Rail Ale Nut Brown | Howe Sound Inn & Brewing Company

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81 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Howe Sound Inn & Brewing Company
British Columbia, Canada
howesound.com

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A smooth, flavourful nut brown ale with hints of chocolate and licorice. Made with 100% barley, hops, water & yeast, it is named in recognition of the region's strong railway history and Squamish BC's West Coast Railway Heritage Park - Home of the Royal Hudson and Western Canada's largest collection of heritage railway equipment.

19 IBU

Added by canucklehead on 08-07-2005

BEER STATS
Ratings:
81
Reviews:
30
Avg:
3.85
pDev:
9.09%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
14
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 81 |  Reviews: 30
Photo of rrock44
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The appearance was a dark brown color with a finger’s worth of creamy colored head. Sly messy lace. The aroma had some coffee, toasted nuts and chocolate. Mild caramel in the background. The flavor took all of those previously mentioned tastes to blend sweetly. Mild roast. Even a milder bitterness. Smooth sweet nutty to chocolatey sort of aftertaste and finish. On the palate, this one sat about light to medium on the body with a fair sessionability about it. Mild carbonation. Overall, good brown ale that I would have again.

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Photo of AaronLamb
3.94/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cknoch
4.01/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Shakyamunibrewda
4.17/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A solid nut brown ale, easy to drink and well balanced in the the sweetness and roasted taste of the malts. Would not hesitate to drink another litre of this fine brew.

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3.96/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Jeremy7
3.87/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Albertahab31
4.29/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BCborn
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jrempel
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of alew_os
3.55/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 2 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bunman3
3.85/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A very enjoyable take on a easy drinking, palate-pleasing beer. The sweet, layered flavors position this nicely with many of the better Canadian brown ales I have sampled. Rail Ale is all about the malt, with an overriding Cadbury Nut Bar sweetness.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tivlavrie
3.96/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of imfinished
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of northof60hops
3.17/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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4.04/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of Rutager
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of atsir
3.92/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of BcCraft710
3.76/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of Derf36
4.56/5  rDev +18.4%

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3/5  rDev -22.1%

Photo of Skid604
3.44/5  rDev -10.6%

Photo of R_Kole
3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

Photo of JordanM
4/5  rDev +3.9%

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Rail Ale Nut Brown from Howe Sound Inn & Brewing Company
3.85 out of 5 based on 81 ratings.
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