dresden (725) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - OCT 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep clear copper, leaves a lot of lacing. Aroma is crushed grain, fresh dough. Taste is a clean malty beer, some sweet caramel, some yeast. Mild and well done.
VertBaconStrips (2013) - Assat, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 11, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to paco for the bottle. Cool deep reddish amber brew with a one finger creamy tan head, ok dissipating lacing. Malty aroma of grains, 50% whole wheat bread, light fruit - quite refreshing. Well, first taste was a step up from Canadian but that was when ice cold. Things changed after I let this sit for a long time as I watch and was bored during the Oilers game. Grain, bready, richness, lightly drying and light citrus work well, a bit orange and light bitterness. Gassy as it should be although it’s too bubbly for me. A bit of a rich bread and a very quick finish.
CapFlu (4313) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 10, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(650ml bottle) Courtesy of Paco - thanks Sean! Pours a lasting frothy almond-coloured head atop an orange body. Nose is somewhat lemony-sour with a mild bready malt and iodine aroma. First sip proved tart through the mid-palate but the chewy malt base and white pepper. This is really interesting - like 20% Flemish Sour mixed with an Octoberfest. Some very aggressive red wine tannins, citrus and bread. Interesting.
Boutip (4431) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 6, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Poured a deep copper color lager with a good size foamy head with good retention and minimal lacing. Aroma consists of deep caramel malt with a nice dry hoppy finish. Taste is also a mix between deep caramel malt with limited sweetness and a dry hoppy finish. A bit more intense and hoppy then the style would usually suggest but still easily drinkable. Full body with limited filtration and good carbonation.
GregClow (2805) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 28, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Lovely radiant amber with a small, creamy white head that sticks around for the whole glass. Soft, bready malt on the nose, with perky hops coming up behind. Nice mouthfeel - a bit creamy, with a good carbonation. Toasty malt and a bit of toffee off the top of the flavour, with lingering orange notes coming through in the middle and decently-hopped finish. Very satisfying!
paco (527) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - DEC 3, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet malty taste. almost bakery fresh bread like. hints of sweet caramel. finishes with a pleasant bitterness.
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 26, 2006
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Some caramel in the candy-like malt forward, sweet aroma. Clear boran body is topped by a low off white head that recedes to a thick ring. Sweet malts are lightly bready. Bitterness is subdued. Sweetness lingers. Medium body with moderate carbonation. Sampled on tap at the brewpub before the Als/Riders game.
radiomgb (2143) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 11, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep amber in colour. Aroma was slightly sweet, some bready malt and toffee. Flavour was malty, some roast, caramel. Medium body and carbonation, some minor alcohol. Finishes slightly dry and bitter. Pretty good beer, thanks piscator34.
piscator34 (1863) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - SEP 10, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark orange with minimal carbonation. Potent aromas of bready malts. Great initial flavor hit of roasted grain, caramel, and orange marmalade. Unfortunately the flavors fade a little too quickly on the finish. Also, the bottle I had was a little under carbonated IMHO. This is still a very solid and drinkable beer, and I would recommend it.