matt7215 (2109) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 27, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
341 ml bottle from a trade with jessem. pours clear amber with a small and short white head. english malt nose, quite fruity, light hopping, wonderful. flavour are the same as the aroma with a bitter finish. english pale through and through. perfect palate for the style. a great beer, this will become my new go to local brew. i wish this brewery would bottle more of their stuff. thanks for the bottle jesse.
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.
JesseM (1135) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 10, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 17, 2008 341ml bottle from the beer store. I was really pleased to see the date of packaging was only a month ago, which for my beer store (Bleams Rd. Kitchener) is practically fresh from the brewery (on some other boxes there’s still some best before dates of 2007). Pours a nice golden amber colour with a rich, off white head (great lace as you drink), and moderate effervescence. Aroma is of nice toffee malts, a little grainy, and defined by decent hop character. Flavour is more of the same with a bit more going on, great refeshing malts accompanied by just the right amount of hop presence. Nice, slightly slick mouth-feel, surprising for something as light and drinkable as this. This is a great summer session brew if you’re looking for something other than a good pilsener. I really wish more beers from this brewery were available in my area!
presario (4521) - 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.
Maltybones (62) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 12, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A gem in Ontario brewing. Appearance is a light amber body with white froth on top. Crystal clear with low-to-medium carbonation. Citrus, a little pine and a good amount of sweetness are all well balanced in the aroma. Flavour has sweet, sweet malts, grapefuit and grains all mixing together, finishing with a great hop kick. Slick mouthfeel perfect for style. Much more of a Wesrt Coast Pale Ale than an English Pale Ale. Super.
MartinT (7482) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 8, 2003
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deliciously enticing smoked toffee apples bathing in butter pools...The lusciously thick aroma is betrayed though by the thinner-than-announced mouthfeel...The tranquilizing citrusy hops mingle with caramel and peach syrup to create great sweet/bitter, assertive/subtle equilibriums...I think I'll go smell the bottle a bit...Hurray for CapFlu!...
Illuminatus (92) - Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 16, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
341mL bottle from the Beer Store. Six-pack packaged on April 4th, 2008. Pours orange amber with a fluffy, cream-coloured head. Aroma is of sweet malt and a touch of floral hop. Flavour is of toffee-like caramel malts, a mild, grassy bitterness from the hops, and a full, moderately carbonated mouthfeel. Very tasty and refreshing.
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 isn’t bad either. very fruity malt, and hoppy enough. I was addicted to this at one point.
DerWeg (1426) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 12, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
dated "30 June" sixer from LCBO. Amber pour light tan head. Excellent very fresh-tasting Pale. Hops are defined and somewhat delicate yet have a decent bitter and citrusy kick. Enough malt body to not be too thin and dry, just enough to make the hops seem ’juicy, multi-dimensional and almost orange-peel citrusy. Malt character is just a hint toffee and cereal. I will buy this brewer’s beers more often for the entirely whole-hop process he employs, to good effect as in this example which seems more ’open’ and layered than 90% of Craft Beers made here.
pintbypint (2355) - 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.