Oakes (12789) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 20, 2002
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Light english hop notes. Low bitterness, low amber maltiness. Typical of Ontario pales.
argo0 (11645) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 15, 2003
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
(bottle) Clear amber body topped by small beige head. Aroma is nutty, caramel and light floral. Taste is blandly nutty, nothing else. Light-medium body.
Lubiere (10461) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 11, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Washed out amber with a thin white lacing head. Good carbonation. Very pleasant pungeant british hops with caramel notes. In mouth, crisp sweet malt with nice hops and pinhous, light citrusy notes. A nice session ale.
Bov (9799) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUL 24, 2002
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: MAY 9, 2009 courtesy of Laurent Mousson (WBA) - clear dark amber colour with a solid pale beige foam; some red fruit marmalade and caramel in the nose; medium-bodied, sweet and with chewy malts; quite watery finish with light caramelish notes
hopdog (9189) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 30, 2005
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle acquired in trade with beanmedic (thanks!). Poured a medium and clear/see through amber color with an averaged sized off white head. Grainy aroma with some caramel. Watery tastes of caramel, lemons, and citrus. Thin and watery body.
Sammy (8942) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 5, 2004
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I am of two minds about this beer. At their plant it went down well but was way too cold, and am told it is their best seller. It did not store well in my beer celler (no pun intended) and diacetyl was apparent serving it at normal beer serving temperature. The box recommends it be fridge stored
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2004
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled - Smokeless Joes Toronto. Smell was a bit musty and appearace a dull brown. The flavour was pleasantly sour and was a nice suprise.
GT2 (8742) - San Diego County, California, USA - AUG 23, 2010
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
12oz courtesy of peteinsd. Poured a clear amber with decent retention and very small, spotty lace. Sweet orange candy, bread rolls, unsweetened iced tea in the aroma. Taste is metallic, soapy, hydrogen peroxide, less offensive than the Cream Ale. Eventually some German malt forward character come through and even some slight burnt caramel. Void, soapy palate.
JoeMcPhee (8569) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 2, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear amber colour, quite malty, toffee, plum, toasted malt and sweet dry fruit. Light bitter finish. Nice balance and a pretty decent surprise.
3fourths (8238) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 9, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Clear chestnut brown colored body. Nose all caramel malt, maple and toasted grains. Hefty body up front, thins over the middle. Straightforward toast, toasted grains, caramel, a bit of burnt amber. Okay for what it is.