018

JoeMcPhee
3.4
Garrison Juicy! Double IPA
Pale golden pour with a thick sticky white head. The nose has a bit of citrus and pineapple. Some bubble gum and a touch of light fruit. Apricot and a touch of pine. Quite fruity and a bit peppery. Has a lot of pine and citrus. Slightly warming.
Thursday, January 4, 2018

DeanF
2.5
Garrison Seaport Blonde
Soft aroma neither here nor there, maybe a bit of grain. Okay golden body but a bit of head on top anyway. Flavour is very soft grain and a hint of wheat. Oily but not in a great way. Not too interesting.
Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Matwill
3
Garrison Imperial I.P.A.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

DuffMan

blankboy
3.5
Garrison Juicy! Double IPA
[Cask at 'Cask Days 2017'] Pours a hazy, dark orange-copper with a small bubbly white head. Sweet hoppy aroma, sweet in the way that many DIPAs are. Malty and quite hoppy, good amount of citrus. Pleasant enough hoppy flavour. Bitter finish. Alcohol is fairly well hidden. Medium bodied. Not as good as I'd expected but still pretty good overall -- I imagine this would be better on draught than cask.
Thursday, December 21, 2017

TaktikMTL
3.8
Garrison Juicy! Double IPA
Canette de 473 ml achetée chez ANBL (Caraquet, N-B) au coût de 4,40$. Arôme: Odeur d'agrumes et de mangues. Apparence: La couleur est orangée opaque avec une très faible densité de bulle. Présence d'un moyen col mousseux et d'une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût d'agrumes avec une pointe de mangues et d'ananas. Durée moyenne de l'arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de fruits tropicaux en arrière goût. (Rating #8005)
Monday, December 18, 2017

DuffMan
3.4
Garrison Imperial Chocolate Stout
Bottle, shared at rehearsal. Medium-dark brown, amber highlights with a light brown head. Big chocolate syrup notes with underlying roast. Body is on the thin side for the style and it's definitely heavy on the fudge, but it's alright.
Friday, December 15, 2017

patricks110
3.4
Garrison Juicy! Double IPA
Decent but unremarkable. Fresh tropical and citrus fruit notes, light pine needle. Mild malts; caramel and bready notes, bitterness is moderate. Overall this beer seems rushed r not quite thought through; doesn't really work overall.
Tuesday, December 5, 2017

pintbypint
3.6
Garrison In Session
341ml brown bottle. Light haze, gold colour. A stable and creamy white cap on top with nice looking lacing. The nose has caramel malt up front, some lemon and orange peel. In the mouth the beer presents a caramel malt base with a blend of lemon orange and grapefruit hop flavours, maybe a touch of pineapple?. Nice bitter kick in the finish. Malts are to heavy and sweet to be a real session IPA, but a good beer that I could drink multiples of.
Friday, December 1, 2017

Michimi
4.1
Garrison Tall Ship Amber
My favourite light tasting amber, go to when I want an easy drinking but tasty ale that isn’t too overpowering. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Friday, December 1, 2017

max-swell
3.5
Garrison 20th Anniversary XXX IPA

Saturday, November 25, 2017

mabel
3.3
Garrison Lemondrop
[9674-20171020] Cask. Smells like the British squash drink I used to have at my grandparents house. Murky, light orange body with no lasting head. Lemon-infused squash drink flavour is light and fruity with long aftertaste. Light-medium body. Interesting, average. (7/3-/7-/3/13) 3.3
(Cask Days 2017 @ Brickworks, Toronto, ON)

Thursday, November 2, 2017

mabel
3.6
Garrison Juicy! Double IPA
[9495-20170805] 473mL can. Orange peel resin aroma. Clear, golden orange body with a quick foamy off-white head. Bitter orange resin wood flavour. Medium body. Good. (7/3/7/4/15) 3.6
(w/ jercraigs, wilco)

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

jercraigs
3.3
Garrison Lemondrop
2017-10-20. Hazy orange body, headless. Aroma of tea, green hops and concentrated OJ. Flavour is muddled, green hops, light fruit. Sour? Average bodied palate, no carbonation. Disappointing. 6-7/3/6-7/3/15+ Cask Days 2017, Toronto.
Sunday, October 29, 2017

frcha53
3.7
Garrison Imperial I.P.A.

Friday, October 27, 2017

Travlr
2.8
Garrison Lemondrop
Cask at Cask Days. Cloudy to murky golden orange color. Citrus aroma. Taste is earthy herbal lightly sour
Friday, October 20, 2017

rosenbergh
3.3
Garrison Juicy! Double IPA
473 ml can. Canned 21/Jn/17. At the Timo A's Maritimes Tasting.
Cloudy orange color with a tiny white head. Piney hops, mild bitterness and some alcohol in the aroma. The flavor is piney hops, harsh bitterness, alcohol and dry malt. Juicy? No.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

olio
3.1
Garrison Juicy! Double IPA
473 ml can @ Timo A’s Maritimes Tasting. Canned on 21.06.2017
Pours clear golden color with a small head. Aroma has pine and resinous hops, pineapple, citrus, malts. Flavor is pineapple sweetness, orange notes, resinous hops and some bitterness. Too sweet for my taste.
4414

Friday, September 22, 2017

laiti
3.3
Garrison Juicy! Double IPA
47,3 cl can @ Timo A’s Maritimes Tasting, canned 21.06.2017. Thanks!
Aroma has pineapple juice, fruity hops and caramel. Feels sweet. Flavour has some resiny tones, grapefruity hops, minerals and menthol notes. Decent.

Friday, September 22, 2017

rosenbergh
3.2
Garrison Imperial I.P.A.
650 ml bottle. 8%. At the Timo A's Maritimes Tasting.
Cloudy orange color with a small off-white head. Strong fruity hops, mild bitterness, sweetness and some malt in the aroma. The flavor is strong piney hops, bitterness, harshness and some alcohol.

Friday, September 22, 2017

olio
3.6
Garrison Imperial I.P.A.
65 cl bottle (8.0% abv) @ Timo A’s Maritimes Tasting.
Pours clear golden color with a small white head. Aroma is nice and fruity, pine notes, lots of hops, citric tones. Flavor is citric fruity, faint apricot, grassy tones, resinous hops and an adequate bitterness on the finish. Nice aroma but slightly harsh taste. Okay still.
3515

Friday, September 22, 2017

laiti
3.2
Garrison Imperial I.P.A.
65 cl bottle (8,0%) @ Timo A’s Maritimes Tasting. Thanks!
Aroma has sweet and heavy fruity tones. Also nettles. Flavour has nettles, grapefruity hops, menthol and biscuits. Alcohol in the finish. Aroma was promising bug flavour is somewhat harsh.

Friday, September 22, 2017

cards04
3.7
Garrison Juicy! Double IPA
Wouldn't call this an east coast IPA. Too bitter and malty. Having said that, it's still pretty good. Nice citrus, some melon sweetness. Nice malt backbone with bitter finish. Good stuff. But not east coast.
Saturday, September 9, 2017

BreWedge
3
Garrison Nut Brown Ale
On tap @ Redwoods Halifax. Pours a clear dark brown with a small beige head. Aromas is earthy like damp leaves. Taste is dry and somewhat bitter reminiscent of a walnut. Thin body, somewhat watery with moderate carbonation and a lingering dry finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy
Thursday, September 7, 2017

Radek Kliber
3.3
Garrison Seaport Blonde
Where and how: big trip East Coast 2017 – on tap at brewery
Aroma mild grainy, malty sweetness as base with soft mellow floral top.
Appearance :
Top: white, larger cap with some rings on glass.
Base: clear amber gold
Palate : medium bodied, soft carbonation, soft texture. Average finish.
Taste: easy going, pleasant golden ale with lower hop profile. Mellow profile invites you for this to be session choice on night.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Radek Kliber
3.4
Garrison It's Rhubarb Saison
Where and how: big trip East Coast 2017 – on tap at brewery
Aroma honey but also hinted with cellar feel. Floral saison notes with dry edge, Phenolic top.
Appearance :
Top: medium size cap, white.
Base: clear nice deep gold
Palate : medium bodied, soft carbonation, texture. Average finish
Taste: Interesting. Soft coasting, wheat malt like influences, not as aggressive as some Saison go. Front rather mellow. On sweeter side than most.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Radek Kliber
3.6
Garrison Pucker Up !
Where and how: big trip East Coast 2017 – on tap at brewery
Aroma nice pleasant juicy feel, wild tartness. Authentic feel. Sweet fruity top.
Appearance :
Top: larger cap, pink tan. Fizzy with average life length.
Base: deep ruby hue, clear
Palate : medium lighter body, soft carbonation, soft body. Longer finish.
Taste: juicy front, sweet with mild tartness. Reminded me a bit of New Glarus Great choice for summer hot days. Nice introduction into sours.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Radek Kliber
3.1
Garrison Obey This Brew
Where and how: big trip East Coast 2017 – on tap at brewery
Aromaplenty of floral feel, with honey. Slightly toasted malty behind.
Appearance :
Top: medium white cap, nice rings on glass.
Base: clear gold
Palate : medium thinner bodied, somewhat on soft side. Average finish,
Taste: as in aroma- plenty of honey, floral feel but not too sweet. Side hinted with wheat ? Clean, tad thin on substance on sides. Leaf like bitterness at finish.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Radek Kliber
3.3
Garrison Hoppy Buoy American Style IPA
Where and how: big trip East Coast 2017 – on tap at brewery
Aroma leafy hops, slightly woody, earthy, mild honey with floral finish. Old school feel.
Appearance :
Top: medium lighter white head, Defined rings with some lace.
Base: pale amber
Palate : medium bodied with fuller walls, somewhat dry, semi dry. Average finish.
Taste: nice hop character floral with touch of honey. Leafy green finish. refreshing.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

jksipa
3.3
Garrison Juicy! Double IPA
Can from NB Liquor. Cloudy orange-amber with a one finger slow fading white head. Nose is pine, tropical fruit, grass, and caramel. Light+ sweet caramel with a bitter pine and citrus middle with tangerine appearing in the finish. Body is medium+ with average carbonation and a sticky bitter finish. Just OK. 7/3+/7=/3/13
Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Spab
3
Garrison Klingon Warnog Roggen
650 ml bottle from the Bishop's Cellar. Pours a hazy mahogany colour with small cream-coloured head. Aroma is brown sugar, raisin, banana, caramel and light spiciness. Flavour has caramelized banana, raisin, prune, clove and subtle rye. Slick mouthfeel. Decent.
Monday, September 4, 2017

Quevillon
3.3
Garrison 20th Anniversary XXX IPA
650 ml bottle purchased at the brewery on August 6, 2017. Dark copper, small head. Hoppy orange liqueur aroma, somewhat sour. Hoppy sour orange taste, notes of barley alcohol, not really bitter. More of a hoppy barleywine!
Thursday, August 31, 2017

Quick3Beers
2.8
Garrison Raspberry Wheat
Sort of a jarringly sweet, very smooth, raspberry wheat ale. Sort of like jam mixed with beer. Okay beer.
Thursday, August 24, 2017

Quick3Beers
2.8
Garrison Irish Red Ale
Pours a dark copper from a bottle, standard malty aroma and flavor, not stand out but okay. Maybe I’m just not into the style.
Thursday, August 24, 2017

Quick3Beers
3.4
Garrison It's Rhubarb Saison
Pours a light straw from a growler. Yeasty aroma, a nice rhubarb tartness though pretty light on the rhubarb. Good beer.
Thursday, August 24, 2017

Quick3Beers
2.8
Garrison Tall Ship Amber
Pours a nice golden amber from a bottle. Aroma and flavor are rather bland but inoffensive, just kind of a sweet golden syrup. Okay beer.
Thursday, August 24, 2017

Quick3Beers
3.1
Garrison Nut Brown Ale
Pours a clear brown from a bottle. Nutty brown sugar aroma. Bitter nutty taste. Good beer.
Thursday, August 24, 2017

Quick3Beers
3.2
Garrison Spruce Beer
Pours a copper from a bottle, sweet spruce aroma, flavor is like a copper ale with a sweet spruce note. Interesting. Good beer.
Thursday, August 24, 2017

Quick3Beers
3.6
Garrison Hoppy Buoy American Style IPA
Pours a hazy amber from a bottle with some green-brown sediment. Nice tropical fruit aroma, dank hops. Similar flavor with some malt backbone. Pretty good beer.
Thursday, August 24, 2017

Quick3Beers
2.8
Garrison Juicy! Double IPA
Pours a dark amber from a can, big dank pine aroma and flavor, a little caramel backbone. Okay beer.
Thursday, August 24, 2017

Quick3Beers
2.6
Garrison Seaport Blonde
Pours a rather dark amber from a can, heavy pour resulted in a thick white head. Sweet light corn syrup aroma, crisp sweet wheat biscuit flavor. Okay beer.
Thursday, August 24, 2017

Whatup14
3
Garrison Juicy! Double IPA
Canette 473ml. Couleur orange brûlée trouble, mousse beige. Arôme de malt, houblon résineux, alcool, tangerine. Goût de malt, houblon résineux, amertume plutôt élevée, sucré, zeste d’agrumes. Carbonatation moyenne, corps moyen-dense.
Wednesday, August 23, 2017

jercraigs
3.9
Garrison Juicy! Double IPA
2017-08-05. Lightly hazy orange body, modest beige head. 3++ Aroma of pleasant orange and tangerine citrus. 7++ Flavour is fairly bitter, nice citrusy core, light leafy hop undertones. Moderate alcohol hides behind the bitterness. Average bodied palate, good carbonation. Pretty nice. Dangerously drinkable. 7/3-4/7-8/3/16-17 Can from MLCC, Winnipeg.
Saturday, August 19, 2017

lux_edwards
3.3
Garrison Imperial I.P.A.
75 cl bottle. Pours a cloudy amber with a minimal white head. Aroma is pine resin. Taste is bitter like pine. Overall okay, but too heavy on pine for me.
Friday, August 18, 2017

BlackBear57
3
Garrison Tall Ship Amber

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

BlackBear57
4
Garrison Irish Red Ale

Tuesday, August 15, 2017