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Church-Key Scarlet Pilsner

Church-Key Scarlet Pilsner
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Formerly brewed at Church-Key Brewing
Style: Amber Lager/Vienna
Campbellford, Canada


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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 2.87/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.83/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
37 IBU

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
blankboy (7216) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 27, 2009
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Radek Kliber (7165) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - OCT 5, 2009
on tap at C’est What
Appearance: light amber , clear with hint if gold. Smallish top shown.3-
Nose: Malty , grainy front , bit hint of walnut , dry alcohol and candy malt. 6-
Flavor/Palate : Dry frontal feel of alcohol paired with amber malt with slight nutty hints. Slightly rough with mellower finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
probstblueribbon (3718) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 31, 2010
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 1, 2009
On tap @ Volo. Candied nose, light copper, has the tiniest tan head. Taste is generic red cough drops, sticky sweet, tough to drink a whole pint. Poor offering.

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