CapFlu (4010) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 30, 2006
0.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
(Can) Courtesy of Oakes. All I can really say is this is one of the shittiest beers I have tasted in a long, long, long time. Itís nose wasnít too bad - kinda an watery corn oil but the flavour was soapy, corny and crap. Words donít describe the disappointment. Isnít the brewer a panelist on BeerBasics? Does he qualify as a beer judge if his tastebuds are so badly damaged that he cannot taste how bad this is??
Oakes (10941) - Savusavu, FIJI ISLANDS - SEP 3, 2006
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Hazy yellow colour. Slight uric aroma with creamed corn background. Very light palate, almost the marshmallowy sweetness of a weizen. Has some light corn and sugar notes, like the crust of a pastel de choclo. Finishes almost candyish. Surpringsly drinkable, considering.
Not sure which is more disagreeable...the can which is a direct ripoff of the Bowen Island cans (hey, Big Rock, you sold the brand and now you rip them off, wtf?) or the fact that they invent a brewery (Pine Creek?) rather than just admitting that this is a Big Rock beer. In fact, Iím probably more annoyed that our government lets them get away with it, that our government lets them flat-out lie to the public, than the fact that Big Rock does it.
pintbypint (1978) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 19, 2006
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
355ml can. Pale straw colour, vanishing white head. Weak aroma, slight grain note. Grainy malt flavour, a trace of grassy hops in the finish, a little metallic. Lots of carbonation and a thin body.