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Lions Winter Ale - Granville Island Brewery

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191 Ratings
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Ratings: 191
Reviews: 65
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 15.45%
Wants: 9
Gots: 29 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Granville Island Brewery visit their website
British Columbia, Canada

Style | ABV
Winter Warmer |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: IronDjinn on 10-11-2004

Our Lions Winter Ale combines premium malt with aromatic specialty hops. The vanilla-like finish of this robust ale is a great excuse to get out of the cold and enjoy BC’s favourite winter beer made from the finest natural ingredients.
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Ratings: 191 | Reviews: 65 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of BCborn
3.81/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CoffeeCam
4.07/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Corson
3.69/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerWatcher
4.04/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Dark cherry wood pour with an ever so slightly off white head.
Aromas are all vanilla and chocolate bars.
Tastes are totally the same with the addition, of a sneaky hop bitterness on the finish.
Overall, if you like a sweet beer, it's hard to go wrong with this offering.

Photo of DaveBar
3.79/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Purchased at the LCBO for just under $3.00 for a 473ml can. Served at 4deg C in a draught glass

A- Opens well and pours a good dark head that is gone within 1min. Dark brown and filtered.

S- Lots of malt here. Tons of chocolate. Almost inordinate amount of chocolate.

T- Chocolate and spices. Hint of cinnamon. Bit of hops

M- Nice and creamy but a touch bitter

O- Nice beer. Will buy again if I see it. Nice break'er up'er.

Food Pairing

This wonderful little brew went well with...... Chicken wings boiled to perfection in oil than topped with some hot sauce.

Enjoy

Photo of imfinished
3.79/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lordjakir
3.08/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Overly chocolates. Unexpected. Chocolate overwhelms other flavors. Looks very nice. Can't see it pairing will with food. Won't likely but again

Photo of Mr_Rocca
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of LampertLand
3.83/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Granville Is. 'Lions Winter Ale' @ 5.5% , served from a 6pack of 355 ml cans purchased for $12

A-pour is brown from the can to a dark amber in the glass with a smallish beige head

S-chocolate malts

T-caramel & coffee

MF-low/mild carbonation , feels full bodied , very filling

Ov-ok beer , good local version of a winter ale , decent price

prost LampertLand

Photo of Daefido
4.5/5  rDev +22%

very sweet chocolate smell. That lasts to the end of drinking. fairly smooth comparing to other ales, I think. nice ruby or copper colour. pleasant feeling until the last drop.

Photo of Tee76
4.58/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BcCraft710
3.48/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of greenchicken
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Powdergiant
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Beautiful chocolate flavor. Perfect for mid-day skiing o.O

Photo of Mlkluther
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Love this beer. Chocolate notes come through.

Photo of findango
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Very vanilla. Nice, nothing special.

Photo of Archy
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Enjoying this one during the first snow of the year. A bit on the sweet side with heavy caramel notes. I think it could handle a bit more of a hoppy kick to balance the sweetness. Nonetheless, it was enjoyable and lived up to being a winter warmer.

Photo of headstash
3.8/5  rDev +3%

Photo of beerly_there
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of DarrenBrule
4.5/5  rDev +22%

Photo of nhaimes
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of CWVegas
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of waiting4lunch
3/5  rDev -18.7%

Photo of Idrankthat
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of wolf6656
4.5/5  rDev +22%

I eagerly await the arrival of this ale in Ontario every year. This is exactly what it says. A Winter Ale. This is not a patio beer.
They make some other very good beers, but none excites me quite like this one.
This is easily in the top 5, probably top 3, beers I have ever had.
Every beer has it's proper place. This one is in my mouth.

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Lions Winter Ale from Granville Island Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 191 ratings.