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 (2181) - 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 (9973) - 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.
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 26, 2004
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light golden colour with a thin white head and some lacing. Crisp aroma of hops and light malt. Flavour is sharp, slightly sulphurous, with faint fruitiness, some hay/grass and a crisp citrus hop finish. Reasonably well balanced but I don't see why everybody likes this one so much.
JustinBathurst (134) - Corner Brook, Newfoundland, CANADA - MAR 13, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a cloudy orange-gold amber. Nice lace, but not an enormous head. Aroma is floral with a slight honey. Mouthfeel is light, crisp and has good carbonation. Well-balanced copper bitter bite with a roasted flavour. Hoppy! Hoorah! The bitter washes the tongue over and the carbonation sizzles just right. Everything about the taste is tops. A bitter aftertaste carries the experience onwards in a good decrescendo. As well, the honey sweet is more present in the taste as the beer warms.
An A grade beer for anytime, anywhere. I love this beer.
MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 26, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample- 500 Ml bottle- Dark amber coloured body, very nice! Aromas of some malt, and hops in the background. I also got a whiff of fruit(?). Taste is hoppy, fresh, and a tad malty. A very distinctive taste in my opinion. It went down very easily.