Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 13, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours copper with a tan head. Smells of caramel, resin, hints of citrus, spicy. Tastes of earth, oranges, sweat, spicy, peppery with a tea like finish.
rodenbach99 (3158) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 10, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bouteille de 355ml. Bière ambrée, style amber ale. Nez houblonné, malt intéressant. La finale est houblonnée, style américain. Très beau produit.
paco (527) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - JUN 6, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from trade with cfrancis. Pours a copper color with almost no head. Nose of grapefruit hops. Some sweet malts and fruits as well. Not a whole lot of flavor. Some grapefruit bitterness and some light malts. Not much else. A slight bitter aftertaste. Well balanced. Good session beer.
neuromatt (1154) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 7, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle from LCBO, poured into an English pint. Pours hazy copper with a small frothy tan head. Head mostly fades but leaves good lace. Aroma is primarily floral with strong pine and citrus, fresh bread, nuts and a hint of banana. Flavour is fairly dry and ever so slightly sour. Finish is moderate in length and distinctively Amarillo hop. Surprisingly light in body, with a thin, oily texture and delicate carbonation. Overall, I was pleasantly surprised. This beer is all about its aroma and owes much of its success to the Amarillo hop--I wish it were more widely used! The light body and carbonation don’t quite stand up to the hopping, and the whole package feels a little funny. 2010-05-07
cfrancis (2355) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 1, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
It’s so refreshing to finally find a Canadian, nay Ontario beer that is a smooth hoppy ale. Pours a golden brown with a retaining white head. Aroma is hop and caramel. Taste is a great swell of hop bitterness that is smooth with toffee/caramel aftertastes. So well balanced, this will be a staple in my fridge.
Atheist_Peace (947) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAY 1, 2010
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
341ml bottle. Coppery orange pour with slightly off-white head. Very little lacing. Smells of burnt malt and sugar with some cow pattie and yeasty notes. Just plain weird and confused in the mouth. Thin, and the only impression I really got was danelion stalk with a little bitter twang. I don’t know if the name is supposed to purposefully misguide people or if these guys are still trying to get their act together.
Bendrixian (1106) - Canadiana, Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAY 1, 2010
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
was surprised by the richness in colour, very brown ale like. I was expecting more citrus notes from what the name implies but it is more on the lees/clove kinda range than pinecones and spruce twigs. i don’t know what kind of hops used to make this one but it isn’t overly hoppy.
i found it really light on the palate and more malted than anything. it has a good balance between malts and hops, it finishes somewhat hoppy and bitter but there is a whole period in the mid palate where i’m left wondering where all the flavours went.
mnurda (1129) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - APR 21, 2010
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
On Tap at West 50 Purhouse. Was excited to try this based on the name. But was rather disappointed. Lightly carbonated and not that hoppy.
fullers (252) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 18, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle LCBO OCB Sampler Pack Pours coppery brown virtually no head despite obvious carbonation. Aroma faint but pleasant with hops present. Soft mouth feel, almost buttery. Crisp with not much aftertaste. Not my favourite style of beer, but this is drinkable.
Elkas (213) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - APR 11, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
355ml bottle from the LCBO. Pours amber, with a nice hop aroma. Good malt body, and nice hops in the finish. Not bad.