mabel (6777) - 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 (1963) - 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 (7316) - 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 (3084) - 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 (4868) - 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 (1062) - 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.
Lubiere (10461) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 4, 2008
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
A golden lager with a thick white head. Aroma of corn adjunct and light sulfuric notes. In mouth, sweetish corny malt with very little else going on for it. Another euro-lager from the LCBO.
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 28, 2008
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Faint malt and corn aroma, pale yellow, pours a good sized white head. Taste is watered down malt and corn. Very thin, no bitterness. ? Not much going on here.
probstblueribbon (3067) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 23, 2008
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
500 ml can from LCBO, served cold in a tulip glass. JN17/08.
App.: Clear, bright golden, nice white meringue.
Aroma: Plenty of grain and cereal, very light apple juice, very light Saaz hops.
Palate: Medium body and carbonation.
Flav.: Starts with plenty of cardboard, blech, cereal, boring; dry with a wee touch of bitterness.
JohnBarleycorn (537) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 20, 2008
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can. Looks like your standard light-gold lager. Nice grain nose; light skunk. Begins nice and refreshing, with a good hop beginning, semi-watery middle and mildly sweet finish. Fairly good grainy presence throughout. Quite enjoyable, but not any better or worse than your standard export lager.