Kitsilano Maple Cream Ale | Granville Island Brewery

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Cream Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-29-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
105
Reviews:
44
Avg:
3.4
pDev:
12.35%
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
19
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 105 |  Reviews: 44
Photo of sdm9465
2.94/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of beer-fan-1
2.3/5  rDev -32.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

No maple at all. Not even a hint. Overall taste was of a weak ale. Not worth the effort if there is anything else available. Changing the name to Maple Shack to honor Quebec tin shack maple harvest doesn't make it different. The label has all the (maple) flavor in this one.

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Photo of -chii-
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ILOVEHAM
3.52/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Brew_42
3.3/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Copper colored with a thin head

Smell- malty sweetness with some caramel and maple

Taste-follows the nose but tastes weaker than I had hoped.

Thinner than I had hoped. Pretty watery.

Overalk- meh.

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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BigBry
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of HarveyBerger
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of joesi
3.13/5  rDev -7.9%
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.

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2.8/5  rDev -17.6%
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.

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3.36/5  rDev -1.2%

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3/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of Bunman3
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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 +2.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.03/5  rDev -10.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

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3/5  rDev -11.8%

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3.8/5  rDev +11.8%

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3/5  rDev -11.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

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3/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of frontalot
4/5  rDev +17.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of mdavidson
3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

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Kitsilano Maple Cream Ale from Granville Island Brewery
3.4 out of 5 based on 105 ratings.
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