ametras (1286) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 17, 2015
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
473ml can. Clear golden with a foamy white head. Flavors are bread, butter, toasted cereals and caramel with grassy and fruity notes. Light body, moderate carbonation, thin texture.
OOKPIKABLE (193) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 10, 2015
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours light yellow with a bit of white head. Minimal aroma of hops and malt. Tastes of same. Not particularly flavourful.
Jshupka (15) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 19, 2015
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Growler from the brewery. Pours a very light golden colour. Foamy white head with some retention. Not much taste at all. Cereals and bread are the main notes I pick out. Boring and bland overall. Maybe good for those that don?t really like beer. Have to admit, I was pretty disappointed with this one.
mabel (8537) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[6127-20140118] Tap. Yeasty sourdough bread aroma. Clear, golden yellow body with a long-lasting creamy white head and some lattice lacing. Sweet corn bread flavour. Medium body. Good. (7/4/7/3/13) 3.3
(@ brewpub, Ottawa, ON)
worldbeertaste (1795) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2014
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Its nice to have a local brewery but overall the beer is mediocre. Gold with a thick white foamy, lasting head. Simple smell of bready malt with light caramel and grassy hops. Tastes mostly of grain and toasted malt with soft peach and a dry flat finish. Though the initial taste is alright its much to be desired.
Randy4Beer (506) - - DEC 3, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tall boy from the LCBO. Filtered amber with light carbonation and a frothy white head. Aromas are breads, cereals, some light sweet malts, and a hint of light hops. Tastes are grassy, some sweet corn, and a hint of caramel on the swallow.
This is by far my least favourite of their brews and I suspect designed to give the Molson Canadian and Labatt Blue crowd something to drink when they visit the brew pub. Try their other excellent brews when there as they make so many good ones.
cyrenaica (1126) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 13, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Queen’s Quay LCBO Outlet (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
October 11, 2014
The beer pours a translucent red-tinged golden colour with a half inch white cap that lingers. The aroma is cereal malt, weak caramel, weak floral hops, and a mustiness. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with average carbonation. The flavour is caramel, yeast, and grains. Unremarkable, yet not bad at all.
daniel0017 (441) - Yukon, CANADA - NOV 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Impossible that this ale has such a low rating on this site...
Golden effervescent body with short lived head. Scent of fresh baked bread, spring fruits and malts but can’t really discern any hops. It’s in the mouth that the hops are noticeable and they are good (they balance the sweetness of the malts perfectly)! Flavours also include sweet apple / pear and peppery notes. Very enjoyable in mouth.
Boutip (5862) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 31, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can: Poured a clear bright golden color ale with a nice large white foamy head with good retention and some light lacing. Aroma of grainy cereal notes is not the most pleasant. Taste is also dominated by grainy unrefined notes with light cereal notes. Body is about average for style with good carbonation. Malt bill is definitely not clean enough in my opinion.
GregClow (3156) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 9, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can from the LCBO. Light, clear golden-orange with a finger of bright white head. Aroma is simple - starts with bready malt with a hint of caramel and toasted cereal, finishes with grassy and very slightly spicy hops, with not much inbetween. Flavour follows - bread, grain, quick hint of peach, enough noble hops to balance and offer a fairly dry finish, but not enough to leave a lasting impression. It’s OK, but with so many great pale ales on the market in Ontario now, I can’t see this picking up a lot of traction outside of its home turf.