thb (673) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 31, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Murky dark orange with mountains of pillowy head. Hop heavy aroma, with citrus/resin/grass leading the way, along with mild paint thinner. Flavor is oddly lacking, may not be entirely fresh. Bit muddled.
andrewturba (950) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 19, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a very cloudy copper with an orange tinge, has huge off white sticky head really nicely lacing the whole glass. Aromas consist of a mixture of pine and citrus, butterscotch, caramel maltiness. Flavor consists of grapefruit, butterscotch, light pine.
kerenmk (2199) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - DEC 11, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can in Basel, Nocember 2012. Clear red with a thick, slightly off white head. Tropical fruit aroma: mango, pineapple and lychee. Bitter, fresh, a little malt and biscuits taste. Light body, fizzy, abrupt finish, fruity aftertaste. Really good.
CapFlu (4476) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 7, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(0,33cl bottle) From the 2012 Advent Calendar. Great aroma and surprising - with Oat Soda one would think STOUT. Alas, this is a decent DIPA. European malt base gives away its origins but all in all very enjoyable.
--- reviewed on RateBeer.com
RumRunner101 (750) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 4, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Mahogany pour with a thick, frothy off-white head. Aroma is grapefruit and then a ton of sticky sweetness - caramel, apricot, cane sugar. As noted below, hight carbonation, quite frothy in mouth. Flavour is grapefruit, pine, herbal, and then sweet notes with flavours mentioned above. The finish is a little boozy, bitter and medicinal.
DuffMan (6542) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 4, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, Dec. 4th, Beer Advent Calendar. DUDE! Extra points right away for honouring the Big Lebowski! Surprisingly deep amber, with a head that is so excited, it demands to be poured in instalments. If "Agressivenness of Carbonation" were a category in scoring, this beer would receive a 5/5. Leaves an absolute mess of lace down the glass. Aroma is white grapefruit (i.e. lower on the sweetness than ruby), sweet toffee, and a faint medicinal quality. Sweet toffee malt backs up bitter hops that hd both grapefruit and medicinal qualities for me. Not bad-- but wow am I burpy now!
pintbypint (2559) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 4, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml brown bottle, from the Craft Beer Advent Calendar. Orange pour, hazy. Quite a lot of off white foam on top, tons of lacing. Nose has some spicy hops, orange peels, caramel sweetness. Taste has caramel malt base, touch of toasted grain, big zesty orange peel, slight grapefruit and spicy piney hop. Bitterness come in late, finishes pretty dry. Not much alcohol showing. Medium body with a lot of carbonation. Overall not bad, carbonation could be toned down a bit and the hops ramped up a bit, but this is quite drinkable.
Reimer96 (1171) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 4, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a cloudy deep red with with a huge frothy light brown head that lasts forever and leaves tons of lace. Aroma of citrus, pine & butter caramel. Taste is a bit light but is grapefruit & pine up front and then some sweet caramel and a nice bit of bitterness on the finish. High carbonation that works well & hides the abv.
WheatKing (1279) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 4, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Advent calendar #4. Yep, glad I didnít drink these as soon as I got them and waited instead. ;-) Very frothy, like their other beers. Aroma is grapefruit on top, butterscotch below (ahem). Bitter butter on my bud. Finish is pretty sweet, more citrus and butterscotch. The carbonation is fun, I donít see it as a hindrance. The viscosity screams oat with its heavy smoothness, and the diacetyl is largely covered by the hops. Alcohol is largely untraceable. Original.
presario (4596) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 4, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dec 4 CBAC. Another surprise. Glad I am opening these one by one and day by day in the season. Glass is half beer half head. Dark slightly dirty well carbonated copper. Spicy cedar hop scent. Flavour has big hops and a strong sulphur edge, is that the yeast? Takes a while to pour with that big head, need to eat a few spoonfuls to move the process along. Bad attitude = bad carbonation? Tastes a little smooth with the pour complete. Still a little bit of baking soda edge; maybe that is what is meant by "Oat Soda" on the bottle. Does get tastier itch each sip, who said familiarity breeds contempt, not at Christmas.