MarkoR (424) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 9, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Intriguing beer, in a good way. Pours a nice copper colour. Good flavor. Sweet taste of caramel. Would recommend it.
JB84 (649) - Kitchener, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 1, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour copper to orange beige head nice head. Aroma malt forward, caramel, mild hops. Taste biscuity, fruity, caramel, nice bitter. MF medium body good carb. Overall good beer tasty and bitter very sessionable.
daknole (8004) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 24, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Deep gold pour, white head. Faint hops, crackers, very light smoke, and caramel. Flavor has some light crisp hops, butter notes, caramel.
Hammy78 (657) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - APR 9, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at the Winking Judge in Hamilton. Pours a copper colour with a little white head. Aroma is a little malt and nut I believe. Taste is malt, a tiny amount of hop and nut notes.
j12601 (6403) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 25, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Max and Jessís place. Pours a clear gold with a thin white head. Caramel, toast and sweetness. Sweet with more caramel and some hop bitterness. Old caramel, sweet and bitter.
Illuminatus (92) - Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 22, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
500mL bottle from the LCBO. Pours a pretty standard amber with a fluffy white head. Mild aroma, malt and fruit. Surprisingly complex in flavour - mild malt, also fruit, sweeter than I expected. Not as biscuity as when I first tried it years ago. Palate is just right for a lager, not too thin, not too heavy. Good beer.
italarican (1139) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - MAR 22, 2011
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle generously shared at Maxís FF winnings tasting. Pours a clear copper with standard white head. The aroma is nuts and diacetyl. Lots of diacetyl here. More diacetyl in the flavor mixed with pine. No, no, no. Too much diacetyl. The only thing that distracts is bitter pine.
blipp (5475) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - MAR 19, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Maxís tasting. Pours gold with a white head. The aroma has grainy malts, light sweetness, and a hint of hops. The flavor has straw, grain, and a hint of hops. Decent.
jtclockwork (6216) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 19, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Maxís tasting. Pours clear amber. White head. Nose of lager malts, hops and citrus. Taste of grain, bready malts and hops. Dry finish. Lots of IPA characteristics.
wavers1 (872) - Notown, California, USA - MAR 10, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
thanks to jb84 for a fresh selection of grand river stuff. this a darn nice lil lager here, very nice and hoppy, easy drinking, well rounded brew. def a nice brew to have locally.