TimE (4533) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 7, 2016
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
very malty some wood and dried strawberries but generally pretty boring, even for a red ale
Lagerboy (1735) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Brownstone. Clear medium copper, medium creamy tan head slowly fades. Sweet malt fruity hop aroma. Fresh rich roasted caramel malt taste, mild earthy herbal hop bitterness, some nuttiness. Soft carbonation, medium bodied, lightly hopped. Finishes dry roasty and nutty. Good! LBW (Lagerboys Be Wary)
stantheman (823) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 15, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: OCT 5, 2013 On tap at Hops Northwest in New Westminster. A nice dark brown ale with a tan head. Tastes of malts and caramel. Sweet and mild. Not a lot going on, flavour wise. Average sums it up.
fiulijn (17458) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 11, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at St. Augustine’s, Vancouver
Hazy dark amber color, with creamy head. The aroma is mild, caramel, a bit dusty. The caramel flavor provides a rather dry mouthfeel, also because of some roasted malt, and a moderate yeast touch, that at least makes it taste more real; roasted nuts in the bitter final. Average.
VertBaconStrips (2249) - Asshat, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 26, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Rogue in Vancouver. Hazy deep amber, light brown cap, small and good lacing. Very deep malts - caramel, bit of chocolate, candied orange peel, very rich, interesting spice - one that is very unique, raspberries. Big malt and fruit taste, light spice and perfect amount of herb, weak pine and mulled orange??? A bit of bread also. Medium bodied and a nice lightly numbing feel. Long finish. Excellent beer and highly drinkable.
jasonbass (1) - CANADA - JAN 13, 2008 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
I recently enjoyed this ale at the Irish Heather GastroPub in Vancouver. This is the best ale I have ever tasted and look forward to tasting more brews from Crannog.
Oakes (14042) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 5, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught, Cafe Deux Soleils
Bright amber colour. Aroma is light - fruity, toasty, caramelly. Fairly light, mild, vaguely caramelly flavour with smokey, metallic undertones. Brian’s beers always walk that line between being tasty session beers and being a shade too bland. This one is the latter, unfortunately.
presario (4901) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 5, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 25, 2009 Rerate July 2009: Growler with breakfast watching the Brittish Open. Dark copper. Decent head. Light meaty aroma. Sharp cutting hops cut across the palate. Grainy malt. Interesting grainy mouth feel.
May 2005: Red thin head. Thin aroma; hint of vanilla. Like a red amber. A touch metallic mixed with a light hop finish. 4/3/5/3/11
Hooker (467) - Coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 12, 2004
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
clear reddish brown colour. thick head with good lace. slightly malty but not what expected. thought it would be more hoppy so quite tastless for an irish ale
JoeMcPhee (9051) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 29, 2004
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap at the Wolf and Hound. A very good looking beer, ruddy copper coloured with a nice off-white head and decent lacing. Very faint aroma of malts and fruit with a bit of chocolate. Flavour is very thin and the body is quite thin. Shows some faint bitterness. Not a bad beer, just not much character.