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Kitsilano Maple Cream Ale - Granville Island Brewery

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Ratings: 98
Reviews: 42
rAvg: 3.34
pDev: 12.28%
Wants: 10
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Granville Island Brewery visit their website
British Columbia, Canada

Style | ABV
Cream Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-29-2003

Brewed using a hint of pure Canadian maple syrup, Kitsilano Maple Cream Ale is a smooth reminder of Vancouver’s laid-back lifestyle. Enjoy the bold taste of this bronze-coloured ale and toast all that Vancouver has to offer.
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Ratings: 98 | Reviews: 42
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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of joesi
3.13/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Mild unremarkable smell.

Rather low carbonation, and quite fine in texture.

I don't really know what to say aside from that it's a nice rather plain beer. Various flavors that individually aren't special but as a group make it interesting over more standard/plain beers. No noticeable Maple taste to me, aside from a general wood taste.

Photo of BCJoly
2.8/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

I was expecting something bolder and better. I am done with GIB beer and how they play it safe. However I do enjoy the Lions Gate winter ale and the odd brew master (in house craft beer) specials. Hey GIB time to step it up.

Photo of BcCraft710
3.36/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of TerryW
3/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of Bunman3
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

This beer holds a soft spot in my heart. It has recently been rebranded as "Maple Shack" Cream Ale, but I prefer the reference to Kits Beach. I first enjoyed this beer on tap, at the Granville Tasting Room many years ago. It is a tasty brew - nuts, caramel and maple flavours pop up. There is little hop complexity or depth overall. It's definitely sessionable and one of the few beers my wife will drink.

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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of SlightlyGrey
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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3.03/5  rDev -9.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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3/5  rDev -10.2%

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3.8/5  rDev +13.8%

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3/5  rDev -10.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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3/5  rDev -10.2%

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4/5  rDev +19.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of mdavidson
3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

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3/5  rDev -10.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of mick303
3.48/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A medium brown colour with a firm cap of head.
Smell has a distinct maple syrup character, a touch of sweetness, nutty,
Taste is a nutty, blandly malty start, lemony some rough edges, ending with a maple character and slight metallic hint.
Feel is light with a heavy carbonation, sharp and a bit watery. Maple character comes through weakly.
The maple character is the unique feature in this session ale, unfortunate the beer itself doesn't do the best job of acting as a showcase for it. Flavourful base, hops are mostly earthy uk varieties. Not a terrible beer, just not a great style, watery, and some cheap hallmarks in the feel. Not particularly interesting or balanced.

Photo of Griffith
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of jschott75
3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

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Kitsilano Maple Cream Ale from Granville Island Brewery
77 out of 100 based on 98 ratings.