neuromatt (858) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewery, served in a tasting glass. Pours clear caramel-amber with a small, fluffy white head that fades to a few bubbles and leaves a trace of lace. On the nose are subtle herbal hops, along with caramel malts, grain and a touch of earth. The flavour is balanced between moderate malty sweetness and noble hoppiness. Grains, herbs and earth are present throughout. The finish is moderate in length with herbal hops. On the palate, it is light-medium in body with a dryish texture and soft, minimal carbonation. Overall, this is a decent altbier, but it could be more malty with a smoother body. It is quite drinkable but the grain bill could be improved. 2012-08-25
GRM (2489) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 12, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Sample, cask, Volo’s Cask Days, savoured on October 27 2012; eye: coppery, clear, no effervescence, light lacing; nose: malt, acridness, light dusty; mouth: malt, acridness, light dusty, finale in malt with light dusty presence, medium body, average carbonation, lightly acrid texture; overall: once is enough
Échantillon, cask, Cask Days de Volo, savourée le 27 octobre 2012; œil : cuivrée, limpide, pas d’effervescence, petite couverture de mousse fauve, légère dentelle; nez : malt, âcreté, léger poussière; bouche : malt, âcreté, léger poussière, finale en malt avec légère présence de poussière, corps moyen, carbonatation moyenne, texture légèrement âcre; en résumé : une fois, c’est assez
mabel (5043) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 30, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
[4776-20120914] Tap. Mildly toasted straw petrol aroma. Clear, bright orange gold body with a small long-lasting creamy light grey head. Straw toasted grains flavour. Medium body. Average. (6/3/5/3/12) 2.9
(TBW @ Beer Academy, Toronto, ON)
czar (2232) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 11, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
from tin. pours almost clear copper, orange tint, with a very small white cap, no retention or lacing (must have been something wrong here - not consistent at al with other ratings, hence i’ll give it a 2 instead of a total fail 1 as per appearance). very nice and complex fruity malts, nuttiness, dry caramel and bready maltiness, earthy yeastiness, leafy green hops - barely present but gives the brew a decent balance. average carbonation, light body - very oily, very nice grassy-citrusy finish. nicely malted brew that somehow lacks in the hopping section. still... nice to drink.
presario (4406) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 30, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can. Pretty good. Copper, light head. Nice malt and _______ flavour. Is it yeast, malt, hop, fermentation? Not sure but it smells good. Taste is just as good and intriguing. Nice toasty flavour and _________ and light caramel.
Boutip (3971) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can: Poured a clear brown color alt with a large foamy head with good retention and some alight lacing. Aroma of dry caramel malt with chewy biscuit malt is quite great. Taste is a great mix between some dry caramel malt with light roasted nuts and chewy gain. Body is about average with medium carbonation. Pretty bang on to style, great drinkability and very enjoyable.
blankboy (5152) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 1, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can [473ml]. Pours a deep, bubbly orange-amber with a small diminishing frothy off-white head. Mild aroma of caramel malt, nuts, metal, bread and a hint of hops -- it’s all very subtle. Flavour, also mild and slightly watery, of caramel malt, light grassy hops, nuts and bread. Average bodied. Too mild, subtle and dull for my tastes.
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VT (796) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 31, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
473 ml can (25th anniversary collaboration). Pours a copper-orange clear amber with a thick beige head. Smell is very hoppy (earthy) and malty. Taste is roast, caramel, fresh veggies, nuts. Very well-dosed earthy hops, not aggressive at all. A herbal touch in the finish. Light bodied. Excellent altbier, very refreshing.
HogTownHarry (5639) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - OCT 24, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
473ml can from the LCBO. Clear amber-copper with a large fizzy/foamy beige head. Smells like ... nothing; seriously, no aroma - no alcohol, paper, sweetness, bitterness, metal - just ... nothing. Taste - light nutshell and metallic harshness - mostly just ... yep: nothing. Watery, still, quick-finishing, leaves a dry slightly harsh earthy aftertaste. Mostly just water, AFAICT.
Lubiere (8243) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 24, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A dark amber alt with a thin mocha head. In aroma, a nutty metallic malt with light green pepper notes, vegetal. In mouth, a nice nutty malt with grassy notes, roasted character, not bad, but a bit underwhelming.