Brewed in Penticton, BC comes Cannery Brewing’s Naramata Nut Brown Ale (5.5% alc, poured at home from a can). Despite the name, you can get these in bottles as well, however to stay true to the name I picked up a can to try it out.
Aroma and Appearance: nose of nuts, earth and sweet molasses, pours a dark amber with thick foamy head and very little bubble action from the bottom
Flavour: lots of nuts and molasses again, malt forward and reminds me of a very grainy bread. Not very bitter, has a full mouth feel to it that hits the soft palette and lingers in the back of the throat with a lovely earthy caramel after taste.
Overall Impression: I like it a lot! Nutty beers like this remind me of camping in places like Porteau Cove near Squamish, BC which is the home of another great brewery Howe Sound. It makes me feel like I am out with nature sitting by a fire after the sun goes down.
Rating: I would rate about 7/10 for a craft beer as in very good. It is well balanced, flavourful and fresh tasting and leaves you wanting more. Conveniently available in cans, this is an easy choice for a 6 pack if available.