reebtogi (3262) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 19, 2011
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
341mL bottle that poured a light brown color with an abundance of off-white head that settled quickly to a nice lacing. Aroma of roasted malts. Taste is lightly sweet with a nice hoppy finish. Nice carbonation and a surprising body make this one of the most amazing lower alcohol beers that I have ever tasted.
Powertrip (999) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 30, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
brown-red colour. Darker then I expected. Nose: Hint of honey, freshly cooked pastas, cereal. Taste: Bready start, then moves into a light malt profile and a quiet finish save for some lingering nuts. I would pick this over a Coors Light but still to much of a little-leaguer for my liking.
VerticalBaconStrips (1897) - Assat, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 14, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
***review from Dec 2008***
K... 3.5%... Alley Kat... oh boy...
Well, it poured out nicely: nice deep, clear brown with a very long lasting light tan cap / coverage. Dull but welcoming nutty aroma, weak molasses, brown sugar me thinks as well. Taste is ok too with a surprising amount of malts, mild caramel flavour with some nut. Ok hop finish gets it done. Leaves my mouth amazingly dry and parched. Well done. Destroys any other low alc beer in this market.
Cirrhosis (1073) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 15, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
"Odd choice for a winter seasonal ale a Mild ale with a whopping 3.5% not the winter warmer I’m use to seeing. Nice looking beer dark brown with a long lasting cap. A not surprising mild aroma that’s nutty malty hints of sour but mostly sweet, aroma is likable. Mmmm…. Malty goodness. Surprisingly flavourful, sweet start, creamy and full on the tung, and some bitterness in the finish. Nutty flavour with some ash. Chocolate really starts to show up towards the end of the bottle. For what this is it is very good I think I may pick more up just to drink."
piscator34 (1798) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 22, 2009
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottled sample. Brown in colour with moderate carbonation. Aromas are of cooked sugar and unfermented wort. More heavy sugary malts in the mouth, with a somewhat chalky dry finish. I think I can see what they’re trying to achieve by making the malts more pronounced, but the sweet result seems quite unbalanced.
patricks110 (1212) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 15, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had in a bottle from Bottlescrew Bills, Calgary. Pour of reddish brown with a moderate off white head. Aroma of nuts and caramel malts. Taste is subtle, but predominantly maltiness. This is a great seasonal by Alley Kat.
DuffMan (5194) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 13, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear deep copper with a moderate cafe-au-lait coloured cap the leaves a surprising amount of lace down the glass. Lovely aroma of nutty toast, with some subtle earthy tones. Dark caramel flavour predominates with notes of nuts and breadcrusts. Light mouthfeel as expected with this style. Very nice execution.
GregClow (2736) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 1, 2009
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle via trade. Dark amber-brown with a thin tan head. Light, pleasant aroma with notes of caramel and nutty malt. Thin body with tingly carbonation. Off-balanced flavour holds sharp hops with not enough malt to back them up. Drinkable, but somewhat disappointing.
presario (4406) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 4, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thin rootbeer coloured beer starts with strong carbonation and a thick head. Sweet malt aroma with some brown sugar and light molasses notes. Light body with a light caramel flavour. Can’t help wanting more malt. I like the hops at edge and finish. Pretty good for 3.5 ABV.
pintbypint (1975) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 26, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
341ml brown bottle. Pours a red-brown colour, head is off white, small, foamy and a bit rocky. Sparse lacing left on glass. Malty aroma with nuts, some caramel sweetness. Toffee and nutty malt flavour, trace brown sugar. Mineral finish with a toffee/nut malt aftertaste. Light bodied, soft faint carbonation, an easy drinker. Nice to see a brewer doing a mild as a winter seasonal when most brewers go big and heavy.