Beer Snob (501) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 4, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 10, 2005 A really nice surpirse.
Dark/golden ale with a sweet, floral and malt aroma. Really mouthwatering. The taste doesn’t disappoint. A few citrus notes mixed in with a nice dose of hops. Great aftertaste - some bitterness and very refreshing. Already stocked up - that’s how much I ike this ale.
This ale is going to be a standard choice of mine.
JadoreBlanche (114) - London, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 25, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Pours dark amber body, with think off whlte head. Aromas of sweet malts, and nuts. Taste is strong in malts and has a slight hops, slightly sweet as well. Smooth finish, with a slight bitterness. A good beer!
radiomgb (2143) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 20, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brilliant amber in colour. Aroma was of sweet maly, fruity hops, some caramel. Flavour had a nice caramel sweetness, mild hops, medium body, mild carbonation. Finishes smooth with a mild bitterness. Nice beer.
iam (369) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 7, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear amber colour with a medium but rapidly diminishing head. Nice aroma of caramel malt and floral hops. Cramel malt also in taste with some sweetness up front and a decent bitterness to finish.
AlchemistZ (493) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - SEP 6, 2004
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
An almost perfect amber color. The aroma is a tantalizing combination of tropical fruit (apricots) and sweet, juicy malt. Flavor is strongly suggested by the aroma but the finish and expression of the beer is understated. A touch of bitterness comes into play to attempt to finish the beer then drops before completing its mission. The malt has an overly dry, husky character mixed with too much residual sweetness. Overall, the flavor disappointed me based upon how wonderful the aroma and appearance was.
pootzboy (1572) - Hawgville, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 24, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 2, 2004 Bottled: Pour reveals a golden hued ale with an almost non existant head that goes to a sticky ring....very moderate carbonation( which is welcome in milder subtle beers). Aromas some grassy hops over sweet fruity notes. Starts mellow and smooth where the draft like mouthfeel has the balance weighted to spicy hops then a long finish where the wet citrus gives way to an increasing bready malt taste which leaves a light biscuity after taste. A very mild and mellow draft style ale. I would recommend to any cask ale fancier.
pintbypint (2388) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 7, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample taken from 341ml brown bottle. Pours dark gold, surprisingly weak head. It as gone 3/4 way through the pint. Awesome aroma of oranges/citrusy hops and honey. Malty body and ends with more hops.
DavidP (1746) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 26, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear light amber body, thin white head kept visible by ample carbonation. Fruity aroma, has peach and orange with a light brown sugar undertone. Interesting flavor. Has orange cream ice cream, wheat bread, and coriander spice. Reminds me of a dark-tasting wit, really. Finishes with some resiny, piney hops (they’re light though, not IPA-like). Good stuff!
beerhugger (542) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 11, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2005 Fresh hoppy moments fight through a predominantly malty and fruity aroma. Nice light orangey-amber colour with a rapidly diminishing white froth. Quite dry and has more sweetness in the finish than bitterness, when it seems like you want it the other way around. Not to bad, especially for around here. Thanks Jeff.
MrManning (1982) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 21, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 11, 2008 Good example of the style!
Dark amber dody with a beige head that is about one inch thick. Aromas are heavy malts, nuts, and brown sugar. Also some hops present.
Taste is sweet maltiness, mild roasted notes, candy, and hops bitterness. Nice! Bittersweet finish, nice bite in the mouth all the way down. A decent brew!