lacyhead (23) - Burlington, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 28, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Golden copper coloured pour with copper white head. Nose is caramel, toast, and alcohol. Caramel taste that gradually turns bitter from the hops. Palate is oily, then a bit dry. OK, not great.
Oakes (12446) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Darkish amber. Intensely toasty, slightly caramelly, taste reverses those characters, with delicate fruitiness, and a hearty body for a 5%er.
samzim (187) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 13, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Faint scent of malt and caramel. Clear copper colour. Flavour of malt, caramel, nuts, and bread. Medium body with mild carbonation. A fine beer to sip on without giving it much thought.
BreWedge (313) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 5, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
473 ml can. Pours a dark gold/light amber with a large pillowy white head. Aromas are acidic woody malts, a little bit of dank basement. Tastes are dry tinny malt, a touch of alcohol, maybe some bitter nuttiness. Dry and crisp on the palate, strong carbonation and a medium dry/bitter finish.
Namlig (7) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 17, 2014 does not count
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
One of the reviews below uses the adjective muted and I fully agree. This beer could be excellent if the existing flavours were amped up - don’t change them, just give us more, more of the same malt, more of the same hops. Considering that it is marketed as an alt and a collaboration, I am surprised at the relative restraint of the palate even as compared to Creemore Lager itself. A missed opportunity, in my opinion.
tomthompson89 (1902) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 5, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark amber pour. Nice beige foam nose is faint but malty sweet. Flavour has a touch if bitterness but not much. Ok beer
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
worldbeertaste (1624) - AUSTRIA - JAN 15, 2014
1.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Brown with a white, lacy, thin disappearing head. Smells of caramel, sulfar, dirty socks and earth. Medium oily body with medium carbonation. Tastes like club soda, corn, caramel, malt, and a bad chemical finish. Blah
bulldogops (1048) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rating #895 - January 9, 2014 - 1oz. Sample from GranvilleMolsonCoors Rep.Pours golden amber color with a frothy white head . Nose is barnyard grasses, earth. Earthy spicy hop character dominated by an old-style malt forward beer. Medium carbonation. Taste is a hint of toffee, caramel with dominant maltiness, mild grassiness. Not as good as DDC’s altbier but not far off. Would love to experience a German original in the style, not just well-made (to my young mind) Canadian copycats.
WheatKing (1296) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 6, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tall can. Pours clear amber, off-white head. Nose is noble hops, cracker and pils malt, caramel. Flavour is crackery/biscuity, sulphur, mineral water, some bitterness in the finish. Alright, with a surprising similarity to their regular lager.
Strangebrewer (847) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 30, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
can. Poured clear dark copper with a thin white head. Malt aroma, hint of coffee. Crisp carbonated mouthfeel, tart finish. Roasty caramel malt flavour with a dry herbal hop note.