manuchampions (1243) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 1, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
650ml bottle from BC Liquor. Pours a very clear light golden with ample, pillowy, lasting off white head. Aroma is slightly sweet, grassy and bitter. Taste is better than expected. A lovely biscuity malt marries well with clean and crisp hops, some sweetness there as well. Excellent mouthfeel. Lingering and welcome finish. Very solid.
fiulijn (16924) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 29, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at Alibi Room, Vancouver, as Driftwood Eponymous Ale
Deep blond color; creamy head. Nice aroma of fruity hops and white refined sugar, a bit earthy too. Dry mouthfeel, some malt, grassy, but also with traces of vegetables, leading to some final astringency; strong bitterness, also a bit minty; not a bad recipe, but probably not the best batch.
Radek Kliber (6825) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - MAR 28, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 650 ml
Aroma sweet caramel candy nose with high fresh hop notes. Slight citrus at edges.
Appearance medium haze on bright amber with medium white top. Fairly presentable. 3+.
Flavor and Palate : Sweet candy like front, Hop , lemon/bison grass herbal character with slight citric hints. Touch of orange peel? Lemon tea like finish. Refreshing.
paco (527) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - MAR 27, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Nearly golden with some head retention. Aromas of crisp hops and clean malt. Some hay and barley too. Taste is malty with a zing of hops. Aftertaste is dry and wheaty. Pretty enjoyable.
jercraigs (9041) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 25, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2011-03-23. Hazy orange body, smooth off-white head. 3+ Aroma is very perfumey and floral up front, floral lemon candy character, grassy, cotton candy, with a lemongrass transition, mild citrus hop character comes out as it warms. 6+ Flavour has modest hoppy bitterness throughout, citrus up from is overtaken by a weird floral sweetness, notes of cotton candy flavoured Jelly Belly candy at times, bitterness takes increased prominence as it warms. 6+ Average palate. Sort of enjoyable but the juxtaposition of flavours can be both intriguing and jarring depending on the sip. Unique. Bottle at Volo, Toronto
DeanF (1939) - Northwest Territories, CANADA - JAN 24, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very nice large solid head and a darkish yellow with some fog, quite good in the world of golden ales. Very hoppy aroma, almost IPA-ish. Flavour is essentially that of an IPA with just a hint of bready malts in there to indicate otherwise. Not bad, very drinkable.
DuffMan (8318) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 21, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Slightly hazy golden, huge clingy, lasting white head. Aroma is initially a little sweaty, with citrus and sharp green elements (like fresh carrot tops). Flavour is citrus-kissed sweet pale malts with a nice rich earthy leafy hop finish, leaning toward marijuana in character. Really tasty. Finish is solidly bitter.
microakes (160) - CANADA - SEP 21, 2010
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Apricot fills the nose here, slightly orange tint to otherwise normal pale ale. The taste is of hops and citrus rind. Could be less bitter and more sour, I think.
turboespresso (256) - Port Moody, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 11, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slightly cloudy copper-gold with small head. Some lace. Slightly grassy & floral scent. Malt is on the light side with a hint of honey. A little bitter hop. Persistent and moderate carbonation. Easy to drink and refreshing.
presario (4901) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 27, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Amber with thin head. Grassy scent with some floral tinges. Nice quaffable beer with enough hops to meditate on. Taste of grain and a bit of honey sweetness.