lukin (582) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 25, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
bottle. Pours gold, small fizzy head. Aroma of grass and grain malts. Taste is sharp, sour. Something off about this one.
solidfunk (7714) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUL 10, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Smells a little malty, some sourness that persists through the taste in a kind of unpleasant manner consistent with many others I’ve had of the style. Gains a wonderful dose of astringency at the end of the journey, which lasts all of a few seconds. Pours dark gold, high carbonation but head dies quick. A pretty weak beer for the brewery. Bottle at Saving Gigi’s.
rob6239 (677) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 25, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
At Food & Drink Fest Hamilton. Grassy and earthy notes in the aroma and taste is great. Very smooth and drinkable.
Ontbeertaster (2362) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 7, 2011
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Tap, pours a golden colour, bit of head at first, really wasnt a fan of this, the flavour was very grainy or something, it had no hop taste at all, it was very harsh and tough to drink. I wouldnt recommend this one.
VeloVampire (625) - Parkdale, Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 17, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle - pours a clear medium gold with a thick two-finger white head. Aroma of wet hay, pale malt, some grassy hops. Flavour clean and direct, mostly malt with a subtle hop presence. Slightly biscuity finish. Not the sort of beer to be pondered, but one to be quaffed. Would be quite a lovely hot weather throwback. GR does it again.
JoeMcPhee (9325) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 16, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pale golden pour. The aroma is light and a bit fruity. Sort of lightly grainy and a bit zesty. There is a touch of noble flavour as well. Well- balanced and clean. There is a bit of crackery malt character and some herbal spiciness. Actually, a great kolsch.
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 22, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, from the brewery. Light yellow, small white head. Strong yeasty aroma, minerals, light hops as well. Taste is crisp over a medium body, good amount of hopping. Mineral taste dominates as well and I am not sure the hard water Grand River uses works really well with this one. Both otherwise a decent brew that is hard to distinquish from Grand River’s other flavourful light lagers.
wavers1 (916) - Notown, California, USA - APR 14, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
nice brew here, really tasty and light session brew, slight adjunct taste, excellent refreshing balance of cereal like malts and light noble/hallerteau style hops. good stuff, i might try some more kolsches now!~
kevinsenn (2021) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - APR 10, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear and golden. My wife figured out exactly what it smells like - yogurt. The taste was smooth and creamy, not unlike yogurt. Would get this again.
Hammy78 (961) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - APR 9, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at The Winking Judge in Hamilton. Golden colour with not much retention on the white head. Grainy taste a little malt. Pretty basic, not bad though.