VT (1666) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 5, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
600 ml bottle. Pours a clear, copper-amber with a nice beige head. Smell is malty, caramel. Taste is very malty, lots of caramel, light spices. Touch of herbs, some pepper in there, too. Good finish. Average body, somewhat creamy mouthfeel. Not super tasty, not super unique, but a decent beer nonetheless.
rob6239 (645) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 1, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Mellow gold colour with almost no carbonation from bottle. Aroma is bready and doughy. Taste is mild and ends with a good caramel - like aftertaste.
daniel0017 (398) - Yukon, CANADA - OCT 23, 2012
3.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
clear dark ruby amber body not much carbonation with thin, offwhite bubbly head. faint aroma of grass, funk and some smoke. tasty blend of munich malts, bitter hops offset by sweet malted grains with notes of watermelon. finsh is clean, well balanced but with a long lasting bitter finish.
maley1 (807) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 21, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear golden copper pour with big off white head. Aroma of malts, bread, and slight hops. Taste of malts, slight bread, touch of caramel and a lingering metallic hop finish. Medium carbonation and nice mouthfeel. Metallic taste a little off putting.
pootzboy (1597) - Hawgville, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 15, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 29, 2012 Bottle: Pours a lightly hazed golden-orange with a decent off-white cap. Aroma is bready -. Noble hop woodiness is a prevailing note, a bit of mustiness. Medium bodied - could be a bit more substantial. Flavor follows aroma - bready with a decent whack of Perle bittering and Hersbrucker woodiness, finish goes dry with a decent noble hop bite at the end, a very good Marzen but they need to bulk up the body .
Boutip (4856) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 11, 2012
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle purchase as soon as they were available at the LCBO in Ottawa: Poured a clear amber color ale with no head, no lacing and no carbonation. Aroma consists of light sweet grainy malt. Taste is also dominated by unrefined grainy malt with some light sweet caramel notes. Body has a weird oily texture with no carbonation. Definitely not too good and even wondering if this was a bad bottle as there was no carbonation and malt notes were off – I’ll have to put this on the re-rate list.
yrstruly (333) - Guelph, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours very light amber with a bubbuyuuly cream head. The aroma is of butterscotch, sweet malt and a bit of fruity yeast. The taste is clean, sweet roasted malt up front, fading quickly to a lingering hop bitterness, kind of strange for the style. Medium-thin bodied. The components of this are good, but don’t quite work together as a cohesive whole.
Krypes (7) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 4, 2012 does not count
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
600mL bottle from the LCBO.
Orange peel, hops, spice on the nose. Tastes of orange, caramel, malts. Thankfully not overly sweet, unfortunately nothing remarkable either. Softly carbonated, just enough to be noticeable. Unexpectedly dry on the finish.
Even odds of purchasing again however alas Beaus has other much better brews.
sseb69 (1554) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler acheté chez Beau’s. 5.6%. Couleur ambrée, mousse blanche-beige. Arôme de malt, herbes. En bouche, malt, caremal, houblon. Finale avec un elégère amertume, caramel. Très bonne. Manque d’effervescence dans mon growler mais bon..
JesseM (1151) - Margaritaville, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 27, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
600mL bottle found at the only place in Ontario where you can get held up in line by a guy who dropped a can of Molson Canadian, didn’t have to pay for it and got a free replacement. What a province. This one pours a clear amber-orange. A deliciously deep, grainy malt body steals the show here in both flavour and aroma. In a beer which could have been a touch too sweet, there is a lot of balance achieved through the dryness in the finish which is pulled off quite well. I think the bottles at the LCBO right now are quite fresh, and worth checking out. It’s so nice to see actual Oktoberfest beers this time of year.