rudolf (2342) - Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 16, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can from the LCBO. Clear body, fluffy white head. Nose is spicy noble hops, reallly nice toasted malt, a small amount of caramel, some fruitiness. Flavor is that nice toasted malt, decent hop (I’d like a bit more) flavor. Finish has really great maltiness, maybe a small hint of sulfur & more of that noble hop goodness.
XtraStout (46) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 12, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
One of my favourite beers in recent memory. Why? Cause its was so pleasantly balanced. It had nice spicy hops but not too much to make it just a sipping beer. It was light enough to be able to enjoy more than one at a time.
If anyone has had the Tankhouse by Miss St. then I’d say its like a lighter less bitter version (and that’s not knocking the Tankhouse).
piscator34 (2114) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 8, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Canned sample via sammy. Pale orange in colour with a bit of haze and medium carbonation. Aromas of mild citrus, herbal hops, pale malts, and yeast. Great herbal hop flavors dominate the palate, supported by tea buscuit like malts, sublte yeast notes, and a hint of tart orchard fruit. Fairly dry and very refreshing on the finish. Well balanced. I could drink lots of this.
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 25, 2009
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
16 oz. can - thanks Sammy for the trade; dark gold with slight haze and thin white head; mix of corn, wheat, bread; lemons and misc. citrus on the nose; slightly off putting dirty feet edge too; soft, yeasty and wheaty on the palate; lemons, grain and wheat; quite tasty to be honest; drinks much better than it smells; my first zwickel/keller/landbier rating, whatever that means :)
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 16, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
In short: A pillowy nourishing, refreshing and hoppy golden lager. Superior tasty session lager.
How: Can 473ml. Consumed fresh a few weeks after receiving it from HogTownHarry. Thanks a lot Harry.
The look: Partly cloudy golden orange topped by a medium white head
In long: Pleasant nose of hops that are between leafy and tea-like. Reminds me of some Sterling based beer I’ve had, I might be wrong though. A smooth pillowy body with a nice marriage of the malts and yeast giving the beer a nice doughy and bready character. Taste of citrusy dough, fresh white bread, floral notes, some grass, tree leaves, apricots. Some unusual but not unpleasant vegetable notes (I did picked up carrot !?!). Overall this beer feels nourishing and refreshing. Very sessionnable. In my country where we make shitty cars and female swimmer have less testosterones than I do, it is nice to find something that truly feels german.
Slacks (615) - Bolton, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 4, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml Can: I first tried this at the launch party at Victory Cafe, managed to find some cans in store tonight to try it again. Pours copper and cloudy, a very large foamy white head, excellent looking beer. Aroma is sour lemon, brown sugar, fresh bread, hops.. wow, really nice. The first sip is bready, peach and a hop bite on the tip of the tongue, chased with a distinctive tea character. Second sip I guzzled, grabbed some great hop bitterness with an almost Meyer lemon character, right back into that tea chaser. This is truly the lager for ale drinkers, tons of flavour and character, just an excellent job.
cfrancis (2688) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 4, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber colour with an aroma of hop and citrus. Taste is superb. Citrus playing on the palate with the hop bitterness on the way down. A winner for Creemore, wish I bought more than one.
AWS9 (542) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 30, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
473 mL can. Pours a nice orangey-gold, with a frothy white head. Sharp hop aroma, with a hint of flowers and citrus. Very hoppy, though also very smooth and mild. Doesn’t have the insane hop kick I was expecting, but the hops are certainly there and just counterbalanced by a smooth honey and citrus finish. Excellent balance found. Not an extreme beer, but has a great everyday beer quality to it.
hopdog (9713) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 26, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
473ml can acquired in trade with Sammy (thanks!). Poured a medium and cloudy golden color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of earthiness, floral hops, and citrus. Tastes of floral hops, lighter earthiness, some citrus, and graininess.
JoeMcPhee (8962) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 26, 2009
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pale amber-gold pour. Nose is a bit sulphurous. A touch of light breadiness as well. Softly earthy and a little bit sweet. A bit of DMS towards the finish. Meh.