Oakes (13537) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 29, 2008
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
UPDATED: SEP 6, 2013 Straw colour. Slight bubbly head. Straw nose with hay-malt and herbal, slightly grassy hop. Clean and grassy, but thin, with hints of straw. Sweet, gluey and doughy, like most of Cisk’s beers.
CapFlu (4779) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 31, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(500ml can) purchased at the LCBO at King Edward, Ottawa, for $2.20. Pours a lasting foamy, white head with a highly-carbonated golden body. Nose is lemony and metallic. Nicely light and smooth, really isn’t that bad a brew. Its refreshing and has a Carlsberg tonic, lemony front. 5/3/6/3/11
Cartoonkhaki (1221) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 26, 2008
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Malta... odd light fjura (flower) aroma but its a light one.. more sweet... like dried chamomile.
It’s a mild beer with non offensive moments. But nothing really stands out to me. Grainy and whatever. I’ll leave it at being non-offensive.
I’ll ieqaf (stop) there
gilvanblight (819) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 22, 2008
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Stinky beer. Skunky hops scent right away. Typical straw yellow pour. Much better flavour then expected from the scent. Very hoppy watery and grainy. Nothing special.
mabel (7315) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 13, 2008
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
[1563-20080802] 500mL can. Aroma has mild skunky notes of flower straw. Clear, light yellow body with a medium-lasting foamy white head. Light straw flavour has some floral grains and mild skunk. Light body. Not horrible but not pleasant either.
TheJester (2167) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 10, 2008
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
500 mL can. (bb 31 May 09). Pale gold with just a film of head. The aroma is surprisingly malty, but there is some wet hay in there as well. Very little flavour, other than sweetness and bubbles. (Which are excellent traits in a woman, but not in a beer). No body to speak of. (Not such a good trait in a woman). To be honest, this is not as bad as some pale lagers, as there aren’t any adjuncts apparent in the aroma or flavour of this beer.
DruncanVeasey (7634) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2008
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle, The Criterion, Leicester. Mouthful of fizz, cornflake, grass and METAL. Bad as a 13KN Croatian supermarket lager in a 2L plastic screwtop. Appalling.
GRM (3305) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 25, 2008
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can, 500 ml, best before May 31 2009, purchased at the LCBO on July 11 2008, savoured on July 22 2008; eye: golden, clear, slight effervescence, white head that turns into a ring, a bit of lacing; nose: corn, malt, light floral; mouth: watery, thin, metallic, corn, grain, a bit of caramel, finale in sweet metallic corn, mildly sweet, lightly harsh; overall: ok
Canette, 500 ml, meilleure avant 31 mai 2009%, achetée à la LCBO le 11 juillet 2008, savourée le 22 juillet 2008; œil : dorée, claire, très légère effervescence, mousse blanche qui se transforme en un petit anneau, un peu de dentelle; nez : maïs, malt, léger floral; bouche : aqueuse, mince, métallique, maïs, grain, un peu de caramel, finale en maïs métallique sucré, moyennement sucrée, légèrement rugueuse; en résumé : ok
Boutip (5183) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 22, 2008
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Can: Poured a golden color lager with a huge foamy head with good retention but minimal lacing. Aroma consists of medium sweet malt with no distinguishable adjunct. Taste is also dominated by some medium sweet malt note. No hops presence was discernable or any floral notes but I should also say that no major flaw is detectable. Not bad overall but still too bland for my taste buds.
cyrenaica (1095) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 19, 2008
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
I tried this on June 28, 2008 after purchasing from the Queen’s Quay LCBO outlet in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The beer poured a translucent pale yellow, probably the palest yellow I have ever seen on a non-North American product. The head was white, bubbly, and disappeared quickly to a ring. The aroma was stale grainy malt and not much else. The mouthfeel was medium bodied, with medium carbonation. The taste was more stale grains and a little hoppish bitterness. Nothing I’ll buy again.