Strange Brew (157) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 20, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Amber colour, whitish head. Very strong hop flavour with quite a bitter aftertaste.
shorlin (451) - St. Johnís, Newfoundland, CANADA - JUN 17, 2003
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Decent amberish colour. Little head and not much in the lace department. Aroma is reasonably hoppy. Kind of smells like Cascades, but I don't really believe so. Some day I'm gonna learn more about hops. Tastes mostly bitter, with some cookie-dough malt at the beginning. Not much finish. Mildly bitter aftertaste. Overall, not bad at all. Surprising for something I picked at random.
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - APR 4, 2003
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear orangish amber w/ no head. Mild hops and faint fruit (grapefruit) on the nose. Thinnish body. Mildly malty, moderately bitter.
Cartoonkhaki (1181) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 1, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hoppy malty nose. Golden colour. Nice creamy white head that vanished. Bitter malty hoppy flowery in flavour.
presario (4406) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 12, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Unassuming bottle and beer. Light aroma. Average looking but a beautiful flavourful mix of hops, malt and bitterness. An excellent beer. Thanks to Mr_Kimchee for the exchange.
DougShoemaker (3148) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 30, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hoppy aroma, amber, slim vanilla head. Hops at the forefront, followed by malts. Well balanced, hoppy, bitter, good mouthfeel. A nice offering!
omhper (17558) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 26, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pale amber. Citrusy hop aroma. Itís lemony flavour and lightly soapy mouthfeel makes me associate to washing-up liquid, although in a pleasant way. Medium body and bitter finish. In all a pleasant easy drinking ale.
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 24, 2002
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
better on cask than in the bottle, but the bottle isnít bad either. very fruity malt, and hoppy enough. I was addicted to this at one point.
Kathy (241) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 21, 2002
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Had this at a wonderful (REALLY WONDERFUL) little restaurant in Toronto during the RateBeer weekend in Toronto. Smokeless Joeís (Joe was kind enough to open for lunch just for us!). The heady (and obliterating) aroma of garlic mussels in the background overwhelmed the aroma of the beer. This beer needs to warm a bit. When it does, it has a warm, rich, slightly fruity aroma that came through the garlic. The flavor is a little fruity with some malt character, but hops are defintely there, too. The flavor gets fruitier as it warms, and itís pleasant and inviting. The palate isnít very complex. Itís good, but thereís not really much to it.
argo0 (10419) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 22, 2002
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: OCT 16, 2003 (bottle) Hazy amber with off-white head. Aroma is grapefruit, lemon, biscuit, and cookie dough. Taste is grapefruit but not really bitter, some misplaced caramel sweetness. Slightly chalky mouthfeel, light/medium body. (RBSG02 (draft))Filtered copper. Nice balanced beer, malty with pleasant bitter finish. Definitely a good session beer (6/3/6/3/12).