Howe Sound Three Beavers Imperial Red Ale

This is a beer that we picked up in New York awhile back and it fell to the back of the fridge. I just got around to trying it.

ABV: 7.5%

Style: American Amber/Red Ale

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Known as the ‘grandfather of micro-brewing in Canada,’ John Mitchell helped design Howe Sound Brewery in 1996, working with founders Stephen Shard, Dave Fenn and Colleen Fenn. He worked as our very first brewer, developing all of our initial recipes. We are proud of his ongoing relationship with our brewery. Today, we continue to brew in the craft style using unfiltered 100% barley mash. Our diverse selection of flavorful, well-balanced ales is constantly growing and changing with each passing season.”

Random: Otters are much cuter than beavers.

The beer poured with a two finger, tan head. It went away slowly and left a lot of lacing on the glass. The body was a dark and clear mahogany color. It had some detritus floating in the body along with moderate carbonation. The nose was incredibly sweet with molasses and caramel. The taste was even more sweet, with syrupy and sticky molasses. It reminded me of a monkey bread that had too much sugar in it with booze. It had some raisins and nuts as well. The body was very thick with light carbonation. It had a lengthy finish with raisins. A bottle of this was $16.99, which came to $.50 per ounce, which was a lot for a beer I just plain didn’t like. I tend to stray away from sweet beers and this was just too much for me.

Untappd Rating: 2.0/5.0

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