Metalchopz (2017) - Cantley, Quebec, - AUG 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Single can, but from an open 12-pack at the LCBO. Pours a dark amber colour that is clear with a big frothy light-beige head, with average retention and lots of dirty-foam lace. Big aromas of bread and darker cereal, with some alcohol, caramel and hop. Very active tiny bubble carbonation creating a nice creamy top on the brew. It even give the mouthfeel a creaminess. Very well-balanced taste between the cereal malts and some hoppy bitterness. Beautiful collaboration between this Ontario brewer and a German specialist of the Altbier, Zum Schlüssel. Definitely worth trying !
Strangebrewer (739) - 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.
JRHBrew (366) - Fredericton, New Brunswick, CANADA - NOV 11, 2013
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
I had 2 cans. Both were far too metallic. I’m giving it a little slack assuming it was related to the batch. Will re-rate when I’m confident the supply is from a different brew.
jksipa (104) - NEWMARKET, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 26, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
473ml can from the LCBO. Pours a clear copper with a generous beige head. Nose is muted cereal and malts with caramel and nuts. Lots going on but all quite muted. Sweet with hint of bitterness. Medium body with lively carbonation and rather short finish.
Canmoore (137) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a deep rust red, with a huge frothy head. Aroma includes graham crackers, and notes of pine, dough, and yeasty. Tasting notes include light malts, toffee, and a piney bitter finish. This is a decent beer, however the palate is a little week. Although enjoyable, it is a weak example of the style.
lagerette (30) - - SEP 27, 2013
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
473 ml can. Pours a dark reddish colour with a light tan head. Aromas of malt and caramel . Taste of malt, caramel, nut and grassy hops. A decent enjoyable beer
Bendrixian (862) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - SEP 25, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear coppery red/amber colour with a sporty head. Muted aroma, like there is almost nothing to it. there is some malts, a slight hoppy note and something kind of yeasty but all those things come after the beer has opened up a whiles. The palate proves more impressive with hints of malts and some lively carbonation. Overall, this brew sucks, is watery and I’m never gonna buy this one again.
tompete (167) - Tillsonburg, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
473 ml can. Pours light brown with an off white head. Aroma is quite nicely malty with grain and something almost sour - but not in a bad way. Flavour is rich with more malt. Early finish is slightly sweet, late finish is a smooth and satisfying bitterness.
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 (2697) - 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 (5183) - 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)