yrstruly (333) - Guelph, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 28, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a deep, hazy reddish brown with a toffee, pillowy head. Aroma is of belgian yeast, orange peel, earth, and vanilla sweetness. The taste is medium sweet malt with some toast, with a slight bitter herbal finish. A bit light bodied considering how sweet this is. Nice to see an Ontario brewery playing with foraged ingredients!
lukin (443) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. Pours deep ruby, head quickly disappeared. Aroma of banana, yeast, malts. Taste is sweet, almost a cross between a dunkelweisse and a dubbel. Interesting and good.
Raistlin (114) - London, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 22, 2012
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Very disappointing. Beaus usually brews great beers. I cant even begin to describe how bad this one is because it brings back that disgusting taste.
beanmedic (347) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 19, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bread, citrus, floral. Characteristics of wheat beers in flavour and aroma but maltier
shaynsawchuk (453) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 15, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
600 mL bottle. Pours a dark cola brown colour, with a fluffy beige head, minimal retention. The nose is full of yeast, dark bread, piquant herbs, a little banana and a sweet malty biscuit note. The taste is sweet and herbaceous with an earthy bitterness, but only slight. Finish turns a little sour as these Belgian strong inspired beers tend too. Medium to full bodied with medium to high carbonation. Tasty, a good dark beer for people who think they donít like dark beer.
pushkinwow (1990) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 11, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
600ml bottle. Brown with a nice biege head that fades to a spotty covering. Somewhat roasted and sweet malt, some caramel, bit of belgian sugar, lightly spiced. Light carbonation, moderate body, sweet and a large malt presence, becomes a little weak on the finish.
Hateball16 (105) - - DEC 8, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
660ml bottle from LCBO
Appearance: Dark copper to ruby in colour, thick creamy off white head, lingers but eventually fades. Some good lacing.
Aroma: Earthy hop aroma, some green apples, toffee notes in background
Flavour: Lovely malty profile, toffee and walnuts, nice earthy hop flavour comes through after couple seconds.
Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied, chewy nutty texture, lovely smooth long finish, and a nice alcohol warmth in the aftertaste.
Overall: I was blown away by this beer from a solid brewer who rarely misses a beat.
Canmoore (250) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 1, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from LCBO. This beer pours a murky unfiltered deep maroon colour. With a 1/2 inch off white head, that dissipates to nothing, with minimal lacing. The aroma is herbal, almost reminds me of a forest or meadow, with a strong yeast presence. The taste is very interesting, with notes of coriander, orange peel, lots of yeast, and something that I just cant put a finger on..must be the myrtle. This beer is very refreshing and crisp, the lack of hops is quite distinct...yet it still works. This is an excellent beer that I must try again!
bunget (534) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 7, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
600ml bottle. Nice clear amber body, low head, not much of a retention.
Aroma is sweetish, hops, malt, caramel, quiet herbal and refreshing.
Taste is malty, sourly, medicinal, sweet, a little oily. OK beer.
WheatKing (1287) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 25, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: APR 24, 2013 Gave my friend a blind tasting of this one, told him it was an IPA. Fantastic brew, and itís just wonderful to see such experimentation from an Ontarian brewer. This is the type of beer our ancestors drank and itís a real shame that itís disappeared for so long. Thanks, guys, for bringing it back; I plan on sharing it with more friends in the future. The herbs are quite the shock at first, but after a few sips it just glides right down... lovely complex taste just mulling in your mouth. The head is just beautiful. I know itís based on the local ales, but if I could compare this with one style it would be the strong Belgians.