Howe Sound "Rail Ale" Nut Brown

I took a few days off from the 17 day  beerathon, but am breaking the beer fast with another big bottle from Howe sound brewing.

Squamish has a rich railroad history, as the famed Royal Hudson wound it’s way along the sea to sky highway from Vancouver, down coast of Howe Sound to Squamish, and on to Whistler.

This is a great one liter reusable bottle that is great for sharing.  Today I am pouring into my souvenir “mondial de la bier” tasting glass, obtained from Montreal’s huge beer festival which I attended in 2003.

The head is lovely and lasts forever.  The aroma was hard to place, but with help from the label I figured out that it was licorice.  The taste is unmistakably nutty, with a hint of bitter cocoa.  There is only a very mild aftertaste.

This is a nice well-rounded nut ale with a medium taste intensity.  Overall the craftsmanship is good, and the clean finish makes it worth a try.

[xrr rating=4.1/5]
4.1/5

Howe Sound “Rail Ale” Nut Brown

I took a few days off from the 17 day  beerathon, but am breaking the beer fast with another big bottle from Howe sound brewing.

Squamish has a rich railroad history, as the famed Royal Hudson wound it’s way along the sea to sky highway from Vancouver, down coast of Howe Sound to Squamish, and on to Whistler.

This is a great one liter reusable bottle that is great for sharing.  Today I am pouring into my souvenir “mondial de la bier” tasting glass, obtained from Montreal’s huge beer festival which I attended in 2003.

The head is lovely and lasts forever.  The aroma was hard to place, but with help from the label I figured out that it was licorice.  The taste is unmistakably nutty, with a hint of bitter cocoa.  There is only a very mild aftertaste.

This is a nice well-rounded nut ale with a medium taste intensity.  Overall the craftsmanship is good, and the clean finish makes it worth a try.

[xrr rating=4.1/5]
4.1/5

Cannery Brewing Naramata Nut Brown Ale

This beer is naturally brewed in small batches in BC’s Okanagan region.

The colour is strikingly dark. The head was healthy, but temporary.

The aroma is sweet and toasty, slightly sharp, and the taste is like soft caramel.

The aftertaste is surprisingly dry and vanishes as quickly as it came.

The best parts of this beer are the taste and the mouthfeel, and the harshest is the aroma as you go to take your next sip.

The taste is interesting, and satisfying. You won’t get the urge for another beer just as this one finishes. It is a great beer to choose if you want to wind down after a long day, or with dessert.

3.5/5
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