DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 1, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nose is corn and rice, with a bit of malt, clear yellow, tiny, short lived white head. Taste is corn and malt. Light bodied, balanced, bitter. Fair.
Cartoonkhaki (1205) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 14, 2010
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Golden yellow with puffy off white head. Grassy metalic aroma almost like a wet bar towel. Flavour is grassy and very metalic, bready and is very lacking overall. Poor body.
jercraigs (7182) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 11, 2010
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
2009-01-11. Crisp yellow body with a nice white head that fades. Aroma has a strong industrial grainy malt character, and smells like adjuncts even though I suspect it is all malt. Light floral oddness. Flavour is less odd, mild pale malts are muted, grainy straw character, light bitterness. More bland than offensive, which is the reverse of what I expected. Still, not particularly appealing. Brief pale malt sweetness sneaks through in the finish. Average to light bodied palate. Meh. Bottle from the LCBO, Toronto
GregClow (2796) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 10, 2010
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Can from the LCBO. So it’s a beer created by a Bavarian, contract brewed in Belgium for a UK company, and exported to Canada. Well, hooray for globalization! Too bad the beer isn’t great, though. Pours a nice honey-golden with a persistent white head and very active carbonation. Aroma is grainy with some slight cardboard notes and an oddly artificial hop character - ah, I see "hop extract" on the ingredients list, perhaps that’s the culprit. Body is suitably crisp when it’s cold, gets a bit sticky as it warms. Flavour is better than I expected from the aroma - simple, but pleasant and balanced in that inoffensive canned Euro-lager kind of way. OK, it’s not awful, but I can think of at least a half-dozen easily available "premium" lagers that I’d choose before it,
cyrenaica (943) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 7, 2010
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
I tried this beer on December 20, 2009 after purchasing from one of my local LCBO outlets. The beer poured a clear gold colour with a very thin bubbly/rocky head, and mild effervescence. The aroma is grainy malt with some metallic notes. The mouthfeel is weak to medium bodied with medium carbonation. The flavour is grainy malt, sand, and wet metal. A below average beer.
jimmay (807) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 27, 2009
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500 ml can from LCBO. Pours golden in colour, large white, frothy head, which lingers. Aroma is corny. Taste is decent, sweet, very little hops. Proabably a lot better on a patio, in the summer!
cfrancis (2015) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 15, 2009
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Nice can! How many times do you say that? Aroma is grain and wet newspaper. Pours a bubbly pale yellow. Taste is somewhat skunky. Although there are flavours of cereal and barley. Passable lager.
gilvanblight (731) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2009
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Impressive cream like head. Rusty oxidized metal orange pour. Nice thick sticky lacing. Full nutty taste. Some hazelnuts. Fairly aftertaste free. Over-carbonated but rather good.
Imperial-John (192) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 5, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma is fresh and sweet lager. Clear bright yellow with thick white foamy head that laces glass as it thins. Refreshing, fresh buttery watery lager. Easy drinking for an all day summer beer fest. It’s a lager, it is what it is.
HogTownHarry (5908) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - DEC 4, 2009
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Can ( 500ml ). Kinda gay-lookin’ can. Why is this swill "Premium?" Pale gold, large lasting fluffy sticky white head. Boring aroma - dry straw, honey, hint of plastic. Taste is watery and stale - paper, plastic and dead weeds - wishy-washy mouthfeel, dry, flat, harsh - ...................... tick.