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Rail Ale Nut Brown - Howe Sound Inn & Brewing Company

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very good

56 Ratings
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Ratings: 56
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 9.3%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | 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)
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4.04/5  rDev +4.4%

iain_reeve, Monday at 05:10 PM
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3.25/5  rDev -16%

YamagamiTravis, Aug 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

S_Dal, Aug 07, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

Beaterson, Aug 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

CWVegas, Jun 27, 2014
Photo of Brewthing
3.56/5  rDev -8%

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.

Brewthing, Feb 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Erik-P, Jan 26, 2014
Photo of StJamesGate
3.96/5  rDev +2.3%

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.

StJamesGate, Oct 30, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

LDuke, Oct 11, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

ZachT, Sep 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

cam477, Sep 13, 2013
Photo of Scrylol
3.73/5  rDev -3.6%

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.

Scrylol, Aug 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

joefinnigan15, Aug 18, 2013
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3.85/5  rDev -0.5%

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.

CalgaryFMC, Aug 14, 2013
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3.78/5  rDev -2.3%

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.

Smurf2055, Aug 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

KevinCraft, Jul 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Kmat10, Jun 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

KStark, May 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

stealth, May 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

souvenirs, Apr 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

schopenhauerale, Feb 23, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -16%

marlow, Dec 22, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

KalanM, Nov 29, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

urbantornado, Nov 28, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

DrShakalu, Oct 16, 2012
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Rail Ale Nut Brown from Howe Sound Inn & Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 56 ratings.