UXO (1001) - CANADA - OCT 20, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Appearance: clear medium amber with one finger of rocky light tan head diminishing gradually to a thin skim, patchy lacing. (3/5) Aroma: caramel malt, dark fruit, grassy and earthy, diacetyl. (6/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate bitter, light sour. (5/10) Medium body, medium carbonation, medium duration bitter and lightly sour finish. (3/5)
Nope, sorry. I’ve tried this beer so many times over the years, but I’m just not getting any closer to liking it. It’s malt-heavy, which would be fine, but for that sour something I can’t quite identify. And it’s not a good sour, either - more like the back of the throat “hurk” when you’re trying not to puke. (10/20)
DeanF (1939) - Northwest Territories, CANADA - MAY 27, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Rather a "meh" appearance with modest head and bright copper body. Soft hops aroma with a hint of malt. Flavour is modestly hoppy with a hint of citrus ad rice. Just okay. first rating in many months!
JakeG (26) - Sherwood Park, Alberta, CANADA - APR 21, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear amber-orange with a nice size lasting foamy off-white head. Aroma of caramel malt, fruit and mild hops. Mild but smooth flavour of caramel malt and alcohol with a light bitter finish. Light to medium bodied.
MadRobin (2504) - Silver Spring, USA - FEB 19, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from 330ml bottle at Deer Lodge at Lake Louise, Alberta.
Clear, sparkling dark coppery orange with a khaki head and good lacing.
Aroma of caramel, plum, fig, lemon and grapefruit.
Taste of caramel, orange, toffee, plum, lemon, peach and grapefruit.
Medium body and medium carbonation.
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Bahumat (139) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 14, 2014
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma: 4/10. Aroma slightly reminiscent of stale bananas. Caramel, hops, a grapefruit sour note. Not really pleasant. Like a grapefruit-scented cleaner.
Appearance: 3/5. Pours a pretty honey brown with a thin white head and light, creamy lacing.
Taste: 4/10. Meh. Sour attack with some caramel notes, too much hops in the flavoring, and overall, just not a pleasant beer past the first few sips.
Palate: 4/5. Actually not at all a bad palate; smooth on the tongue and teeth, and with a pleasant crispness and astringency to the beer itself. Shame about that nauseatingly hopped finish though, but that’s a weakness of Irish style beers as a whole.
Overall: 10/20. If you like irish style beers you’ll probably enjoy this a lot more than I would, but overall I just found there wasn’t much to love in this one. Pass.
AgentAle (1236) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 12, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is caramel, roasty malts and slight floral notes. Taste is rich maltiness with caramel, fig, and plum. Finishes with a slight bitterness that isn’t overbearing. appearance is a clear dark amber with a medium white bubbly head that retains fairly well.
fiulijn (16924) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 3, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at The Greedy Pig, Vancouver
Hazy amber color with small head. Sweet malt aroma with a toffee touch. Round mouthfeel, sweet malt flavor with some toffee, cereals and cookies; delicate fruity touch; correct bitterness.
Simplistic but pleasant hybrid.
troopie (2291) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - SEP 25, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Coppery with a thin white head. Caramelly nose. Malty flavour with butter, perhaps a little too much for my taste. Bitterness is found in the finish
Lagerboy (1660) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 30, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 31, 2013 Bottle at the Voyager Bistro.Clear medium copper, small foamy off-white head fades fast. Smoky aroma of caramel malt. Rich and buttery caramel / toffee malt taste. Soft carbonation, medium bodied, low hopped. Sweet malty finish. LBW (Lagerboys Be Wary)
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Jokine (51) - Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not bad, not amazing. Lots of caramel flavour, almost overburdening. Bitter, but surprisingly quite drinkable.