Oakes (10941) - Savusavu, FIJI ISLANDS - JUN 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Hazy orangey-amber with a head that starts thick and then goes down to mountains sticking out of a lake, which is a classic kellerbier head formation. Gently fruity hop character. Fruity hops, subtle pale bready malts. Decent balance. As non-Franconian kellerbier goes, this is one of the better ones.
faroeviking (10300) - FAROE ISLANDS - APR 22, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lata, gracias al señor Plovmand. Hazy ambewr colour, medium white head, ok lacing. Pleasant sweet hoppy malty fruiti bit yeasty like aroma. Good mouthfeel. Flavour has caramel and malt with fruit and yeast, some citrus. Quite pleasant.
Lubiere (8243) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 17, 2009
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A golden orange beer with a thon lacing white head. In aroma, an intense mix of German hops, herbal and pungeant, orange pulp, pledge lemon, fruity esters, quite nice. In mouth, a good sweety nutty malt, grainy mash, and good German hops, a bit light in mouth. Can from LCBO, shared with probstk, Sept. 12 2009.
hopdog (7652) - 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 (7622) - 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.
Sammy (7035) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 22, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Creemore Springs release party at Victory Cafe. Had this on tap, will be released in cans...just as now-unfiltered. Peachy cloudy appearance with long lasting white generous head, leaving lace traces. Yeasty and spicey and malty aroma. Medium mouthfeel, the yeast cushions but above average carbonation offsets this and prevents a full two pints from being consumed, still very drinkable. Significant hops, including dry hopping, I like the unfiltered taste. Drying finsh. Bang on style, it hits the ontario market between the eyes, and just as Creemore brought craft back in Ontario about 20 years back, this will be a paradigm shifter.
MartinT (6934) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 16, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
My Bottom Line :
Burnt caramel notes and green leafy hops harbor fruity edges in this prickly and quenching Kellerbier.
Further Personal Perceptions :
-Fluffy sheets of foam disappear into the misty golden amber.
-Prickly bubbles and slender residual sugars make for good drinkable.
-Hop character is authentic throughout; leafy, citrusy and spicy too, especially upon warming.
-Toasted cereal flavors are engaging. The burnt sugars though (direct fire) can get a tad too present for my liking.
-While I’m not a fan of the grain bill in this one, I have to say this is the closest any Canadian brewery has gotten to a real Franconian Kellerbier. Bravo! Their Pilsner is even more compelling imho.
-Mineral notes peek through here and there. Water? Can?
jercraigs (6477) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 5, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2009-07-31. Golden body with a foamy white head. Lightly yeasty aroma, bit floral, light zesty citrus. Flavour has a light bitternes, zippy floral hops, muted pale malt base. (6+) Average palate. Solid example of the style, quaffable, but not really my cup of tea. Can from LCBO
Rastacouere (6044) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 19, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fizzy dark golden bordering on light orange. A small slice of white foam stays atop it all and does not last much despite the active bubbling. Grassy, softly earthy and lemony nose shows more hop character than anticipated. Leafy and fruity on the palate, it’s almost juicy in terms of flavours, yet bright and crisp in terms of carbonation. Not so yeasty, farmy, floral, pils malt focused like top German examples, but fresh and bright nonetheless, leaning more towards the tea-like/lemonade/peach nectar/apricot juice side of things, but refreshing and hugely drinkable. I’d kinda stopped following Creemore Springs since a few years, but this is a most honourable new product. Lingering fruity, citrusy and herbal bitterness
Radek Kliber (5906) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUL 22, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can 473 ml served at cellar temperature
Appearance: neat shade of copper with hint of amber, slight haze, on top off tanned laced head.4+.
Nose: Superb softness. Silky aromatic slightly acidic alpha hop paired gently with sweet candy and pale malts. Complete meadow like fresh effect.8+
Flavor/Palate : Mid bodied with fuller walls. Fruity bitterness noted up front, hint of peach and hibiscus tea. Soft malting neatly rounds this creation up. Late leafy but not to dry hop accents shown. Quiet hoppy even for Keller. Best lager in Ontario by far.