GRM (3271) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 26, 2010
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Brown bottle, 330 ml, purchased at the LCBO on October 6 2010, savoured on October 26 2010; eye: straw, clear, light effervescence, tiny ring of off-white head, no lacing; nose: corn, malt, light caramel; mouth: water, grain, acridness, light caramel, finale in caramel with presence of water, light body, good carbonation, lightly sweet, lightly grainy texture; overall: ordinary
Bouteille brune, 330 ml, achetée à la LCBO le 6 octobre 2010, savourée le 26 octobre 2010; œil : paille, claire, légère effervescence, petit anneau de mousse blanc cassé, pas de dentelle; nez : maïs, malt, léger caramel; bouche : eau, grain, âcreté, léger caramel, finale en caramel avec présence d’eau, corps léger, bonne carbonatation, légèrement sucrée, texture légèrement granuleuse; en résumé : ordinaire
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 23, 2010
0.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
He filled my glass in clear light straw and I mean light, while his white head disappears in a flash. No exuberant carbonation which could be a good thing and without further ado I savor his nose of cheap wet grains, wonderbread, and old lemons. Ok, maybe savor isn’t quite the right word. Let me see…how about curdle in fear, much like the curdled essence his nose has going for it. For such a dank rank nose, his palate was surprisingly without. Wonderbread creaminess for his mouthfeel while lemon zaps the top of my tongue…and then nothing. I am grateful for his lack of rank in the palate, but the little bit of wonderbread and lemon that is there disappears so fast it might as well not even try. Quaff, repeat, and that is all he wrote. The rest of my glass (like the Cusquena before it) went down the kitchen sink.
Boutip (5133) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 20, 2010
0.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Bottle: Poured a super light yellow color lager with a tiny bubbly head with not much retention and no lacing. Aroma of light adjunct is quite bland. Taste is incredibly bland with light ginger ale feel and almost no malt. Body is incredibly thin with almost no body and medium carbonation.
Spab (2755) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 17, 2010
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
330 ml bottle from LCBO. Pours a clear light yellow/gold with small white head. Very mild aroma, slightly grainy but not skunky or corny. Taste is similarly muted - grainy, slightly corny and a light sweetness. Poor, but not as bad as some of the LCBO’s pale lagers.
Sammy (9438) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 16, 2010
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Another pale lager finding its way into the LCBO. Pours light yellow with a crown of white. Neutral aroma, a bit of malt. Initial swallow is malty, middling mouthfeel. Very undrinkable, a little minerally. Uninteresting.Carbonation a bit aggressive.
rederic (3207) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 8, 2010
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
330ml bottle, bright pale yellow color, with an of-white head, mild wet cereal, pale, pilsener malt nose, with a hint of hay in the aroma follows through on a light-bodied palate with a crisp light honeyed pale malt cereal character with a hint of vanilla and a subtle flowery hop grassy hoppiness, leading towards a faint lingering leafy hop bitterness finish. A big tasteless beer!
SanfordBrewer (1403) - Sanford, Florida, USA - OCT 7, 2010
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Lucent gold, thin but dense white head, very effervesent, medium body but leaves an oily residue on the palate, medium carbonation.
Aroma: pale malt, adjunct (pocorn or corn oil), and a slight bready note.
Taste: pizza dough, corn oil, and a faint hop bitterness.
Surprisingly not skunked or stale. It’s not good, by any means, but it became much more tolerable once i got my mind to switch the flavor association from corn oil to popcorn. May go well with soft corn tacos or tomales.
probstblueribbon (3273) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 4, 2010
1.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
330 ml bottle from LCBO, served cool in a tulip glass. 14SE10.
App.: Clear golden with a white rim.
Aroma: Grain, cereal, corn, bland, blech.
Palate: Medium-ish body with low effervescence, a bit flaccid.
Flav.: Bland cereals/grains/adjuncts, that’s about it.
Is “Aguila” Spanish for “boring”??
cyrenaica (1095) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 23, 2010
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
I tried this beer on September 14, 2010 after purchasing from one of my local LCBO outlets. The beer poured a translucent gold with orange hues, and almost no head, despite a vigourous pour. The aroma was grainy malt, some slight sweetness, with some floral hops. The mouthfeel was thin bodied, medium carbonation, and slightly acidic. The flavour saw grainy malt, acid, and weak bitter finish.
Eructoblaster (3335) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 20, 2010
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bottle - 330ml. Boring pale blond body with very thin white foamy head. Aroma is almost non-existent. It carries light corny, malty, and skunky hints. Light hoppy taste with herbal notes and a short metallic finish. This is like drinking bad carbonated water.