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 (1664) - 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 (1155) - 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.
Spab (2845) - 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 (672) - 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 (399) - 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 (2272) - 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 (688) - 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 (460) - 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.