TheJester (2131) - 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 (8492) - 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 (1139) - 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 (9220) - 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 (13426) - 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 (6081) - 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.
PWheatley (119) - , Quebec, CANADA - JAN 3, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
on draft at the bard and banker. Pours amber with a thin head nice lacing. subtle hop aroma and slight bitter taste. Easy session ale, highly recommended.
Sammy (9447) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 16, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Volo. Pours yellow with some white soapy head that takes its time to settle. The aroma is slightly hoppy. Taste is initially like a subtle ESB, but as being dilluted, the second glass does not build up substantial bitterenss. Towards the end of the bottle, some yeast makes an appearance. Lacey. The mouthfeel would be improved with less carbonation, please.
VertBaconStrips (2163) - Asshat, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 16, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured out a big, thick white cap that hang around for ages on top of my gold brew leaving sloppy lacing. The aroma is nice and fresh and fruity but it has taken awhile for this to come around. Weak grapefruit, fake orange, rich malts, perfume, some floral and a bit of grain can be found on deep breaths - a little different which is nice. The taste is really nice to start with but I got bored in the middle of the bottle then started to pound it because it went down so easy. Nothing in your face: rich malts at a small dose keep then in check, leafy hops, light fruit with no flavour standing out, bit of spice and zip. Wow... didn’t really say anything there, did I? The carbonation is too much for me to really dig this brew. Goes down light and quick, tangy finish with a stiff but short lived bitterness. A decent drinking beer for sure; a nice Canadian craft selection.