HogTownHarry (5918) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - SEP 9, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
August 26, 2011 - on draught at Volo. Hazy lemon-gold with a solid creamy/foamy white head - nice bubbling action and lacing. Weird aroma - funky, almost stinky - in a good way? - definitely raw cheese (echoes of lactese falcon?) - floral I guess. Taste is better - dry, lemon, very dry yeast, not Cantillon sour but still funky and floral, with mellowing this will be very interesting. Solid body, astringent rather than acidic, weakly carbonated, dry and surprisingly pithy/bitter in the finish ... good if it ever "sets"
JoeMcPhee (8063) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 28, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy golden pour with a tight white head. The aroma is very odd. Sort of an earthy savoury character with lots of umami, mushrooms and even a bit of cheesey funk. Moderate tartness along with some lightly fruity esters. A bit of pineapple and so e blackberry as well. Tbe savoury components seem to blow off after a little bit. The flavour accentuates the esters and some dankness along with a soft grainy malt base. A decently pronounced bubble gum profile pops out as it warms. Although it was pretty odd on the first approach, it really turns into something lovely.
Gorbalev (2870) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 10, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, brewery. Medium yellow, small white head. Funky fruity aroma, some malt in there as well. First thing about the taste is the yeast, followed by a citrus white wine character. Not sue if that was intentional, but it gives way to a more classic style taste of funky yeast, dusty, grainy malt, and complementing bitterness over a medium body. Nice brew, the bomber might have been just a tad past its best shape though. Always enjoy trying different styles from Church Key, they had 10 beers on tap for growler purchase when I was there at Easter!
Hammy78 (661) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - APR 29, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Bar Volo Toronto. Real interesting, there was a lot going on with this one. Flavors very hard to describe, from cider/ apple, like a strudel to cheesecake. Quite sweet.
blankboy (5631) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 18, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught at Volo. Pours a hazy gold with a small diminishing creamy white head. Interesting aroma, it’s like a cider with added fruit and Parmesan cheese -- wtf, do I like the aroma? I’m not sure. It’s all right but a Biere de Garde? Sugary sweet flavour, again reminds me of apple cider along with some Parmesan. Average bodied. An odd beer that I still don’t know for sure if I liked it or not.
mabel (5183) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 9, 2011
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 10, 2011 [3653-20110319] Tap. Warm Parmesan cheese aroma. Slightly hazy, light orange brown body with a long-lasting creamy white head and thick lacing. More of that fluffy cheese-like character in the flavour with a smooth fruit punch undertone. Medium body. Seems in good shape, tasty, just an odd introduction with that cheese. (5/4/7/3+/14) 3.4
(@ Burger Bar, Toronto, ON)
Radek Kliber (6288) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - APR 7, 2011
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Volo
Aroma Strong frontal funky wheat, slightly lactic with fruity behind.4+
Appearance hazed amber ale with medium fine creamy top. Good lace. 4-.
Flavor and Palate : Medium light bodied. Strong wheat notes , tart all sitting on high carbonation. Empty mid. Slight sourness at finish.
jercraigs (7182) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 25, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2011-03-19. Hazy golden nice white head and lace. 3+ Aroma of cheese and french cider is bizarre but kind of pleasant. Light yeasty notes. Flavour has a similar cheese like undertone and a bit of a fruity character, light spice note , muted pepper. Average palate. A little strange up but I kind of liked it. Made an interesting match to food. Draft, Burger Bar, Toronto
ontbeermaker (2171) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 19, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice beer, interesting flavours, mild darkness to the beer, little bit roasty. pours light head, they said it wasn’t carbinated, it had a nice taste, would have again
MrManning (1982) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 11, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Morrissey House, London, ON- Decants a mildly hazed lemony yellow with a thin and large bubbled head. Very interesting aromas bring back my childhood. Orange freshee and lemon drop, some herbal/floral qualities and yeasty funk to round things out.Citric bitter and funky flavour profile has lemon, floral and yeasty flavours with a touch of biscuit. Medium light body, a tad thin, but that is only a minor detraction. Lengthy citric bitter finish. Very good effort. Thanks Mark!