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Chambar Ale | Russell Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Russell Brewing Company
British Columbia, Canada

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by canucklehead on 09-03-2010

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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 7
Reviews by Kakaraht:
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2.95/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: Pours a clear amber with a decent thumb of white head that has good retention

S: Can detect a faint Belgian yeast essence, mingled with light bready malt and a slightly spicy hoppiness.

T: Smooth lightly toasted malts and a tinge of sour yeast. there is a lightly spice flavor to the finish.

M: Light body, good carbonation and a very clean finish.

D: Much better than I anticipated, I normally only like the darker beers Russell produces, but this one was an enjoyable drink.

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Photo of canucksBC
2.5/5  rDev -27.7%

Photo of Derek
3.73/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Amber-bronze with a white head, great retention & lace.

Earthy mineral aroma with hints of phenolic spicing and tropical fruit.

Sponge toffee, mineral, candied pineapple and mango, modest bitterness.

I expected a little more carbonation from a BPA, smooth with a light residual sweetness has an off-dry finish. Not quite as crisp as I'd expect.

A good drinker.

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Photo of yancot
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of canucklehead
3.88/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice looking bottles as they only mention the Russell part in small print. This is a take on the Belgian pale ale / amber ale such as Palm or De Konnick. Vancouver also has a beer from the Mark Anthony Group called Stanley Park amber that tries for the same style. I think this is better as it has a fuller body and bigger flavour on the finish. Dark Gold with a big head this beer has hops on the nose but produces more flavour in the malt department. I like the balance and could drink quite a few of these. Would maybe like to see a Belgian yeast used to give a more distinctive flavour but all in all a decent amber

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Photo of BDTyre
3.47/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Not bad. I can detect the Belgian style to it, but it really lacks some of the characteristics of a true Belgian.

A little heavy on the copper side, with a nice white head.

Malt heavy, with a bit of bittering hops and traces of spice. There still is a certain something missing - maybe Belgian yeast, maybe certain hops or malts. It just doesn't taste quite right. More of an amber really....

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Photo of 4ster
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Chambar Ale from Russell Brewing Company
3.46 out of 5 based on 7 ratings.
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