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Chambar Ale - Russell Brewing Company

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Chambar Ale
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Ratings: 7
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 13.53%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Russell Brewing Company visit their website
British Columbia, Canada

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: canucklehead on 09-03-2010)
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Kakaraht

British Columbia (Canada)

2.95/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: Pours a clear amber with a decent thumb of white head that has good retention

S: Can detect a faint Belgian yeast essence, mingled with light bready malt and a slightly spicy hoppiness.

T: Smooth lightly toasted malts and a tinge of sour yeast. there is a lightly spice flavor to the finish.

M: Light body, good carbonation and a very clean finish.

D: Much better than I anticipated, I normally only like the darker beers Russell produces, but this one was an enjoyable drink.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2011 23:47:48 | More by Kakaraht
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yancot

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

03-17-2014 01:38:20 | More by yancot
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4ster

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

09-30-2012 21:16:30 | More by 4ster
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canucksBC

British Columbia (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev -26.5%

08-31-2012 04:50:38 | More by canucksBC
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Derek

British Columbia (Canada)

3.7/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Amber-bronze with a white head, great retention & lace.

Earthy mineral aroma with hints of phenolic spicing and tropical fruit.

Sponge toffee, mineral, candied pineapple and mango, modest bitterness.

I expected a little more carbonation from a BPA, smooth with a light residual sweetness has an off-dry finish. Not quite as crisp as I'd expect.

A good drinker.

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2011 01:10:23 | More by Derek
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BDTyre

British Columbia (Canada)

3.48/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Not bad. I can detect the Belgian style to it, but it really lacks some of the characteristics of a true Belgian.

A little heavy on the copper side, with a nice white head.

Malt heavy, with a bit of bittering hops and traces of spice. There still is a certain something missing - maybe Belgian yeast, maybe certain hops or malts. It just doesn't taste quite right. More of an amber really....

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2010 05:14:40 | More by BDTyre
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canucklehead

British Columbia (Canada)

3.9/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice looking bottles as they only mention the Russell part in small print. This is a take on the Belgian pale ale / amber ale such as Palm or De Konnick. Vancouver also has a beer from the Mark Anthony Group called Stanley Park amber that tries for the same style. I think this is better as it has a fuller body and bigger flavour on the finish. Dark Gold with a big head this beer has hops on the nose but produces more flavour in the malt department. I like the balance and could drink quite a few of these. Would maybe like to see a Belgian yeast used to give a more distinctive flavour but all in all a decent amber

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2010 23:59:59 | More by canucklehead
Chambar Ale from Russell Brewing Company
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