Spab (1972) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 27, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
600 ml bottle from LCBO. Pours a clear amber/orange with smallish white head. Aroma is lightly roasty caramel, grains and fruit. Flavour quite caramelly, a little roasty and grainy with fruit and gentle hops. Lightly carbonated. Enjoyable.
shaynsawchuk (289) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
600 mL bottle. Pours a clear orange tinted copper, firm head of beige bubbles, very pretty. Aroma is fairly vegetal, notes of bell pepper, flowers, and yeasty bread. Medium carbonation and body, smooth on the palate, distinct lager refreshment. Flavors of caramel and toast come through, a little roasted oats and herbs. A touch of sweetness with a light hoppy finish. A nice medium bodied lager.
BreWedge (235) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 12, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
600 ml bottle. Pours a clear amber with a thick off-white head, bubbles of varying size. Aroma is dominantly yeast/bready malt and funk. Tastes are medium bitter hops and light sweet (caramel). Mouthfeel is vibrant but relatively thin. Finish is a medium, astringent, bitter. Not bad but not outstanding.
pushkinwow (1553) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 6, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rating #1000 - haven’t gotten around to my backlog and its sorta nice that it ended up being a local brewery - just released for the fall season. On tap at the Atomic Rooster. Vibrant and dark amber with a nice creamy head. A nice amount of malt , slightly resiny hops, brown sugar, grains. Moderate carbonation and decent body, definitely bitter with a nice sweet malty undertone, some fruit and more malt on the finish. I would drink this again for sure.
bunget (386) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
600ml bottle. A clear copper body, medium beige head. Aroma of herbal/floral hops, good dose of malt, cereal, caramel, rye bread. Taste dominated by a good amount of malt, rye bread, herbal hops bitterness, caramel. Long bitter aftertaste.
Nilz (312) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - AUG 31, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the 8 Locks Flat Canal-side bar/restaurant Ottawa, the just released 2012 Oktoberfest offering. A reddish ale with a white head. Aroma of caramel and mal. Tastes of sweet fruity notes malt and nuttiness. Pleasant fuller flavoured lager.
ApisAles (1570) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - MAR 1, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Orange pour with an off-white head. Aroma is bready malt, some grassy hop notes, slightly sweet. Flavor is sweet, a bit malty, lightly hoppy. Decent.
thb (642) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 10, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Orange/auburn with ample but short lived head. I get barley (shocking i know, but that’s what comes through), bread. Light hopping. Balance, pleasant. Some off-flavours.
JB84 (649) - Kitchener, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 13, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour golden orange with white head. Aroma Oktoberfest beer, sweet malt, grassy noble hops. Taste Munich malt, grassy hops, great grassy bitterness, caramel, hay, cereal. MF medium crisp body. what a surprise big full flavor and quite bitter a terrific surprise well done.
lukin (390) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 18, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Orange pour, very small head. Aroma is grains. Taste is bready malts, nice bitter hops, a little citrus. Decent.