Gananoque Shiver Eisbock
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Brewed by Gananoque Brewing Company
Style: Eisbock
Gananoque, Canada


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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.15/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
samzim (390) - Ontario, - FEB 12, 2014
Scent of caramel, coffee, and maple syrup. Dark ruby colour. Flavour of coffee, caramel, and syrup. Mild bitterness with slight sweetness. Solid sipping beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Eructoblaster (3890) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 23, 2014
On tap at Brothers Beer Bistro (Ottawa, ON). Pours a black opaque body with a thin beige foamy head. Decent malty/hoppy aroam with molasses and some fruity hints. Its slightly misbalanced malty/hoppy taste carries licorice, oaky, and plummy notes. Ends with a moderately warming bittersweet finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cyrenaica (1126) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 18, 2014
16oz draught
7.0% ABV
Bar Hop (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
January 30, 2014
The beer pours a dark reddish brown colour with a this light brown coloured head. The aroma is dark fruit, Christmas spices, and some roasted malt. Mouthfeel is medium bodied witrh average carbonation. Flavour is spiced roasted malt, with a hint of bitter hops in the finish. A decent tasting beer but so far from an eisbock that I would have expected.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
herrbrown1974 (427) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 7, 2014
On tap at bar hop. Dark ruby pour, thin tan head. A little herbal (licorice?), some dark cherry, a little rotten apple, some dark chocolate. Pretty busy actually. Light mouthfeel. Yeasty and a little sweet with a slightly bitter kick in the finish. Boozy. Complex but not terribly balanced. I donít really know the style, but aside from aroma, Iím giveng it a "meh".

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mabel (8640) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 1, 2012
[4290-20120209] Tap. Maple syrup wood grain malt aroma has a light leaf mould background. Black body with a quick foamy light brown head. Overly sweet wood malt flavour has a ton of maple wood in it. Full body is a little on the medium side. Not enjoyable at first but grows on you (not like a fungus) after a while. (6/3/6~/3/13) 3.1
(@ Volo, Toronto, ON)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
garthicus (2912) - Dublin, IRELAND - FEB 24, 2012
On tap at Burger Bar. Appearance: dark ruby red almost black body with a Guinness head. Quite thick. Aroma: Almost oatmeal and chocolate like, quite malty, small blackberry Flavour too. Flavour: quite a malt character, a little sour, a dash of alcohol, weak body. Quite a strange beer, nitro looking but with a porter mouthfeel. So odd.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (9872) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 20, 2012
2012-02-09. Very dark brown body, tiny brown head. Flavour is a bit strange, dry toasty roasty malt is brown ale or porter like, sweet malt below is more bock like. The mix of the two is like two fat men pushing through a door at the same time - the flavours clash a bit. Odd, with fruity undertones that carry into the aroma, with notes of toasty roast malt and echoes of cold fruity coffee that is a bizarre but not unpleasant melange. 6+ Hints at smokey maple? Smooth average palate is nearly flavour. Sort of a tonic water like mineral character in the aftertaste, and allusions to cola. Not unpleasant, but strange. On tap at Volo, Toronto

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
solidfunk (7701) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - FEB 4, 2012
I had this twice tonight and I enjoyed it a lot more as the first beer of the night. I noticed a bit of bitter hops and an unplaceable type of sweetness I would put halfway between honey and something I canít think of. It was alright, but since the only other eisbock Iíve had is the best one it doesnít really match up that well. On tap at Burger Bar.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HogTownHarry (6376) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JAN 30, 2012
January 10, 2012 - on draught at Volo. Appealing-looking deep, near-opaque yet clear ruby with a solid and lasting creamy/foamy tan head. Aroma .. well, perhaps if I had not already had several "real" eisbocks this would not have perplexed me, but .... "nutshell bitterness, some alcohol and spice, but --- a fair bit of butter" - but my voice notes said "give it a generous 7-" - so I will. Taste - even less like an eisbock (whereís the fruit? the spice? the BOOZE????) - this is mostly butter and paper with some generic bitterness, weak alcohol, no sweetness, spice or fruit character at all - a generous 6/10. Average at best mouthfeel, astringent, decent carbonation, and building harshness in the finish. How is this an eisbock???

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
robinvboyer (4178) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 29, 2012
on tap at The Burger Bar Dark brown pour, small to no head. Aromas of sweet boozy malts, caramel, and light nuts. very low carb, and a medium mouth feel. Finish was sweet, and medicinal, lightly bready, and a touch roasty.

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