BeerAndPonies (140) - Medicine Hat, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 27, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
355 ml can from a sampler twelve-pack from Real Canadian Liquorstore, served in a goblet. Pours a clear, brownish-amber hue (not what I’d expect for a blonde ale), with light carbonation and a smooth head of off-white froth with fair retention, leaving rings of lace. Nose holds light toasted malt with gentle sweetness, along with muted hop notes of light earthiness and wine. Flavor is nicely reminiscent of amber ale, with broad, soft, gently sweet maltiness touched with red fruit; nice, but it could use a wee bit of spice for depth of character. Just a speck above merely thin-bodied, and with lingering malt aftertaste. This beer knows my weaknesses for amber and reddish ales, and exploits them well. I can’t say I can detect the added hemp, nor would I know what it brings to the flavor profile, but if it’s at all responsible for this beer’s light, smooth maltiness, it’s a marvelous addition. Nice and drinkable.
Strangebrewer (1064) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 24, 2015
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
can. Poured clear dark amber with a thin off-white head. Aroma is a bit cheesy? Medium-like bodied, creamy mouthfeel with an acidic finish. Bready malt flavour, almost yeasty, sweet caramel with an earthy note. Lost points on aroma and overall but it’s drinkable.
Reimer96 (1731) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 17, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a clear pale gold with a small white head. Aroma of cereal, pale malts and dme. Taste is sweet malts, light cream corn and not much else. Probably the best of the Bowen Island beers I’m terms of style.
RD400F (223) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 19, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can to grolsch glass, the beer pours a very slightly hazy golden orange with a white head. Aroms is soft hops, honey, caramel, grain and vegetal in character. Taste is a good mix between sweet and bitter, very nice in this respect and the beer is quite palatable, being light bodied and easy to drink with high carbonation. Very refreshing. Overall...not so bad, the hemp is faint but the beer is pretty decent.
markas101 (2169) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - SEP 23, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
35 cl can, Calgary, AB, Canada. Hazy brown, thin head. Malty aroma, sweet, then a balanced caramel finish.
andrewturba (1190) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 24, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a very clear copper with a fine white ring around the glass. Aroma is grainy, mild sweetness, nutty and grassy. Flavour is grassy, mild bitterness, grainy, citrus and slightly earthy.
kidmartinek (4161) - austin, Texas, USA - FEB 26, 2014
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours so dsrk golden its amber, dude! J/k.! No really its a dsrker amber with a blonde.tint. the head is thin and white, the aroma, all caramel malt with some apple fruitiness, and the flavor the.same. there may be.some oily texture from and hemo but no flavor. Note to you pot heads, this is not weed, fucktards, and there is nothing cool about that or it.
pintbypint (3148) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 21, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
As Reef Break Hemp Blonde Ale. 355ml can. Orange pour with a weak white cap. Nose has a bit of a nutty note and some sweetness. Taste is caramel and a bit of nut. Light hop note at the end. Not that interesting.
tdubs92 (53) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 1, 2014
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Came in a 12 can sampler pack. Beer now under the name "reef break". Slight malty, hemp scent but rather muted. Pours a good looking red copper with a thick head but ends spotty around the rim. Flavor is most disappointing. Small hoppiness but fairly watered down commercial beer taste. Ok to drink with friends on a hot day but id be suprised to see this on tap.
Lagerboy (1735) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 11, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
355 ml can re-branded as Reef Break Hemp Blonde Ale. Clear light copper, small foamy off-white head fades. Muted malty aroma. Lightly sweet, fruity, not too bland blonde malty taste, vague hints of citrus and earthy herbalness, no bitterness. Average carbonation, light bodied, low hopped. Less offensive than most KB offerings. LBW (Lagerboys Be Wary)