cleverlobo (319) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 12, 2011
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
bottle; clear pale yellow with small white head; aroma-caramel, hay, floral; taste-light sweetness, lightly bitter, don’t really get the saltiness. Watered-down...slightly evolved american lager if you ask me
Metalchopz (2715) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 10, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Originally rated September 2006. Bought at the Dépanneur À-Tout-Prix in Laval, Quebec. Date on label says bottled since March 2006. Pours a nice rich golden colour with slight amber-bronze in it. Its big head disappears quickly, but leaves a bit of lace. Average consistent carbonation and a small layer coats the brew. Some light flakes float around. The aromas are pleasant with fruits, caramel and grain cereals. Medium syrup mouthfeel with a crispy finish. The taste are the same elements of the aroma... good cereal presence with some light caramel and fruit. A better-than-the-macros lager and hope to taste more from this brewery.
kubilai (111) - , Quebec, CANADA - JUL 24, 2011
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Golden beer topped by a small whitish head. Slightly smoked nose, bit of floral/herbs/salted water smells. Sweet taste of grass, hops and salt hints. Too watery for me. Great idea of beer but not enough complexity.
AlainG (1650) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 19, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: AUG 25, 2011 D’un jaune pâle légèrement voilée, Il émane de cette bière une forte odeur de je ne sais trop quel gaz (butane?) Ensuite, je perçois des effluves de bord de mer, d’algues et à la toute fin, de malt. Son goût, plus doux que son odeur, rappelle un peu la menthe et la camomille. Elle laisse peu d’amertume, contrairement à ce que le brasseur annonce sur l’étiquette. J’avais un meilleur souvenir de cette bière. Peut-être est-elle embouteillée depuis trop longtemps? (déc ’10)
SlovakSniper (4132) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 11, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Color is pale yellow with a small head. Light malt aroma. Fruitiness, salt meadows and marshes with funny herbal hops. Flavor is a clash between some sweetness and many species of grasses. Some humidity, salinity and bitter plants. Slight citrusy character. Thin body, strong carbonation, some carbonic bite. Plain aftertaste. Interesting stuff.
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - APR 2, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pale straw golden pour. The aroma is quite fruity and estery with a touch of light diacetyl and more butterscotch. Slightly sweet with a bit of light fruitiness on the back. Not great.
czar (6203) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 1, 2011
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: NOV 26, 2011 pours ultra pale yellow with a decent head, good retention, no lacing. grainy, little salt indeed, light tartness, herbal, resinous hops. strong carbonation, very light body.
probstblueribbon (3394) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 29, 2011
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
341 ml bottle from Broue Ha Ha, served cold in a tulip glass.
App.: Clear golden with a decent bright white head.
Aroma: Grains, cereals, grassy hops, a bit of biscuit malt, a bit of tang and stank, somewhat fruity, borderline infection?
Palate: Medium body, moderate carbonation.
Flav.: Infection...odd tangy bitterness, some toast and bread crust, a touch fruity, bitter green herbs, tastes a little wild, grains, cereals, dusty, not great; dry with restrained bitterness and a fairly abrupt mineral finish.
Not worth $4. Not worth $2. Oh well.
j12601 (8000) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 28, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from a trip to Canada about a year and a half ago, and bottled in October of 2008, so I’m doubting this will be very good still. Pours a hazed gold with a thin to medium sized white head. Old cardboard and sweet oxidized malt. Big carbonation, sweet and grainy with a slightly menthol like flavor. Really just empty and at least not as much of a papery mess as I had anticipated. Finishes with a little bit of grain and some more vague hints that maybe once this was a decent beer. Just a lot of disappointment now.
swiseman (455) - Fredericton, New Brunswick, CANADA - DEC 23, 2010
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks to T-Ray for this Christmas gift. pours a pale yellow. aromas of wheat, faint hops and do I really smell some salt water and seaweed? body and mouthfeel much heavier than I would have expected based on its color. taste is similar to macro-brewed lager, but finishes fairly strong with some distinct hops. Fairly boring due to the style, but still miles ahead of the stuff produced by the big guys.