KansaiBeerLvrs (1843) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
I bought this at the LCBO as it had a great looking sky blue can and served it in a footed pilsner glass. It poured a clear light amber color with a light beige head. The aroma was light caramel + cocoa malty aroma. It is a touch bready with some savory vanilla. It is smooth with a creamy mouthfeel. The taste has nice bready caramel malts and is a touch tangy with light tannic + vanilla notes. Nice.
Raistlin (114) - London, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cream ale is starting to be my favorite kind of beer. Really pleasant surprise in this beer. It has beautiful amber color. Its texture actually is creamy a bit, and it has pleasant balance of sweetness and hops, not overwhelming the taste while masking the alcohol. Smooth aftertaste with hits of caramel. While carbonation of this beer is really low, it kind of suites it giving it easy drinking smoothness and going well with its creamy texture. Only knock i got on this beer is its brownish head that disappears almost immediately.
RhetoricalAns (233) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 22, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Darkish amber pour with a tiny off white head that dissipates immediately. Malty aroma, caramel, some hops. Taste is mostly caramel up front some fruit flavors, bit of hops at the end, some bitterness and spiciness. Medium body, light to soft carbonation, some creaminess in the body.
TheJester (1860) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 22, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
473 mL can. Pours nicely, but the head only lasted 4.7 seconds. Lovely amber-brown colour. The aroma is really mild. I think maybe it’s mostly sweet malt, but it’s hard to tell. The flavour is more interesting, with sweet malt tempered by what seems to be a touch of British style hops. And it is certainly creamy, a rare trait in cream ales these days.
kevinsenn (1054) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 30, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can from LCBO. Pours surprisingly dark amber. Creamy aroma with hints of caramel and hops. Creamy syrupy taste, with caramel, candy, and maple. Good, but a bit on the sweet side.
JesseM (1151) - Margaritaville, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
A bit too bland but I won’t hold it against them. The hops need a serious boost. Too much earthiness. Could have been much more of a butterbomb so good job not screwing that up. Would drink again.
Tessic (840) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 18, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This cream ale poured a deep amber colour with a small off white head. Scents include ripe fruit, malt and candy. First sip was quite malty with a side of fruit. Finish is a little perfumey.
pootzboy (1585) - Hawgville, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap@ the Bent Elbow - puts a lightly hazed copper-ruby ale in the glass with a creamy 2 finger cap that lasts and laces the glass. Aroma of toasty caramel, some grass, spice and pear. Medium body, crisp flavourful character, rounded smooth mouthfeel. Flavour has the malts riding up frunt with good blend of caramel and bready-toasty tones, hops are spicy and balance later on, light fruitiness in the middle, goes to drying lightly bitter finish with dusty wheat discernment at the end. This is one of the better cream ales I have sampled, very drinkable and flavourful - certainly could be an approximation of pre-prohibition Canadian cream ales. A good start for this fledgling brewing company
blankboy (6007) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 29, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at ’The Rhino Summer Beer Festival 2013’. Pours a deep ruby with a small diminishing white head. Aroma of caramel malt, light hops and toffee. Flavour’s the same, caramel malt, light hops and toffee and an average bitter finish. Average bodied. Just O.K.
JoeMcPhee (8357) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep amber pour. The nose is softly malty and slightly sweet. A touch of caramel and some earthy bitterness. Pretty nice, malt forward brew. Clean and fresh. Slightly flinty.