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Garibaldi Honey Pale Ale - Howe Sound Inn & Brewing Company

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Garibaldi Honey Pale AleGaribaldi Honey Pale Ale

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34 Ratings
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Ratings: 34
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 9.64%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Howe Sound Inn & Brewing Company visit their website
British Columbia, Canada

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
A refreshing, lightly hopped golden ale brewed with all-natural Lillooet honey and made with barley, honey, hops, water and yeast. It is brewed in recognition of the Sea to Sky regions highest peak, Mount Garibaldi (8,776 ft, 2,675 m) which was named for Italian hero Guiseppe Garibaldi, the man of two worlds.

16 IBU

(Beer added by: BDTyre on 12-25-2006)
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Ratings: 34 | Reviews: 13 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by GrimmReaper:
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GrimmReaper

British Columbia (Canada)

3/5  rDev -17.4%

Big 1 litre bottle with swing top cap.Cloudy off yellow with 1 finger white head and minimal lacing.Not much to the nose,mild honey and trace of grains and flowers,tasted about the same,a little fruit in there and definately the honey that added to the sweetness,not overly sweet but just enough,nothing really great here but enough to smack your lips and wondering....hmmm there's something missing here,medium body with a touch of dryness,1 litre bottle to me was a little much for this type of brew.

08-24-2008 06:08:52 | More by GrimmReaper
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chickenm

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +10.2%

11-21-2011 05:03:24 | More by chickenm
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

20oz pint at Bottlescrew Bill's pub in downtown Calgary, in advance of Thanksgiving 2009.

This beer appears a slightly hazy pale golden yellow hue, with two fingers of foamy, thinly creamy, and mostly bubbly off-white head, which leaves some patchy storm cloud lace around the glass as it slowly recedes.

It smells of bready, biscuity, and grainy pale and caramel malt, weak lemon esters, and earthy field honey. The taste is led off by the honey - the sort of musty, yet fairly prominent, but not overly sugary type, with a semi-sweet bready, lightly biscuity malt, and a bit of earthy, leafy, and floral hops.

The carbonation is quite soft, but generally supportive, the body leaning to the light side of medium weight, it all exhibiting a pleasant enough smoothness. It finishes barely off-dry, the malt and honey shedding much of its sweetness as things play out.

As far as honey ales go, this was quite enjoyable, the sturdy base pale ale more than capable, the honey evident, but not cloying, rendering it all so nice and easy to drink. I've scaled a few peaks in that area of the world, and surely could have done with one of these at the finish of any of them.

10-14-2009 21:25:27 | More by biboergosum
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joemcgrath27

Alberta (Canada)

3.58/5  rDev -1.4%

From notes...
A - Clear straw, tall white head, lots of bubbles to retain its height
S - Grainy and corn aroma, leafy and herbal hops with light honey
T - Similar to the nose but more grainy and metallic accents
M - Big carbonation, lighly bready and crisp
O - another solid brew from the kings of the big bottle, although they have much better beers that in no way takes away from this, this could easily be a regular sessoin

07-24-2011 01:06:34 | More by joemcgrath27
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maplesyrup76

Alberta (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

10-07-2013 01:08:47 | More by maplesyrup76
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Rutager

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +10.2%

01-23-2012 05:11:54 | More by Rutager
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wreckless

British Columbia (Canada)

3.6/5  rDev -0.8%

Appearance: a cloudy, pale golden yellow with medium suspended particles. medium head, slight lace.

Smell: sweet malt and honey, subtle hops with slight earthy grass tones.

Taste: sweet malt with a distinct honey flavor much like the aroma. modest hop notes, with no one aspect overpowering another.

Mouthfeel: medium to light carbonation, light hop, smooth fluid body with a clean, slightly earthy honey finish.

Drinkability: a relaxing honey pale ale. little complexity with no one characteristic overpowering another giving a balanced feel.

i first tasted this ale at the Howe Sound Brewery after hiking the Chief. It was on tap, and the overall experience was very enjoyable. i have since drank this honey ale in bottle form and still enjoy it, however my opinion might be bias based on my first experience.

06-21-2010 21:37:37 | More by wreckless
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Hopmodium

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

02-21-2013 03:48:26 | More by Hopmodium
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LampertLand

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +10.2%

02-17-2012 22:06:10 | More by LampertLand
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Aggro

British Columbia (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

05-18-2014 07:45:14 | More by Aggro
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CrazyMike

Alberta (Canada)

4.1/5  rDev +12.9%

Cloudy, golden-orange appearance with moderate head that quickly disappears, leaves some lacing. Smell has a strong hint of honey with a hint of grass and malt.

Taste is similar to the smell, strong taste of honey with grass and malt. Bitter with a light taste of hops. Taste is very sweet overall. Medium bodied with low carbonation. Aftertaste is dry with a lingering honey taste.

Overall, this is a refreshing honey beer. Everything blends well together, borderline seasonal beer. Worth a try, especially now that Howe Sound beers are showing up in more liquor stores.

05-20-2011 03:27:07 | More by CrazyMike
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bumchilly25

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

05-18-2013 20:30:54 | More by bumchilly25
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papawu76

British Columbia (Canada)

3/5  rDev -17.4%

12-03-2011 20:38:08 | More by papawu76
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KeeganRohovich

Saskatchewan (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

01-05-2014 04:39:16 | More by KeeganRohovich
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Grunewald

British Columbia (Canada)

3.55/5  rDev -2.2%

A - poured from a 1L bottle into a weizen glass. It pours a hazy yellow-amber with visible suspended particles. The head is white and leaves faint lacing.

S - malt, honey, and fruit (peach)

T - sweet malt, light hops, tart peach flavor

M - fluid body, medium-light carbonation, silky and a clean finish

D - simple but appealing taste, great mouthfeel and smell

10-05-2009 01:58:42 | More by Grunewald
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qpaladeau

Alberta (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

08-19-2014 18:20:32 | More by qpaladeau
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irishgreensoda

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

02-08-2013 22:04:20 | More by irishgreensoda
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leaddog

Alberta (Canada)

3.55/5  rDev -2.2%

Appearance - Pours a clear golden light amber with 1/2 finger width of bubbly head that recedes quickly.

Smell - Grains, grass, hint of lemon and sweet honey aromas.

Taste - Bread/biscuit flavour with a touch of honey sweetness and grassiness. Pretty light in flavour.

Mouthfeel - Light-to-medium bodied with good moderate carbonation. Crisp dry finish on the palate.

Overall - A refreshing English pale ale by Howe Sound. I was hoping for a little more honey flavour, as the name suggests, but it does not take away from the quality of this brew. Easy to drink with excellent thirst-quenching attributes.

03-11-2012 02:45:45 | More by leaddog
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Erik-P

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +10.2%

09-24-2013 23:39:15 | More by Erik-P
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wordemupg

Alberta (Canada)

3.6/5  rDev -0.8%

1L swing top bottle poured into 400ml dab glass oct7 2009

A cloudy golden yellow with plenty of suspended particles, not much head or lace

S sweet malts and honey with some fruit

T nice and sweet with some tropical fruit

M could use some more carbonation but not bad overall

D easy to drink but I wish it was a little warmer outside, this would be perfect for a hot day

I liked this beer, simple but tasty and easy to drink. However I'm thinking this one will be on the back burner while their winter ale's being brewed(see you next summer)

10-08-2009 05:52:45 | More by wordemupg
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EskimoDave

British Columbia (Canada)

3/5  rDev -17.4%

11-21-2011 03:17:02 | More by EskimoDave
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Shadman

Alberta (Canada)

3.73/5  rDev +2.8%

Pale golden straw colour, slightly hazy. Big white soapy head. Fades to a slight cap & ring.

Pale malts, some floral sweet honey.

Biot thin tasting in the very front end. Pale malts are mostly present, with the honey slipping in and out of the picture. Nice withering hop bitterness in the finish.

Light in body, but carbionation works well given the style.

Nice ale. I echo what others say about the honey in it could get tiresome after a coupke of pints, but still a good brew

08-16-2010 23:53:00 | More by Shadman
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Coastal_Brew

British Columbia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

04-18-2014 23:53:50 | More by Coastal_Brew
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shagal

Alberta (Canada)

3/5  rDev -17.4%

02-05-2012 03:54:01 | More by shagal
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canucklehead

British Columbia (Canada)

3.98/5  rDev +9.6%

This beer does a solid job of working with a style much maligned in BC ( the honey pale ale). There is that sweetness that comes from the honey but it seems to work with the slightly hoppy and full mouthfeel. A session beer for sure that will work with the neophytes and still give the craft drinker something to savour

09-24-2009 11:07:07 | More by canucklehead
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Garibaldi Honey Pale Ale from Howe Sound Inn & Brewing Company
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