blankboy (5803) - 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.
jercraigs (7348) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2013-07-14. Crisp dark amber brown body small beige head. 3+ Aroma of sweet English malt, caramel and dusty malt notes. Flavour is fairly sweet, English malt character, lots of toffee and caramel notes, fairly bitter in the finish. Light leafy touches. Average plus bodied palate, moderate carbonation. Pleasant, better than I appreciated on a warm day - the sweetness sat somewhat heavily. Seems oddly familiar. On tap at Rhino Summer Beer Festival, Toronto
JoeMcPhee (8216) - 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.
Sammy (8095) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at The Rhino Summer Fest. A rich brown ale that resembled nothing of a cream ale, other than there being some creaminess at the end. Their idea of a pre-prohibition 1918 era cream ale. Rather malty, 38 IBU, and boozy. Something of an old ale character. Interesting for a first beer from a brewery.
solidfunk (3016) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUL 18, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Reddish brown with good head and lace. Malt and slight hops, sharp barley flavour. Soft carbonation, creamy texture. A little sweet with caramel malt. Tap at The Rhino.
pootzboy (1572) - 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