JorisPPattyn (8915) - Ursel, BELGIUM - JUN 19, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear amber-orange; white head, reduced to nothing in seconds. faint orangey smell - cookie malt. Faint hoppy bitterness overlying typical ale-type malt. Very refreshing, even when the malt takes care of sweet counterbalance. Medium bodied. Hoppiness keeps in the aftertaste. This is a very strange lager. A bitter pilsener version of a sweetish Belgian amber ale. The hoppiness hugely benefices the amber "ale" character. It’s not a classic for that, however. Thanks, Jeff radiomgb!
Eructoblaster (3541) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 13, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Beautiful hazy amber color. Unfortunately, its thin bubbly head fades within a minute. Good malty nose with some hoppy and herbal notes. Taste is refreshing and well-balanced. It carries some light bready hints and has a long and moderately bitter final. This is a very nice craft lager. I would like to have it on tap...
musty (1) - St. Marys, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 24, 2004 does not count
3.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A full flavour, and great taste, but too heavy for a summer’s day thirst quencher. Savour one or two.
beanmedic (347) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 24, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 25, 2004 This lager is really a great beer. goes down smooth and tastes great. loads of flavour
bushbeer (1) - Byron Bay, AUSTRALIA - MAY 23, 2004 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a dark and delicious lager. Always enjoy the first bottle or two but then it slows me down a bit with its unique full flavour. Consistency is the bench mark of the brew and brewery. There is always room for a Creem in my fridge.
piscator34 (2198) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 10, 2004
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a solid lager, which is very well balanced. Not much to speak about with regards to the nose and the appearance, but flavor wise, it was clean with a nice floral hops kind of finish. Perhaps this one is a bit over-rated, but still a very nice beer.
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 7, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 26, 2006 I can’t believe I haven’t gotten around to rating this. Certainly the best Canadian Lager I have had and one of the first craft beers I ever had. I think this may have actually introduced me to hops! Subtle though, they add a nice touch to a very clean and balanced beer. Worth a trip to the village and brewery as well.
Sammy (10327) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 30, 2004
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Superior than in the bottle, had served right (not-too-cold ) More balanced, malty without being as sweet and as creamy and as carbonated. Good by itself, or before food or with the meal.
irishsnake (355) - Oakland, California, USA - APR 13, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
on tap at Smokeless Joes. A very nice pilsener, presenting a deep gold color with a good hop/grain nose. Flavor is nicely dry, with just enough malt. Finishes with a good hop bite. very nice.
Beer Snob (501) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 7, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 6, 2004 Top notch lager. Sweetish flavour that gives way to a mild bitterness. This has been a standby beer for a decade or so and it never disappoints.