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Rail Ale Nut Brown - Howe Sound Inn & Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

55 Ratings
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Ratings: 55
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 9.3%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | 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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YamagamiTravis

Saskatchewan (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -16%

08-11-2014 15:34:37 | More by YamagamiTravis
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S_Dal

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +3.4%

08-07-2014 04:18:35 | More by S_Dal
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Beaterson


4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

08-04-2014 03:13:52 | More by Beaterson
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CWVegas

Nevada

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

06-27-2014 02:10:01 | More by CWVegas
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Brewthing

British Columbia (Canada)

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.

02-03-2014 01:07:37 | More by Brewthing
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Erik-P

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +3.4%

01-26-2014 10:09:26 | More by Erik-P
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StJamesGate

New York

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.

10-30-2013 11:12:46 | More by StJamesGate
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LDuke

Alberta (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

10-11-2013 02:56:59 | More by LDuke
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ZachT

British Columbia (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

09-15-2013 16:59:25 | More by ZachT
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cam477

Newfoundland (Canada)

4/5  rDev +3.4%

09-13-2013 06:41:17 | More by cam477
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Scrylol

Alberta (Canada)

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.

08-27-2013 04:54:18 | More by Scrylol
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joefinnigan15

Manitoba (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

08-18-2013 02:30:22 | More by joefinnigan15
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CalgaryFMC

Alberta (Canada)

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.

08-14-2013 01:08:09 | More by CalgaryFMC
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Smurf2055

Washington

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.

08-03-2013 05:51:17 | More by Smurf2055
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KevinCraft

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +3.4%

07-19-2013 00:11:01 | More by KevinCraft
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Kmat10

Alberta (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

06-14-2013 21:34:51 | More by Kmat10
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KStark

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

05-24-2013 13:53:58 | More by KStark
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stealth

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

05-21-2013 05:14:41 | More by stealth
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souvenirs

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +3.4%

04-18-2013 09:17:33 | More by souvenirs
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schopenhauerale

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

02-23-2013 08:45:47 | More by schopenhauerale
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marlow

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -16%

12-22-2012 15:27:05 | More by marlow
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KalanM

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

11-29-2012 02:27:20 | More by KalanM
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urbantornado

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

11-28-2012 18:11:47 | More by urbantornado
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DrShakalu

British Columbia (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

10-16-2012 00:40:46 | More by DrShakalu
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2beerdogs

California

4/5  rDev +3.4%

07-23-2012 00:28:17 | More by 2beerdogs
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Rail Ale Nut Brown from Howe Sound Inn & Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 55 ratings.