sulawang (774) - British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 27, 2015
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Visual: Pours clear pale light orange with a small head, mostly sticky lacing, very thin micro retention, lots of fast streams, suspended micro sediment.
Nose: fruity clean grapefruit-mandarin orange-peach, background malt. (lvl-7)-pungency
Attack: crisp-half creamy/tingly-very thin mouthfeel
Mid-palate: (lvl-3)-sweetness, (MAIN) grapefruit, barley malt
Finish: flavour cuts short, soft hopped finish.
Summary: Definitely not your full-bodied ale; crisp and drinkable, but not much length for the flavour.
GIJOE (1000) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - OCT 27, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours an orangey-gold color with a copious foamy, white head. Nose is sweet malt and fragrant like tropical fruits. Taste is well-balanced with nice sweet maltiness and a good complement of citrus bitterness. Very nice brew.
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MartinT (8736) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 17, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
My Bottom Line:
Citrus and conifers are muddled by oily soft caramel candies in this serviceable but forgettable brew.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam tops the misty dark gold.
-The oily aroma is not quite butterscotchy, but there is a ghee-like component in there. As though there is an early stage of diacetyl.
-This is very much in the St.Ambroise mold for me.
-Hops could be much brighter throughout.
floydslip (273) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 13, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bright gold beer with a thick frothy light beige head. Hoppy nose of citrus pith, pine resin, and soap. Flavor is more of the same with fruity flavors such as mandarin orange, peach, and tangerine all counterbalancing a resinous bitter aftertaste. Decent beer.
SSSteve (4007) - - SEP 28, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear gold. White grapefruit and tea aroma. Citrus and floral with bready malt. Crisp and flavorful.
DerWeg (1568) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 19, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lightly alefruity and lemony citrus taste and aromas, superb. Nice balanced palate, hood nudge of bittnerness to balance the sweetness and the quench factor. A winner.
SlovakSniper (4147) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 16, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Canette de 473 ml. Production: 17 juillet 2015. Belle robe dorée avec une tête mousseuse très solide et éternellement blanche. Une dentelle complètement déroulée sur la paroi de mon verre. Au nez, malts caramels, biscuit aux herbes, fleurs de houblons et fruits pulpeux. Au goût, pamplemousse et autres saveurs exotiques, céréales douces, herbes longues, fleurs, grains pâles. En bouche, corps huileux et agréablement conformable. Une finale sèche comme il se doit.
kidmartinek (4047) - austin, Texas, USA - AUG 31, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
So stinky you can smell it from a foot away. Sticky frothy white head with a golden, translucent body, and abundant bubbles. Sweaty clothes aroma, soapy at times, with hints of blueberry, followed by fruity citrus flavor and dank bitterness. Tons of character for 4%, Wins merit on ultra light status alone with ultra full flavor.
Flyguytruckguy (56) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 8, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice moderate aroma of hops and yeast. Citrus, grapefruit/lemon/lime. Light yeasty dough. Large mostly lasting creamy white head with excellent lacing. Clear pour of medium yellow colour. Refreshing taste of light bitter sweet all the way from start to finish with a hint of saltiness on the finish. Light, dry crisp body with lively carbonation. Had this on tap at Chaisse in Vancouver with my nephew and loved it. Bought some more at the LCBO in Brockville Ontario.
piscator34 (2182) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 8, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can. Gold in colour with medium carbonation. Aromas are of musty basement, chives, and orange peel. Flavors start of with a decent amount of citric hops and grass, but quickly devolve into flat pale malt and mild caramel notes. Solid bitterness. Good initial hop punch, but got oddly malty later. Ok, but could be better.