fiulijn (16395) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 6, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Darby’s Liquor Store, Vancouver, 6.6% ABV
Cloudy amber color with compact head. Very nice aroma of fruity and resiny hops, and later earthy caramel. Good body strength: it has a strong caramel and toffee flavor, with extreme bitterness, a peppery note from the rye, rich of resiny hops, and bitter orange oils.
Powerful, very good.
Oakes (13426) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 27, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cloudy, light amber. Aroma is light fruity character, with a fair bit of yeastiness. Stale malts, bitter, has some yeastiness, and I figure the rye chewiness is ok.
Koelschtrinker (12448) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JAN 1, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dunkles, ziemlich trockenes Hopfenaroma zu Beginn, das seine blumigen Noten erst im Mittelteil offenbart. Wenig herb, dafür stärker bitter, durchweg getreidig. Süßlich blumiges Ende, in der die trockene Bitterkeit weniger hart erscheint. Wenig süffiges aber doch harmonisches Bier. 11/11/9/11/9/12
Lubiere (11004) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 19, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A reddish copper ale with a thin creamy mocha head. In aroma, a smooth piney floral hops, citrus notes, biscuit malt, light catnip notes. In mouth, a nice resinous hops, grassy and herbal, with caramel malt, pink grapefruits notes, light roasted notes, oily mouthfeel, very nice. On tap at Wellington Gastropub, April 19, 2012.
Bov (10374) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAY 30, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
draught@Erzbierschof - light hazy bright reddish-orange beer under a solid creamy beige foam; light estery with notes of quince marmalade, lemongrass and tea; smooth mouthfeel,a good malt backbone and fairly bitter, moderate carbonation, pretty dry and long aftertaste of yeast and red fruits marmalade
Beerhunter111 (10321) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 3, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fast klares bernsteinfarbenes Bier mit einer ordentlichen leicht beigen Schaumkrone. Geruch kräftig mazig, harzig, reife Früchte. Geschmack sehr hopfig, bitter, reife Früchte, Obst, leicht harzig.
Sammy (9443) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 15, 2013 Nice hoppy beer. Light golden with enormous foamy white head. Hoppy and spicy aroma.Very good drinkability, with a spicy good bitterness.
This one hits the bullseye.
Had with a Radler, grapefruit juice added, nice.
mcberko (9209) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle, sent from wilco (thanks a lot, Mike), pours a cloudy bright orange with a small off-white head. Aroma of rye upfront, followed by some crystal malt, and subdued hops. Flavour brings out loads of rye upfront, followed by a mix of different hops, and some crisp biscuity malt. Very dominated by the rye, leaving a long astringency. Not the easiest to drink, but well-made.
JoeMcPhee (8962) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - APR 14, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at The Only Cafe. Pale amber-gold with a thick moussey head. The aroma is great - fresh pine and grapefruit with a touch of soft spiciness in the back. Aggressively hopped with a ton of fresh dank hoppiness over a lean pale malt/rye malt. Damn - I was not expecting this but now that I found it, I want more. Rich fresh hops. This reminds me if Bear Republics Hop Rod Rye mixed with Racer 5 (a combo I used to make when I had a steady free supply I both). Colour me impressed Cameron’s!
jercraigs (8423) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 1, 2012 2012-06-30. Did not take notes but this was much fruitier, hoppier and generally more robust than the last time I tried it. Had a couple of pints. +2 overall. On tap at Betty’s, Toronto
2012-04-21. Lightly hazy dark amber, near headless body. Modest aroma needs some coaxing, mild malt and hops. 7+ Similar flavour, modest malt character, mild bitterness up front starts low and grows steadily towards the finish, modest resin, lightly leafy hops. It is a bit mild up front but I like it. Average to medium bodied palate is lightly carbonated, but has one of the better palates of the day. 3+ Looking forward to trying this one on tap. Blind Tasting on Cask at Volo IPA Challenge