Freaky_tiki (403) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 22, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours tall & sassy in the glass, with a lush one finger cap. First sip brings me a whole bunch of confusion: beneath the rich malts & middle of the road hopping there’s an ugly sour blemish (a reviewer below me accurately describes it as yogurt-like) . Dig deeper & there’s also a slightly coppery twang in the after taste that reminds me of Steam Whistle’s blood in the mouth problem. That’s two strikes. Fix these two flaws & we may have something. A great looking pour, but as we all learn at the bar - looks can be deceiving. In fact, if you read the last ten or so reviews, there is a consistant complaint of something being off. Bad batch alert.
shaynsawchuk (364) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - APR 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 mL bottle. Pours copper pipe with a thick white head that dissipates. Nice British style caramel malt, butter toffee, black tea, cedar and herb. Lightly sweet with enough bitterness to balance it out. Light to moderate body, moderate carbonation and somewhat creamy palate. Seems very fresh. Super sessionable.
Bendrixian (993) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAR 1, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. clear coppery colour with a foamy with head that last a whiles enough. Fairly expressive aroma with classic malts, caramel, biscuit and some floral hops but there is a touch of yeast on this that isn’t pleasant. On the palate those caramel like notes dominate this medium bodied brew that sports a fast finish and overall watery mid palate. It is all about those malty and caramel notes. Not as bad a beer as expected.
Strangebrewer (794) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 12, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. Poured slightly hazy, deep amber with a creamy beige head. Tart citrus aroma with bready malt. Medium-light body, average carbonation, dry finish. Tart and bitter grapefruit right away with pepper and woody malt notes.
probstblueribbon (2766) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 26, 2014
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
500 mL bottle from LCBO served cool in a tulip glass. Hazy deep amber with a tight, light tan head. Quite floral, spicy, nice, toasted bread crust, maybe a hint of toffee, some citrus, quite inviting. Megyn body, prickly, sparse carbonation. Something isn’t right, tangy, almost acidic, slight burnt nuts, still has done decent malt and hops character, but this must have a light infection; dry with fair bitterness, unfortunate tang and a pleasantly malty finish. Will grab another bottle some time.
WheatKing (1177) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 3, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Pours hazy copper, off-white head. Nose is EKG, mineral water, lemon... Sprite? Flavour is slight lemon, biscuit, berry. Tinny, thin.
Tessic (816) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 28, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This ale poured a deep amber colour with a big, beautiful off white head. To the nose there are scents of caramel, spice, light grass and basement. First sip had med/low carbonation with flavours of caramel, hay, resin hop flavor and a little smoke. Finish is med bitter with roasty malt flavor lingering.
Metalchopz (2130) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 26, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Single bottle from the LCBO. Pours a clean amber colour, deeper than average with a frothy warm cap, great retention and thick-creamy lacing. Hoppy nose with the grass, over cereal grains, butterscotch and orange notes. The taste is similar with the sweetness of caramel and the decent bitterness from the hop. A grainy background. Seems like an alright British-style session brew, but their seems to be these hints of adjuncts (plastic, sourness) messing things up.
Raistlin (90) - London, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 20, 2013
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Had high hopes for this beer. Unfortunetely, they were not answered. It was way too hoppy and herby. It head a weak head, and terrible earthy taste. Once i let it breathe a little bit, it was somewhat better but still not great at all.
jksipa (204) - NEWMARKET, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml Bottle from the LCBO. Pours a clear deep orange with a small off white head that clings to the glass. Nose is light citrus and bread. Quite sweet to start with an orange/tangerine tang and a quite modest bitterness at the back end. Flavour is quite subdued and delicate. Medium slick mouthfeel with lively carbonation.