Cinctus (161) - - DEC 22, 2013
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Actually really enjoyed it. Entirely drinkable all day long. Lots of fruits, almost Ribena-like in flavour. Pours nice strong ruby red, mild malt notes, and almost too watery. Solid beer.
TheRatKing (114) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 6, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tasterís pack into my Trappist chalice because I am too lazy to go and get my proper glass. Pours a nice burnt amber colour, minimal fizz and head, though probably because itís a bit old. This is why I hate screw-caps. Nose is warm, toasted biscuit, attractive. Taste is surprisingly rich, though a bit on the sharpish side. Biscuit and slight chocolate and coffee, slow to finish. Not too bad, though would be better if it would make up its mind between porter-like flavour and red sharpness.
DuffMan (6670) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 25, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draft sample @ Edmonton Craft Beer Festival. Medium amber brown, scant head. Unusually chocolatey aroma. Lots of coos on the palate too, earthy, with a low tea-like hop finish. Thin. Not a fan.
gramity (1307) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 29, 2013
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Weird reddish color. Aroma of sweet cherry, some citrus, and a touch of toffee. Flavor is weak and understated with some bready notes. Bit too sweet from the malts for me. Didnít enjoy it. Ambers is seemingly dying a slow and unsightly death.
thb (679) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 21, 2012
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 2/20
I donít know if what I had was spoiled but the server said it tasted like this from when they got it. Pours a unsightly maroon with little head. Aroma of Dr. Pepper, cough medicine - taste is bad - sour, bitter, no balance to be found. I want to support the locals but I wonít be repeating this one.
reebtogi (4151) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 11, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pint on tap at the Nola Restaurant pours a dark amber color with a small white head with no lacing on the glass. Aroma is light citrus and earthy hops with hints of caramel. Taste is malty caramel sweetness with a mild earthy and citrus hoppy bitter finish. Medium body and light carbonation. Overall, a pretty decent amber lager with a nice balance of flavors.
Powertrip (999) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 22, 2011
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
On tap at Craft Beer Market in Calgary, AB on 09/17/2011. Colour: Dark red, low head. Nose: Cherry, sour grapes, cheap milk chocolate. Taste: medium-light sweet, medium-light bitter, medium-light sour. Mixed pot of berries and sweet malt.. Just not tasty. Another Amberís bust.
VertBaconStrips (2070) - Assat, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 21, 2011
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
On tap at Wunderbar. Iíve been told that this is pretty much the vampire sap without the sap. Murky dull brown amber with a thin head after a minute. On first smell Iím not impressed. Dull biscuit, light citrus of the lemon variety but not of the highly hopped variety, weak caramel and a bit of dank. The flavour also does not inspire me to get another pint as it is a bit weird. Biscuit and off-sweet caramel, unknown fruit with a light citrus twang, borderline chemical note on the middle, light light bitterness. Mild carbonation and Iím glad I finished this beer as everytime I picked it up to have a pull I would tilt the glass and frown. This is so far from what I wanted to enjoy.