Radek Kliber (6600) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - AUG 24, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma full of sweet juicy malts, faint hop character in background. Medium bodied lager with rather decent malt set. Long lasting gentle bitter aftertaste. Nice balanced beer . Refreshing and clean.
blankboy (6444) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 2, 2005
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle shared with HogTownHarry, GregClow, tupalev & jerc -- courtesy of jerc. Pours a clear sparkling yellow with a small white head. Aroma of grainy malt, not much else. Flavour of corn and sweet malt -- not much there. This beer is mild and watery yet inoffensive. Ho-hum.
GregClow (2957) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 30, 2005
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bottle shared with blankboy, HogTownHarry, tupalev & jerc - courtesy of jerc. Pale amber-gold colour. Aroma of stale malt and cardboard. Palate and flavour are soapy and unpleasant, with some bland fruitiness trying to come through. Like jerc, I think there may be some q.c. issues at play here. The biggest disappointment of the night.
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 29, 2005
0.9 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Bottle from Jerc. Very harsh, harsh corn adjunct aroma. Dark yellow appearance, no head. Thin mouthfeel. Sweet malt taste, but also some seriously harsh vibes as well. Truly awful, but redeemed slightly by a cool label.
HogTownHarry (6199) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUL 29, 2005
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2005 Bottle - shared with blankboy, GregClow, jerc at tupalev’s domicile - provided by jerc. Poured a clear, slightly amber gold with a large frothy head and fair lacing. Aroma was damp grain, sour corn mash, cardboard and a bit of sweet banana for weirdness. Not much flavour at all - some weak-donkey malt, wet grains, with dead funereal flowers providing the hops, such as they were. Weak and flat mouthfeel, no aftertaste. Pretty much a big ol’ glass of nothing. 9/20 because I can’t think of anything nasty about it.
jercraigs (8334) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 29, 2005
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle from Joanette, after RBSG. Pale golden yellow, small white head. Cidery vegetal aroma. Mild bitterness, distant floral hops. Thin, watery, poor. Bah. Looks like they may have some quality control issues based on the variability of the ratings.
muzzlehatch (4420) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUN 12, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
341 ml bottle purchased at Metro Joanette in May. Light gold-amber clear body with smallish quick-decaying head...grainy-sweet nose exhibits touches of rosemary and rustic honey, some sharp dry hoppiness...body a bit bready, nice light pale malts working with the moderate hoppiness, fairly sweet towards the back, mellow finish. Quite pleasant.
Eructoblaster (3288) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 6, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Mondial de la Bière 2005(Montréal). Limpid blond body topped with a decent white foamy head. Well balanced malty/hoppy aroma with light bready, flowery and herbal hints. Taste lacks some strenght and complexity, but it leaves a fairly long and bitter aftertaste. Globally, this is a good everyday lager.
Sammy (9314) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 5, 2005
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Drinkable lager,medium gold colour. Passable, with some sea-salt, hops, malt, graininess in texture. Overall sweet, drying finish.
CapFlu (4723) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 22, 2005
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
(Bottle) Large foamy, white head with a golden body. Nose is very tinny and bodiless. Thin, metallic and lactic flavours. Not a very good lager, IMO... Purchased at Le Goblet in Vaudreuil, QC.