BartmanDrinks (10) - Ontario, - NOV 30, 2012
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Growler from the source - Looks and smells like a macro amber, tastes like the upset was in the works, but didn’t pan out.
gilvanblight (731) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 18, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very long lasting head. Still clingy and foamy after finishing the Backbone. Nutty malty scent. Nutty and bitter. A bit warming. It’s okay but not great.
Nilz (312) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - SEP 22, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the ’Smoke Shack’ in Ottawa - a reddish ale with a frothy head that dissipated with an aroma of see malts. Rated of malty bitterness, some sweetness and a hoppy balance. Kinda nice I thought.
JoeMcPhee (8055) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 22, 2013
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Tap at C’est What Festival of Small Breweries. Pale amber colour - the aroma is softly sweet with some definite diacetyl. A bit of DMS and a fairly non-descript bitterness. Pretty crap. Watery palate as well
jercraigs (7182) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 18, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2013-09-13. Crisp golden amber body with a small off-white head. 3+ Aroma is mild, cereally pale malt. Flavour is mild, lightly grainy cereal pale malt, moderate bitterness throughout lingers in the finish. Smooth average bodied palate, moderate carbonation. Okay. On tap at C’est What Festival of Small Breweries, Toronto
Radek Kliber (6287) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - SEP 17, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Where and how: on tap @ C’est What Festival
Aroma medium strong approach. Sweet malts with fruity hints. Red apple touches.
Top: medium off white creamy head.
Base: hazy, amber gold.
Palate : semi dry, drinkable, lighter carbonation. Medium bodied with medium walls. Long lasting finish.
Taste:milder - floral hops , light hints of plum. Dry fruits with soft malts, caramel. Slightly nutty end.
Other notes drinkable
solidfunk (2594) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 15, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This is decent for style. Average carbonation. Pours orange clear with decent head and lacing. Some hops profile with malt profile. Light bitter finish. Nice barley. C’est What Festival.
GRM (2698) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 15, 2012
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Glass, 4-ounce, draught, National Capital Beer Festival, savoured August 17 2012; eye: coppery, semi-hazy, tiny ring of tan head, light lacing; nose: boiled vegetables; mouth: boiled vegetables, acridness, finale in boiled vegetables with presence of acridness, medium-light body, average carbonation, thin; overall: once is enough
Verre, 4 onces, en fût, National Capital Beer Festival, savourée le 17 août 2012; œil : cuivrée, semi-voilée, petit anneau de mousse fauve, légère dentelle; nez : légumes bouillis; bouche : légumes bouillis, âcreté, finale en légumes bouillis avec présence d’âcreté, corps moyen-léger, carbonatation moyenne, mince; en résumé : une fois, c’est assez
asheft (2372) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 3, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
[growler from brewery]
Almost sour, sulfury, lager aroma with some toasty caramel and detectable hops. Clear amber under thin, off-white wisps. Sweet toasty caramel flavour with some lagery sulfur character and almost no hops flavour to speak of. Subtle bitterness leaves balance toward malty sweetness, but faint vinegary sourness could denote the onset of infection. Medium body, low to moderate carbonation, lasting moderate bittenees in a dry finish.
Lubiere (9035) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 26, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
A reddish amber ale with a thin mocha head. In aroma, a weak nutty malt, a bit off. In mouth, a sweet nutty malt with grassy hops, a bit of solvent and wood extract, boiled veggies. On tap at National Capital Craft Beer Festival, August 17, 2012.