jksipa (417) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
600ml bottle from the LCBO. Pours a slightly hazy orange with a generous pillowy white head. Aroma is heather and grass and a mix of citrus and spice. Taste is a good balance of sweetness and a great long dry and bitter finish. A large number of competing notes make this quite interesting but not something for everyday. Mouth is medium slick with slightly soft carbonation.
matt7215 (2231) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 16, 2013
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
600ml bottle from the LCBO. pours hazed golden with a big off white head. looks amazing. aroma of heather, and dry wood. the flavour is mostly spice. the body is quite lean and the finish is bone dry. overly spiced and over attenuated for me. not cranberry, no maple. it looks pretty and the aroma is good. just pour it in a glass and smell it.
cfrancis (2511) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours straw yellow with a moderate pillowy white head. Aroma is citrus, floral and straw grains. Taste is cereal grains with citrus and herbal notes. Interesting beer, easy drinking.
bdettweiler (57) - KITCHENER, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slightly hazy yellow with thick, foamy off-white head, leaving behind generous lacing. Aroma is very herbal/floral with a little sweetness and underlying biscuit notes. Light and moderately carbonated, the taste is biscuit malts and light resiny sweet and tart elements with a long, dry bitter herb finish. I tried picking out each ingredient, but ran into difficulty with heather as I have never tasted it on it’s own. I doubt I would have recognized any of them if they weren’t listed on the label. This is a different, not bad, beer but not something I will be going back for.
sudomorph (712) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a hazy, nearly clear orange with a bubbly, two finger, off-white head. Light lacing. Aroma is interesting. Earthy notes with some herbal spices and a slight sweetness.
Taste is a pungent bitter with an earthy, grass, herbal aftertaste. Slightly metallic.
Medium body and carbonation. Fairly crisp and clean in the mouth with a slight bit of resin.
Overall interesting. Herbal and earthy aroma and taste. Easy to drink and wirth a taste. Probably wouldn’t buy again though. Not really my bag baby.
pootzboy (1597) - Hawgville, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: pours a pale hazed straw color with a decent sticky white cap. Moderate effervescence. The aroma is the highlight of this brew with the sharp pungent smell of herbs, herbaceous plants and spicey hops over light bready pale malt tones. Flavour is hop/herb forward with the spice-herb-bittering riding just above the biscuity malts….finish goes dry with increasing bittering and a sharp herb-biscuit kiss at the closing. A well designed specialty pale ale where the herbaceous adjuncts compliment the hops chosen…very nice, very drinkable and relatively unique.
HogTownHarry (6130) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - NOV 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
600ml bottle with a purty light blue crown cap. Evidently rating # 5900. Slightly hazy dark gold with a large fluffy and lasting off-white head. Dry and slightly acidic floral / citrus zest aroma, some alcohol - good fresh cereal grain lushness. Taste - not bad, follows, but light, more grain, less bitterness, a hint of lemon - decent balance. A little watery, astringent and acidic, mild carbonation, a long low-level dry grassy somewhat earthy bitter finish. Weirdly boozy.
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 5, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Herbal, floral and a little bit sweet in the nose. Hazy blond body is topped by a decent, white, fine-bubbled head that lasts well. Flavour offers the herbal and floral notes from the aroma but has a deep, almost sour, bark-like, woody undertone with notes of rye and crisp bitterness. Very refreshing medium light body with pleasant effervescence. Yes, please. I’ll have another. Bottle at just above fridge temperature from the LCBO on Danforth at Brimley.
thorongil2 (1393) - , Ontario, CANADA - NOV 5, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(bottle) clear coppery amber colour with a medium tall tan head; aromas start with fruit, then a whiff of metal, then a strange salty herby aroma; dry flavour with a long medium bitter finish; interesting but not anything I want to return to
shaynsawchuk (556) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
600 mL bottle. Pours pale gold with a thick lacy white head. Herbal aromas, a mix of familiar hop notes with some depth from the other additions (really wish I knew what these things tasted like individually), some slightly sweet fruit notes here (I’m assuming that’s the cranberry and maple in action) and a hint of grain. Dry, but somehow leaves the impression of sweetness, with a well bittered finish. Moderate carbonation and light on the palate. Very nice.