Powertrip (999) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 22, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Craft Beer Market on 09/17/2011 in Calgary, AB. Colour: Medium yellow with medium head. Nose: Spring flowers, vanilla pods, mild perfume. Taste: Medium-light sweet, Medium bitter, light sour. Again floral and dominant vanilla. Tasty.
gramity (1518) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 22, 2011
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
NOTE: This is now called "Alley Kat Charlie Flints Organic Lager" and is very different from the old "Original Lager". It is better. The barcode hasn’t changed so it is not possible to setup a new beer in the Ratebeer system.
The appearance of the beer is appealing. It is a medium sparkling yellow. The head is white and fairly thick and consistent. Head retention was fairly short.
The aroma is reminiscent of a pilsner with a sweet touch to it. The hop aroma is soft and somewhat grassy.
The taste is malty at first with a moderate bitterness and a dry finish. The hops tend to linger. The mouth feel is smooth with moderate to high carbonation.
Overall this beer goes down very smoothly with a fairly understated flavor profile that would likely be just right for putting several away on a hot summer day.