simonblaine (534) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 20, 2014
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Well now, this isn’t interesting at all. Special edition, apparently. Better than Coors or Molson Canadian I guess.
bulldogops (1681) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 30, 2014
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Rating #1086 - May 18, 2014 - Can from trade with Big Rock rep. Aroma is grassy Big Rock malt. Palate is much the same, an unenchanting lager with nothing decidedly Junipery. Snooze.
presario (4901) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 21, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Foams out of the can rather quickly. Head dissipates leaving crisp amber. Light sweet malt scent, hard to pick out anything from the berry. A dry bitterness with an unsweetened berry taste. Drinkable enough but pedestrian.
andrewturba (1190) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 26, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a clear amber with a medium sized dense head that leaves moderate lace(actually kinda impressed for a big rock). Aroma is esters, berries, mildly sweet and pale malts. Flavour is mildly bitter, grassy, berry esters and a crisp pale maltiness. There’s nothing really wrong with it though I wouldn’t go as far as to say it’s fantastic.
sulawang (837) - British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 26, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Visual: Part of a variety 12-pack, aluminum cans. Pours clear bright golden orange with a massive semi-lasting bubbly head, barely any lacing, several steady micro streams.
Nose: mild honeyed malts, hints of muskiness. (lvl-3)-pungency
Attack: biting crispness, incoming hops
Mid-palate: medium bodied, (lvl-4)-semi-dry sweetness, (MAIN) sharp bitter pine hops, bitter grapefruit, light toffee malts
Finish: underlying juniper berry, continued bitter hoppy malty finish.
Summary: Mild juniper, hardly has any impact; The hops make the most impression. All four flavours in this 12-pack were mediocre. Try another brewery if you want something special.
GregClow (3041) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 19, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Can. Clear and bright copper-gold with a large white head that recedes to nothing quite quickly - what is it with the lack of head retention in Big Rock beers? Aroma has that slightly dusty & fusty Big Rock yeast character, along with some light toffee-ish malt, and hints of lime leaf and juniper. Flavour starts with sweet malt - toffee and bread crust - and quickly moves to citrus-leaning hops and a slight herbal tone that I expect is the juniper trying to come through. Not a bad beer, but it lacks focus or direction, and ultimately doesn’t exhibit enough of what the name and deScription promises.
DuffMan (8628) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 19, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can. Pours like a lager, smells like a lager (but on the sweet side), and tastes like a lager with a touch of cookie dough. Doughy sweetness amplifies as I sip. Finish has a hint of herbal character, but not really recognizable as juniper. Inoffensive but strange.
RD400F (223) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 29, 2014
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Can to glass, pour is a piss yellow with a white head that recedes to a shadow of what it used to be. Aroma carries grass, hay, cereal, sour apple, and slight fruitiness. Taste is similar to the aroma with sweet hay/cereal and noble hop grass notes...typical of a lager though juniper berries are present and so is the taste of booze. I think this is too sweet. Palate: thin mouthfeel, CO2 is medium, awkward bittersweet finish. Overall, another beer from a brewery I don’t think I’m going to buy any more beer from. Passable.
ljthiessen (973) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JUN 21, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can. Golden pour with a white head. Sweet malt and light berries in the aroma, smells alright. Flavour is juniper berries and some herbal notes, lightly bitter finish. Not a bad idea for a crisp summer beer - it’s definitely refreshing - but the flavours don’t really work for me.
fiulijn (17487) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 19, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Golden color. It has a light aroma of vanilla cake. The flavor is mildly spicy, with a touch of vanilla and juniper, and relatively strong bitterness. Not offensive.