Howe Sound Brewing – Anvil Island Dark Lager

Howe Sound Brewing – Anvil Island Dark Lager


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3.8 out of 5


  • Type: Dark Lager
  • Brand: Howe Sound Brewing Co.
  • Pros:

    Light on the tongue with dark and comples flavours

  • Cons:

    Rather light for the style

  • Conclusion:

    A relatively light, dark beer with a ton of flavour.

Howe Sound Brewing Anvil Island Dark Lager

Howe Sound Brewing – Anvil Island Dark Lager Review

Out of Squamish BC’s Howe Sound Brewing is the Anvil Island Dark Lager. Named after a uniquely shaped island found in Howe Sound this beer is adorned with a label that holds the spirit of the name and is artfully crafted label. The beer pours from the 1000ml bottle a deep copper colour topped with two fingers of tightly packed head. The aroma from this dark lager is well malted with notes of toasted chocolate along side a light hop bitterness. The flavour is light and smooth with a slight creamy texture. The toasted malt base along with chocolate tones make for a smooth beer that has a delicate nature to the flavour. The Anvil Island is rather dark and has some flavour to boot but overall this is a light, sessionable and rather enjoyable dark lager.

Alcohol – 5.5%
Size – 1000ml
IBU – 21
Price – $9.50 per bottle (Craft Beer Retailer)


Howe Sound Brewing Anvil Island Dark LagerHowe Sound Brewing Anvil Island Dark Lager

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  1. Terry
    Terry 21 May, 2014, 22:26

    I gave this one an excellent rating, I make a point to pick up their dark lagers every release and they never disappoint. Overall their beer is quite good.

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