JohnBarleycorn (537) - Toronto, Ontario, - JUL 25, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. An alluring chestnut brown with dark red highlights around the rim of the glass. Nice aromas of butter, dark roasted malt, molasses and a general creamy nuttiness. Buttery smooth mouthfeel. Big, deep malt flavours followed by nuts, caramel, toffee and a minor cherry accent. Rich and rewarding.
gumbo2go (12) - - JAN 7, 2016
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was my go to dark beer in Alberta for a number of reasons. Mainly for easy availability in the local establishments. A decent darker beer but not a great beer.
bdleedahl (71) - , Saskatchewan, CANADA - NOV 30, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great everyday easy drinking beer. Very clear copper colour. Sweet caramel taste. Not really a standard brown ale, more of an american style ale.
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MunBro (942) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 28, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not a bad brown ale. Has a sweet caramel flavour, some roasted malts and a toasty nuttiness.
cmacklin (649) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 1, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330 ml bottle. Pours a clear, reddish brown with a thin, beige head. Sweet caramel malt aroma with a faint nutty note. Sweet flavour of roasted malt, caramel and nuts with a dry finish. Medium body with a watery texture and average carbonation.
UXO (1252) - CANADA - MAR 22, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours clear medium amber with one finger of light tan head diminishing gradually to a thin skim, spotty lacing. (4/5) Nose is caramel with hints of toffee, grainy malt, mild fruit and nuttiness. (6/10) Taste is moderate sweet, mild bitter. (6/10) Medium to light bodied, moderate carbonation, dry finish. (3/5)
“Boring” might be a little harsh, but I’m not sure how better to describe it. “Straightforward”? “Unremarkable”? It’s a little light for the style, but there are no other negatives. Very drinkable and - speaking from experience - sessionable. (Just because this is the first time I’ve officially reviewed it, doesn’t mean it’s the first time I’ve drunk it!) (12/20)
MadRobin (2659) - Silver Spring, Alabama, USA - FEB 13, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Sage in Canmore, Alberta.
Clear, reddish copper with an off-white head and excellent lacing.
Aroma of caramel, light fruit and lemon rind.
Taste of mixed spices, caramel, light fruit and mild citrus.
Medium/light body and medium/high carbonization.
My take on this beer clearly differs from other reviewers--particularly in regard to the spiciness. I checked with others in my party who had tried the beer and they also felt that spiciness was the predominant flavor, closely followed by caramel malt. In any case, the beer I tasted was fairly decent.
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ryanhunter_4 (196) - La Crete, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 24, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
355 ml can poured at home. I’ve had this beer many times; aroma smelled strongly of dry dog food (very malty). Taste is a nice malty flavor with a nutty finish. This is a decent little beer.
MrW (518) - Londerzeel, BELGIUM - SEP 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap I think in Earl’s, Banff.
A: creamy, malts, caramel
Ap: Amber, small, creamy tan head which left lacings on the side of the glass.
T: Caramel, malts, a bit grainy, something like peche, light toast/burnt.
P: long malty, soft round mouthfeel. Full malty taste.
In contrast to others here, I liked this beer.
smroush (184) - Michigan, USA - SEP 9, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Color: attractive deep copper.
Aroma: sweet malt aroma.
Taste: sweet, bread-like malt. Not much hops.
A fairly typical brow ale. Not bad, but fairly simple and one dimensional.
ljthiessen (1022) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 30, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap. Caramel malt with a touch of fruit. Light bodied and pretty unremarkable. Dry finish. Not a fan.