Howe Sound Brewing – Baldwin & Cooper Best Bitter

Howe Sound Brewing – Baldwin & Cooper Best Bitter

Rating

4 out of 5
Aroma
3.9 out of 5
Appearance
4.1 out of 5
Taste
3.9 out of 5
Palate

Total

4
4 out of 5

Overview

  • Type: Extra Special Bitter
  • Brand: Howe Sound Brewing Co.
  • Pros:

    A nicely balanced, English Style Bitter Ale

  • Cons:

    Not the profile some BC drinkers may be looking for

  • Conclusion:

    A tasty and traditional English Bitter with a very nice flavour balance

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If you were wondering who Baldwin and Cooper are, they were the first people to ascent the Squamish Chief’s Grand Wall back in 1961. The Howe Sound Best Bitter is a tribute to their efforts and the history of Squamish that comes hand-in-hand with the Chief. This beer pours from the 1000ml bottle as a cloudy, amber-orange colour wit ha finger and a half of dense and lightly lacing head. The beer has a citrus aroma to it with an English style hop tone. A slight caramel sweetness also comes across on the nose. The flavour is a nice balance of English style hops and a big, malty base. This is not your BC-style ESB where it is verging on being an IPA but rather a classically styled English Bitter. The malt tones, a light sweetness and balanced hop profile make for a sessionable ale that is as enjoyable here in BC as it would be in a traditional English tavern.

Alcohol – 5.5%
Size – 1000ml
IBU – 52
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Comments

  1. mikescraftbeer
    mikescraftbeer 20 December, 2015, 12:34

    Sometimes I forget about the standard line of beer from Howe Sound Brewing. They are great beer there is just so much good beer out there.

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