1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Rail Ale Nut Brown - Howe Sound Inn & Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Rail Ale Nut BrownRail Ale Nut Brown

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
87
very good

65 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 65
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 9.61%
Wants: 2
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Howe Sound Inn & Brewing Company visit their website
British Columbia, Canada

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
A smooth, flavourful nut brown ale with hints of chocolate and licorice. Made with 100% barley, hops, water & yeast, it is named in recognition of the region's strong railway history and Squamish BC's West Coast Railway Heritage Park - Home of the Royal Hudson and Western Canada's largest collection of heritage railway equipment.

19 IBU

(Beer added by: canucklehead on 08-07-2005)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 65 | Reviews: 27 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Nicolamacneil
4.04/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of Rutager
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of atsir
3.92/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of BcCraft710
3.76/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of Derf36
4.56/5  rDev +18.4%

Photo of Boozecamel
3/5  rDev -22.1%

Photo of Skid604
3.44/5  rDev -10.6%

Photo of R_Kole
3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

Photo of JordanM
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of iain_reeve
4.04/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of YamagamiTravis
3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

Photo of S_Dal
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Beaterson
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

Photo of CWVegas
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of Brewthing
3.56/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Deep brown with good head retention.

S - Molasses overrides the malt and hop aromas

T - Good balance, not too sweet. Chocolate and molasses undertones.

M - Nice level of carbonation. Clean finish.

Overall - A nice brown for those who like molasses to lead the aroma and flavor of their beer.

I had the 1L swingtop bottle.

Photo of Erik-P
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of StJamesGate
3.96/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On draft at Nicli Pizzeria, Vancouver.

Leathery cranberry with a s sandy puffy head that fades but speckles.
Brownie, earth, and country white loaf crust on the nose.
Red berry, cocoa, a bit of walnut skin, then slight orange rind hops with woody spice.
Sarsaparilla end and earthy linger.
Lt-med, oily, some chew, lively.

Starts out well then dies a bit. Kinda thin and fizzy, too, though that's within style. Still a good dose of chocolate. Solid overall.

Photo of LDuke
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of ZachT
4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

Photo of cam477
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Scrylol
3.73/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a one finger mocha colored head, bubbly, lots of lacing with a dark ruby body.

Slight chocolate and caramel notes on the nose, slightly grainy, and some leafy hops.

Nutty, caramel, and sweet malty notes on the tongue. Slight milk chocolate flavor to it. Definitely more malty than hoppy. Slight hop bitterness. Leaves a dry, rather neutral aftertaste.

Nice carbonation, very smooth, silky mouthfeel to it. Pretty quaffable.

Decent brown ale from Howe Sound. Nothing special or amazing, but it is rather consistent and above average across the board. Can be easily drank, and is overall a nice, standard American Brown Ale.

Photo of joefinnigan15
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of CalgaryFMC
3.85/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had on tap with a sampler of several other beers. Was a nice deep brown with two fingers worth of root beer colored foam. Aroma was fruity, some toasty notes, molasses, an acidic sweetness. Taste was strong coffee, bitter walnut, sweet licorice, some subtle citrus hops, not floral or particularly grassy, all dark flavors. Perhaps a subtle acetic acidity lingering along with bitter nuts and smoke. Solid brown ale with ample coffee character. Does not expand the style but certainly doesn't disappoint.

Photo of Smurf2055
3.78/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark tea-like brown with three fingers off-white head.

Smell is more fruity than nutty, very little roast, malty sweetness.

There is slightly more roast and a nutty flavor in the taste, the right amount of sweetness on the finish.

Very great drinking beer.

Photo of KevinCraft
4/5  rDev +3.9%

« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Rail Ale Nut Brown from Howe Sound Inn & Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 65 ratings.