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]

2 thoughts on “Howe Sound “Rail Ale” Nut Brown

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  2. Thanks for the great review. Out of all 26 that we brew a year now I would say this is still one of my favs. If you get a chance try our Father Johns Winter Ale that is available right now. Would love to see what your comments are on it.
    Thanks for drinking.

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