JohnBarleycorn (537) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 15, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Amber appearance unusual for a lager. Aromas of caramel and roasted nuts. Buttery mouthfeel, round malt, bitter middle and caramel climax. Quite different for a lager, with some interesting layers. Wish the label explained what makes this an “old style” lager.
jimmay (807) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 13, 2010
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Wooly. Nice amber colour, decent white head. Mild aroma, but a tonne of malt flavour and a bit of hop bitterness. Wow, taste in a lager!!
GRM (2485) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 12, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brown bottle, 500 ml, bottled on December 4 2009, gift from Karl Probst (danke!) received on December 12 2009, savoured on May 11 2010; eye: copper, clear, no effervescence, voluminous white head that turns into melting ice cream, light lacing; nose: malt, grain; mouth: malt, grain, finale in grain, and then bitterness appears out of nowhere, medium body, rather carbonated, good astringency, grainy texture; overall: different
Bouteille brune, 500 ml, embouteillée le 4 décembre 2009, cadeau de Karl Probst (merci!) reçu le 12 décembre 2009, savourée le 11 mai 2010; œil : cuivrée, claire, pas d’effervescence, mousse blanche abondante qui se transforme en crème glacée fondante, légère dentelle; nez : malt, grain; bouche : malt, grain, finale en grain, amertume qui apparaît de nulle part, corps moyen, plutôt carbonatée, bonne astringence, texture granuleuse; en résumé : différent
RC8 (304) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 30, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Excellent lager. Flavorful and entertaining. It could be a bit better for MY liking, but then it probably wouldn’t taste like a lager at all!
Imperial-John (192) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - APR 24, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma is skunky hops like the smell of stale beer. Deep gold with lots of bubbles and small creamy white head. Smooth and malty with a little skunk on the tongue, spicy crisp going down, bitter aftertaste.
presario (4406) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 31, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden amber with a nice white froth. Solid grain aroma with light hop and pepper note. Surprisingly zesty peppery beer. Solid body and taste. More than a basic lager. Nice grainy flavour with balancing hops.
Bonesey (33) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 24, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a deep golden with a wispy white head. Smells of stale bread. Floral hops? Yeah right. Taste is sweet with a harsh mouthfeel. Didn’t enjoy this one.
Boutip (3971) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 21, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Poured a bright golden color lager with a medium size foamy head with good retention and some great lacing. Aroma of unrefined cereal with some dry notes. Taste is not as pleasant as I had hoped for with notes of unrefined cereals and stale grain. Body is quite full with good carbonation. Not bad but definitely not the best from this fine brewery.
bvc (1102) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - SEP 26, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml from Scrizz. Deep golden with some amber tint and a decent head. Grainy honey nose. Prickly carbonation up front with creamy smooth flavor throughout. Some sweetness, but not too much and nice graininess. Best Grand River of the bunch for me.
riversideAK (5404) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - SEP 26, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Scrizz. Grainy, bready, some sweet malt, fruity hops - grapefruit, apricot, orange. Hazy golden orange pour, thin bubbly head. Bready and a little sweet, fruity apricot and orange, solid bitter hoppy finish. Lingering bitterness. I like the hop presence in this lager.