Phatman (176) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 21, 2012
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
From bottle. Pours a deep amber brown color with an initially promising head that dissipates promptly. Sweet malty aroma, caramel. good mouthfeel, Smith and not excessively carbonated. Well rounded flavor with good balance of malty flavor with a gentle bitterness that lingers. Another solid seasonal from Vankleek Hill.
neongolden (282) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 1, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(600mL from the LCBO) Poured cool, a reddish amber with an inch of foamy cream head. Aroma of caramel malts with a nut character and a little bit of roasted grain. Flavour not too sweet, malt again, toasted nuts, smokiness, light vegetal hop bitterness, finishes fairly dry and grainy. Fairly light-bodied, soft carbonation. Quite drinkable and solid, but not particularly complex or interesting.
RC8 (305) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 30, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I was very fond of this one. Classic nutty malt and hops in moderate abundance. Not that carbonated. Got this several times, and it’s Beau’s personal favourite of mine. Shame it’s a seasonal.
daniele (4471) - ITALY - NOV 7, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
leggermente ambrata schiuma media leggero caramello piuttosto secca non amara
whitecap (289) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 16, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Glass bottle from the LCBO and on Tap at Bar Volo. Rating the bottled version: Pours a beautiful amber with thin almost beige head. Aroma is nutty, malty and caramel some fruits and roasted notes. Flavour is nutty, sweet caramel. Medium-light bodied. Overall Pretty good.
rwgould (320) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 16, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Completely transparent orange-brown, sparse, quickly dissipating head. Aroma: Really faint, but hints of vanilla, cream. Palate: Medium bodied, bit of a dry finish. Taste: medium bitterness, slightly salty. Smooth flavour with a bite at the end, not a simple, watery beer, but not very complex either. Taste has notes of malt, nuts and caramel.
godofsky (264) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 13, 2011
4.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
1.86 litre jug from the brewery. let me start off by saying that i rated this beer according to its style, and purpose. a refreshing, good tasting beer that lets you pound back as many as you want. dark copper to brown in colour, with a large foamy head that stays. lots of bubbles shooting up the Kolsch glass. a beautiful sight. not very aromatic, but bread and cereals are the main notes in the nose. taste is caramel, and cereals. like a liquid Muslix. crisp, clean and refreshing. perhaps the "cleanest" tasting beer i’ve ever had. i make sure i stock up on this beer everytime it comes out.
thb (644) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 13, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap. Fairly nondescript but pleasant enough. Grainy, biscuit malts are the story here. Fairly sweet but with some hop bitterness to cut it. Little hop aroma. Fairly thin mouthfeel. Drinkable enough.
czar (3257) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 12, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
growler. pours hazy dark copper, almost brown, with a small light beige head, retention. aroma is nutty, caramel, dry hrebal hops, earth and wheat. taste is very fruity, dry caramel, nuttyness, some bitter coffee notes, herbal-grassy - light to medium. medium to full body, soft carbonation. fairly decent brew,
sseb69 (1360) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 27, 2011
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bouteille 600 ml. 4.7%. Couleur ambrée foncé, mousse beige. Arôme de caramel, malt. En bouche, douce, malt caramel, un peu de fumée, douce. Très bonne