piscator34 (2178) - 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 (9823) - 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.
captainrodaway (1) - USA - FEB 23, 2004 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
My "common everyday" beers tend to be Guinness or Bass. I discovered this wonderful beer about 8 years ago during a blind beer tasting party. None of my friends & I could agree on any of the beers we tried. We were all over the map in our scorings. We were trying beers from all over the world. Much to everyones surprise we all gave high marks to this one beer (even after having tasted a lot of beers by this point). When it was announced what beer it was I was surprised. When ever I go back home to Toronto I always order it & I have friends mail bottles to me. I highly recommend this fine product.
jimbotrost (6) - saginaw, Michigan, USA - FEB 21, 2004 does not count
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
slight fruit in nose, slight haze, great flavor, somewhat grainy body, nice drinking beer