Metalchopz (2010) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 14, 2010
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Second brew from Romania at the LCBO. Can with a best before date written on its bottom: 07.05.2011. Pours a clean light gold colour with a white foamy head that dissipate quickly enough, leaving a bit of lace. The aromas are pretty mild with some grains and some sweetness that reminds me of apple juice. Crisp mouthfeel and medium-bodied. The grassy normal pils taste is found with some light malt. Again, nothing special here (and I think I prefer the Ursus Premium just a bit more).
Spab (1972) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 10, 2010
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
500 ml can from LCBO. Pours a clear bright gold with good-sized white head. Aroma of grassy hops, bread and a light fruity sweetness. Flavour is mostly of wet cardboard with a little breadiness and some grassiness in the finish. Light to medium body; fairly fizzy carbonation. Pretty mediocre.
robinvboyer (2756) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 8, 2010
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
One of the blandest tastless beers i have ever had. Cheap corn, and obvious hop extract, really awful stuff.
bulldogops (767) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 1, 2010
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
500mL can at the LCBO. 4.8%. Clear watery yellow pour, very pale, with an bubbly white foam that oozes out of the can. Aroma is light malts and extremely grainy, mild hoppiness. Taste is very bland, watery, with a macro lager vibe running right through. No crisp bitter hop edge, not even a pleasant bubbly mouthfeel. Bland and boring...
Diogčne (1056) - Mirabel, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 15, 2010
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Can from LCBO. Clear golden with a medium foamy white head with average retention. Aroma is grain, moderate alcohol and herbs. Flavor is malt, astringency, harsh flavor I can’t identify, metal, cardboard and a moderately bitter finish. Thin body with a watery mouthfeel.
pootzboy (1568) - Hawgville, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 14, 2010
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can: Clear gold, disappearing head, poor lacing, over carbonated.
Aroma is faint but there is some graininess indicating pasrtial malt beer.
Watery mouth feel, extract sweetness, gristed malt biscuit tone is obliterated by over boiled hops and massive carbonation.
Better than the Turkish abortion in a bottle I just sampled but not by much. Partial extract beer with an annoying hop signature achieved with either over boiling or hop essence over amping.
JesseM (1135) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 11, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500mL can from the LCBO. Pours a nice gold with a small white head. Aroma isn’t even that bad, some cereal grainy sweetness and peppery notes. Flavour is also decent, quite clean for something I thought would be riddled with adjuncts. Pale malts with some tinny hop bite in the finish. Lingering maltyness. Pretty drinkable on a humid summer night, and at a very good price I could actually see myself purchasing this again.
Radek Kliber (6287) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - AUG 8, 2010
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma : off wet grainy nose , mineral follow up with vegetable like feel.4-
Appearance: golden, clear look , medium light white top.
Flavour and Palate: medium-light bodied. Mineral front , lightly malty with touch of hops on top. Medium light carbonation. Decent crispness.
hawthorne00 (2090) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 2, 2010
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Straw coloured, collapsing white head. High bead. Grainy aroma with hay, earth, grass. Smells clean enough despite a green bottle and a long journey. Mild grainy malt sweetness with some bitterness. A little papery and metallic. Not good but not a disaster.
probstblueribbon (2620) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 1, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
500 ml can from LCBO, served cold in a tulip glass.
App.: Clear light golden with a small white head.
Aroma: Some light grassy hops, grains/cereals, a touch of apple juice, a little resinous hops, touches of bready crust/biscuit maltiness, light but not too bad, particularly for an “Eastern European” lager.
Palate: Medium body, medium-light carbonation, a little bit of Pils smoothness.
Flav.: Actually a nice blend of light malts and peppery, grassy hops, much better than expected from nose and preconceptions; dry with some bitterness and a light, slightly fruity malt finish.