mabel (5183) - Toronto, Ontario, - NOV 28, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
[2595-20091118] 341mL bottle. Fragrant hay-like yeast aroma. Clear, light orange yellow body with a quick foamy white head. Strong flower hay straw flavour. Medium body. Fair.
(from the brewery)
GregClow (2797) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 6, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from the brewery. Light golden with a medium white head that disappears quickly. Body is slightly hazy - unfiltered, maybe? Seems unlikely, but you never know. Aroma is odd - there’s an ale-like fruitiness there, and some yeasty qualities, along with bready malt and very faint hops. Flavour is also fruity off the top - apricot and grape juice, really weird! - before becoming typically lager-like in the middle. Hops are a bit more prominent in the finish than suggested by the aroma, but still too weak for a true pils. Such a strange beer - certainly not great or on style for a pils, but I still ended up liking it a fair bit.
blankboy (5617) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 7, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle (341ml) courtesy of tupalev. Beer #5 of "Crappy to mediocre beer rating night". Pours a clear light gold with a large frothy white head. Aroma’s better then the Lion Lager which I had before this: Bready malt with light grassy hops. Slightly watery flavour of, like the aroma, bready malt and light grassy hops. Average to medium bodied. A good effort.
Gorbalev (2870) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 22, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
341ml bottle from the brewery, via Jay. Live rated sitting in front of my BBQ (this is why I moved to Waterloo). Light yellow, a few streaming bubbles, small white head. Aroma is nice - rich sweet light malt with some faint but present pils like hops. Taste is good - light malt body with crisp hops and a sweetness in the finish. For the price, this is excellent value, as it is one of the better made Ontario pils’ that I have had.
Spab (1978) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 25, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
341 bottle from brewery. Pours a slightly hazy pale yellow-gold with minimal white head. Light grainy aroma. Taste is primarily sweet and grainy with a sort of fruitishness at the end. Surprisingly decent body given how watery it looks.
puzzl (3216) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 16, 2008
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from secret santa. Yikes. Very thin body, rice-y and very bland, incredibly watery. Not glaringly flawed but this tastes like the OG was 1.005. There is simply nothing there. Could easily substitute for water in a pinch. The aroma has some redeeming qualities though, moderately minty and floral with some herbal notes.
Drake (7123) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUL 10, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from matt7215. Thank you Matt! Slightly hazy yellow pour with a medium fizzy head. Pour retention and lacing. Slightly bitter grassy aroma. Taste is grass, grain and a sour fruitiness, not quite citrus. Medium body. Definitely flavor for a pale lager!
Gpnterojd (175) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 1, 2008
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 10, 2008 Clear yellow with a small white head. Aroma is grainy, fruity and sweet. Flavour has a noticeable citrus tinge (oranges). Very clean tasting and easy to drink. Short, grainy finish with a little orange peel. A good session lager on its own merits, the low price makes it an exceptional one.
MrManning (1982) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 24, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from the brewery- Pours into the snifter, a gold sparkling body. Head is frothy but short lived, leaving little lace. The aroma is quite grassy, and full of lemon zest, with subtle malts and hay. This is very fresh and full of lemon and biscuit malt flavours, with malty sweetness with a good hop bite towards the finish. Spritzy, assertive bubles. A very good pale lager bordering on pils territory. If I were a local, i’d be all over this one all the time.
HogTownHarry (5908) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - NOV 27, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle (341ml). Via trade with Matt7215. Some bubble, tiny fizzy white head, but this clear liquid looks pretty pale and wan to me. Mild aroma, light grain (not too stale), faint weedy hops, as usual, too sweet. The taste is sweet and grainy, so that’s a plus, but I get a weird tang that stays on my tongue a long time - PVC or fresh hay - but recently dusted with pesticide. Fairly thick body, it didn’t slide down like water, that’s for sure, nice and carvbonated and a good malt body to it for a paleager/pils - nothing special, but like all the beers by these guys, clean and no adjuncts I can detect - the pvc character faded as it warmed too.