Rail Ale Nut Brown - Howe Sound Inn & Brewing Company

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86
very good

66 Ratings
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Ratings: 66
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 9.9%
Wants: 2
Gots: 6 | 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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3.6/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance- Pours a dark walnut brown with half a finger width of head that quickly disspates.

Smell- Caramel, hazelnut, almond, milk chocolate, hint of licorice.

Taste- Caramel, hazelnut, almond, milk chocolate and hint of licorice all come through. The chocolate malts make a presence to. The beer finishes toasty.

Mouthfeel- Medium bodied with light carbonation. A tad watery.

Overall- A enjoyable brown ale. Could of used a little more to the body and flavours but nonetheless, a good brown ale to have to see where you stand with the style.

Photo of maclean25
3.38/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I loved my first Howe Sound beer (a Pumpkin Ale) so I had big expectations for this. Because it only comes in a 1 litre bottle it is rare for me to find an opportunity to get one.

It pours with a small, but decent, light-brown head. The body is dark brown (on the red side of brown) and appears to be clear (it appears there may be a slight cloudiness in there). The aroma is not very strong but has a fruity-hoppiness and rootbeer-malt quality to it. The hops is more pronounce in the taste. It has a deep taste in which I get the molassas and licorice malt flavour. It feels like it has a full body, medium carbonation but a deep, creamy taste. I don't get the nut taste. Overall, a very good beer. The deep flavour and smooth body appeal to me. This is the kind of beer I expect to find at brewpubs.

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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Photo of LampertLand
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Howe Sound "Rail Ale"(american)Nut Brown Ale @ 5.0% in a pot-stopper 1L served cold into a stein
A-poured a a dark brown that had an ok head and lacing
S-roasted nuts and malts , woodsy
T-licorice and molasses some chocolate and brown sugar
MF-taste is a bit thin , medium carbonation
Ov-just ok , not bad just a basic brew

cheers LampertLand

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3/5  rDev -21.9%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cloudy dark brown appearance with thin white head that slowly settles down leaving some lacing. Smell consists of brown sugar, roasted nuts and malt.

Taste is similar to the smell, roasted nuts, malt, grain, various fruit and coffee. Picked up a hint of chocolate and caramel as well. Everything blends together good. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Aftertaste is a lingering grainy bitterness.

Overall, this is a decent bad Brown Ale. Good robust combination of tastes and very drinkable. Worth a try, one of the few dark beers I'd recommend when it's hot out.

Photo of Sammy
3.63/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This has been around a while. Enjoyed on tap at the brewpub. Brown coloured body, lacey. The aroma is nutty and rootbeerish. Licorice taste, some chocolate malt, brown sugar. Average mouthfeel, suitably carbonated. Decent drinkability.Run-o-the-mill brown.

Photo of Dawkfan
3.53/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- An enticing clear brown body, tinges of red when held to light, especially on the bottom of my pint glass. Some sparse lacing, head retention on this thick beige beauty is average.

S- Chocolate malt is abundantly clear on the nose. A little nutty, not picking up any hops.

T- Chocolate & nuts most predominant, a bit of coffee in the finish.

M- On the lighter side of medium, ample carbonation.

D- Fairly one dimensional, reminds me of a Brown Ale homebrew I made that was over the top with chocolate malt. I've got another 1L swing top for the next batch I got fermenting away right now though.

Rail Ale Nut Brown from Howe Sound Inn & Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 66 ratings.