Tessic (917) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 28, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer pours a nice amber colour with a creamy white head. Initial smell comes up with citrus and caramel malt. First taste is smooth with flavours of malts and a slight bitter hop taste. I find this brewery to have its own flavour like non other. The palate is pleasant with a slight bitterness and sugary malt flavours.
beerhugger (542) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 27, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
One of the local beers worth promoting to people. A beautiful amber coloured lager with a quickly dissipating head and nice lacing. a little sweet at first then a nice lingering aftertaste with a bitter tinge. Solid.
jgb9348 (4926) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - DEC 7, 2003
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Copper colour with a thin white head. Aroma of malt and graham crackers. Medium-bodied; Astringent malt flavours up front, soon showing a bit sweeter tastes. Aftertaste is fairly bittering-not pleasant, but not horribly offensive. All-in-all, a decent beer-but nothing special. I got this pint at the Scruffy Something in Toronto, Ontario on 05-December-2003.
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 6, 2003
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear golden apperance. Slight malty aroma. Clean mainly malty flavors, some hops are there in the background. Decent lager.
ElGaucho (2264) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - NOV 30, 2003
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I had this beer for the first time at a friend's house in Toronto in September 2001. I fell instantly enamored of it for its understated complexity, its sessionable quality and its moderate bitterness. Reminds me a bit of a poor man's Anchor Steam. Later on the same trip, I had an opportunity to visit the brewery in person in up-state Ontario. It is nestled in the beautiful small town of Creemore Springs. Unexpectedly they were having a festival of sorts that day, with tours and tastings. At that time, they only had the Lager (later added the Bock). I was hooked. It took me over two years to get another Creemore past my lips (same friend brought some to me in Wisconsin). This time I was less impressed, but that is perhaps due to it following a Stone Double Bastard, which methinks rendered my taste buds useless for the rest of the evening. Nevertheless I still enjoyed it. It has a bland, yeasty lager aroma. Amber in color with a large white head. Slow visible carbonation and head that is mostly eroding. Cookie notes on the tongue. Not as sweet as I remember. Nice cookie, malty finish. Mildly hoppy. Hop profile improves as it warms.
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - NOV 28, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A very nice pilsener. Amber hue, nice lace. Fruity hop aroma, some sweet malt as well. Flavor was nicely balanced between malt and hops. Very smooth.
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - OCT 29, 2003
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a very nice looking Pilsener. It pours a clear amber color with a bubbly off white head. The aroma is slightly malty. This is a pretty decent pilsener. I am not usually a fan of this style, but this was pretty well done. Thanks Mr_Kimchee
Rastacouere (6145) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 8, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Outstanding looks. Amber, clear, extremely carbonated, medium rocky head that lasts very long and sticks the glass. Malty nose, lightly hoppy with flowers and earthy notes. Basically a very pleasant aroma. Very smooth mouthfeel, malty, salty even, it all heads toward a hoppy bitterness finish. The finish has an unpleasant feel though, almost paperish, slightly bitter and cerealic. The flavor development is not as balanced and easy-going than in a bitburger or czechvar. Certainly a good canadian product, but not as robust or complex as expected.
SG (465) - Valley Center, California, USA - OCT 1, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Darker than most lagers. Sweet, with a nice balance of hops and malts. Very slight metallic flavorings. Quality.
Kåstå (1273) - Mol, BELGIUM - SEP 29, 2003
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden coloured beer with a medium off white creamy head. Faint hop aroma. A light floral, yeasty hoppy taste. Neutral finish and light bitter aftertaste.