cyrenaica (941) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 1, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I tried this beer on December 22, 2010 at "Bar Volo" in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The beer poured a beautiful translucent cherry red, with a thin white head. The aroma is grainy malt, light fruit, caramel, and weak floral hops. The mouthfeel was medium bodied with medium carbonation. The flavour was a perfect balance between the malty sweeetness and the hoppy bitterness. Easy to drink!
JesseM (1099) - Ottawa, 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.
kevinsenn (550) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 3, 2011
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
600mL bottle from the LCBO. Pours a gorgeous clear amber with a good white head. Aroma is standard decent lager smell. But the taste - wow! Big surprise, this is a very full-flavoured lager. Perfectly balanced notes of caramel, slightly-roasted barley, and delicious hops. Big body for a lager. This is a terrific lager! Well done, Beau’s. Oktoberfest is long since over, but I enjoyed with a dinner of sausage with sauerkraut.
shaynsawchuk (163) - 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.
Canmoore (66) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thick foamy off white head, that quickly dissipates. Pours a clear deep amber red. Night malty smell to this beer, with notes of chocolate, oatmeal, and caramel. The smell is deceiving though, the taste is not as malty as the smell would make you believe. A quick malty taste quickly gives way to a dry hops. Notes of resin and pine linger on the tongue, however a slight malty-caramel taste creeps in at the end. Great looking and tasting beer, this is my first Marzen and I am impressed. From what I gather it is not as malty as a traditional Marzen, but it is still a great brew non the less!
bunget (317) - 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.
pootzboy (1450) - 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 .
VeloVampire (625) - Parkdale, Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 6, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at C’est What - came a clear amber/orange, with a tight, almost nitro-looking cask head. Aroma of toasted grains, amber malt, a hint of earthy hops. Flavour similar - malt-driven, soft, luxuriously malty, toasty, great mouthfeel from the cask. Endlessly drinkable. Has the Beau’s "house taste", and at times seems like a fuller-bodied, more complex version of little brother Lug Tread. Solid brew, glad I finally got to try it.
AGAquino (654) - San Juan, PUERTO RICO - NOV 21, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
at Bar Volo Cask Days 2009. Dark ambar colour. Malty aroma, malty hoppy flavour, slightly noticeable wood flavour
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.