Lubiere (9330) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 28, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A lightly hazed golden pils with a thick frothy off white head. In aroma, a lightly off herbal malt with light band aid, autolysis. In mouth, a crisp malt with light German hops, a bit of off notes, could have been better, given this cost 10$ for a bomber. Via Probstk, tasted April 24 2011. Thanks Karl.
probstblueribbon (2708) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 31, 2010
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bomber from the Church, served cold in a tulip glass.
App.: Hazy deep amber with a decent dirty-blonde head.
Aroma: Some decent malts marred by a definite infection – organic acids, light barf, I wonder if the Lactese Falcon had something to do with this...
Palate: Medium+ body, moderate effervescence.
Flav.: Better than the nose, meaning a good deal less nasty, decent biscuit/caramel, med-roasted malts, a little earthiness, a touch of peppery Noble hops, still with organic acids lurking in the shadows; dry with a strange mix of brightness and fairly aggressive bitterness, not enjoyable, with an earthy/malty finish and a touch of barf.
I am getting a little tired of this brewery. The few times I’ve been to the Church, I wasn’t impressed with the overall friendliness of the staff. And $10.50 for a bomber?? Gimme a break! Go to BC, go to QC, go to USA and a $10 bottle is some mind-blowing beer. Even without the infection, this wouldn’t be worth the money.
robinvboyer (2832) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 9, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from the brewery.
Light sugary malt aroma with some light fruits, and some light grassy hops. Smells like a Belgian ale. Flavor has more of the grassy hops and sweet bready malts. Ummmm pils?! The color is also a hazy amber. Nit a bad beer, but church key is capable of so much better.
TheJester (1698) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 1, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
650 mL bottle from the brewery. Doesn’t look like a pilsner - more copper than gold. Small but thick white head. Doesn’t much smell like a pilsner either. It’s sweet brown sugar malt with some tart fruit, bread and floral hops. No graininess. Flavour is on the sweet side, with bread, beernuts, and a little hops and spice. Too sweet, though. No alcohol presence. Light carbonation and thinnish body. Not really a pilsner, but not much of a vienna either. Not terrible, but Church-Key is capable of better.
mabel (5364) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 31, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[2514-20091002] Tap. Smoked baloney chicken lunch meat aroma. Clear, light orange brown body with a quick white bubbles. Grainy and mild lunch meat flavour has mild apple juice characteristics and nice rich mid-tones. Medium-body. Not bad, nice mid-toned beer with good balance.
(21st FFOCB @ C’est What; Toronto, ON)
Spab (2095) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 29, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at C’est What Fall Festival. Pours a clear orange gold with very small white head. Light nose of bread a hint of fruit. Very sweet flavour, fruity and slightly bready. Slight bitterness in finish. Lightly carbonated. So so - not the brewery’s best offering.
blankboy (5745) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 27, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught at C’est What’s ’Fall Festival of Craft Breweries’. Pours a clear orange with a spare quick diminishing frothy white head. Aroma’s sweet, a bit sugary, along with very light floral hops and grain. Flavour’s also sugary sweet with a bit of fruit, some light hops and a light bitter finish. Average bodied. Just O.K., I’m not loving this, too sweet.
HogTownHarry (5977) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - OCT 26, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught. At 2009 C’est What Fall festival. Clear reddish-amber with an average frothy head. Smells like a bitter or an ESB, only more floral: malty, slightly dry and bitter. The taste follows - mild floral bitterness, sweet oily grainy malt, made me think of hibiscus ... a little chalky/minerally. Average body, somewhat weak carbonation, not much alcohol presence at all, with a little gritty/mineral hard-water aftertaste. I still think this resembles a bitter more than a vienna, but hey, what do I know.
MrManning (1982) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 15, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle fresh from the brewery- Thanks for sharing Mark! Clear copper with a frothy beige cap. Nose of fresh punchy hops, a bit of alcohol, Munich malts, flowers and spices. Strong hoppy flavour profile has citrus,flowers and spices, sweet malts too. Caramel bready-ness warms with the alcohol and adds complexity. Quite enjoyable.
tomthompson89 (1862) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 10, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
ok well not thinking it deserves the low ratings. nose is sweet with a little kinda grainyness and some alcohol. some small head copper color, sweeter malts with some good booze and slightly medicinal almost like a malt liqor from the states intresting