ontbeermaker (2149) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 8, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap, light yellow pour, the taste is a very nice grainy unbitter taste. it looks like a good lager and it taste so as well. it is quite smooth. good offering
GRM (2687) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 4, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sample, at the brewery, savoured May 22 2010; eye: golden, clear, no effervescence, nice creamy white head; nose: grain, slight caramel, slight hops; mouth: grain, slight caramel, slight hops, grainy finale in malt, medium body, good carbonation; overall: ordinary
Échantillon, bue à la brasserie, savourée le 22 mai 2010; œil : dorée, claire, pas d’effervescence, belle mousse blanche crémeuse; nez : grain, très léger caramel, très léger houblon; bouche : grain, très léger caramel, très léger houblon, finale granuleuse en malt, corps moyen, bonne carbonatation; en résumé : ordinaire
Diogène (1056) - Mirabel, Quebec, CANADA - APR 11, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
341ml bottle. Hazy straw with a thin white head. Aroma is grainy with herbal notes and a bit of apples. Flavor is pale malt, with herbs and a minimal touch of honey. Nice malt profile. Some hop bitterness in the aftertaste. Well made pale lager.
matt7215 (2069) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 16, 2009
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: MAY 18, 2009 341 ml bottle from tupalev, shared with jessem. pours pale yellow with a small white head. active carbonation. aroma of peanut shell and grainy malt sweetness. the flavour is better, sweet grainy malts but clean. this lager was finishable but not much more. possibly past its prime. the second bottle i had was much better. no peanut in this one. the second bottle was a 2.8. this brewer need to get more consistant.
JesseM (1135) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 16, 2009
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
341mL bottle shared with matt7215 at his place, thanks Matt. Pours a sparkling, bright fizzy yellow with a tiny white head. The aroma on this one was pretty bad, sour apples and rotten malts, seemed well past its prime. But Matt and I couldn’t get over how surprisingly decent the flavour was compared to the aroma. Really nice grainy malt body with some dry prickly hops in the background. Tasty barley husks as well, a lot of what I like in a good lager. To me it’s a very good example of a rough-edged Canadian lager, something Molson Canadian can only ever wish to be. Nicely done despite the smell!
mabel (5183) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 5, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
[1323-20080503] Tap. Grainy alcohol aroma has sweet floral notes. Clear, medium orange body with a quick white head. Sweet grainy alcohol flavour has a bit of yeasty banana. Medium body. Fair.
(@ Church Key; Campbellford, ON)
cyrenaica (943) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 7, 2008
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I tried this beer on January 18, 2008 at "Smokeless Joe’s" in Toronto. The beer was a translucent gold colour with a thin white head that quickly disappeared. The aroma was weakly malty. The mouthfeel was medium bodied, creamy, with medium carbonation. The flavour was a little soapy, some spiciness, a little hoppy bitterness, and some chocolatey aftertaste.
MrManning (1982) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 20, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
341 ml bottle- Pours sparkling gold with a fluffy white cap. grassy, hay and lemon in the nose with subtle hints of mint and grain. Somewhat sweet grains and grass for the flavour profile with a touch of biscuit and bread crust towards the finish. Prickly carbonation in the finish. Good.
VeloVampire (625) - Parkdale, Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 9, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught sample at the brewery - poured a slightly lighter gold than the Northumberland ale, with a thick white head. Big grainy grassy aroma - lots of grain actually. An honest, if simple, take on the style, and very refreshing. I’d take this over any macro lager anyday. Definitely Church-Key’s "gettin’ money" beer.
mephisto (1265) - TAIWAN - AUG 1, 2007
1.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
draft at starfish oyster grill in toronto. hazy yellow with off white head, it has no aroma and fruity flavor. almost full bodied, which is strange.