Lions Winter Ale | Granville Island Brewery

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3.75/5
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252 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Granville Island Brewery
British Columbia, Canada
gib.ca

Style: Winter Warmer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

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.

Added by IronDjinn on 10-11-2004

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#23,006
Reviews:
76
Ratings:
252
pDev:
14.67%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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16
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Ratings: 252 |  Reviews: 76
Photo of mad00d1
4.08/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of InsideLiquorMan
2.78/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Tried this beer with high expectations. Seems to be a big hit on here and in my store, but I was not very impressed. The smell is amazing. Lots of chocolate, molasses, caramel and coffee. It has a really nice, dark, dark ruby red color that is almost more black than red. Taste is not impressive. This is not a beer for me. Way, way too sweet and heavy with that molasses taste to it. Almost like a dessert drink. Honestly, i'll take a spiced ale over this any day of the week. Not to say this stuff doesn't sell amazingly well in the winter season, but it's not for me and if you're an IPA, lager, pilsner or lighter beer guy, you won't like this. A beer is not supposed to be sweetened. Not going to try this again.

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Photo of KaraBoBeera
4.33/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rugene
3.86/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of DrJay
4.09/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gorfchris
4.34/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ilikebeer21
3.99/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jcubz
4.32/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of awilkie23
3.8/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Metaltildeath
3.79/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Socialiste
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BCborn
3.81/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CoffeeCam
4.07/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Corson
3.69/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerWatcher
4.04/5  rDev +7.7%
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.

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Photo of DaveBar
3.79/5  rDev +1.1%
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

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Photo of imfinished
3.79/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lordjakir
3.08/5  rDev -17.9%
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

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Photo of Mr_Rocca
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of LampertLand
3.83/5  rDev +2.1%
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

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Photo of Daefido
4.5/5  rDev +20%

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.

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Photo of Tee76
4.58/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BcCraft710
3.48/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of greenchicken
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of Powdergiant
4/5  rDev +6.7%

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

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Lions Winter Ale from Granville Island Brewery
Beer rating: 3.75 out of 5 with 252 ratings
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