microakes (154) - 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 (4417) - 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.
TheJester (1644) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 11, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
650 mL bottle. Rusty gold with a very nice, white head which, unfortunately, doesn’t last. Not much in the aroma department. Smells sweetish, a little noble hops. Flavour is also fairly unassuming, although there is a nice level of C-hops in there. Body is a little on the thin side. Not bad.
MartinT (7288) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 4, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
My Bottom Line:
This galant Golden Ale balances refreshing citrusy hops and slender pale malts in a wash of big bubbles and wooden, green hop bitterness.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A lofty head of foam decorates the misty amber-hued golden.
-The pale malt flavors are simply beautifully extracted and present from aroma to finish.
-That green wood note from the bittering hops last well after the initial sip is gone.
-This is a great summer brew, or year-round quencher for that matter. Since this is their flagship brew, I can’t wait to try the rest of the lineup!
Bottle. Thx Stephen!
TipsyMcStager (1120) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 26, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slight hoppy aroma with some maltiness. Pours pale orange with some cloudiness. Earthy, carmel body. Some bitterness in the finish. An enjoyable pint.
Lady_Bastet (113) - Burlington, Ontario, CANADA - APR 21, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Great lacing and a poured a hazy golden colour with some notes of citrus and hops initially. Light carbonation and a medium body. A rather bitter finish.Overall it was ok, didn’t leave a huge impression but was pretty decent.
mcberko (4773) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 14, 2010
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at Darby’s, pours a light golden yellow. Light grainy aroma. Flavour of light fruits, nuts, and caramel malts. Pretty bland.
Oakes (11031) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 8, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orangey golden-amber. Woody cascadey aroma with slightly sticky crystal malts. Smells a lot like SNPA. Caramelly body with woody cascadey notes. Any floral element drops out late, leaving more caramel malt complexity. Good balanced beer.
jonas (5258) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - JAN 17, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Nice hazy golden, lacing creamy head. Light fruity aroma. Almond, light fruity ale, low on hops, not offending in any way. Nut flour aftertaste.