Spab (1998) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 8, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at Volo. Pours a dark orange gold with moderate-sized off-white head. Aroma is fairly mild with some pale malt and earthy, citric hops. Taste is a little more assertive but still a little too muted with same character as aroma. Serviceable but unspectacular.
czar (3324) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 5, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Drank at Cask Days at Beau’s 2010 Oktoberfest. Cloudy brownish, aroma of fresh hops, little head, good body (medium), and malty. Nice.
garthicus (2483) - Dublin, IRELAND - OCT 4, 2010
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Volo. Appearance: Deep dark red, murky. Tiny white head. Aroma: barley, malt, a little yeast, some lactic type aroma in there too. Flavour: mild bran, toast, tiny amount of hops, some dryness in the finish. Fine, just a bit bland.
VeloVampire (625) - Parkdale, Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 30, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at C’est What - came a clear copper colour with a thin film of white head. Orchard aromas, pear, peach, some green earthy quality. Flavours of grass, hay, peach and apricot; very "natural" tasting. Didn’t seem all that bitter (had after much more pronounced bitterness of GLB Miami Weissendunkel), but had a nice, rounded moreish quality. A nice step for the brewery, and good to see a brewer using locally grown hops. Good effort.
jercraigs (7182) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 29, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2010-09-25. Lightly hazy orange amber body with a smooth beige head. 3+ Muted malt aroma, muted hops hints at citrus. 5+ Flavour is mild, sweet, mild citrus hints at orange and a light bitterness. Average palate. Okay, a bit dull. IPA? Tap at Cest What, Toronto
MXD (303) - Gatineau/St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 27, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours brown, slightly murky. Small beige head, almost no retention, but seizable lace. Aroma is hoppy -- earthy, but not much else, and quite a bit lacking. Mouthfeel is -- well, there IS malt this time around -- roasty stuff -- but it’s somewhat lacking. Not bad, but lacking balance.
Sammy (7735) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 26, 2010
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A serviceable IPA. Peachy conistency coloured body. Neutral aroma, slightly sbove-average mouthfeel. Good bitterness for 65 IBU,somewhat astringent finish.
Gorbalev (2870) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 25, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Waring House Barley Room pub in Picton. Keg delivered Thursday Sept 23rd, had a pint Friday Sept 24th. Very dirty dark brown with very little head. Pleasantly earthy hoppy aroma. Taste is ok - lots of burnt tea like malt with earthy hops - classic Ontario style English pale ale. Finish is very dry and short. Medium body. Very fresh, so quite sessionable, and they do not hide the hops at all - but it did taste a lot like my homebrew IPA attempts, as well as current version Sgt Major. Still, very happy to get some of this on holiday in Picton. Thanks for trying the style Barley Days.