bdettweiler (56) - KITCHENER, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slightly clear copper colour with thick beige head that leaves a fair bit of lacing on the glass. Aroma of rye malts and floral hops and a hint of spice, muted at first, but increasing as the head slowly settles down. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation, the taste is rye malts and earthy, slightly spicy peppers with a little citrus hops lurking in the background, but coming forward as the beer warms slightly. Long, balanced finish with bitter hops and earthy malts.
Alpha10 (207) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2013/10/06 - Pours a dark, translucent, copper colour with a soapy off white head that lingers. Aroma is caramel malts, floral hops and mild citrus. Rather muted. Taste is caramel malts, floral hops and a peppery, bitter aftertaste. Mouthfeel and carbonation are medium with a drying finish. Not bad, but nothing spectacular.
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skippy007 (26) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 3, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
600ml bottle from Oktoberfest pack. Pours dark copper colour with quickly disappearing head. Slight floral aroma, but nothing too much. Medium bodied with malty peppery flavours.
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shaynsawchuk (290) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
600 mL bottle. Pours amber with a frothy white cap. Rye and hop spices intermingle with a hint of caramel malt sweetness, cedar, applesauce and prune fruit notes. Slightly sweet but reasonably balanced. Moderate body and carbonation level. Nice complexity.
sseb69 (1360) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bouteille 600 ml. 7%. Couleur ambrée foncée, reflets orangés, mousse beige qui colle à la paroi. Arôme d’alcool et de céréales. En bouche, notes de seigle, poivre doux, malt, houblon et la finale s’étend avec une amertume légère qui donne soif. Très bonne.
pootzboy (1568) - Hawgville, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2013 Bottle - pours a hazed copper-red with a decent 3 inger off white frothy cap that laces well. Aroma is modest but there is some spicy rye notes and light noble herbal notes - almost like a spicy Altbier. Flavour is intense but 2 dimensional - the big pearl hop infusion doesn’t obliterate the rye spiciness and other malts until the finish where the hops break away a bit and you get a malty-earthy discernment. An oddball brew but intense - a unique tale on a roggenbier that comes off like an Altbier in charcter - some will like it if they appreciate altbiers, I did.
AWS9 (446) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 22, 2013
2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle. Wheat, malt aroma. Seemed to have a solid hop/malt balance, with some sour elements, but the sourness and alcohol simply became overwhelming as I tried to make my way through the bottle.
Freaky_tiki (289) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Picked up the Oktoberfest 4 pack for $22 at LCBO. Comes in a handsome package offering 4 varieties of Fall drinking goodness. Love the playful packaging & design. And the beer? Pours cherry wood dark with a beautiful one inch milkshake-like cap. Aroma is muted. Interesting start to the flavour here with pepper & bitter malts with little to no aftertaste. An interesting take on an old school style.
andrewturba (735) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy copper colour with sediment and a small white ring around the glass. Aroma is citrusy orange, perfumy, grainy, spicy rye, and a bit earthy. Flavour is a definite spicy, grainy, earthy, citrus, medium bitterness and some caramel.
Reimer96 (843) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to cfrancis for this one. Pours an amber color with an off white head and lots of sticky lace. Aroma of spicy rye malts, earthy hops, sweet toffee and floral esthers. Taste is spicy rye malts, toffee, earthy hops and a nice bitterness throughout. Finishes semi dry to dry this is one of the better rye ipa?s I?ve tasted.