Dismiss Notice
Hello, is it beer you're looking for?

Learn more about beer. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for as low as 68% off the single issue price.

Subscribe now →

Village Gardener Community Involved Ale - Village Brewery

Not Rated.
Village Gardener Community Involved AleVillage Gardener Community Involved Ale

Educational use only; do not reuse.
no score

Awaiting 10 Reviews
no score

(Send Samples)
Reviews: 4
Hads: 9
Avg: 3.73
pDev: 4.29%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Village Brewery visit their website
Alberta, Canada

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: leaddog on 11-25-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
View: Beers (15) | Events
Beer: Reviews & Ratings
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Reviews: 4 | Hads: 9
Reviews by andrenaline:
Photo of andrenaline
3.8/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Props to joemcgrath27 for including this howler in our latest cross-Canada trade.

A - Pours a hazy golden colour, finger of head with little retention and no real lacing.

S - Musty grains, toasted bread, grassy hops, hints of citrus and a touch of butter caramel.

T - Flavour profile is nicely balanced offering up grassy hop notes with hints of bitter citrus and a healthy dose of toasted grains and bready malts. A little caramel comes through alongside a sour citrus note that lingers.

M - A tad thin, but still a solid carbonation level given the time that would have passed from the time it was bottled to the time it was consumed (and all the miles travelled in between). GOs down smooth and finishes wet.

O - This howler held up insanely well in a cross-Canada trade. An easily sessioned APA that nicely captures the essence of the style, while also boasting a unique concept of 'locally procured' ingredients. Super stoked to have had the opportunity to try it, and am hopeful I will get the opportunity to try more of their brews in the future.

 1,058 characters

More User Reviews:
Photo of joemcgrath27
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of headlessparrot
3.54/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mattsander
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of leaddog
3.67/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

1L growler.

Appearance- Pours a foggy pale amber with a finger of frothy white head.

Smell- citrus hops, lemon, biscuity malts.

Taste- Very similar to the aromas with the citrus hops, lemon, and biscuity malts. There is also a touch of wheat at the end. A pleasant mild bitterness comes off in the finish.

Mouthfeel- Medium bodied with light to moderate carbonation. Perhaps a tad thin.

Overall- I like the concept of Village collaborating with local gardeners to concoct this brew. An APA that has a good flavour profile. The body could use some improvement but otherwise a brew that sticks to Village's core values.

 623 characters

Photo of wertschy
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of tonyf55
3.72/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From the unique 1L growler/bottle into the 'Village Brewery' pint glass.

Appearance: Golden yellow with a single-finger off-white head. Very good clarity on the initial pour, but the low filtration results in a lot of particulates in later pours. Visible, active carbonation bubbles.

Aroma: Light spicy, grassy and citrus hop aromas. I personally found the grassy aromas to stand out most, well-balanced with a light bready malt aroma.

Taste: Grain and straw malt with a light sweetness off the initial sip. Ends with a rounded hop bitterness - hints of spice and citrus. Not pronounced, but well balanced and fitting to the style.

Mouthfeel: The larger particles in the beer (due to the unfiltered nature) and the appropriate carbonation lend a nice light to medium body with a creamy mouthfeel that coats the pallet and lingers. Again, not overly forward, but extremely drinkable with a nice balance.

Overall: A creative, balanced, and drinkable ale that anyone can enjoy. Bready/straw malt sweetness, with a rounded hop ending that is tied together by a creamy medium-light body. Try this local offering - you won't be disappointed.

 1,140 characters

Photo of CalgaryFMC
3.78/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Tasting notes: Bright lemon yellow hue with considerable white fizz. Aroma is super floral, huge fresh cut flower note with some lemon and coriander. Palate recalls floral chewing gum (Thrills), grass, lemon rind, with a honey-like sweetness in the background. Some biscuit-like malts. A slight earthiness. Unique brew. Fizzy but with a thicker than expected coating mouthfeel. The special ingredients are a tad too prominent.

 426 characters

Photo of Duggyb
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Village Gardener Community Involved Ale from Village Brewery
- out of 100 based on 4 ratings.