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Tall Timber Ale - Mt. Begbie Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 51
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 11.75%
Wants: 0
Gots: 8 | 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:
Beer added by: lipschitz on 03-30-2003

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.
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Ratings: 51 | Reviews: 33
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5/5  rDev +36.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

My favourite beer. The smoothest Brown Ale I've found. First tasted it on tap at Revelstoke Mountain Resort. Have bought it in 700 ml bottles from stores in BC and Alberta and 350 ml cans directly from the Brewery.

Photo of Tivlavrie
3.87/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of olradetbalder
3/5  rDev -18%

Photo of ScottWestmaas
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of Trancesexual
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of amarkham
2.5/5  rDev -31.7%

Photo of schnarr84
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of harpus
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of Exeter
4/5  rDev +9.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

Photo of WillAndSarah
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of 4ster
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of bumchilly25
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of leaddog
3.85/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of fizzyted
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of w00ddy
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of wordemupg
3.15/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Photo of Ratman197
3.58/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of chickenm
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of CrazyMike
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of nickd717
2.98/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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.

Photo of IllNate
3.56/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Tall Timber Ale from Mt. Begbie Brewing Co.
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