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Tall Timber Ale - Mt. Begbie Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 48
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 10.99%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Mt. Begbie Brewing Co. visit their website
British Columbia, Canada

Style | ABV
English Brown Ale |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Tall Timber Ale is a dark, full-bodied English Brown Ale alive with rich malt flavour, caramel undertones and a slight residual sweetness. The use of Goldings finishing hops and an authentic top cropping ale yeast round out the traditional Brown Ale character.

(Beer added by: lipschitz on 03-30-2003)
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Alberta (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

08-09-2014 03:55:52 | More by ScottWestmaas
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British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +9.9%

05-12-2014 23:52:19 | More by Bates7219
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British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +3%

05-06-2014 15:46:06 | More by Derf36
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Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +3%

04-06-2014 03:17:12 | More by tbeckett
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Alberta (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +3%

03-13-2014 17:59:19 | More by Trancesexual
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2.5/5  rDev -31.3%

03-12-2014 23:52:51 | More by amarkham
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Alberta (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

03-03-2014 17:44:13 | More by schnarr84
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

01-08-2014 19:30:09 | More by harpus
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Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +9.9%

09-23-2013 19:41:19 | More by Exeter
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Manitoba (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

08-08-2013 01:42:01 | More by adhallick
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Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +3%

04-13-2013 22:58:52 | More by WillAndSarah
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Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

09-30-2012 21:03:58 | More by 4ster
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British Columbia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

05-19-2012 03:10:25 | More by bumchilly25
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Alberta (Canada)

3.88/5  rDev +6.6%

Appearance - Pours a dark chocolate brown with a finger width of bubbly, foamy white head.

Smell - Caramalt, nuttiness, sweet plum.

Taste - Strong nutty flavours along with sweet caramel malts. Very well balanced and earthy.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. A little sticky.

Overall - A good representation of a brown ale by Mt. Begbie. I really enjoyed the nutty character and the overall balance of the beer. Worth a try for those who enjoy the brown ale style.

05-13-2012 04:40:10 | More by leaddog
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Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

04-03-2012 00:18:27 | More by fizzyted
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British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +9.9%

02-11-2012 18:17:59 | More by w00ddy
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Alberta (Canada)

3.13/5  rDev -14%

650ml bomber poured into pint glass 7/1/12

A clear dark brownish amber with bubbles as small as pinpricks and large as... large bubbles? short lived finger of cream colored foam leaves no lace

S slightly nutty with some coco, a little grape candy and some dark dry cereal

T what I smell but with a strong iced tea flavor, not bad but not good

M thin and not as well carbonated as I would have guessed from all the visible bubbles, leafy aftertaste

O strange iced tea flavor I could live without and this one just didn't do it for me overall

not offensive but pretty average stuff going on here, I had no problems drinking it but I doubt I'd buy it again

01-08-2012 01:15:50 | More by wordemupg
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3.58/5  rDev -1.6%

Bomber from my friend Ron picked up in British Colombia poured a clear reddish brown with a lasting tan head. Aromas of cocoa, earthiness and light carmel. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of cocoa, carmel and light nuttiness with a smooth lingering cocoa finish.

12-01-2011 23:36:39 | More by Ratman197
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British Columbia (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

11-20-2011 02:57:36 | More by chickenm
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Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +9.9%

Amber red apperance with thick brown head that slowly settles down leaving little lacing. Smell consists of toffee, caramel and roasted nuts. Has a hint of sweetness and malt as well.

Taste is similar to the smell, consists of malt, roasted nuts, caramel, grain and a hint of syrup/toffee. Good combination of balanced dark tastes. Medium bodied with light carbonation. Aftertaste is bitter with a smokey, caramel taste.

Overall, this is a thick beer that ends up being light and refreshing, not a bad take on brown ales. If you come across it, give it a try.

09-22-2011 02:02:19 | More by CrazyMike
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2.98/5  rDev -18.1%

Bomber shared by westcoastbeerlvr on BA. Thanks, Allen, I guess.

Deep clear dark amber color with a small off-white head leaving a thick ring.

Not much on the aroma, more or less just standard caramel and nuttiness.

Decent caramel and chocolate flavor with toast and some nuts. Rather standard.

Fairly thin mouthfeel with average carbonation.

Pretty average overall, not offensive but not too exciting.

11-17-2010 18:42:48 | More by nickd717
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British Columbia (Canada)

3.55/5  rDev -2.5%

A - Fantastic colour, deep amber red. Finger or two of head, but fades quickly to a lacing.

S - Lots of Caramel malt with a bit of roastiness. Maybe it's the power of suggestion from the name, but detecting a woody note.

T - Very malty. Caramel mostly with some dark roasted character. Finishes somewhat sweet.

M - Heavier than some, but still very smooth and drinkable.

D - Drinkable, but finished a bit too sweet.

08-13-2010 23:12:43 | More by IllNate
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Ontario (Canada)

3.88/5  rDev +6.6%

A - Pours a nice copper brown with a ruby red hue, finger of off-white bubbly head with admirable retention, small traces of lacing and nice visible carbonation.

S - Scent is mild, but toffee and caramel malts come through as the most prominent scents.

T - Caramel and coffee malts, with a bit of a mocha finish. Some sour rye dough and bready malts come through on the finish.

M - Bubbles up nicely on the tongue, filling the mouth, and goes down buttery smooth.

D - Quite a nice brown ale with a delicious mix of flavours. Would definitely buy this offering again and would recommended to anyone looking for a reasonably priced, tasty and unique brew.

07-29-2010 21:56:23 | More by andrenaline
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Alberta (Canada)

3.8/5  rDev +4.4%

A - a very deep reddish brown clear colour, decent amount of light tan head that retained okay

S - nutty and caramel malts up front are very pleasing, with maybe a slight hint of peat earthiness along with some sweetness

T - the nuttiness comes through very clearly, there are definite hints of caramel and/or syrupy sweetness, finishing with a mellow taste of earthy grains

M - a little of that chewy dark ale feel but not heavy, a very light feeling of carbonation that is only there for a split second, leaving you with a mellow bready feel

D - nothing mind blowing, but it is a nice offering with some expected but well balanced flavours. And at sub $4 price tag for a 650ml bomber its is definitely worth enjoying.

Note that the bottle has this at 5.2% ABV, not 5.5%

06-24-2010 00:21:36 | More by joemcgrath27
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British Columbia (Canada)

3.43/5  rDev -5.8%

650mL bottle poured into a Weizen glass.

Appearance: Dark mahogany with huge amounts of tan head that lingers until it’s all that’s left. Curtain lacing.

Smell: Nutty. Toasty malts, chocolate, coffee and molasses.

Taste: Uber nutty! You thought the aroma was nutty but the flavor is so dominated by nuts that nothing much else comes though. What does come through is identical to the aroma.

Mouthfeel: Mild carbonation. Medium to heavy bodied. Seems like a very mature brew.

Drinkability: Pretty smooth but too nutty for its name and my personal taste. I find this to be a pretty simple brew.

11-24-2009 06:10:39 | More by Methodd
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Tall Timber Ale from Mt. Begbie Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 48 ratings.