Lions Winter Ale - Granville Island Brewery

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185 Ratings
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Ratings: 185
Reviews: 63
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 15.72%
Wants: 8
Gots: 21 | 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:
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.

(Beer added by: IronDjinn on 10-11-2004)
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Photo of lordjakir
3/5  rDev -18.7%
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
3.81/5  rDev +3.3%
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
4.63/5  rDev +25.5%
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.

Photo of urbantakeover
4.16/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of iGi
4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

Surprisingly delicious.

Photo of Tivlavrie
4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of dsshuck
3.92/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of pharmerdoc
2/5  rDev -45.8%

Photo of brittmoore_13
3.68/5  rDev -0.3%

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Lions Winter Ale from Granville Island Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 185 ratings.